Today the University of Delaware Library opened a new research collection, the papers of Senator Edward E. “Ted” Kaufman. Kaufman served on the Senate staff of Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. from 1973-1995, first as state director and then as chief of staff. In 2008, Delaware Governor Ruth Ann Minner appointed Kaufman to fill the Senate seat left vacant when Joe Biden was elected Vice President of the United States.
The collection consists of approximately 29 linear feet and 60 gigabytes of correspondence, legislative bills, photographs, press clippings, schedules, speeches, and other materials. The papers reflect his work on the Senate committees on Foreign Relations and the Judiciary; his leadership in reforming the American financial system; and his commitment to promoting the expansion of education in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The papers also include records from Kaufman’s time as chairman of the Congressional Oversight Panel (COP), which he served on from October 2010-March 2011 overseeing the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
The Kaufman papers finding aid provides a detailed description of the collection. Please contact the library with questions about materials and information about visiting Special Collections to view the papers.
Additionally, an exhibit featuring the Kaufman papers will be on display in the Special Collections reading room on the second floor of Morris Library through April 7, 2014 to celebrate Congress Week!