Committees in the U.S. Congress, 1789-1946: Select committees
David T. Canon, Garrison Nelson
CQ Press, 2002 - Political Science - 1000 pages
This four volume work presents the most comprehensive history ever of congressional committee membership. With a wealth of data never before assembled by scholars, this reference set details committee organization and membership in Congress from the first session in 1789 until the beginning of the modern period after World War II. The volumes complement the two volume set, published by CQ Press in 1993, listing committee rosters and assignments in the post-war years.
Now research libraries can have a complete collection of historical data available nowhere else in print. The new set, covering 1789 forward, details committee membership in Congress and the length of membership of each member.
lists all select committees in Congress. Much of Congress' business was conducted through these special committees until the modern period.