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Rendell Papers Going on Display

Former Gov.’s archives to open on Wednesday

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    Former Pa. Gov. Ed Rendell's archives to go on display in Harrisburg.

    After months of sorting, the files and correspondence of former Gov. Ed Rendell are going to be open to the public.

    Rendell's office turned over 300 boxes of letters, schedules and other documents to the State Archives after he left office in January.

    The Patriot-News of Harrisburg reports Tuesday it took former Budget Secretary Mary Soderberg and a team of archive workers four months to sort through the 750,000 pages of documents and 20 terabits of photos and videos.

    Rendell is the first recent Pennsylvania governor to make his records available to the public immediately. Others like Tom Ridge and Robert Casey have had their records sealed for 20 years.

    Rendell said opening his papers to the public is important to his mission of governmental transparency.

    Visitors to the archives will discover that Rendell never used a computer or typed his correspondence to constituents while in office.

    The archives can be viewed:
    9:00 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday
    State Archive building
    North Third and Forster Streets
    Harrisburg, Pa.
    717-783-3281