Noel Kaho papers on Lynn Riggs, 1940-1990.


Noel Kaho papers on Lynn Riggs, 1940-1990.

Collection consists of correspondence between various individuals including Lynn Riggs, Noel Kaho, Oscar Hammerstein, Oklahoma Governor Gary Raymond, and others. Also included are writings consisting of autograph, typescript and carbon copy typescript drafts of one poem "Antique Evening" and one play, "A World Elsewhere". A significant portion of the collection is devoted to "Oklahoma!" including Riggs' draft notes for "Green Grow the Lilacs". Additional material includes photographs, press cuttings, and a guest list for the New York premier showing of film-musical "Oklahoma!" Also included are photographs of the University of Tulsa Theatre Department's production of "Green Grow the Lilacs".

2 document boxes.

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