The Hatch Center will be an incubator for policy scholarship, a forum for political discourse, a springboard for civic engagement, as well as a world-class repository of modern
American legislative history.
A LIBRARY AND ARCHIVE FOR OFFICIAL SENATE PAPERS
The Hatch Center will serve as a repository for the Senator’s collected papers, legislative documents, and other materials—one of the most significant collections in the modern Senate. Senator Hatch ranks among the longest-serving Senators in history and has authored more legislation than any other contemporary officeholder.
For nearly two decades, an archivist has carefully preserved more than 3,000 boxes of the Senator’s legislative records and other materials. The Hatch Center will provide a user-friendly library featuring this collection for use by both academic researchers and the general public.
AN INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
The Hatch Center will house an institute to promote serious discussion of political issues and public policies – enabling citizens and policymakers to make the best policy decisions. Throughout his time in Washington, Senator Hatch has been a thought leader on a wide variety of policy issues. His name is synonymous with policy development and legislative leadership.
The Center will draw on Senator Hatch’s legacy as a lawmaker and his extensive political relationships to:
- Host prominent speakers and roundtable discussions
- Organize public debates and scholarly panels
- Participate in prestigious national events
AN INCUBATOR FOR THE STUDY OF BIPARTISANSHIP
AND THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS
The Hatch Center will engage in both the scholarly and practical study of the legislative process, promoting constructive policy development in Washington and equipping future generations of public servants and engaged citizens.
As the most effective bipartisan lawmaker in the past four decades, Senator Hatch has authored or co-sponsored over 750 bills that have become law, placing him among the most prolific legislators in American history.
The Center will draw on his experience and contacts to promote the study of the legislative process and identify opportunities for bipartisan lawmaking success. Offerings that include undergraduate courses, graduate seminars, academic fellowships, research grants, student internship opportunities, and a range of scholarly publications focused on effective legislative activity.