Congressional records, although defined as personal manuscript collections, are comparable to business records-typically, however, from an office that never implemented any records management. In order to describe the scope of the Cranston project, it is helpful to think of the Alan Cranston Papers as a collection originating in an office that has been in business for twenty-four years and employs over ninety people in four different work sites--the main office in Washington, DC and three California branch offices. This, of course, does not take into account campaign offices that have come and gone over the years as well as the activity that created presenatorial papers.
"Appraising a Retiring Senator's Papers: A View from the Staff of Senator Alan Cranston,"
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