Posted: 1:32 pm Friday, May 16th, 2014

Pat Conroy’s papers are going to University of South Carolina 

By AJC Staff


By Bo Emerson

Pat Conroy, the author of “The Prince of Tides” and “The Great Santini,” saved almost everything he ever wrote.

On Friday morning, McNally announced the acquisition of that archive, a collection that includes 10,000 pages of handwritten manuscripts and 15,000 pages of typewritten transcripts. The collection will become part of the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, at the Hollings Special Collections Library at the University of South Carolina.

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I agree that the papers are going to USC, but why does the headline of the print edition of this article read, "Author Pat Conroy donates archives to USC," when the manuscripts and other documents were actually purchased, not donated? Get your facts straight, AJC headline writers.