LOS ANGELES — U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer is leaving Capitol Hill, but the record of her work will find a new home at the University of California, Berkeley.

The retiring senator announced Thursday that she is donating more than two decades of her congressional papers to the school’s Bancroft Library.

The liberal Democrat announced in January she would not seek a fifth term.

Boxer, first elected to the Senate in 1992, says in a statement she hopes the archive will provide insights for future generations who want to study the era when women were ascending in greater numbers to political power in Washington.

The school is also establishing the Barbara Boxer Lecture Series, featuring the senator as its inaugural speaker next year.