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MS Thr 91-91.4

Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983. Tennessee Williams compositions, 1940-1960: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Thr 91-91.4
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983.
Title: Tennessee Williams compositions,
Date(s): 1940-1960.
Quantity: 1 collection (.2 linear feet (4 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Typescripts of plays, including Cat on a hot tin roof, by American dramatist Tennessee Williams.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

62M-286 - 62M-290. Gift of Tennessee Williams Esq., c/o Audrey Wood, 598 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York; received: 1963 August.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Tennessee Williams Compositions, 1940-1960 (MS Thr 91-91.4). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Lanier Williams III (1911-1983), who published as Tennessee Williams, has often been called America's most prominent playwright. He was also a prolific author of essays, poetry, and short stories.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Includes: typescripts of scripts of plays (with autograph revisions) of: Cat on a hot tin roof, (three typescripts); Dos Ranchos; and Period of adjustment.

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