ATLANTA (AP) — Emory University officials say the school has acquired the archives of American author Flannery O'Connor.
They said in a news release that Emory's Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library acquired the archives of the novelist and short story author from the Mary Flannery O'Connor Charitable Trust in Milledgeville, Georgia.
Among other honors, O'Connor posthumously won the 1972 National Book Award in the fiction category for "The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor." O'Connor, who was born in Savannah and lived in Milledgeville, died of lupus at age 39 in 1964.
Officials said the collection also includes more than 600 letters between O'Connor and her mother.
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Tretheway, who directs Emory's creative writing program, said O'Connor's work influenced her own growth as a writer.