Fourth Annual Meeting of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

May 17-18, 2007

Thursday, May 17, 2007

9:00-9:30 AM: Coffee and Danish

9:30-10:00 AM:
Welcome and Announcements

  • Don Wolfensberger, Congress Project, Wilson Center
  • Ray Smock, President, ACSC
  • (Remarks by invited congressional guest TBA)

10:00 -11:45 AM:
Using Congressional Collections, Current Scholarship and Future Projections

  • Chair, Richard Baker, Senate Historical Office
  • C. Lawrence Evans, College of William and Mary
  • Paul Milazzo, Ohio University
  • Charles Stewart, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

11:45 AM -12:30 PM: Catered lunch on site.

12:30-2:00 PM:
Oral History and Congressional Research

  • Chair, Richard McCulley, Center for Legislative Archives, NARA
  • Don Ritchie, Senate Historical Office
  • Susan Hartmann, Ohio State University, Wilson Center Fellow
  • Kathleen Johnson, Office of History and Preservation, U.S. House of Representatives

2:00-2:15 PM: Break

2:15- 3:00 PM: Business Meeting

5:00- 6:00 PM: Tour of Capitol Visitor’s Center

6:00-8:30 PM: Reception and Dinner, The Capitol
(Registrants and invited guests)

Friday, May 18, 2007

8:30-9:00 AM: Coffee and Danish

9:00-10:45 AM:
Where is the Web Taking Us? OR Where Will We Take the Web?

  • Chair, Frank Mackaman, The Dirksen Congressional Center
  • Roy Rosenzweig, Center for History and New Media, George Mason University
  • Richard Hunt, Center for Legislative Archives, NARA

10:45-11:00 AM: Break

11:00-12:15 PM:
Creating the Digital Records World

  • Chair, Ray Smock, Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies
  • Jim Hastings, Office of Records Services, NARA
  • Representative from (TBA)
  • Chris Burns, Bailey/How Library, University of Vermont

12:15-1:15 PM: Catered lunch on site.

1:15-2:30 PM:
Digital Outreach by ACSC Member Organizations

  • Chair, Kate Cruikshank, Lilly Library, Indiana University
  • Phil Duncan, Center on Congress at Indiana University
  • Herb Hartsook, South Carolina Political Collections, University of South Carolina
  • Erin Sloan, Carl Albert Center, University of Oklahoma

2:30-2:45 PM: Break

2:45-4:00 PM:
Government Congress Centers in Action

  • Chair, Don Wolfensberger, The Congress Project, Woodrow Wilson Center
  • Betty Koed, Office of the Historian, U. S. Senate
  • Farar Elliott, Office of History and Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives
  • Kenneth Kato, Center for Legislative Archives, NARA