June 3, 2011 1:19:00 PM
Staff members of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library have received archival documents from the Tennessee Williams Tribute Committee for preservation of artifacts connected with the Columbus-Lowndes County celebration of the 100th birthday of Columbus native and America''s great playwright and poet, Thomas Lanier "Tennessee " Williams.
Among the posters, playbills, programs, tickets, calendar of events and newspaper ads are articles in the Columbus Commercial Dispatch, The Jackson Clarion Ledger, The Memphis Commercial Appeal and The New York Times.
"These media items will be added to the Billups-Garth Archives with past years TWT events memorabilia, as well as the collection of movie posters and playbills that were exhibited during the March 100th birthday event at the library and will again be shown to citizens and visitors during the Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes in September," said library archivist Mona Vance. "The library is pleased to have articles of historic events presented to its achieves for preservation for our citizens now and for future generations."
The 100th birthday celebration of Tennessee Williams was sponsored by the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Columbus Arts Council, The Mississippi Humanities Council, The Southern Literary Trail and the TWT Committee.