Mock Turtle writes "The UC Santa Cruz archive of renowned science fiction writer Robert Heinlein has received a gift of materials and cash, valued at $300,000, from the estate of Heinleinâ€™s late widow, Virginia.
The donation was accompanied by a grant to establish the position of a Heinlein Scholar at the campus, who will work to organize, document, and promote the scholarly use of the archive, housed in the University Libraryâ€™s Special Collections since 1968.
William H. Patterson Jr. has been selected by UCSC as the campus Heinlein Scholar for 2003-04. Patterson is also the person designated by Heinleinâ€™s late wife to write the definitive, authorized biography of her husband.
UC Santa Cruz Currents has more about Heinlein, Patterson, and the archive.
(There are a couple of neat old photos at the site as well.)"