Last Wednesday the Princeton University Library announced that the major portion of the Toni Morrison Papers is now open for research to the University’s students, faculty and scholars worldwide.

The papers contain the author’s manuscripts and drafts of the novels, The Bluest EyeSong of SolomonTar Baby, Beloved, God Help the Child, and more.

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“That Morrison’s papers will be made accessible is a watershed for scholars of her writing,” said director of the Program in Creative Writing, Tracy K. Smith. “And for writers like myself, the opportunity to track Morrison’s process as a writer and editor – manner of revision and reflection – will be of immeasurable value.”

By spring of 2017, the library also promises the availability of the remaining Morrison Papers including teaching files, fan mail, appointment books, photographs and memorabilia.

Click here for more information about the open papers.

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