Toni Morrison Papers Open For Research at Princeton

The Princeton University Library has announced that a major part of The Toni Morrison Papers (C1491) is now open to students and scholars for research purposes. The gift was initially announced in 2014 by Princeton's President. The Toni Morrison Papers have been gathered at Princeton University, in the Manuscripts Division of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library.

It should be noted that Morrison has stood as one of the most seminal writers and thinkers in American letters, and her legacy (in speeches as well as writings) is to continuously teach readers a complicating and compassionate way of being in the world.

For introductory biographies and bibliographies, please see entries for Toni Morrison at The 1993 Nobel Prize For Literature. There are a number of avenues for hearing Morrison read her work; a few of the circulating clips are gathered here in video-taped readings.

Early Draft of the novel, Beloved (Princeton University Library)

Early Draft of the novel, Beloved (Princeton University Library)

Video About Morrison's Legacy at Princeton (Video by Louis Massiah/Scribe Video Center)