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MS Thr 550

Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983. Tennessee Williams additional papers, 1946-1983: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 550
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983.
Title: Tennessee Williams additional papers,
Date(s): 1946-1983.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Additional correspondence, compositions and photographs of American playwright, Thomas Lanier Williams, known as Tennessee Williams.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2006MT-23. Purchased with the F. E. Chase fund from Keith V. Walker, 1858 Mt. Brian Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30329; received: 2006 July 19.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


Copyright in the works of Tennessee Williams is held by the University of the South.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Tennessee Williams Additional Papers, 1946-1983 (MS Thr 550). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

See OASIS and HOLLIS for additional Tennessee Williams papers and printed materials held by the Houghton Library.

Separated Materials

Two printed books were removed and accessioned separately as *2006T-7F and *2006T-8F.

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.


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Scope and Contents

Includes autograph manuscript and photocopies of Williams' correspondence with Bruce Cook, Mitch Douglas, Milton Goldman, James Kirkwood and many others. Compositions include pages from autograph manuscript drafts and typescript versions of scripts of plays, a contract, invitation, receipts, household inventory, financial documents, playbill, and other material. Includes studio portrait photographs of Williams, as well as snapshots of him and his friends, and additional shots of others.

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