CIS Unpublished Congressional Committee Hearings (1823-1984)
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Microfiche and indexes for House and Senate unpublished hearings. Not all congressional hearings are published. Hearings that are not published are transferred to the National Archives and closed to public access. Senate hearings generally remain closed for 20 years, and House hearings remain closed for 30 years. Hearings that contain classified or sensitive material generally remain closed for 50 years. Access to this previously unavailable material is facilitated through a reference bibliography and indexing by subject, personal names, and organization.