The Journal of San Diego History
Summer 1984, Volume 30, Number 3
Thomas L. Scharf, Editor

Book Notes

Raymond Starr, Book Review Editor

Guide to Research Collections of Former United States Senators 1789-1982. Edited by Kathryn Allamong Jacob. U.S. Senate Bicentennial Publication Number One. Washington: Historical Office: United States Senate. 1983. Appendices. 362 Pages.

In order to prepare for research leading to the 1989 Bicentennial of Con­gress, the Senate has ordered the development of this Guide. Organized alphabetically by the name of each senator, this book tries to bring together information on the principal research collections pertaining to each person who ever served in the U.S. Senate. The Guide indicates the collection, its size, a description of its contents (letters, photographs, clippings, legal papers, oral interviews, etc.), and where the collection is located. The ap­pendix includes a list of senators by state, including party, dates of service, birth and death dates, and whether or not the individual also served in the House of Representatives or as governor of their state. For additional infor­mation on this useful volume, write the Historical Office, U.S. Senate, Washington D.C. 20510.