Tennessee Williams Collection, 1880-1993 (bulk 1930s-1970s).


Tennessee Williams Collection, 1880-1993 (bulk 1930s-1970s).

Typescript, composite and holograph manuscripts, correspondence, bibliographies, clippings, scrapbooks, academic papers, business records, galley proofs, photographs, and artworks document Tennessee Williams' life, work, family, and friends from 1880-1993. While the dates of the collection span from 1880 to 1993, the bulk range from the mid 1930s to the mid 1970s. The earliest item is a letter to Williams' grandmother, Rosina Otte Dakin, and virtually all material dated prior to 1930 relates to Williams' family. Materials dated after Williams' death in 1983 are largely biographical or concern productions of his works. Correspondence includes both personal and business letters with a large portion consisting of carbon copies of letters from Williams' agent, Audrey Wood. Other correspondents include Brooks Atkinson, Cheryl Crawford, Elia and Molly Thatcher Kazan, James Laughlin, and Pancho Rodriguez Y Gonzalez. The Works by Others series includes notes and drafts of an extensive Williams bibliography created by Andreas Brown.

76 boxes (31.5 linear feet), 4 galley folders, 2 oversize boxes, 3 card files.




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Evans, Oliver (Oliver Wendell), 1915-1981

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Vaccaro, Marion Black.

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MacGregor, Robert M.

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Freeman, Lucy, 1916-2004

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Glavin, William M.

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Hazan, Joseph.

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Wood, Audrey, 1905-

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Maxwell, Gilbert.

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Dakin, Walter Edwin.

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Mayorga, Margaret (Margaret Gardner)

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Campbell, Sandy, 1958-

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Rodriguez Y Gonzalez, Pancho.

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Kazan, Elia

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American film director. From the description of Carbon copy of a typed letter : place not specified, to Darryl [Zanuck], undated [1952 Jan. or Feb.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 778505876 American film producer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to [John Steinbeck], undated [1948]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 777247890 From the description of Preservation photocopy of a typed letter : place not specified, to John Stein...