About The Paper Project

The Ted Stevens Papers Collection documents the career of Theodore Fulton (Ted) Stevens (1923-2010), Senator from the State of Alaska from 1968-2009, the longest-serving Republican member of the United States Congress. Stevens was a leading force in the creation of legislation concerning Alaska’s economic, social and cultural development.

The Foundation houses and is currently archiving and curating the Senator’s official papers.  In over 40 years of service in the United States Senate, Senator Stevens amassed over 4,700 boxes of records which are estimated to include nearly 2,000,000 pages, over 5000 recordings, films and videos,  many thousands of photographs and numerous other items and objects important to Alaska’s history.  These materials document the transition of Alaska from a territory to a state, and the important legislative accomplishments of the Senator in this process.  The collection is being processed pursuant to acceptable archival standards, to assure this important piece of history is preserved and may be utilized as a resource for future generations of Alaskans.

His archives provide an opportunity for Alaskans from all corners of the state to understand our state’s history, and apply those lessons from the past into a new vision for the future.  We are grateful to the dedicated staff at the UAF Rasmuson Library for providing the preliminary inventory of this extensive collection with generous contributions by BP Alaska and the Pollock Conservation Council.

A collection of photos gathered through the papers projects of Ted Steven’s life before and during his time as senator.

This project contains oral history interviews about Ted Stevens (1923-2010), who served as Alaska’s United States Senator from 1968-2009.

A collection of you-tube videos revolving around Ted Steven’s time as Alaska’s United States Senator from 1968-2009.