Nearly 2,000 pages of E-mails have been turned over to the North Dakota Legislature Council.
The E-mails come from the account of North Dakota State University president Dean Bresciani Brish-ani.
Council requested Bresciani's correspondence which mentioned Hamid Shirvani.
The council initially received 900 pages of E-mails, until university officials later determined more than 45,000 E-mails had been deleted from Bresciani's account.
Of those 45-thousand E-mails, 1,950 E-mails were found by the university to have not been sent.
NDSU officials say school administrators' E-mails cannot be deleted for at least one year after the current fiscal year ends.
However, a new automatic purege function might be the reason for the deletion of Bresciani's E-mails.