A Legacy of Honor

The Congressional Papers of Lee. H. Hamilton

by Kate Cruikshank

Published by: Indiana University Press

63 pages, 8.00 x 10.00 in, 54 b&w illus.

  • Paperback
  • 9780253046116
  • Published: March 2019


This volume commemorates the opening of the Lee H. Hamilton Congressional Papers at Indiana University. The papers are a selection made by his staff from the approximately 3,500 cartons of records generated from 1965 to 1999 during Hamiltons 34-year tenure in the House of Representatives. The collection richly documents Hamiltons emphasis on constituent relations, his continuous concern for the constitutional role of Congress and its proper functioning, and the development of his leadership in U.S. foreign policy. The Hamilton collections document not only his distinguished congressional career but his commitment to, and work in support of, the belief that the most pressing national and international problems can be successfully addressed through the nonpartisan work of people of good faith within the context of the American form of representative democracy.