A Republican, Trent Lott served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1973 to 1989, attaining the office of minority whip (1981-1989). Lott represented Mississippi in the U.S. Senate between 1989 and 2007, where he held the office of party whip (1995-1996 and 2007), majority leader (1996-2001), minority leader (2001-2003), and chair of the Committee on Rules and Administration (2003-2006).
Digital Collection Information
Currently, only a limited number of recordings in the Trent Lott Collection are available. In addition, the recordings represent only a fraction of a much larger physical collection which is not yet open to researchers. Although anyone on the internet may view the recordings' descriptions, copyright limits access to some of the material. Researchers may view restricted recordings via onsite computer terminals in the J.D. Williams Library.
For other politically-related holdings at the Archives & Special Collections, see the Politics & Government Subject Guide or or visit the Modern Political Archives website.
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