The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas said Wednesday that it spent $2.2 million to acquire the archive of Latin American literary giant Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
It was ordered to do so by the office of the Texas attorney general Feb. 19, in response to freedom of information requests filed by the Austin American-Statesman and the Associated Press.
The university is asking Attorney General Greg Abbott for permission to keep those details secret.
In its letter to Abbott, the university said that “the responsive documents have applicable exceptions to disclosure. Accordingly, we reserve all …