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Biden Vice Presidential Records Collection

Vice President Joseph R. Biden

Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., 47th Vice President of the United States (2009-2017), was born on November 20, 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the first of four children born to Catherine Eugenia “Jean” Finnegan Biden and Joseph Robinette Biden, Sr. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware in 1965 and a law degree from Syracuse University in 1968. In 1972 Biden was elected to the U.S. Senate at the age of 29. Biden won reelection six times, becoming Delaware's longest-serving senator (January 3, 1973 - January 15, 2009). During his 36 years in the Senate, Biden served as Chairman or Ranking Member on the Judiciary Committee and the Foreign Relations Committee. On August 23, 2008, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama announced Biden as his selection for vice president. The Obama-Biden ticket won the presidential election on November 4, 2008. Biden resigned from the Senate shortly before being sworn in as Vice President on January 20, 2009. In April 2019, Biden announced his candidacy for president. He won the 2020 presidential election and was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on January 20, 2021.


Works Published by Biden

Promises to Keep, 2008

Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, 2018


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Joseph R. Biden, Vice-President of the United States of America

Official Portrait of Vice President Joe Biden



The Biden Vice Presidential records collection consists of over 22 million electronic records including more than 20.5 million emails and 890,000 digital photographs. The collection also includes more than 2 million pages of textual records and approximately 43 cubic feet of audiovisual recordings.


Biden Publicly Available Records

Case Number Subject Guide to Records Digital Content
2022-0028-F Records related to Transition Letters for Incoming Trump Administration  View Download Zip File
2022-0038-F Photographs of Vice President Biden's Trip to Serbia and Kosovo, August 15-17, 2016 View Download Zip File
2022-0081-F Records on Vice President Biden's October 20, 2012 Itinerary  View Download Zip File
2022-0086-F Photographs of Vice President Biden and Ryan Tubridy at the 40th Anniversary of the American Ireland Fund Gala on June 24, 2016 View Download Zip File
2022-0100-F Selected Email Messages between Ron Klain and the Center for American Progress (CAP) View Download Zip File
2022-0113-F Records on Vice President Biden's Email Addresses View Download Zip Files
2022-0114-F Photograph of Vice President Biden with Ambassador Danny Dannon View Download Zip File
2022-0121-F Records on Hunter Biden, James Biden, and Their Foreign Business Dealings  View

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2023-0022-F Email Messages To and/or From Vice President Biden and Hunter Biden related to Burisma and Ukraine View Download Zip File
2023-0031-F Records related to Vice President Biden's "Family Obligations" Memorandum  View Download Zip File
2023-0042-F Records on Biden Family Connections View Download Zip Files
2023-0046-S Photographs of President Jimmy Carter View Download Zip File
2023-0111-F Records related to January 20, 2011 Letter Addressed to Devon Archer View View
2024-0009-F Photographs of Vice President Biden and Elie Wiesel View Download Zip File
2024-0017-F Records on Vice President Biden email dated May 1, 2011 to September 1, 2011 on select topics View Download Zip File