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Personal Papers of Lois Wilson

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: PP 445


The Lois Wilson collection contains a program and script for the play "Distinguished Service," a 1943 production of the University of Kansas Department of Speech and Drama with an all-female cast.


  • Creation: 1942 - 1943


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The Lois Wilson collection includes the script and program for the play "Distinguished Service," by Allen Crafton, a University of Kansas (KU) student. The play was put on by the KU Department of Speech and Drama on March 30, 1943 at the Fraser Theatre. The program states that, due to World War Ii, male actors were not readily available, and plays for all-female casts were equally scarce. The play depicts the lives of nine army nurses during the Battle of Bataan in 1942. Lois Wilson played the role of Maxie Duff, one of the nurses.

Physical Location

PP 445

Related Materials

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks.

Guide to the Lois Wilson Collection
Personal Papers of Lois Wilson
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Preferred citation
Lois Wilson Collection, University Archives, PP 445, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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