Tulane University has acquired the complete archives of famed author, Anne Rice, who was born and raised in New Orleans and whose books including “Interview with a Vampire," often drew inspiration from her home town.

The university said in a statement that the collection was a gift from Stuart Rose and the Stuart Rose Family Foundation to the university's Howard-Tilton Memorial Library.

Rice has written 30 novels.

She moved to California to attend university and has spent much of her life since then in California.

But New Orleans has played a central role in much of her fiction.

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