Shipping of Official Records

To Member's district:

The House is authorized to pay cost for shipping Members documents to their districts. Instructions and assistance can be obtained by calling FRC at x62421.

Archival Storage

Washington National Records Center, Suitland, MD provides archival storage for Members' official papers.




Deed of Gift

The Office of the Clerk has prepared a packet of material to assist with archival disposition of office files. Many Members donate their papers to a library or historical society. Guidelines for determining which files have historical value, criteria for selecting a repository, and a discussion of a deed of gift are included. x57000






Members' Purchase of Desk and Chair

An outgoing Member may purchase both personal desk and chair from the Washington office upon making written application to House Oversight, x52761.

Price of the desk is $1,000 / Price of the chair is $500.

Checks made payable to the US Treasury should accompany the request, the process initiated well before the last month in office.
Coordination of removal and/or crating for shipment is done through FRC, x62421.Crating is done by the Superintendent.
Shipping costs must be paid by the purchaser.

Note: This is an opportunity for a purchase only at the time of retirement. If these two items are not purchased at this time, they will be continued in use and assigned to new offices. Further, any furniture item considered special or antique are not eligible for purchase even though they may have been used in the Member's office. No other furniture or equipment may be purchased for the Washington office.