- Associated Press - Friday, May 16, 2014

The collection of papers and items from author Pat Conroy now at the University of South Carolina includes:

-About 10,000 handwritten pages, primarily on yellow legal pads the author used to compose his manuscripts.

-About 15,000 typewritten pages of 11 books and novels, six screenplays, and numerous short stories, articles, essays and poems.

-Some 80 scrapbooks put together by Conroy’s father, Don, with family pictures dating to the 1940s.

-23 personal diaries from 1960 to 2011.

-Hundreds of pages of correspondence from the early 1960s to 2011 from editors, authors and family members.

-A wide array of memorabilia including cards, newspaper clippings, letters and childhood memorabilia collected by family members, friends, mentors and admirers.