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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 551

Houghton Library collection of Tennessee Williams typescript compositions

Overview

Typescripts of compositions by Tennessee Williams collected by the Houghton Library.

Dates

  • 1936-1979 and undated.

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English and Spanish.

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.

Extent

.5 linear feet (4 boxes)
Includes typescript short stories, scripts, screenplays, and notes acquired at different times.

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 by accession number (i.e., in order of receipt), then alphabetically by title.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2003MT-280. Purchased with the Sheldon fund; received: 1996 May 10.

2014MT-2. Purchased with funds from the Jack Lemmon AB 1947 Memorial Fund; received: 2014 July 28.

2014MT-7. Purchased with funds from the Jack Lemmon AB 1947 Memorial Fund; received: 2014 August 5.

2014MT-26. Purchased with funds from the Mary P. and Donald M. Oenslager Theatre Collection Fund; received: 2015 January 26.

2014MT-27. Purchased with funds from the Russel Crouse Fund for Twentieth Century Theatre; received: 2014 October 15.

2014MT-28. Purchased with funds from the Mary P. and Donald M. Oenslager Theatre Collection Fund; received: 2014 October 15.

2014MT-29. Purchased with funds from the Mary P. and Donald M. Oenslager Theatre Collection Fund; received: 2014 October 15.

2014MT-34. Purchased with funds from the Francis W. Hatch Book Fund, 2015 April 4.

2015MT-33. Purchased with funds from the Douglass Roby Fund for the HCL, 2016 March 16.

2016MT-21. Purchased with funds from the Mary P. and Donald M. Oenslager Theatre Collection Fund, 2016 November 16.

2016MT-34. Purchased with funds from the William Morris Hunt Book Fund, 2017 January 5.

2016MT-35. Purchased with funds from the William Morris Hunt Book Fund, 2017 January 5.

2018MT-6. Purchased with funds from the John M. Kasdan Fund, 2017 July 1.

2018MT-12. Purchased with funds from the Robert Gould Shaw Fund, 2017 July 28.

2018MT-84. Purchased with funds from the Frank E. Chase Bequest, 2018 January 18.

2019MT-19-2019MT-22. Purchased with funds from the Frank E. Chase Bequest, 2019 July 318.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt, with additions by Melanie Wisner, Magdaline Lawhorn, and Michael Austin.
Link to catalog
Title
Houghton Library, collector. Houghton Library collection of Tennessee Williams typescript compositions, 1936-1979: Guide.
Status
completed
Author
Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Description rules
dacs
EAD ID
hou02045

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

Contact:
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