Correspondence with Mendy Weisgal
This collection includes letters from William Inge to Mendy Weisgal written between 1955 and 1967, as well as related newspaper clippings and correspondence. Weisgal, who also was known professionally as Michael Wager, was an actor and writer who was Inge's friend and collaborator.
- 1955 - 1967
- Inge, William (Author, Person)
- Wager, Michael, 1929- (Correspondent, 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.
0.25 Linear Feet (1 box + 1 oversize folder)
Language of Materials
Scope and Contents
Includes letters written to Mendy Weisgal, various related correspondence/notes, and newspapers articles/clippings of reviews and advertisements for William Inge's plays.
RH MS 1304
RH MS R348
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, 2013
William Inge Summer brave and eleven short plays (Random House, 1962)RH B1893 c. 2
- Guide to the William Inge Collection
- Correspondence with Mendy Weisgal
- Finding aid prepared by hc, 2014; revised by mhr, 2015
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
William Inge Collection, RH MS 1304, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.
Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States