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Center for Legislative Archives – Washington, D.C.

Summer 2013 Fellow: Henry Ishitani

Faculty Mentor: Jack Rakove

Office Description: The Center for Legislative Archives, part of the National Archives, documents and preserves the records and history of the Legislative Branch. The Center uses these documents to promote a better understanding of the Legislative Branch and the history of American government in general. For more information, please visit the Center for Legislative Archives’ official website.

Past Projects: Recent fellows have worked on research concerning the Fourteenth Amendment and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson and have also integrated newspaper articles, political cartoons, petitions and other historical documents to contribute towards various education texts, including writing research memos for the textbook series, Congress and the Shaping of American History.

Desired Personal Qualities:

  • A desire to learn about research
  • Good work ethic
  • General enthusiasm

Desired Skills, Experience, and Coursework:

  • A good background in history
  • Ability to perform research thoroughly and efficiently
  • Comfort speaking and presenting work
  • Strong writing and analytical skills

Main Fellowship Disciplines:

  • Public Policy
  • History
  • Communication

Languages: All work done in English