From Tulane University:
Tulane University’s Howard-Tilton Memorial Library has acquired the complete archives of famed best-selling New Orleans author Anne Rice thanks to a gift from Stuart Rose and the Stuart Rose Family Foundation.
Born and raised in New Orleans— the setting of her most famous books— Rice is the author of 30 novels with more than 100 million copies sold, placing her among the most popular authors in recent American history. Rice’s work has included gothic and erotic fiction, as well as Christian literature, but she is best known for her novels in vampire and supernatural fiction.
The Anne Rice Archive includes manuscripts of most of her published novels, as well as unpublished short stories, which reveal the early creativity of a writer immersed from a young age in New Orleans culture. The collection also contains journals, screenplays and other materials documenting Rice’s literary and personal life. Personal artifacts and thousands of pieces of correspondence from family, friends and Rice’s multitude of fans are also included.
In addition, the collection encompasses materials from her late husband Stan Rice, including his poetry manuscripts, correspondence and original paintings, and documents from Anne’s sister Alice Borchardt, an author of fantasy, horror and historical fiction.
“The Anne Rice Archive is an outstanding addition to our unique collections,” said David Banush, Tulane’s Dean of Libraries and Academic Information Resources. “It’s a natural fit with our mission of documenting the unique history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. We are extremely grateful to Stuart Rose for understanding that connection and supporting our acquisition of this collection.”