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Tennessee Williams papers, 1930-1970 (Collection LSC 492)
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Box 1

The Day on Which a Man Dies (an occidental Noh Play). Miami, Unpublished. 1960.

Physical Description: 40 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections.
Box 1

And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens... Havana, Cuba, Unpublished. ca. 1958.

Physical Description: 33 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections.
Box 1

Now and at the Hour of Our Death. n.p., Unpublished. n.d.

Physical Description: 39 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections.
Box 1

The Demolition Downtown. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 31 leaves. Mimeograph and a few handtyped pages with holograph corrections.
Box 1

No Sight Would Be Worth Seeing. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 20 leaves. Mimeograph and a few handtyped pages with holograph corrections.
Box 1

The Drunken Fiddler. v.p., ca. Unpublished. 1930-1940.

Physical Description: 72 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections.
Box 1

Happy August the Tenth. n.p., ca. Unpublished short story. 1957.

Physical Description: 21 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections.
Box 1

Stairs to the Roof. New Orleans, Unpublished play. 1941.

Physical Description: 105 leaves. Professionally typed.

Scope and Content Note

Produced at the Pasadena Playhouse ca. 1943.
Box 1

Sweet Bird of Youth. n.p., ca. 1955.

Physical Description: 80 leaves. Mimeograph and a few handtyped pages, with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Original version, produced at Studio M in Coral Gables, Florida, ca. 1956.
Box 1

Man Bring This Up Road. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 55 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Short story published in the Knightly Quest, New York, New Directions, 1966.
Box 1

The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 65 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Fragments.
Box 1

Do it Yourself Interview. n.p., Unpublished. n.d.

Physical Description: 15 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections.
Box 1

Candles to the Sun. n.p., Unpublished play. 1936.

Physical Description: 53 leaves. Typescript.
Box 1

The Night of the Iguana. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 50 leaves. Typescript.

Scope and Content Note

Early version, produced 1960.
Box 2

The Twister. n.p., Unpublished and unproduced. n.d.

Physical Description: 12 leaves. Typescript, carbon copy.
Box 2

Hide and Seek or Whipmaster. n.p., 1954.

Physical Description: 100 leaves. Typescript, carbon copy.

Scope and Content Note

Unpublished early version of Baby Doll.
Box 2

Golden Rules for Playwrights. Acapulco, Mexico, Unpublished. 1959.

Physical Description: 3 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections.
Box 2

Night of the Iguana. n.p., Play. 1960.

Physical Description: 100 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Author's work-script.
Box 2

Baby Doll. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 65 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Screen scenario.
Fragment, not included in film.
Box 2

A Man Grows Long... n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 5 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete poem.
Box 2

Letter to the drama editor of the New York Times. New York, n.d.

Physical Description: 2 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Published in different form in the drama pages of the New York Times.
Box 2

A reply to the Point of View (POV) of critic Marya Mannes. New York, n.d.

Physical Description: 6 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Published in the drama section of the New York Times in slightly different form.
First draft.
Box 2

Mama's Old Stucco House. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Holograph.

Scope and Content Note

Story published in final form in the Knightly Quest, New York: New Directions, 1966.
Box 2

The Mutilated, and The Gnadiges Fraulein. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 43 leaves. Typescript and holograph.

Scope and Content Note

Two short plays, final versions produced in the 1960s.
Box 2

What's Next on the Agenda, Mr. Williams? n.p., Unpublished. n.d.

Physical Description: 13 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Prose-poem describing the author's experiences in the violent ward of a psychiatric hospital.
Read at London Poetry Festival, 1970.
Box 2

A Recluse and His Guest. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 13 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Short story published in Playboy, December 1969.
Box 2

The Tread-Mill. n.p., Never published. n.d.

Physical Description: 3 leaves. Typescript.

Scope and Content Note

Fragment of an early short story.
Box 2

One Arm. n.p., ca. Screenplay of the short story. Unproduced. 1968.

Physical Description: 100 leaves. Typescript.
Box 2

Letter to Virginia Carr. Key West, Florida, August 18-19, 1970.

Physical Description: 2 leaves. Typescript.
Box 2

Maxwell, Gilbert. Tennessee Williams and Friends. New York: World Publishing Company, 1965.

Scope and Content Note

Uncorrected proofs, galleys.
 

Poems. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (7 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

(Typescript and holograph)
Box 2

“We Are Coming Home to Die...” [first line].

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Holograph.

Scope and Content Note

10 line poem.
Box 2

“Ain't it a Pity”.

Physical Description: 2 leaves. Holograph, signed.

Scope and Content Note

24 line poem.
Box 2

“She That Comes Late to the Dance”.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Holograph, signed.

Scope and Content Note

12 line poem.
Box 2

“A Witch and Her Daughter...” [first line].

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typescript with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

12 line poem.
Box 2

“A Moment in a Room”. March 1952.

Physical Description: 2 leaves. Typescript (carbon).

Scope and Content Note

32 line poem.