This exhibition introduces primary source materials pulled from three Congressional collections held by the University of Delaware Library Special Collections Department. For a full listing of our Congressional papers collections, as well as other political and government collections, please visit our Politics, Policy and Government research guide. 

Finding Aids

Senator John J. Williams Papers

Senator J. Allen Frear, Jr. Papers

Thomas R. Carper congressional papers

Finding aids for these collections are available online. These finding aids include biographical information on each member, as well as an overview of each collection's contents. Please note that Speical Collections is in the process of migrating legacy HTML finding aids into XML. For more information about these collections, or our other manuscript and special collections holdngs, please contact Special Collections

Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

The University of Delaware Library is a member of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC), an independent alliance of organizations and institutions that promote the study of the U.S. Congress. A number of ACSC member institutions collect and preserve the papers of members of Congress.

Congress Week, promoted by the ACSC, is an annual celebration of the first quorum in the House of Representataives on April 1, 1789 and the U.S. Senate on April 6, 1789. More information about Congress Week can be found at