Kathleen Parker, author and Washington Post columnist, has given her personal archive to the University of South Carolina Libraries’ South Carolina Political Collections.

Parker, who lives in Camden, will be honored and give the keynote address at the University Libraries’ Ex Libris Society annual dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16.

The 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner for commentary is the most widely syndicated columnist in the nation.

Her papers include columns and other writings, correspondence with newsmakers and journalists, fan mail and letters from critics. Once catalogued, the collection will be made available to students, scholars and the public for viewing and research.

Her career as a journalist began in South Carolina at the Charleston Evening Post. She went on to write for five major newspapers and an array of magazines including Time, Town & Country, The Weekly Standard, Fortune Small Business and Cosmopolitan. She wrote the book, “Save the Males: Why Men Matter, Why Women Should Care.”

In addition to her writing, Parker frequently provides television commentary. She co-hosted CNN’s “Parker Spitzer” with former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer in 2010 and 2011 and appeared as a popular guest on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews.”

The Ex Libris Society dinner will be held in USC’s Capstone Conference Center. To purchase tickets, which cost $50 per person, call 803-576-6016.

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