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Call No.: MS Thr 550
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983.
Title: Tennessee Williams additional papers,
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.
See OASIS and HOLLIS for additional Tennessee Williams papers and printed materials held by the Houghton Library.
Two printed books were removed and accessioned separately as *2006T-7F and *2006T-8F.
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 into the following series:
- I. Correspondence
- II. Compositions and biographical materials
- III. Photographs
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.