Vice President Mike Pence donated 30 linear feet worth of papers and documents (70 gigabytes worth) from his 12 years in Congress to the Indiana University archive.
The archive currently holds more than 18,000 cubic feet of historic material that helps chronicle both the school’s and Indiana’s history.
But much of the material donated by Pence remains sealed off from public view until 2022 or Pence’s death, whichever is later.
University officials contend that the request by Pence was not unusual. Certain portions of the record are currently open to public view, including his biography, floor speeches, press releases and blog entries, according to Margie Smith-Simmons, a university spokeswoman.
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