Theater and the Performing Arts
Within the area of theater and the performing arts, Special Collections’ holdings include the personal and professional papers of Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson, which are supplemented by a series of photographs negatives, and color slides of Lanford Wilson in his house and garden, taken in the 1980s and 1990s. The collection also contains hundreds of published plays, librettos, and technical manuals from the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as hundreds of 20th-century theater programs for productions of plays in New York, London, Washington D.C., and St. Louis dated from 1945 to the present.
How to Use the Collection
With a few exceptions, the collections can be accessed and requested through the library catalog. Finding aids for individual collections are linked on this website. Materials are available for use in the Special Collections Reading Room (room 401) during regular hours. Materials do not circulate.
Finding Aids for Theater and the Performing Arts
Diane Gorodnitzki Photographs of Lanford Wilson
Scope and Contents Photographs, negatives, and color slides of Lanford Wilson in his house and garden, taken in the 1980s and 1990s…
Lanford Wilson Collection
Biographical Sketch Lanford Wilson (1937-2011) was born in Lebanon Missouri to Ralph and Violetta Tate Wilson. In 1942 his parents divorced, and he…
Theatre Program Collection
Scope and Contents The majority of the programs are for performances dated from 1945 to the present in New York, London, Washington D.C., and St.…