Born in the fervid antislavery atmosphere of the party_s 1856 national convention, the Republican National Committee (RNC) has been a forum for intraparty debate on every issue of national importance for 130 years. The archives of the Republican Party_unpublished until now_provide comprehensive documentation on the political function and evolution of the RNC.
Part II: Reports and Memoranda of the Research Division of the Headquarters of the RNC, 1938_1980
The Research Division of the RNC headquarters serves the entire party organization. Its responsibilities include campaign and election analysis, study of population and voting trends, public policy research, analysis of opposing candidates and political organizations, and review of developments in election law and legislative activities. This collection reproduces in their entirety the reports and memoranda of the Research Division from the RNC Headquarters Research Library files at the National Archives.