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MS Thr 555

Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983. Tennessee Williams additional papers, 1945-1984: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 555
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983.
Title: Tennessee Williams additional papers,
Date(s): 1945-1984.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Additional compositions and printed materials of American playwright, Tennessee Williams.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Donor unknown. This group of Tennessee Williams materials was formed in December 2009 from materials found after all other groups of William's materials were fully cataloged. It is possible that some of these materials had been previously removed from other accessions.

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, 1945-1962 (MS Thr 555). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

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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 a 1962 circular letter from Tennesse Williams; typescript carbons or mimeographs of: Boom. A screenplay , The catastrophe of success , The coming of something to the widow Holly , The important thing , Kingdom of earth , The knightly quest , Notes on the filming of "Rose Tattoo" , Praise to assenting angels , Rubio Y Morena (A story) , The two-character play , The vine ; Added material: "Glass Menagerie" film script , Dissolve to "The spider web" ; and various copies of printed plays, and books, some inscribed by Williams.

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