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William Inge photograph

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH PH P714

Overview

This collection contains a photograph of a sculpture of William Inge holding his Academy Award ("Oscar").

Dates

  • 1974

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 (1913-1973)

William Motter Inge was born in Independence, Kansas on May 3, 1913. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Drama from the University of Kansas in 1935 and a Master of Arts from the George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tennessee in 1938.

Inge worked as a university faculty member and theater critic but is best-known as a playwright and novelist. He was awareded both a Pulitzer Prize for his play, Picnic (1953), and an Academy Award for his first screenplay, Splendor in the Grass (1960). His later works were not well-received. Inge died by suicide on June 10, 1973 at his home in Hollywood and is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Indepdence, KS.

[Information obtained from the William Inge Center for the Arts.]

Extent

1 folder (1 item)

Physical Location

RH PH P714

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Glenn Pierce, 1974.

Related Materials

William Inge collection, RH MS 165, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Correspondence with Mendy Weisgal, RH MS 1304, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Correspondence with R. Baird Shuman, RH MS P915, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Peter Stansky's William Inge collection, RH MS 1249, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Processing Information

Transfer from RH PH DK14.

Source

Title
Guide to the William Inge Collection
Subtitle
William Inge photograph
Author
Finding aid prepared by geb. Finding aid encoded by geb.
Date
2020-05-01
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/4232081949
Preferred citation
William Inge photograph, RH PH P714, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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