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Ann, that is a great question. Prior to the Presidential Records Act the papers of the Vice President were considered to be his personal papers and could be handled according to his wishes. Following enactment of the Presidential Records Act in 1978 the papers of the Vice President were to be given to the National Archives and Records Administration for preservation and access (see section 2207).
I'm going to be informal here but basically any Vice President before George H. W. Bush could do what they wanted with their papers. After George H. W. Bush the papers became property of the American people managed by the Archivist of the United States.
Charles Curtis was vice president under Herbert Hoover from March 4, 1929 to March 3, 1933. His papers are held by the Kansas Historical Society. The finding aid can be found at the Charles and Anna E. Curtis Collection. Of course I'm sure that the research staff at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum can also give assistance; they can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If anyone's looking for recent VPs, the Presidential Materials Division holds the records of Vice Presidents Gore and Cheney. Gore and Cheney Vice Presidential Records
Cheney would be the one that would be truly interesting to research. He's the most powerful VP in American history and made many decisions personally.