Elmore Leonard was famously picky with his words — but not with his papers. He left behind more than 150 boxes, or about 2,400 linear feet, of documents. Vince Bucci/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Vince Bucci/Getty Images The Two-Way Book News: The 'Dickens Of Detroit' Leaves His Collection To South Carolina October 16, 2014 Before his death, crime novelist Elmore Leonard chose to host his archives at the University of South Carolina. Now, the school is unveiling the first of these items. Also: McSweeney's goes nonprofit.