In the 1970s, Hillary Rodham was a young attorney working as a researcher on the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry staff then holding hearings over then-President Richard Nixon on Watergate.
Bill Clinton, who was not yet married to Hillary, was a professor at the University of Arkansas. Clinton, as biographer David Maraniss noted in his 1995 biography of Clinton First In His Class, constantly spoke to the school's dean Wylie Davis about Rodham.
"I mentioned to her before she left that if she were ever interested in teaching here, she should give me a call," Davis told Maraniss about Rodham, after she met him and other faculty during a visit to Arkansas in early 1974. "I talked to faculty people who had chatted with her and all were favorably impressed."
Rodham, knowing that much of the impeachment work was finished, flew to Arkansas to be interviewed later that year and accepted a position teaching at the school, where she won good reviews — despite minor objections to her gum chewing, and the note that she was a "limited pacer" in the classroom.
Documents related to her hiring and tenure were obtained by BuzzFeed News via an open records request with the University of Arkansas. A spokesman for Hillary Clinton didn't return a comment inquiry on Clinton's personnel file, but the school noted Clinton had to give her permission for certain aspects, such as performance reviews, to be released.
Here are the highlights as well as the full file below: