The Carl Albert Center offers for $5.00
A Guide to the Carl Albert Center Congressional Archives (1995).
This 114-page guide describes the papers of Speaker Carl Albert, Congresswoman
Helen Gahagan Douglas, Senator Robert S. Kerr, and Senator Fred Harris,
as well as those of more than 45 other former members of the U. S. Congress.
These twentieth-century collections document many topics, including congressional
history, national and Oklahoma politics, election campaigns, agriculture,
the environment, and the economy.
Archival Resources on the Great Depression at the Carl Albert Center (1997) is a 34-page pamphlet describing archival holdings from the 1930s. Topics covered include drought relief, soil conservation, banking, public works projects, Prohibition, and veterans' bonus legislation.
The 30-page Native Americans and Public Policy: A Guide to Resources at the Carl Albert Center (1996) details the way that the Center's archival collections document shifts in government policy during the twentieth century. Scholars can use these materials to study land issues, claims, tribal activities, federal jurisdiction, health, education, and economic development.
Contact the Congressional Archives, Carl Albert Center, 630 Parrington Oval, Room 101, Norman, OK 73019; telephone (405) 325-6372; fax (405) 325-6419; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For A Guide to the Carl Albert Center Congressional Archives, send a $5.00 check or money order to the above address.
The Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma seeks applicants for its Visiting Scholars Program, which provides financial assistance to researchers working at the Center's archives. Awards of $500-$1000 are normally granted as reimbursement for travel and lodging.
The Center's holdings include the papers of many former members of Congress, such as Speaker Carl Albert, Robert S. Kerr, and Fred Harris of Oklahoma, Helen Gahagan Douglas and Jeffery Cohelan of California, and Neil Gallagher of New Jersey. Besides the history of Congress, congressional leadership, national and Oklahoma politics, and election campaigns, the collections also document government policy affecting agriculture, Native Americans, energy, foreign affairs, the environment, and the economy. Topics that can be studied include the Great Depression, flood control, soil conservation, and tribal affairs. At least one collection provides insight on women in American politics. Most materials date from the 1920s to the 1970s, although there is one nineteenth century collection.
The Visiting Scholars Program is open to any applicant, with preference given to post-doctoral research in history, political science, and other fields. Graduate students conducting research for publication, thesis, or dissertation are also encouraged to apply.
Each proposal is evaluated upon its own merits, and funding for a variety of topics is expected. Applications are accepted at any time. To obtain more information about the holdings of the archives, or to apply for a visiting scholar grant, please contact: