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Finding Aid for the Beth Henley Small Manuscripts Collection (MUM00229)

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Finding Aid for the Beth Henley Small Manuscripts Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00229/
Title: Beth Henley Small Manuscripts Collection
Dates: 1982-1989
Collector: Henley, Beth
Physical Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections.University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00229
Location: General Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Abstract: The collection contains promotional materials and articles related to the work of playwright Beth Henley.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Acquired from various sources

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded by Kathryn Michaelis, October 2011.

Additions

Materials may be periodically added to this collection.


Subject Terms

Henley, Beth
Dramatists, American -- 20th century


Formats

pamphlets
playbills
press releases
articles


Biographical Note

Playwright and screenwriter Beth Henley was born in Jackson, Miss. in 1952. Many of her works are set in Mississippi and feature southern characters and themes. Perhaps her best-known play is Crimes of the Heart, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1981. Crimes of the Heart also earned Henley a Tony award nomination, and was adapted as a film of the same title in 1986. Her other works include The Wake of Jamey Foster (1983); The Miss Firecracker Contest (1985); The Debutante Ball (1991); Family Week (2000); Ridiculous Fraud (2006); and others.


Scope and Content Note

The collection contains promotional materials and articles related to the work of playwright and screenwriter Beth Henley.


User Information

Preferred Citation

Beth Henley Small Manuscripts Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The Beth Henley Small Manuscripts Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


Related Material

Resources at the University of Mississippi

Beth Henley Collection (MUM00228), Archives and Special Collections


Container List

Folder 1 Pamphlet: "Millsaps Arts and Lecture Series Presents An Evening with Beth Henley and Lydy Becker Caldwell," 29 March 1983
Folder 2 Playbill: "New Stage Theatre presents Broadway’s Smash Hit ‘Crimes of the Heart’ by Beth Henley, Directed by William Partlan, June 1-18, 1983," Jackson, Miss. Two copies.
Folder 3 Pamphlet: "Mississippi State University. University Honors Program Presents Beth Henley," 1982
Folder 4 Press release: New Stage Theatre. Re: Crimes of the Heart, 1983
Folder 5 Studies in American Drama 1945-Present Vol. 3, 1988
Scope: Contains Laura Morrow’s “Orality and Identity in night, Mother and Crimes of the Heart," pp. 23-39.
Folder 6 Studies in American Drama 1945-Present Vol. 4, 1989
Scope: Contains Jean Gagen’s "Most resembling unlikeness, and most unlike resemblance: Beth Henley’s 'Crimes of the Heart' and Chekhov’s 'Three Sisters'." pp. 119-128.