Harvard's Houghton Library has acquired the papers of John Updike, paying an undisclosed sum for the collection of manuscripts, correspondence and books. The archive spans some 380 linear feet, and includes more than 1,500 books including Updike's copies of his own works and books he reviewed.
Updike, a Harvard alumnus, had previously donated a small collection of his papers to Houghton.
Excellent news, and a good home for the materials.
More at the Houghton blog.