Loyola University Chicago

University Archives & Special Collections

Congressional Archives

Congressional Archives Research

The Congressional Archives, part of the Loyola University Chicago Archives & Special Collections department, is home to the papers of former United States Congressmen Henry J. Hyde (IL-R) and Daniel Rostenkowski (IL-D). Both collections are available for research, although some restrictions apply. Conatct the University Archivist at kyoung3@luc.edu for further information or to make an appointment to use the collections.

The Loyola Archives & Special Collections follows the rules of the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the opening of records. The parts of the Dan Rostenkowski and Henry Hyde papers that corresponde to records currently closed by the House of Representatives are closed. Due to limited staffing, the parts of these collections that relate to newly opened House of Representative records may not be available for research immediately. For further information on House rules, please consult the following Finding Aids for Official House Records


Dan Rostenkowski papers, 1958–1995

Dan Rostenkowski (1928–2010) was elected as a Democrat to the Illinois State General Assembly where he served as a representative in the sixty-eighth general assembly (1952) prior to being elected to the Illinois state senate, where he served from 1954 to 1956. Rostenkowski was first elected to the eighty-sixth United States Congress in 1959 and served in seventeen succeeding Congresses until he was defeated for re-election in 1995. While in Congress he served as the chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means from the 97th through the 103rd Congresses, and of the Joint Committee on Taxation from the 97th through 101st Congresses.

Series 1: General

Series 2: Administrative Assistants/Staff

Series 3: Legislative

Series 4: Constituent Correspondence

Series 5: Issue Correspondence

Series 6: Ways & Means

Series 7: Campaigns

Series 8: Speeches

Series 9: Casework (Restricted)

Series 10: Academies

Series 11: Publications

Series 12: MemorabiliaSeries 12 Addendum 1

Series 13: Audio-Visual

Series 14: Restricted


Henry J. Hyde papers, 1923-2008

Henry J. Hyde (1924-2007) was elected as a Republican to the Illinois state house of representatives where he served from 1967 to 1974. During this period he served as majority leader from 1971 to 1972 and was a delegate to the Illinois state Republican Conventions. Hyde was elected to the Ninety-fourth and subsequent fifteen United States Congresses, He served as chair for the Committee on the Judiciary for the 104th through 106th Congresses, aw well as the chair for the Committee on International Relations for the 107th through 109th Congresses.