College to get document trove from Sen. Harry Reid's career

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Posted: Sep 25, 2015 6:33 PM

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada college plans to accept more than 2,000 boxes of documents chronicling Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decades-long career in Washington.

Library officials at the University of Nevada, Reno say the collection will help illuminate major political decisions over the years, including the response to 9/11 and the passage of President Barack Obama's health care law.

The university already has about 30 boxes of documents from Reid's time as a congressman. But it's expecting hundreds more, along with three terabytes of digital information, when the Democrat's Senate career ends in 2017.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal first reported the donation.

Most of the collection is now held in government storage lockers in Maryland. Officials say a portion of the documents will remain confidential until at least 15 years after Reid retires.