Congressional committee hearings

Committee hearings contain the transcripts of testimony given before the congressional committees. See Congressional committee publications for information about current and former committees.

Library holdings

When you have identified a Committee title, an index may help to indentify specific hearings and dates. You can request indexes from the Catalogue; see this list of indexes.

You can also use the Catalogue standard search to find documents published by a Committee. Example searches are:

Aging, Select committee hearing

Public Works committee hearing

Un-American Activities committee hearing

Search tips:

Use the name of the committee and the word ‘hearing’ in your search.

Select  the ‘Author’ link in the Catalogue record to open a list of other documents from the committee.

Case Study

A researcher is looking for a House Judiciary Committee hearing entitled 'Civil Rights, Part 2' (it is Y4.J89/1:88/4/pt.2) regarding the Civil Rights legislation introduced by President Kennedy in June 1963

Y4.J89/1:88/4/pt.2 is the SUDOC number; however the National Library does not hold this SUDOC number separately on microfiche.

In the Catalogue search, search for hearings "Committee on the Judiciary" Choose the record for the House Committee .

Request 1963, 88th Congress; 'Civil Rights, Part 2' is included in this volume. Transcripts for June are on pages 1371 – 1572.

The Presidential message from Kennedy of June 19, 1963 is inserted on pages 1446-1455. This is part of the Hearing of June 26, 1963 (pages 1371-1455).