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February 29-March 1, 2000

The Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress held a special program, Informing the Congress and the Nation, in conjunction with the Library's Bicentennial on February 29-March 1, 2000. The distinguished historian, Dr. Merrill Peterson, delivered a keynote presentation on "the Great Triumvirate" of the 19th century Congress: Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and Daniel Webster. Informing the Congress and the Nation continued the following day with two panels: a morning session featuring discussion by scholars and historians on the ways Congress informed itself in the 19th century and an afternoon panel of journalists examining the evolution of the informing function in the contemporary Congress. A luncheon panel of former members of Congress who worked closely with the Library featured their perspectives on the interrelationship of the Library and Congress.

This program was made possible in part from a grant from the Teresa and H. John Heinz III Foundation.



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