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Toni Morrison's papers going to Princeton

The papers of Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison will be housed at Princeton, the school announced Friday. Morrison, 83, taught at the university for 17 years, from 1989 to 2006.

The collection will include a wide range of documents, including early outlines and proofs of Song of Solomon and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Beloved. Over the next year, archivists will prepare the documents for research use, Time reports.

"Toni Morrison's place among the giants of American literature is firmly entrenched," Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber said in a statement. "This extraordinary resource will provide scholars and students with unprecedented insights into Professor Morrison's remarkable life and her magnificent, influential literary works."