Lydia recognized for updating the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

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Lydia recognized for updating the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

By: Rebekah Bjork | February 2, 2015

The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp) is one of the most authoritative sources for biographical sketches of current and former members of the United States Congress. Many of the sketches contain references to collections of papers and records that congressional members have created and that are in public archives. As part of her volunteer work for the manuscripts unit of the Collections Department, Lydia reviewed the entries in this guide for all past and present Minnesota members of Congress. She updated entries for 26 Minnesota representatives and 14 Minnesota senators. The historical offices of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate sent communications thanking her for the submissions. We expect that these updated references will increase use of those manuscript collections by scholars using our Gale Family Library.

 

Submitted by Duane P. Swanson, Curator of Manuscripts posted 2/2/15