The Albuquerque Journal reports that the university held a ceremony Thursday at the Zimmerman Library to mark the archival project for the former Democratic senator.
Documents include about 1,100 boxes of papers and many other digital files, which will be made available online. UNM hopes the papers will help visitors understand the country’s political history.
Some of Bingaman’s personal memorabilia will be on display at Western New Mexico University in Silver City, where the senator grew up.
Bingaman served in the U.S. Senate for 30 years.
Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com
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