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University Of Texas Wins Tussle With Yale Over Arthur Miller's Papers

University Of Texas Wins Tussle With Yale Over Arthur Miller's Papers

For more than a decade after Arthur Miller’s death, the country’s stewards of literary history vied for more than 200 boxes of the playwright and former Roxbury resident’s journals, drafts and correspondence. Last month, the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin acquired the Miller trove, uniting the 200-some boxes with manuscripts and letters that Miller gave to the center from the 1960s until his death in 2005.

The Ransom Center staved off a late push from Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library for the Miller papers, though Stephen Enniss, the center’s director, said they were “compelled to match” the Beinecke Library’s offer of $2.7...

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