Arthur Miller archive going to University of Texas library

Playwright Arthur Miller attends a ceremony at the Japan Art Association September 3, 2002 in New York City. Miller was presented with the 2001 Praemium Imperiale Award for lifetime achievement in theater. (Photo by Mario Tama/Gettty Images)
Playwright Arthur Miller attends a ceremony at the Japan Art Association September 3, 2002 in New York City. Miller was presented with the 2001 Praemium Imperiale Award for lifetime achievement in theater. (Photo by Mario Tama/Gettty Images)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The archives of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller, which shed light on seven decades of his works, will be going on display at the University of Texas.

A university spokesman said Wednesday that the Harry Ransom Center humanities library paid $2.7 million for records beginning with 1936’s “No Villain,” which Miller wrote while at the University of Michigan, to “Finishing the Picture,” produced months before his 2005 death.

Miller donated early play manuscripts and working notebooks to the center in the 1960s. The new archive contains multiple versions of his scripts and set designs, marketing materials, reviews and awards for productions of Miller’s plays.

There are also drafts of Miller’s speeches and essays.

Miller won the Pulitzer at 33 for “Death of a Salesman,” and also wrote 1953’s “The Crucible.”

402068 11: Playwright Arthur Miller takes a bow March 7, 2002 during the opening of the play The Crucible at the Virginia Theater in New York City. The play is based on Miller's book. (Photo by Dennis Clark/Getty Images)
Playwright Arthur Miller takes a bow March 7, 2002 during the opening of the play The Crucible at the Virginia Theater in New York City. The play is based on Miller’s book. (Photo by Dennis Clark/Getty Images)