Donald A. Ritchie
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|Donald A. Ritchie|
Donald A. Ritchie in 2011.
|Born||December 23, 1945|
|Alma mater||City College of New York (B.A., 1967)
University of Maryland, College Park (M.S., 1969; Ph.D., 1975)
|Known for||Historian of the United States Senate|
Donald A. Ritchie (born December 23, 1945) is the Historian of the United States Senate.
He graduated from the City College of New York (1967) and received a Master's Degree (1969) and Ph.D. (1975) from the University of Maryland, College Park. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1969–1971.
He was responsible for editing the closed hearing transcripts of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy's investigations, and has authored a number of books including Electing FDR. His book, Press Gallery: Congress and the Washington Correspondents won him the Organization of American Historians Richard W. Leopold Prize. He has served as president of the Oral History Association and on the councils of the American Historical Association, the International Oral History Association, and the Society for History in the Federal Government.
- The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2010)
- Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932 (University Press of Kansas, 2007) ISBN 978-0-7006-1687-9
- Our Constitution Oxford, 2006, ISBN 978-0-19-522385-9
- Reporting from Washington: The History of the Washington Press Corps. Oxford. 2005. ISBN 978-0-19-517861-6.
- Doing Oral History: A Practical Guide. Oxford. 2003. ISBN 978-0-19-515434-4.
- "American Journalists: Getting the Story". Oxford. 1997. ISBN 978-0-19-509907-2.
- The Congress of the United States: A Student Companion. Oxford. 1993. ISBN 978-0-19-530924-9.
- Press Gallery: Congress and the Washington Correspondents Harvard University Press, 1991, ISBN 978-0-674-70375-9
- James M. Landis: Dean of the Regulators (Harvard 1980)
- The American Vision, The American Republic, and The American Journey, with Joyce Appleby, Alan Brinkley, Albert Broussard, and James McPherson (Glenooe/McGraw-Hill)
- The Oxford Handbook of Oral History (Oxford University Press, 2010)
- Congress and Harry S. Truman: A Conflicted Legacy (Truman State University Press, 2011)
- Booknotes interview with Ritchie on Press Gallery, July 7, 1991.
- C-SPAN Q&A interview with Ritchie, August 15, 2010
- Releasing Joe McCarthy
- "Donald Ritchie on Deep Throat.", National Review, Q&A by Kathryn Jean Lopez, June 1, 2005
- "Interview with Donald A. Ritchie, Oral Historian at the USA senate", veruscacalabria, August 9, 2010
- Fast Forward: Oral History in the 21st Century by Donald Ritchie
- The Election of 1932: Photographs 
- The Election of 1932: Cartoons