Office of Art and Archives
Office of the Historian

B53 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
(202) 226-1300

Matthew Wasniewski, Historian

Farar Elliott, Curator

Robin Reeder, Archivist

The Office of the Historian and the Clerk of the House’s Office of Art and Archives, formerly the Office of History and Preservation (OHP), collect, preserve, and interpret the heritage of the House of Representatives. The offices provide a variety of services concerning House history, the House’s art and artifacts Collection, and the records of the House. Historical Web and print publications include maintaining the House entries of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress along with other publications mandated by the House. The offices curate the House Collection of art and artifacts, including activities such as acquisition and care of collection objects, and art-related services to Members and staff.  The House Archivist is the custodian of the records of the House and provides guidance to Committee staff and Member office staff on records management.