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 I: Meetings of the Republican National Committee, 1911_1980
Part I publishes in their entirety the files of RNC meetings housed both at the National Archives and at the RNC headquarters. Meetings of the Republican National Committee, 1911_1980 includes the meeting records of the full National Committee, its executive committee, special committees appointed by the National Committee, and convention committees (call, site, arrangement, contests, and rules).