The papers are part of the notes and archives of the political science professor Diane Blair, a close friend of Clinton's, that have been held by the University of Arkansas since Professor Blair's death in 2000.
The scandal that led to Clinton's impeachment happened more than 16 years ago and Lewinsky, who was then 22-year-old is now a low-profile 40-year-old. Bill Clinton is now known as a global philanthropist and Hillary Clinton is now a former senator, a former secretary of state, and a potential 2016 presidential candidate.
The papers reveals new insights into how Hillary Clinton dealt the setbacks in the White House, such as her struggles to pass a health care overhaul and difficulties in dealing with journalists who she described as having "big egos and no brains", said a NYT report.
Clinton called Lewinsky a "narcissistic loony toon," according to a 1998 conversation Blair recalled. "HRC insists, no matter what people say, it was gross inappropriate behaviour but it was consensual (was not a power relationship) and was not sex within real meaning" of the word, Blair wrote.
But, mostly, the papers paint a bleak picture of the Clintons' time in the White House, filled with devastating personal trials, including, but not limited to, the death of Vincent W. Foster Jr., an old Arkansas friend and deputy White House counsel, and the scandal with Lewinsky. Hillary Clinton expressed frustration with Washington's "insane process" and her determination to "figure out how to make the crappy thing work."