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Tennessee Williams   Tags: 20th_century, literature, memoirs, theater, theatre, wustl, wustl_authors  

This guide outlines various research materials about famed playwright and former Washington University student Tennessee Williams available in University Archives (at West Campus) and in the Manuscripts Unit (at Olin Library).
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Researching Tennesee Williams

This guided features research materials about the famed playwright and former Washington University student Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams. Items are  available to resarchers in University Archives (at West Campus), in the Manuscripts Unit (at Olin Library), and from the circulating books of Olin Library. 

This guide focuses on Williams' connections to the St. Louis area, and is only a starting point for research into a complex topic.


Select Readings on Tennessee Williams' Connections to WashU and St. Louis

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My Friend Tom - William Jay Smith
Call Number: PS3545.I5365 Z8355
includes "Thomas Lanier Williams, Washington University: St. Louis, 1935-1940"

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Tom - Lyle Leverich
Call Number: PS3545 I5365 Z753
The "story of the "unknown" years of the playwright's life, before Tom, the person, was eclipsed by Tennessee, the celebrated persona"

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Literary St. Louis - William H. Gass (Editor); Lorin Cuoco (Editor)
Call Number: PS285.S2 L58 2000
Includes "The Region of Good Manners (Tennessee Williams): Midtown" pp. 140 -143

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Seeking St. Louis - Lee Ann Sandweiss (Editor)
Call Number: F474.S2 S38 2000
Includes excerpt from Williams’ memoirs about St. Louis and an excerpt from his play, “A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur” (pp. 765-784)

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Memoirs - Tennessee Williams; John Waters (Introduction by)
Call Number: PS3545.I5365 Z46 1975
ISBN: 0811216691
Publication Date: 2006-10-15
A revealing memoir that includes recollections of growing up in St. Louis. ISBN number and cover image are for the 2006 reprint. The call number is for the first edition in the WUSTL Libraries' holdings.


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