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Tennessee Williams papers, 1930-1970 (Collection LSC 492)
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  • Title: Tennessee Williams papers
    Collection number: LSC 492
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1 linear ft. (2 boxes.)
    Date: 1930-1970
    Abstract: Thomas Lanier Williams (1911-1983) was born in Columbus, Mississippi. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1948 for A Streetcar Named Desire, and another in 1955 for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Many of his plays were adapted for the screen. His works include 24 major plays, 2 novels, several screenplays, and a volume of memoirs. The collection contains manuscripts of several of Williams's published and unpublished plays, play fragments, short stories, screen scenarios, and poems.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
    Papers cannot be copied or published except with the permision of the literary executor (information on file).

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Tennessee Williams, purchase, 1970.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Tennessee Williams papers (Collection 492). Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Thomas Lanier Williams was born on March 26, 1911 in Columbus, Mississippi; his first major success came with the 1945 Broadway premiere of The Glass Menagerie; won a Pulitzer Prize in 1948 for A Streetcar Named Desire, and another in 1955 for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; adapted a number of his plays for the screen; his works include 24 major plays, 2 novels, several screenplays, and a volume of memoirs; died on February 25, 1983 in New York City.

    Scope and Content

    Collection contains manuscripts of several of Williams's published and unpublished plays, play fragments, short stories, screen scenarios, and poems. Includes transcripts of early versions of Sweet Bird of Youth and The Night of the Iguana. Also includes uncorrected proofs and galleys of Gilbert Maxwell's book, Tennessee Williams and Friends (1965).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Maxwell, Gilbert, 1910- --Tennessee Williams and Friends.
    Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983--Archives.
    Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.
    Dramatists, American--20th century--Archival resources.