Democratic Senator-- Kent Conrad has completed the first step in the process of sharing public papers from his time in Congress with George Washington University and The State Historical Society of North Dakota.
In January Senator Conrad will retire from the U.S. Senate.
He signed a letter of intent to share his papers with his alma mater and major portions will also be made available through the State historical society.
Conrad's papers chronicle twenty-six years of public policy debates important to North Dakota and the United States.
The Senator took office in 1987.
(Kent Conrad/ U.S. Senator) "The results of 26 years of labor are contained in these records. I say to the historians out there, have at it. We're certainly providing you everything that I know that exists in the records of my time as a United States Senator and my time as a tax commissioner as well."
Senator Conrad's documents are the first to ever be digitized.