The University’s Bentley Historical Library announced Wednesday that papers from the 36-year career of former U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D–Mich.) will be permanently housed in its archives.

Levin, who has served six terms in the Senate, donated the materials, which will include legislation, letters, photos and memos dating to 1952, the year he graduated from Detroit Central High School. Levin did not seek reelection in 2014 and was succeeded by Gary Peters, a Democrat from Bloomfield Twp.

The historical library currently preserves records and documents from the terms of more than a dozen U.S. senators, 17 members of the U.S. House and 31 Michigan governors. Earlier this year, former U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D–Mich.) donated his papers to the University. Dingell, whose wife Debbie Dingell (D–Mich.) now represents his former district, was the longest serving House Representative until his retirement in 2015.

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