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MS Thr 552

Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983. Tennessee Williams correspondence and other papers, 1918-1980: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University

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Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b, pfd (P1.C1.02.9)
Call No.: MS Thr 552
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Tennessee Williams correspondence and other papers,
Date(s): 1918-1981
Quantity: 1.2 linear foot (2 boxes and 4 oversize folders)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, photographs, and other materials of American playwright and author, Tennessee Williams.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Frederick R. Koch, 825 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10024; received: 1985 June 17.
No accession number. Gift of Frederick R. Koch, 825 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10024; received: 1986 June 3. Formerly titled: "Additions to the F. R. Koch Collection; family correspondence." This group of materials was purchased through John F. Fleming, Sotheby's, New York, sale 5432, 14 February 1986, lot 525. Purchase funded with a gift from F. R. Koch, 1986 June 2.
2018MT-27. Item (9a) purchased with funds from the Bayard Livingston and Kate Gray Kilgour fund, 2017 July 21.
Series V has no accession number. Gift of Frederick R. Koch, no date.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt. Series I-IV were accessions formerly housed with the main Tennessee Williams papers and referred to as part of bMS Thr 397. In November of 2009, they were combined, separately cataloged, and given this new call-number, MS Thr 552.
Series V processed by Betts Coup, 2018 May.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Copyright:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Tennessee Williams Correspondence and Other Papers, 1918-1980 (MS Thr 552). 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.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Collection contains primarily correspondence of Williams with colleagues, friends, and family, and also includes some third party letters. Other items are Williams-related materials: check stubs, autograph manuscript notes and notebooks, grades and transcripts, a driver's license, and a few photographs.

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