About the collection
South Dakota State University acquired the congressional papers of former Congressman Thomas A. Daschle in 2005.
The career papers consist of more than 2,000 linear feet of materials and over one terabyte of digital objects. The collection contains correspondence and legislative records, photographs, audiotapes, videotapes and other materials concerning Daschle's professional life.
The September 11 tragedy, anthrax attack on Sen. Daschle's office and impeachment of President William Jefferson Clinton are among the historical events documented by the senator's unique collection.
Location and access
The Senator Thomas A. Daschle Congressional Research Study is located within the University Archives and Special Collections area of Hilton M. Briggs Library. The study allows for public access to the papers donated by the senator, a 1969 SDSU graduate in political science. The collection documents his distinguished 26-year public career in the U.S. House and Senate from 1979 through 2004.
The Daschle Career Papers are open for research during regular hours of the University Archives and Special Collections, or by appointment. The materials can be accessed on site, but not circulated. Online access to the folder titles of more than 750 boxes of materials is available from the SDSU Archives website.