Today’s New York Times contains a substantial story promoting the New York Public Library’s recent acquisition of papers relating to the theatrical career of actress Katharine Hepburn. Also included on the Times site is an extensive selection of photographs and documents from the collection available as a slide show.

The Hepburn papers will be available to researchers at the Billy Rose Theatre Collection of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts by February 2008, with a full slate of public programs scheduled to coincide with the opening of the papers. The complete NYPL press release can be found here.