AUSTIN, Texas – The archive of the late Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee has been donated to the University of Texas at Austin.
The university's Harry Ransom Center made the announcement Wednesday. The center is a top literary archive on the university's Austin campus.
The archive documents the career of Bradlee. His 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 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 the papers of Watergate reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.