Present at the Tenth Hour: Appraising and Accessioning the Papers of Congresswoman Marjorie S. Holt

LAUREN R. BROWN

Abstract

For one interested in acquiring Congressional papers it might be called an archivist’s dream. A call came through to my office one morning in October 1985 from the chief administrative aide of Congresswoman Marjorie S. Holt, at that time a U.S. Representative from the State of Maryland who was planning to retire in 1986. The assistant asked these questions: we are looking for a repository for Representative Holt’s papers. Are you interested? Could you give us some advice on what types of material in our office are worth assembling for transfer to your repository? Can you work up a gift . . .

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