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Tennessee Williams

This guide outlines various research materials about famed playwright and former Washington University student Tennessee Williams available from the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections in Olin Library.

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Researching Tennesee Williams

This guide features research materials about the famed playwright and former Washington University student Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams. Items are available to researchers from collections at University Archives,  the Manuscripts Unit , 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