Ben Bradlee’s archive donated to University of Texas


President Barack Obama awards former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Paighten Harkins

Associated Press

Late Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee’s archive has been donated to the University of Texas at Austin.
The university’s Harry Ransom Center, a top literary archive, made the announcement Wednesday.
The archive documents Bradlee’s career, who’s editorial tenure at the Post ran from 1965 to 1991.
Bradlee placed his papers at the Ransom Center in 2012, pledging to donate them upon his death. He died in October 2014 at age 93.
Bradlee presided over the Post first as managing editor and then as executive editor. He led the paper through the publication of the Pentagon Papers and coverage of the Watergate scandal.
The archive will reside alongside Watergate reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s papers.

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