This collection includes the original diaries and transcripts as well as enclosures that Claude Pepper placed into his diaries at the time. Senator Pepper recorded a diary of his daily activities in the Senate and House of Representatives from 1937 to 1985.

In digitizing the original diaries, sequences of more than three blank pages--i.e., completely blank or with printed/standard text such as calendar dates, etc., but no handwritten text--were not scanned. These gaps are indicated with a replacement image displayed at the point at which the blank pages began and stating the extent of the omitted pages.