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"Pinch" Sulzberger's Letters To Go Public — In 2057

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Last summer, when The New York Times announced that it had donated its archives to the New York Public Library, publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. said in a press release, "We are delighted that the private New York Times archives will become part of the public repository of history."

At least eventually it will. In a previously undisclosed agreement, The Times and the New York Public Library struck a deal whereby the personal papers of Arthur Ochs "Punch" Sulzberger and his son, the current publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr., will be kept private for decades; Punch's would be locked away until 2035, and Mr. Sulzberger's until 2057, when he'd turn 106.

"The papers are sealed to protect third-party privacy," said Times spokeswoman Abbe Serphos.

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