Alabama trustees announce document donation from Shelby

University Of Alabama Board Of Trustees

Byline: WVUA 23 News Reporter Mackenzie Wanicka

The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees on Friday announced U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby is donating all the documents he’s used in his Washington career to the institution.

The contents include correspondence with former presidents, foreign leaders, video clips, final drafts of speeches and schedules of annual county visits.

“These materials have tremendous scholarly value for historians and political scientists who will benefit from these for years to come,” said UA System Chancellor Finis St. John. “They will be indexed and organized to facilitate research for students, faculty and visiting scholars.”

UA President Stuart Bell said the university has gone above and beyond to ensure the institution continues thriving, even amid a worldwide pandemic.

“As I reflect on this past year and the unique challenges we have faced and overcome, I am proud to report that we have remained resolute in our mission and our trajectory has never been clearer,” Bell said.

Once approved, political science students will have access to the records.

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