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Don Draper and 'Mad Men' archive land at University of Texas

Associated Press logo Associated Press 1/12/2017 By JIM VERTUNO, Associated Press
In this Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 photo, donated props from the show "Mad Men" are seen on display at the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center humanities library in Austin, Texas. Included in the donation are boxes of scripts, drafts and notes, props, costumes, digital video and reams of research materials that went into creating the show's richly-detailed presentation of the American 1960s. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) © The Associated Press In this Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 photo, donated props from the show "Mad Men" are seen on display at the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center humanities library in Austin, Texas. Included in the donation are boxes of scripts, drafts and notes, props, costumes, digital video and reams of research materials that went into creating the show's richly-detailed presentation of the American 1960s. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Props, scripts, costumes and other items from the television show "Mad Men" are heading to Texas.

In this Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 photo, Steve Wilson, Curator of Film at the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center, arranges artifacts and props from the television show "Mad Men" on the Texas campus, in Austin, Texas. Included in the donation are boxes of scripts, drafts and notes, props, costumes, digital video and reams of research materials that went into creating the show's richly-detailed presentation of the American 1960s. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) © The Associated Press In this Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 photo, Steve Wilson, Curator of Film at the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center, arranges artifacts and props from the television show "Mad Men" on the Texas campus, in Austin, Texas. Included in the donation are boxes of scripts, drafts and notes, props, costumes, digital video and reams of research materials that went into creating the show's richly-detailed presentation of the American 1960s. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Show creator Matthew Weiner and production company Lionsgate have donated the "Mad Men" archive materials to the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center humanities library in Austin.

In this Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 photo, Steve Wilson, Curator of Film at the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center, poses with props from the television show "Mad Men" on the Texas campus, in Austin, Texas. Included in the donation are boxes of scripts, drafts and notes, props, costumes, digital video and reams of research materials that went into creating the show's richly-detailed presentation of the American 1960s. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) © The Associated Press In this Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 photo, Steve Wilson, Curator of Film at the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center, poses with props from the television show "Mad Men" on the Texas campus, in Austin, Texas. Included in the donation are boxes of scripts, drafts and notes, props, costumes, digital video and reams of research materials that went into creating the show's richly-detailed presentation of the American 1960s. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The acquisition was to be announced Thursday.

In this Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 photo, donated props from the show "Mad Men" are seen on display at the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center humanities library in Austin, Texas. The "Star Trek" episode is a snap-shot of the attention to detail that sometimes surprised even Weiner. The episode titled "The Negron Complex" is a 74-page script, from dialogue between Capt. Kirk and Spock to camera angle instructions. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) © The Associated Press In this Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 photo, donated props from the show "Mad Men" are seen on display at the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center humanities library in Austin, Texas. The "Star Trek" episode is a snap-shot of the attention to detail that sometimes surprised even Weiner. The episode titled "The Negron Complex" is a 74-page script, from dialogue between Capt. Kirk and Spock to camera angle instructions. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Some materials will eventually be on display for the public. Ransom Center film curator Steve Wilson says it will take about a year to catalog the entire collection.

In this Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 photo, donated props from the show "Mad Men" are seen on display at the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center humanities library in Austin, Texas. Included in the donation are boxes of scripts, drafts and notes, props, costumes, digital video and reams of research materials that went into creating the show's richly-detailed presentation of the American 1960s. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) © The Associated Press In this Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 photo, donated props from the show "Mad Men" are seen on display at the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center humanities library in Austin, Texas. Included in the donation are boxes of scripts, drafts and notes, props, costumes, digital video and reams of research materials that went into creating the show's richly-detailed presentation of the American 1960s. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The show starring Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss ran from 2007-2015 on AMC.

In this Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 photo, Steve Wilson, Curator of Film at the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center, arranges artifacts and props from the television show "Mad Men" on the Texas campus, in Austin, Texas. Included in the donation are boxes of scripts, drafts and notes, props, costumes, digital video and reams of research materials that went into creating the show's richly-detailed presentation of the American 1960s. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

In this Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 photo, Steve Wilson, Curator of Film at the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center, arranges artifacts and props from the television show "Mad Men" on the Texas campus, in Austin, Texas. Included in the donation are boxes of scripts, drafts and notes, props, costumes, digital video and reams of research materials that went into creating the show's richly-detailed presentation of the American 1960s. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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