Toni Morrison poses for a portrait for her book entitled 'Love' in Midtown Manhattan on August 29, 2002 in New York City.

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The collection will include Morrison’s writings, research, lectures, diaries, and correspondance.

Yolanda Sangweni
Oct, 21, 2014

The papers of Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison will be housed at Princeton University, announced the university.

The collection of over “180 linear feet” of Morrison’s writings, lectures, photographs, diaries, and research will become a part of the university’s permanent library collection. It will also include notes from her forthcoming novel, due out in spring 2015.

President Christopher L. Eisgruber made the announcement during a conference called “Coming Back: Reconnecting Princeton's Black Alumni” held at the university last week. 

“This extraordinary resource will provide scholars and students with unprecedented insights into Professor Morrison’s remarkable life and her magnificent, influential literary works,” said Eisgruber.

The papers will be documented by archivists and available for research next year.

Morrison, 83, taught creative writing at Princeton from 1989 until her retirement in 2006. She won a Pulitzer Prize for the novel Beloved in 1989 and became the first Black woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. President Barack Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.

Here, Morrison speaks about her legacy at Princeton.