Personal Papers of Lois Wilson
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.
- 1942 - 1943
- Wilson, Lois, 1921-2017 (Person)
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.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
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.
- Guide to the Lois Wilson Collection
- Personal Papers of Lois Wilson
- Finding aid prepared by KMC, 2007 Finding aid encoded by KMC, 2007
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Lois Wilson Collection, University Archives, PP 445, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries