The day before leaving office, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an executive order transferring his official papers to the State Archives "as soon as practical."
Archives staff told KCRA in Sacramento that the documents were still in the possession of the former governor and that the transfer would likely take six to eight weeks.
Staff said the shipment would likely include more than 4,000 boxes of printed documents and six to eight terabytes of electronic documents.
The archives will index the documents and make them available to the public. The documents include bill files, news releases, speech files and letters from constituents.
However, Schwarzenegger has taken advantage of a law that allows most of the documents to remain sealed for at least 50 years.