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Series II: Works, 1945-1982 11 linear ft.

The Works series is divided into the subseries: Plays and screenplays; Stories and poetry; Other works and related material; Works based on the writings of Tennessee Williams; Biography; Awards, Honors and Celebrations; and Works about Tennessee Williams. The files contain annotated manuscripts, draft pages, scripts, proofs, notes, flyers, programs, certificates and clippings, dating primarily from the 1960s and 1970s.


Subseries II.1: Plays and Screenplays, 1937-1982

This subseries contains script pages, scripts, notes, programs, clippings, reviews and essays. It is arranged alphabetically by title. See also production photographs in the Photography series.



Box 7 Folder 1 Aimez-Vous Ionesco, [n.p.], [n.d.], Draft pages, annotated



Box 58 "All Gaul is Divided" (A teleplay based on "A Lovely Sunday For Creve Coeur"). T.ms. First Draft



Box 7 Folder 2 Baby Doll , [v.p.], 1956-1957, 1972, Notes, clippings, pressbook, Academy Award nomination

[See alsoTiger TailandTwenty Seven Wagons Full of Cotton]



Box 58 Folder 2 "Baby Doll" Typed fragments



Box 7 Folder 3 Balcony in Ferrara , [n.p.], [1937-1943?], 139 pp. t. ms. [Acq. 487-1986]



Box 58 Folder 3 "A Balcony In Ferrara" T.ms. (photocopy).



Box 78 Folder 15 "A Balcony In Ferrara" T.ms.(88 page copy, with corrections).

Outline in prologue dated March 1944


Box 78 Folder 16 "A Balcony In Ferrara" T.ms.(54 page copy, with corrections).



Box 7 Folder 4 Battle of Angels , New York, Boston, 1940, 2 t. ms. used in Theater Guild production in Boston: Doris Dudley script [acq. 293-5.2.85]; script inscribed by Williams to Josephine Healy [acq. Friends 55052E]

[On microfilm. Master negative number 92-2107-3 and 92-2107-4. See alsoOrpheus DescendingandThe Fugitive Kind]


Box 7 Folder 5 Battle of Angels , [n.p.], [n.d.] & 1974, Draft pages, notes, clipping

[See alsoOrpheus DescendingandThe Fugitive Kind]


Box 7 Folder 6 Blond Mediterraneans , [n.p.], [n.d.], Draft pages


Box 7 Folder 7 Boom , [n.p.], [n.d.], Script pages, notes

[See alsoThe Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore]



Box 58 Folder 4 "Boom" Screenplay. T.ms.



Box 7 Folder 8 Camino Real , New York, [n.d.] & ca.1953, Annotated draft pages [acq. 487/490-7188]; First draft of final version [BMC6-85003;9/12/85]; Appeal of support by artists, mimeograph [acq. Friends 55052E]; mimeographed script, Sixteen Blocks on the Camino Real [244526]; 2 1953 programs

[Also known asSixteen Blocks on the Camino Real]


Box 7 Folder 9-10 Camino Real , [n.p.], 1952-1977, Script pages, notes, programs, clippings, reviews, letters, essays

[Also known asSixteen Blocks on the Camino Real]


Box 7 Folder 11 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof , New York, 1954-1955, t. script, December 9, 1954, 3 programs, clippings, photoprint of 1955 Drama Critics Award [BMC 702813], pressbook [acq. 278108]



Box 8 Folder 1-2 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof , [n.p.], 1956-1982, Script pages, programs, posters, clippings, reviews, essays, French version by Rene Dionne for 1982 Montreal production



Box 78 Folder 17 A Cavalier for Milady, [n.p.], 25 pages (mimeograph)



Box 8 Folder 3-4 Clothes for a Summer Hotel , [n.p.], 1979-1980, Photocopied script, 1980. Photocopy of published script. Copy of "Zelda, A Millionaire's Girl" from Saturday Evening Post, May 7, 1930. Annotated script pages, article, music sheets, clippings, letters, program



Box 58 Folder 5 "Clothes for a Summer Hotel" T.ms. First types draft, April 1979


Box 58 Folder 6 "Clothes for a Summer Hotel" First typed draft, April 1979



Box 79 Folder 1 "Clothes for a Summer Hotel" First typed draft, April 1979


Box 79 Folder 2 "Clothes for a Summer Hotel" First typed draft, April 1979


Box 79 Folder 2 "Clothes for a Summer Hotel" First typed draft notes, April 1979


Box 79 Folder 3 "Clothes for a Summer Hotel" Revised, March 14


Box 79 Folder 4 "Clothes for a Summer Hotel" Post-Broadway Version, Fall 1980


Box 79 Folder 5 "Clothes for a Summer Hotel" Post-Broadway Version, Fall 1980



Box 8 Folder 5 Confessional , [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 mimeographed script, Sidney Lanier copy, 1 of 100 signed by Williams

[See alsoSmall Craft WarningsandDragon Country]


Box 8 Folder 6 Constructing Mobiles , [n.p.], [n.d.], Annotated script pages


Box 8 Folder 7 Creve Coeur , New York, 1977-1978, Annotated mimeographed script, October 1977. Annotated script pages, clippings, magazine

[See alsoA Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur]



Box 79 Folder 6 Creve Coeur, Tms. (carbon), October 1977


Box 79 Folder 7 Creve Coeur , Tms. (carbon) revised, April-May 1978


Box 79 Folder 8 Creve Coeur , Tms. corrected, 8 pages



Box 8 Folder 8 Dame Picque , [n.d.], Typed script pages

[On microfilm. Master negative number 2000-2030]



Box 79 Folder 9 The Day on which a Man Dies, Tms. (reproduction)


Box 79 Folder 10 The Day on which a Man Dies, Tms., 36 pages



Box 8 Folder 9 Demolition Downtown , 1971, letter, proofs


Box 8 Folder 10 Eccentricities of a Nightingale , New York, 1978-1979, Mimeographed script #20, 2 proofs, clippings, program

[See alsoSummer and Smoke]



Box 79 Folder 11 Eccentricities of a Nightingale , Tms. (reproduction), Summer 1976

[See alsoSummer and Smoke]



Box 9 Folder 1 Everlasting Ticket , [n.p.], [n.d.], Annotated typed script pages



Box 61 Folder 4 Footlights interview, 12/20/1978. T.ms, 14 pages


Box 61 Folder 5 French verbs: List and examples of usage by T. Williams 1 page



Box 9 Folder 2 The Frosted Glass Coffin , New York, [n.d.], Mimeographed script


Box 9 Folder 3 Fugitive Kind , California, 1959, Cutting and Dialog Continuities [acq: 269462]. Pressbooks [acq. 278110 and 491, 9/14/88]

[See alsoBattle of AngelsandOrpheus Descending]


Box 9 Folder 4 Gideon's Point , [n.p.], [n.d.], Annotated draft t. ms.

[On microfilm. Master negative number 2000-2030. See alsoIn Masks Outrageous and Austere]


Box 9 Folder 5-6 The Glass Menagerie , [v.p.], 1945-1947, (Typed script, programs, clippings, poster [acq Friends 55052E] Screenplay [acq 255016], Pressbook [acq No. 278104])


Box 9 Folder 7 The Glass Menagerie , [n.p.], 1945-1982, Programs, clippings, reviews, articles, French version by Marcel Duhamel


Box 9 Folder 8 [ The Gnadiges Fraulein ] , [n.p.], ca. 1966, 12 pp. t.ms., letter [acq 487/490-7/1/88]

[See also Slapstick Tragedy ]


Box 9 Folder 9 The Gnadiges Fraulein , [n.p.], 1970, Script pages, clippings

[See alsoSlapstick Tragedy]


Box 9 Folder 10 A House Not Meant To Stand , [n.p.], [n.d.], Annotated script pages

[On microfilm. Master negative number 2000-2030]


Box 9 Folder 11 A House Not Meant to Stand , [n.p.], April, 1981, 2 Scripts, Post Goodman Studio version, April 1981, photocopied

[On microfilm. Master negative number 2000-2030]



Box 10 Folder 1-4 A House Not Meant To Stand, [n.p.], 1981-1982, 2 scripts, post Goodman Studio version, April 1981; 2 scripts, revised February, 1982, mimeographed [Lyle Leverich copy acq 3-8-1990, 297]

[On microfilm. Master negative number 2000-2030]



Box 80 Folder 1 A House Not Meant To Stand, Tms. (copy), March 30, 1981

[On microfilm. Master negative number 2000-2030]



Box 10 Folder 5 A House Not Made To Stand , [n.p.], 1981-1982, Clippings, programs, flyers



Box 78 Folder 14 A House Not Made To Stand Fragment of revised pages 51A, 16, 17



Box 10 Folder 6 I Never Get Dressed till After Dark on Sundays , [n.p.], [n.d.], 25 p. mimeograph typescript


Box 10 Folder 7 In Masks Outrageous and Austere , [n.p.], 1979-1980, Mimeographed script, second draft, August 1979 to June 1980

[On microfilm. Master negative number 2000-2030See alsoGideon's PointandTent Worms]


Box 10 Folder 8 In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel , [n.p.], 1969-1970, Draft pages, mimeographed annotated script, March 22, 1969, 1970 program [acq. 401562C]


Box 10 Folder 9 In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel , [n.p.], 1972, Clippings


Box 10 Folder 10 Intruder , [n.p.], [n.d.], Annotated t. ms.



Box 80 Folder 2 It Happened the Day the Sun Rose , [n.d.], Annotated Tms. (copy)

Title on folder: A Day on Which the Sun Rose


Box 80 Folder 3 It Happened the Day the Sun Rose , [n.d.], Annotated Tms. (copy)



Box 10 Folder 11 Kind of Love, [n.p.], [n.d.], 34 pp. annotated t.ms. [acq 487/490-7.1.88]

[On microfilm. Master negative number 2000-2030Also known asA Small Object for a CobraandMinerva's Head]


Box 10 Folder 12 Kingdom of Earth , New York, June 1967, 117 p. t.ms.s., mimeographed [acq 255 014]

[See also short story andSeven Descents of Myrtle]



Box 11 Folder 1 Kingdom of Earth , [n.p.], 1967-1973, Mimeographed script revised June 1967, clippings

[See also short story andSeven Descents of Myrtle]


Box 11 Folder 2 Kirche, Kutchen, und Kinder , [n.p.], [n.d.], Annotated script


Box 11 Folder 3-4 Lady's Choice , [n.p.], 1982, 3 mimeographed screenplays, script pages

[Screen adaptation of Williams short stories written with Peter Hoffman]


Box 11 Folder 5 Lady's Choice, [n.p.], September 22, 1982, Mimeographed screenplay

[Screen adaptation of Williams short stories written with Peter Hoffman]


Box 11 Folder 6 Lady's Choice, [n.p.], October 4, 1982, Mimeographed screenplay

[Screen adaptation of Williams short stories written with Peter Hoffman]


Box 11 Folder 7 Lady's Choice, [n.p.], November 22, 1982, Mimeographed screenplay

[On microfilm. Master negative number 2000-2031Screen adaptation of Williams short stories written with Peter Hoffman]


Box 11 Folder 8 Last of my Solid Gold Watches, [n.p.], [n.d.], 27 p. mimeographed t.ms. [acq 255017]



Box 80 Folder 4 The Latter Days of Celebrated Soubrette, [n.p.], [n.d.], Mimeographed Tms.



Box 11 Folder 9 Life Boat Drill, New York, [n.d.], Mimeographed script



Box 58 Folder 7 "Life Boat Drill" T.ms., 8/15/1979



Box 80 Folder 5 "Life Boat Drill" T.ms., [n.d.]


Box 80 Folder 6 "Life Boat Drill" T.ms., [n.d.]



Box 59 Folder 3 "The Loss of a Tear-Drop Diamond", May 1980



Box 12 Folder 1 Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, [n.p.], 1979-1982, Mimeographed 1978 script [Lyle Leverich copy]; Clippings, book jacket

[See alsoCreve Coeur]



Box 80 Folder 7 Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, Correspondence, documents, and revisions, 1979

[See alsoCreve Coeur]


Box 80 Folder 10 Mama's Old Stucco House, Heavly edited typescript, 17 pages, [n.d.]


Box 80 Folder 8 Man Bring This Up Road, Heavly edited typescript, 21 pages, [n.d.]


Box 80 Folder 9 Man Bring This Up Road, Heavly edited typescript, 4 pages, [n.d.]



Box 12 Folder 2-3 The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore , [n.p.], [n.d.], a.ms. draft pages [acq 07918C]

[See alsoBoom]


Box 12 Folder 4-6 The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, [n.p.], [1963], 2 annotated scripts, No. 1, 2, and duplicate pages [acq 07918C]

[See alsoBoom]


Box 12 Folder 7 The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, [n.p.], 1962-1963, Spoleto production: Notes for revision, program, photographs [acq 599624]; Programs for 1963 New York production

[See alsoBoom]


Box 12 Folder 8 The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, New York, August - September 1963, Claire Luce material: Script revised August 13, 1963 inscribed to Luce by Williams, notes, letters, clippings, programs [acq 400780C]

[See alsoBoom]



Box 13 Folder 1-3 The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, [n.p.], 1962-1981, 3 folders of annotated script pages and script, Mimeographed Playing Version script with letter dated January 7, 1965, clippings, reviews, publicity

[See alsoBoom]



Box 80 Folder 11 Moise and the World of Reason: A Short Story , April 1974, Tms. First Draft



Box 13 Folder 4 Moony's Kid Don't Cry , [n.p.], 1958, 30 p. t.ms.s., mimeographed [acq 255017]



Box 80 Folder 12 The Mutilated , [n.d.], Tms. (copy)



Box 13 Folder 5 Night of the Iguana , [n.p.], 1961-1981, 1 folder of annotated script pages


Box 13 Folder 6 Night of the Iguana , [New York], 1961-1964, t.ms.s, Final and approved New York playing version; inscribed to George Williams; mimeographed, 1962 Foreign Press Award [acq 255015]; Pressbook [acq 278111]


Box 13 Folder 7-8 Night of the Iguana , [n.p.], 1976, 2 copies of French version by Eudes de Saint-Simon. 1 copy inscribed by Williams to Gill 1976



Box 14 Folder 1 Night of the Iguana , [v.p.], 1961-1981, Congratulatory telegrams (1961), programs, poster, clippings


Box 14 Folder 2 Notebook of Trigorin , [n.p.], 1981, Autograph script pages, program, letters

[Free adaptation of Anton Chekhov'sThe Sea Gull]


Box 14 Folder 3 Now and at the Hour of Our Death , [n.p.], [1969], 23 pp. t.ms., unpublished, with autograph corrections [acq 290732 in memory of Charles W. Mixer]

[On microfilm. Master negative number 2000-2031]


Box 14 Folder 4 One-Arm , [n.p.], December 1967, Annotated mimeographed first draft


Box 14 Folder 5 One-Arm , [n.p.], 1969, 1979, Photocopied screenplay August 1, 1969, clipping May 18, 1979



Box 80 Folder 13 One-Arm , Tms. (copy) 77 pages., [n.d.]


Box 80 Folder 14 One-Arm , Tms. (copy) 163 pages., 1969, 1979



Box 14 Folder 6 Orpheus Descending; or The Memory of an Orchard, [n.p.], Sept. 1953, 109 pp. t.ms. and microfilm [acq 702814]

[On microfilm. Master negative number 93-2000-1See alsoBattle of AngelsandThe Fugitive Kind]


Box 14 Folder 7 Orpheus Descending, [v.p.], 1957-1989, t.ms. and microfilm draft revisions with corrections, letters [acq. 487-490-7.1.88], programs

[See alsoBattle of AngelsandThe Fugitive Kind]


Box 14 Folder 8 Orpheus Descending , [n.p.], 1957-1982, Clippings, programs (Greek version)

[See alsoBattle of AngelsandThe Fugitive Kind]



Box 15 Folder 1 Out Cry , [n.p.], 1971-1982, 3 set designs by Jo Mielziner 1973, letters, clippings

[See alsoTwo Character Play]



Box 58 Folder 9 "Out Cry" T.ms., Revised, March1973


Box 58 Folder 8 "Out Cry" T.ms.



Box 61 Folder 7 Statement on "Out Cry". Tms.



Box 15 Folder 2 Period of Adjustment , [n.p.], 1960-1962, Annotated typed script pages, set design by Jo Mielziner 1960 [acq. 297, 1986], clippings, reviews, Screen Writers' Annual Award 1962 [Key West]; programs, pressbook [acq 2778102]


Box 15 Folder 3 Players and the Play , [n.p.], [n.d.], Annotated television play script pages

[On microfilm. Master negative number 2000-2031]


Box 15 Folder 4 Plenty of Zip , [n.p.], [n.d.], 8 p. typescript mimeograph, fragment with corrections by the author



Box 59 Folder 1 Poems by Tennessee Williams



Box 15 Folder 5 Portrait of a Madonna , [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 Program

[Part of evening of plays entitledTriple Play]


Box 15 Folder 6 Purification , [n.p.], 1965-1975, Letters, clippings


Box 15 Folder 7 Quiet Voices , [n.p.], [n.d.], Annotated typed script pages

[On microfilm. Master negative number 2000-2031]


Box 15 Folder 8 Rectangle with Hooks or Mint and Hall, [n.p.], [n.d.], Annotated typed script pages

[On microfilm. Master negative number 2000-2031]



Box 59 Folder 4 "Red Devil Battery Sign" T.ms., First Draft, August 1973


Box 59 Folder 8 "Red Devil Battery Sign" T.ms., First Draft, August 1973


Box 59 Folder 5 "Red Devil Battery Sign" T.ms., May 1976



Box 60 Folder 1 "Red Devil Battery Sign" T.ms., First typed version, August 1973.



Box 59 Folder 7 "Red Devil Battery Sign" T.ms. (thermofax) fragments



Box 60 Folder 2 "Red Devil Battery Sign" T.ms., August 28, 1981



Box 15 Folder 9 Red Devil Battery Sign: A Work for the Presidential Theater , London, Sept. 1976, 116 p. Typescript mimeograph, revised London version [Lyle Leverich, 3/6/90]


Box 15 Folder 10 Red Devil Battery Sign , [n.p.], 1975-1981, Typed script pages, 2 mimeographed scripts--Post Vancouver draft June 25, 1981 and August 28, 1981, clippings, casting list, reviews, photographs



Box 59 Folder 6 "Red Devil Battery Sign" T.ms., Revised, January 1974



Box 81 Folder 1 "Red Devil Battery Sign" Tms. (copy), with corrections, September 1975


Box 81 Folder 2 "Red Devil Battery Sign" Tms. (copy), July 1979


Box 81 Folder 3 "Red Devil Battery Sign" Tms., 134 pages (lightly penciled number "9" in upper, right-hand corner.), Summer 1975


Box 81 Folder 1 "Red Devil Battery Sign" Tms. (copy), with corrections, September 1976



Box 15 Folder 11 Remarkable Rooming House of Mme. Le Monde , [n.p.], 1984, Pamphlet published by Albondoconi Press


Box 15 Folder 12 The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone , [v.p.], 1960, Annotated typed script pages, mimeographed first draft by Gavin Lambert, June 4, 1960 [Key West]; Notes [acq 487/490-7.1.88]


Box 15 Folder 13 The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone , [n.p.], 1960, Mimeographed screenplay revised November 28, 1960 [Key West]; Pressbook [acq 278103]


Box 15 Folder 14 The Rose Tattoo , [n.p.], [n.d.], Annotated t.ms., Outline for early draft "The Eclipse of May 29, 1919," draft revisions [acq 487-1986]



Box 16 Folder 1 The Rose Tattoo, [n.p.], 1951, Notes by Williams, set design by Boris Aronson [acq. 486, July 1986], production notes, Paul Bigelow's script, program signed by cast [acq 487-1986]


Box 16 Folder 2 The Rose Tattoo, [v.p.], 1951-1995, Press release, playbills


Box 16 Folder 3 The Rose Tattoo, [n.p.], 1951-1977, Clippings, reviews, program, posters, Tony medal, scrapbook for 1963 Czech production



Box 81 Folder 5 Secret Places of the Heart, 97 pages print out, [n.d.]



Box 16 Folder 4 A Sentimental Conclusion, [n.p.], [n.d.], Annotated typed script pages

[On microfilm. Master negative number 2000-2031]


Box 16 Folder 5 The Seven Descents of Myrtle , [n.p.], 1968-1972, 1 Program, review

[See alsoKingdom of Earth]


Box 16 Folder 6 Skylight or Broken Glass in the Morning, [n. p.], [n.d.], a. ts., [487/490-7.1.88]


Box 16 Folder 7 Short Short , [n.p.], [n.d.], Annotated typed script

[On microfilm. Master negative number 2000-2031]


Box 16 Folder 8 Small Craft Warnings , [n.p.], 1971-1972, Annotated mimeographed script pages, programs, letters, clippings, articles


Box 16 Folder 9-10 Something Cloudy, Something Clear , [n.p.], 1980-1981, Annotated typed script pages, mimeograhed first draft revised March 26, 1980, clippings



Box 60 Folder 4 "Some Problems for the Moose Lodge", May 1980


Box 60 Folder 3 "Some Problems for the Moose Lodge"



Box 16 Folder 11 Stairs to the Roof , [n.p.], February 26, 1947, 1 Program


Box 16 Folder 12 Steps Must Be Gentle [play] , [n.p.], 1980, 1 Galley proof of play about Hart Crane


Box 16 Folder 13 Stopped Rocking , [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 a. ts. mimeograph



Box 17 Folder 1 Stopped Rocking , Santa MonicaCalifornia, [n.d.], 1 mimeographed ts screenplay


Box 17 Folder 2-3 Stopped Rocking , [n.p.], 1979-1981, 2 mimeographed first draft screenplays, March 19, 1979; letters



Box 81 Folder 6 Stopped Rocking, Tms., 9 pages, January 1979


Box 81 Folder 7 Stopped Rocking , Tms. (copy) First Draft, 122 pages, March 19, 1979


Box 81 Folder 8 Stopped Rocking , Tms. (copy), 81 pages, 1979



Box 82 Folder 1 Stopped Rocking, Tms. (copy), 96 pages, 1979


Box 82 Folder 2 Stopped Rocking, Tms. (copy), 81 pages, 1979



Box 17 Folder 4 A Streetcar Named Desire , New York, [1947], 139 pp. t.ms., 1 t.l.s. (Jo Mielziner's copy dated April 12, 1947 with letter from Williams to Mielziner laid in) [acp 550520E]


Box 17 Folder 5 A Streetcar Named Desire , [v.p.], 1947 & [n.d.], Williams' script inscribed to Josephine Healey, program, clipping, 2 transfers from the streetcar named Desire [Friends 55052E]


Box 17 Folder 6 A Streetcar Named Desire , [n.p.], 1972-1982, 1 Folder of flyers, programs, clippings, reviews


Box 17 Folder 7 Suddenly Last Summer , [n.p.], ca. 1958, 19 pp. t.ms., fragments of play, annotated, title inscribed on p. 1 :'Cabeza de Lobo' or 'A Las Cinco de la Tarde' [487/490-7.1.88], pressbook [278109]


Box 17 Folder 8 Suddenly Last Summer , [n.p.], 1958-1970s, 1 folder of annotated typed script pages, poster, program, clippings


Box 17 Folder 9 Summer and Smoke , Rome and New York, March 1947, 1948, ca. 150 pp. t.ms.s., inscribed by Williams to Josephine Healy on the title-page [acq Friends 55052E]



Box 18 Folder 1 Summer and Smoke , [n.p.], [n.d.], 68 pp. t.ms.s., mimeographed script used in Dallas first production [acq 292673, memory of Charles W. Mixer]


Box 18 Folder 2 Summer and Smoke , New York, 6 Oct. 1948, 110 pp. t.ms.s., prompt copy, signed by Williams and actor Margaret Phillips in slipcase [Archon of Colophon in memory of Charles W. Mixer 1974, 304734]; program, pressbook [acq 178105]


Box 18 Folder 3 Summer and Smoke, [n.p.], 1949-1982, 1 folder of mimeographed script, mimeographed screenplay (June 22, 1959), clippings, programs, opera libretto



Box 69 Folder 2 Poster for Swedish production of Suddenly Last Summer (double bill with Major Barbara) 14x18 in.



Box 18 Folder 4 Sweet Bird of Youth , New York, 1956-1959, 1 signed 1956 program [acq 304755]; t.ms., mimeographed 1959 [acq 344527]


Box 18 Folder 5 Sweet Bird of Youth , [n.p.], 1958, Set designs, watercolor on paper and photostats [acq 487-2.3.88]


Box 18 Folder 6 Sweet Bird of Youth , New York, 1959, 1970s, Clare Luce's mimeographed script 1959 [Archons of Colophon in memory of Charles W. Mixer 4029720]; 2 programs, 1 pressbook [acq 278101]


Box 18 Folder 7 Sweet Bird of Youth , [n.p.], 1956-1979, 1 folder of annotated typed script pages, posters, financial report, clippings


Box 18 Folder 8 Tent Worms , [n.p.], 1979, 109 pp. t.ms., annotated First Draft, May-August, 1979 based on the short story [acq 9430-08,2.3.88].

[On microfilm. Master negative number 2000-2031See alsoGideon's PointandIn Masks Outrageous and Austere]



Box 19 Folder 1 This is (an entertainment) , Key West, Jan. 1974, 80 pp. mimeograph ts. first draft [Lyle Leverich copy]

[On microfilm. Master negative number 2000-2031]


Box 19 Folder 2 This Is , [n.p.], 1975-1978, Annotated mimeographed script October 11, 1975, revised April 1978

[On microfilm. Master negative number 2000-2031]



Box 60 Folder 5 "This Is (An Entertainment)" T.ms.



Box 82 Folder 3 "This Is (An Entertainment)" T.ms. Heavily Annotated and noted "Jim Burke #5"


Box 82 Folder 4 "This is the Peaceable Kingdom" T.ms. 32 pages, Spring and Summer 1978



Box 19 Folder 3 This Property is Condemned , [n.p.], [n.d.] & 1981, 1 mimeographed teleplay [acq 255017]; press release, clipping, flyer



Box 82 Folder 5 "Three Works for the Lyric Theatre" Tms. (copy), 80 pages. (Holograph "5" on title page)



Box 19 Folder 4 Tiger Tail , New York, [n.d.] & May 1977, 75 pp. annotated t. ms. draft, mimeographed first typed version; Director's copy- signed by Gary Tucker [acq 490 (Mixer), 12/14/89]

[See alsoBaby DollandTwenty Seven Wagons Full of Cotton]


Box 19 Folder 5 Tiger Tail , New YorkAtlanta, March 1978, September 1979, 2 mimeographed director's scripts: March 1978 and Final revision September 1979, Atlanta Georgia Alliance Theater [acq 490 (Mixer)-12/14/89]

[See alsoBaby DollandTwenty Seven Wagons Full of Cotton]


Box 19 Folder 6 Tiger Tail , [n.p.], 1977-1979, Mimeographed Atlanta Alliance Theatre stage manager's March 1978 script, letters, clippings, ads, programs

[See alsoBaby DollandTwenty Seven Wagons Full of Cotton]



Box 60 Folder 6 "Tiger Tale" T.ms., September 1977 (Atlanta Stage Manager's Copy), September 1977



Box 82 Folder 6 "Tiger Tale" Tms. (copy) 87 pages, May 1977


Box 82 Folder 7 "Tiger Tale" Tms. (copy), July 1970


Box 82 Folder 8 "Tiger Tale" Tms. (copy) 84 pages, September 1979. Final revision., September 1979



Box 19 Folder 7 Twenty Seven Wagons Full of Cotton , [n.p.], 1972, 1 Clipping

[See alsoBaby DollandTiger Tail]


Box 19 Folder 8 Two Character Play , [n.p.], [n.d.], Mimeographed script

[See alsoOut Cry]


Box 19 Folder 9 Two Character Play , [n.p.], 1966, 1 Annotated mimeographed script revised October 18, 1966

[See alsoOut Cry]



Box 20 Folder 1-3 Two Character Play , New York, 1966, 4 mimeographed scripts revised October 18, 1966

[See alsoOut Cry]


Box 20 Folder 4 Two Character Play , [n.p.], 1967, 1 Mimeographed script January 20, 1967 with typed author's preface.

[See alsoOut Cry]


Box 20 Folder 5 Two Character Play , [n.p.], 1967, Mimeographed script August 1967

[See alsoOut Cry]


Box 20 Folder 6 Two Character Play , [n.p.], [n.d.], Mimeographed London script

[See alsoOut Cry]


Box 20 Folder 7 Two Character Play , [n.p.], 1970, Mimeographed script revised February 1970

[See alsoOut Cry]


Box 20 Folder 8 Two Character Play , [n.p.], 1960s-1982, 1 folder of annotated script pages, letters, clippings


Box 20 Folder 9 Two Character Play , [n.p.], [n.d], 1 Script, Lyle Leverich copy [acq 297, 3/6/90]



Box 60 Folder 7 'Two Plays" T.ms., September 1, 1971



Box 20 Folder 10 Vieux Carre , New York, May 1977, 90 pp., mimeographed script, Lyle Leverich copy [acq 297, 3/6/90]



Box 21 Folder 1 Vieux Carre , [n.p.], 1973-1982, 1 folder of annotated script pages, mimeographed second draft November 1973, programs, clippings



Box 60 Folder 8 "Vieux Carré" T.ms. Revised, January 1978


Box 60 Folder 9 "Vieux Carré" T.ms. British Version Notes.



Box 83 Folder 1 "Vieux Carré". T.ms. (copy) Nottingham Playhouse


Box 83 Folder 2 "Vieux Carré". T.ms. (copy) Nottingham Playhouse #4


Box 83 Folder 3 "Vieux Carré". T.ms. (copy)


Box 83 Folder 4 "Vieux Carré". T.ms. (printed with covers).



Box 21 Folder 2 Virgo , [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 folder of annotated script pages

[On microfilm. Master negative number 2000-2031]



Box 83 Folder 5 Will Mr. Merriwether Return From Memphis? . Tms. (copy)


Box 83 Folder 6 Will Mr. Merriwether Return From Memphis?. Tms. (copy), September 1969. Revised., September 1969



Box 21 Folder 3 Will Mr. Merriwether Return From Memphis? , [n.p.], 1969-1980, 1 folder of mimeographed script revised September 1969, clipping, poster


Box 21 Folder 4 You Touched Me , [n.p.], Nov. 1942, 116 pp. t.ms., carbon copy, "Revised Version 'B"; adapted from a short story by D. H. Lawrence [acq 702812]


Box 21 Folder 5 You Touched Me , [n.p.], 1945, 1 folder of clippings


Box 21 Folder 6-8 Combined Plays:, [n.p.], 1958-1982, 3 folders of material on productions of multiple Williams works from The Garden District in 1958 to the 1982 Tennessee Williams: A Celebration at the Williamstown Theatre Festival


Box 21 Folder 9 Dragon Country or Two Plays, [n.p.], n.d., 1 folder of script (9104618)and pages for Confessional and I Can't Imagine Tomorrow

[See alsoConfessionalandSmall Craft Warnings]



Box 22 Folder 1-2 Dragon Country or Two Plays, [n.p.], [n.d.], 2 folders of mimeographed scripts (9404625) for Confessional and I Can't Imagine Tomorrow

[See alsoConfessionalandSmall Craft Warnings]


Box 22 Folder 3 Slapstick Tragedy , [n.p.], 1965, 1 folder of annotated typed script pages, typed and autograph notes, and mimeographed rehearsal version of March 1, 1965 script for The Mutilated and The Gnadiges Fraulein

[See alsoThe Gnadiges Fraulein]


Box 22 Folder 4 Three Works for the Lyric Theatre: Now the Cats With Jewelled Claws; The Youthfully Departed; A Cavalier for Milady , [n.p.], [n.d.], 80 pp. ts., Lyle Leverich copy


Box 22 Folder 5 Three Works for the Lyric Theater , [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 folder of annotated mimeograph script of Now the Cats With Jewelled Claws, Youthfully Departed and A Cavalier for Milady


Box 22 Folder 6-9 Workbooks and draft pages, [n.p.], [n.d.], 4 folders of autograph notebooks, annotated typed script pages, unidentified set design



Box 23 Folder 1 Unidentified draft pages, [n.d.], [n.p.], Annotated ts.


Box 23 Folder 2 Untitled script, [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 folder of mimeographed script about Artur Rimbaud

[On microfilm. Master negative number 2000-2031]


Box 23 Folder 3 Draft pages from unidentified plays, [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 folder of annotated t. ms.


Subseries II.2: Stories & Poetry

This subseries begins with an alphabetical listing of prose works, followed by poetry, articles, sketches and interviews. There are annotated pages, manuscripts, proofs, publications, book jackets, a videocassette, sketches, sketchpads and clippings.



Box 63 Folder 12 "An Old Ryyme" (Poem), [n.d.], 1 page, Typed


Box 63 Folder 3 "Blossom's Treat" (Poem), [n.d.], 2 pages, Typed



Box 24 Folder 14 Bookjackets, publicity, clippings, [n.p.], 1967-1978, 1 folder



Box 51 Folder 3 "The Christus of Guadalajara" in Botteghe Oscure, n.p., [1958]



Box 23 Folder 4 Close Two Shot the Kill, [n.p.], [n.d.], Annotated ts.



Box 63 Folder 4 "Compass" (Poem), [n.d.], 1 page, Typed


Box 63 Folder 5 "Definitions" (Poem), [n.d.], 1 page, Typed



Box 23 Folder 5 Desire and the Black Masseur , [n.p.], April 1946, Carbon ts. with note from publisher James Laughlin to editor Hubert Creekmore [Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Wilbur, 1982]


Box 23 Folder 6 Donsinger Women, [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 folder of annotated typed and mimeographed pages


Box 23 Folder 7 Donsinger Women and Their Handyman Jack , [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 Videocassette



Box 63 Folder 6 "Elegy (For A.E.Housman)" (Poem), [n.d.], 1 page, Manuscript


Box 63 Folder 7 "First 10 lines of Canterbury Pilgrims" (Poem), [n.d.], 1 page, Manuscript



Box 23 Folder 8 Grand, [n.p.], 1953, 1 carbon copy of first draft



Box 51 Folder 1 "Grand" , New York, 1966, in Esquire, vol. LXVI, No. 5 (November 1966): 136.



Box 63 Folder 7 "Grind me up / Destroy me, my friends!" (Poem), [n.d.], 1 page, Manuscript



Box 23 Folder 9 Happy August Tenth , [n.p.], 1971, 1 Short story published in Antaeus Winter 71



Box 24 Folder 1 Hard Candy , Key West, FL, March 1953, 23 pp. t.ms.



Box 63 Folder 8 "Here wisdom absolute doth hold its sway" (Poem), [n.d.], 1 page, Typed



Box 24 Folder 2 Idea of Order in Dry Bone, [n.p.], [n.d.], Photocopy of t. ms.


Box 24 Folder 3 It Happened A Day the Sun Rose, [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 Proof


Box 24 Folder 4 Kingdom of Earth, New York, 1948, 12 pp. t.ms. carbon [Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Wilbur, 1982]



Box 63 Folder 8 "Lament" (Poem), [n.d.], 1 page, Typed


Box 63 Folder 9 "Machinal" (Poem), [n.d.], 1 page, Typed



Box 24 Folder 5 Man in the Overstuffed Chair, [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 t. ms.



Box 51 Folder 2 "The Mattress By the Tomato Patch", October 1954, in The London Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 9 (October 1954)



Box 63 Folder 11 "The Mind Does Not Forget" (Poem), [n.d.], 2 pages, Manuscript


Box 63 Folder 10 "The Mind Does Not Forget" (Poem), [n.d.], 1 page, Typed



Box 24 Folder 6 Night Was Full of Hours, New Orleans, revised Key West, 1973 & 1978, 1 t. ms.



Box 63 Folder 12 "The Mind Does Not Forget" (Poem), [n.d.], 1 page, Typed



Box 24 Folder 7 Old Sweetheart of the Keys, [n.p.], [n.d.], Photocopy of annotated t. ms.



Box 63 Folder 13 "Ozark" (Poem), [n.d.], 1 page, Typed


Box 63 Folder 14 "Ozark Cabin" (Poem), [n.d.], 1 page, Typed



Box 24 Folder 8 Pieces of My Youth , [n.p.], [n.d.], Mimeograph of selected early writings



Box 63 Folder 6 "Pieria" (Poem), [n.d.], 1 page, Typed



Box 59 Folder 2 Poems by Tennessee Williams (With a cover letter from Frederick R Martin to Bill Barnes, May 20, 1976)



Box 24 Folder 15 Poems , [v.p.], 1939-1949, Arranged in alphabetical order. [Various acquisitions. See folders.]


Box 24 Folder 16 Poems, [n.p.], [n.d.] &1982, Annotated t. ms., arranged alphabetically by title or first line.

[See also Audiotapes]


Box 24 Folder 9 Portrait of a Girl in Glass, Santa Monica, CA, ca. [June 1943], 16 pp. t.ms. carbon [acq 702815]


Box 24 Folder 10 Recluse and His Guest, [n.p.], [n.d.], Mimeographed t. ms.


Box 24 Folder 11 The Resemblance Between a Violin Case and a Coffin, [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 photocopy of published version



Box 51 Folder 2 "The Resemblance Between a Violin Case and a Coffin", 1950, in Flair (February 1950)



Box 24 Folder 12 The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, n.p., n.d., 96 p. t.ms. carbon copy [acq 702816]



Box 61 Folder 1 Statement to be presented to Knopf Publishers re. the Dotson Rader book. T.ms, 3 pages



Box 63 Folder 15 "The Stone of Sisyphus" (Poem), [n.d.], 1 page, Typed


Box 63 Folder 16 "The Stone of Sisyphus" (Poem), [n.d.], 1 page, Typed


Box 63 Folder 17 "Testament: A Collection of Verse, Sonnets" (Poem), [n.d.], 5 pages, Typed


Box 63 Folder 18 "Two Sonnets" (Poem), [n.d.], 2 pages, Typed



Box 24 Folder 13 Unidentified pages, [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 annotated t. ms.


Box 24 Folder 17 Voices, A Journal of Poetry, [n.p.], 1952, 1 Booklet containing poems by Williams and others



Box 61 Folder 2 "Wolf's Hour" (poem), 1974. T.ms.,1 page



Box 63 Folder 19 "The Workers Are Sleeping/The Mind At Morning" (Poem), [n.d.], 10 pages, Typed


Subseries II.3: Other Works & Related Material



Box 25 Folder 1 Essays, [v.p.], 1979, 1982, 2 t.ms. Mes Cahiers Noirs [acq 430, 7.1.88]; Valediction [acq 490 (Mixer), Dec 14, 1989]

[On microfilm. Master negative number 2000-2031]


Box 25 Folder 2 Articles, essays and reviews , [n.p.], 1950-1970s, 1 folder



Box 61 Folder 29 "On Receiving Various Honors…" Tms., 5 pages



Box 52 Folder 1 "W. H. Auden: A Few Reminiscences" in The Harvard Advocate Vol CVIII, Nos. 2-3; "What's Next on the Agenda, Mr. Williams?" in Mediterranean Review Vol. 1, N. 2 (Winter 1971): 15-19., v.p., 1971



Box 25 Folder 3 Art, [n.p.], [n.d.], Sketches, doodles, drawings, sketchbooks, articles, paintings


Box 25 Folder 4-5 Appearances, ads, and interviews, [n.p.], 1960s-1970s, Transcripts, articles, record

[See also audiotapes]



Box 61 Folder 6 "When You Betray me, If You Betray Me" Statement on the production of his play [This Is (An Entertainment)]. 3 pages.


Subseries II.4: Works Based on the Writings of Tennessee Williams



Box 25 Folder 6 Film Treatment, Theater productions, [n.p.], 1980-1982, Treatment, programs, clippings, ads


Box 25 Folder 7 Grand, [n.p.], May 1979, 1 mimeographed teleplay [Lyle Leverich copy]


Box 25 Folder 8 Migrants, [n.p.], 1972, 1 folder of teleplay adapted by Lanford Wilson, first and second drafts


Box 25 Folder 9 This Property Is Condemned, [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 revised second draft of screenplay adapted by Francis Ford Coppola


Subseries II.5: Journals, Memoirs, and Biography


Journals:



Box 29 Folder 1 Journal, [n.p.], 1941-1942, a. ms. of second Florida hitchhiking trip and writing journal



Box 63 Folder 1 Journal, 1944-1945, Spiral notebook.

Williams opens his entries in this notebook with the following entry: "I lost my last journal on Fire Island in May and I haven't kept one since."

Includes his observations on the first production of "The Glass Menagerie".


Box 63 Folder 2 Journal, 1946-1947, Spiral notebook.

Williams was working on "A Chart of Anatomy", that would become "Summer and Smoke", and "Poker Night", that would become "A Streetcar Named Desire", during the fall and winter of 1946.

On December 24, 1946 he writes" "I worked on 'Poker Night' and find it surprisingly close to completion. All in all I think it's better than 'Chart'. Simpler and straighter & therefore more forceful."


Memoirs:

This is an extensive file containing various drafts of hisMemoirs



Box 54 Folder 8 Introduction. T.ms., 2 pages


Box 54 Folder 9 "Some Prefatory remarks by the Playwright". T.ms., 8 pages


Box 54 Folder 10 Introduction. A.ms, 3 pages


Box 54 Folder 11 Autobiography. T.ms., 43 pages


Box 54 Folder 12 Miscellaneous entries


Box 54 Folder 13 Material for, 1973


Box 54 Folder 14 Re. his heart attack


Box 54 Folder 15-16 Memoirs. T.ms.



Box 55 Folder 1-8 Memoirs, (8 folders)



Box 56 Folder 1-2 Memoirs, (2 folders)



Box 26 Folder 1 Biographical works, [n.p.], 1972, title: Tennessee Williams' South



Box 52 Folder 2 Biographical works, London, 1978, 1981, 2 articles about Letters to Donald Windham: Dotson Rader, "The Private Letters of Tennessee Williams," London Magazine Vol. 18, No. 1(July 1978): 18-28; "The 'Private' Letters of Tennessee Williams," London Magazine, Vol. 20, No. 11-12 (February/March 1981): 80-88.


Subseries II.6: Awards & Honors



Box 26 Folder 2-5 Certificates, plaques, trophies and celebrations, [n.p.], 1950s-1980, Photographs, clippings, certificates and brochures including the Kennedy Center Honors of 1978 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award in 1980



Box 69 Folder 5 Certificate signed the President of Endorsements Inc. giving the Big Name Award to Williams as the most wanted name for testimonial advertising, 1957. 25x31 cm.


Box 69 Folder 5 Certificate signed by the May or of Monroe County, Florida making Williams an honorary Conch and citizen of the Florida Keys, undated. 28x41 cm.


Box 69 Folder 5 Certificate making Williams an honorary citizen of New Orleans, signed by the May or and councilman, August 6, 1970. 27x38 cm.


Box 69 Folder 5 Friends who contributed to the Tennessee Williams Plaque in the Auditorium of the Monroe County Public Library, 1975. 320x257 mm.


Box 69 Folder 5 Key West Proclamation declaring January 24, 1980 "Tennessee Williams Day", January 16, 1980., January 24, 1980


Box 69 Folder 5 The City of New York May or's award of honor for artists and culture, signed by Ed Koch, February10, 1982. 23x41 cm.



Box 27 Folder 1 Awards and honors, [n.p.], 1982, 1 folder of photographs, clippings, certificates and brochures including honorary doctorate from Harvard University


Box 27 Folder 2-3 70th Birthday Celebration at the Goodman Theater, [n.p.], 1981-1982, 2 folders of brochures, programs, clippings, congratulations and photos


Box 27 Folder 4-5 Clippings re Williams, [n.p.], 1948-1983, undated, 2 folders



Box 70 Folder 3 New York Drama Critics Circle Award, 1961-1962 signed, 50x37 cm., 1961-1962



Box 71 Folder 3 Proclamation, dated March 25, 1981 signed by May or Jane M. Byrne making March26, 1981 "Tennessee Williams Day" in Chicago in honor of his 70th birthday., March 25, 1981, March26, 1981



Box 67 Folder 5 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Print copy of New York Drama Critics Circle Award, 1955.


Box 67 Folder 5 The Glass Menagerie. Billboard Second Annual Donaldson Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Theatre, 1944-45, signed.


Subseries II.7: Works About Tennessee Williams



Box 27 Folder 6 By other authors, [n.p.], [n.d.], 1 folder, Alphabetical by author


Box 27 Folder 7 Henry R. Beasley Interpretative Study of the Religious Element in the Work of Tennessee Williams [dissertation], [n.p.], August 1973, Dissertation, pp. 1-166



Box 28 Folder 1 Henry R. Beasley Interpretative Study of the Religious Element in the Work of Tennessee Williams [dissertation], [n.p.], 1973, Dissertation, pp. 167-328


Box 28 Folder 2 Tennessee Williams in Tangiers , [n.p.], 1973, Copies of translation by Paul Bowles of work by Mohamed Choukri


Box 28 Folder 3 Leverich, Lyle Articles, [n.p.], 1978-1979, 1 folder


Box 28 Folder 4 Tennessee and Me, [n.p.], [n.d.], Devised by Maxim Mazumda


Box 28 Folder 5-6 Public and Private Lives of Tennessee Williams, [n.p.], [n.d.], Biography by Dakin Williams and Shepard Mead



Box 51 Folder 4-6 Articles about Tennessee Williams, 1953-1981



Box 28 Folder 7 Articles and poems about Tennessee Williams by unidentified, [n.p.], [n.d.]