Peter Stansky's William Inge collection
This collection of William Inge's papers contains the manuscripts for his later plays and novels written in the late 1960's and early 1970's prior to his death in 1973.
- 1968 - 1972
- Inge, William (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
No access restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.
Biography of William Inge
William Motter Inge (1913-1973) was born in Independence, Kansas. He studied speech and drama at the University of Kansas and graduated in 1935. He received his Master's degree from George Peabody College at Nashville, Tennessee in 1938. He worked as a teacher, laborer, and theater critic. He is best-known as a playwright and novelist. In his lifetime he earned both a Pulitzer Prize for Picnic and an Academy Award for the screenplay to the motion picture Splendor in the Grass. His later works did not achieve this same acclaim and this lack of notice is believed to have played a factor in his suicide in 1973 at the age of 60.
.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Scope and Contents
Includes manuscripts from William Inge written between 1968-1973. Includes numerous later plays, one of which was published in an anthology of short plays (Midwestern Manic). Includes drafts for novels and short stories, none of which were published.
RH MS 1249
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Peter Stansky, 2012
- Guide to the William Inge Collection
- Peter Stansky's William Inge collection
- Finding aid prepared by sda, 2012; Finding aid encoded by sda, 2012
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- Preferred citation
William Inge Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 1249, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries