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Ben Bradlee's Archive Donated to University of Texas

The archive of the late Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee has been donated to The University of Texas at Austin.

The Harry Ransom Center, a top literary archive located on the university's Austin campus, made the announcement Wednesday. The archive documents the career of Bradlee, whose editorial tenure at the Post was 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 the age of 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 the papers of Watergate reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.

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