The university announced today that former Sen. Ted Stevens is sending the records of his 40-year Senate career to the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

About three or four truckloads are expected in Fairbanks by late March.

The collection includes about 4,700 boxes of papers and other records. The collection has not been inventoried, but UAF expects it will fill 92 pallets and weigh about 60 to 70 tons.

For historians and researchers interested in understanding modern Alaska, the Stevens collection will be among the most important in the world.