This past weekend, our own W.R. Poage Distinguished Chair for Public Service, former Rep. Chet Edwards was on American HistoryTV on C-SPAN. Here is the description from the program guide:
Former U.S. Representatives Chet Edwards, Jim Kolbe, and Vic Snyder join Princeton University professor Julian Zelizer to discuss how political history is documented in Congressional papers. The former members reflect on their careers and describe the process of creating a repository for their papers. Mr. Zelizer argues for access to Congressional records and a centralized system to make records more available to the public and research community. This program was hosted by The Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives.
The program runs about 2 hours and is available by clicking “Video Playlist” here. To hear Rep. Edwards talk about his experience in bringing his collection to Baylor, click here.
We are honored that Rep. Edwards has entrusted us with his papers and we look forward to his visit to campus this Fall.
PS-Can you spy Bill, Ben, or myself in the audience?