Library acquires Saroyan items

The Fresno Bee
(Updated Thursday, July 1, 2004, 9:16 AM)

The Fresno County Library has acquired a variety of William Saroyan items,
notably unpublished manuscripts and a collection of more than 300 letters,
cards and postcards sent from Saroyan to his daughter Lucy from 1953-72.

The library plans to show the collection at a press conference this morning.

Genealogy Room Librarian William Secrest Jr. says the addition gives the
Fresno library one of the pre-eminent research collections devoted to the
life and works of Saroyan, the internationally acclaimed author and Fresno
native.