The Ted Kaufman papers finding aid provides an overview of the collection and a list of the collection’s contents. The bulk of the Ted Kaufman papers documents the 22 months Kaufman spent in the United States Senate with additional materials related to his earlier political career and post-Senate activities. Please contact the library with questions about materials and information about visiting Special Collections to view the Ted Kaufman papers.
Edward E. (Ted) Kaufman: United States Senator from Delaware and Chief of Staff to Senator Joe Biden
The Senate Historian, Dr. Donald A. Ritchie, conducted an oral history interview with Senator Kaufman on August 17 and 24, 2011, and on September 27, 2012. In the interviews, Kaufman described his early life growing up in Philadelphia and outside of Washington, D.C.; his education in engineering and business; his time in Congress as both chief of staff and senator; and life after the Senate. Throughout the interviews, Kaufman reflected on the Senate as an institution, the way it operates, and relationships between senators.
The University of Delaware Library Special Collections captured the Ted Kaufman Senate website in November 2010. The website includes a list of sponsored and cosponsored legislation; press releases; photographs; video and audio clips of news appearances and floor speeches; and text of floor statements. External links, forms, and search boxes may not function within the site.
Senator Kaufman’s personal website includes his most recently published op-eds, links to media appearances, and his biography and CV.
Senator Kaufman completed an oral history interview with the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society on August 29, 2012. Kaufman discussed his education, time on Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s Senate staff, and work on financial system reform.
The University of Delaware Library Special Collections documents the history of Delaware and Delawareans, including primary sources related to the history of politics and government. The Library collects papers of current and former members of Congress; Delaware individuals who represent leadership in diplomatic or political arenas, domestic or foreign, at the local, state, and national levels; and papers of institutions, organizations, or groups concerned with public policy or civic affairs.
The University of Delaware Library is a member of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC), an independent alliance of organizations and institutions that promote the study of the U.S. Congress. A number of ACSC member institutions collect and preserve the papers of members of Congress.
Senator Kaufman served on the Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) from October 2010 until the panel ceased operation in March 2011. The panel oversaw the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), held hearings, and wrote reports. The website was archived by the Government Printing Office. External links, forms, and search boxes may not function within the site.