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Lanford Wilson Collection

Series Description

Series Six – Awards and Other Three-dimensional Objects consists of various awards and honors received by Wilson during his career as a playwright. In addition to certificates, plaques, medallions and framed photographs, the series also includes honorary degree hoods from several institutions of higher education.

Box 28

Book – American Academy of Achievement – Banquet of the Golden Plate, 1994

Book – American Academy of Achievement – Banquet of the Golden Plate, 1995

Certificate – Antoinette Perry Award Nomination – Best Play 1979-1980 – Author – Talley's Folly, 1980

Certificate – Antoinette Perry Award Nomination – Best Play 1980-1981 – Author – 5th of July, 1981

Certificate – Antoinette Perry Award Nomination – Best Play 1982-1983 – Author – Angels Fall, 1983

Certificate – Brandeis University Creative Arts Awards Commission – Medal of Achievement for Distinguished Contribution to Theatre, April 23, 1980

Certificate – Dramatists Guide of America – Award for Lifetime Achievement, n.d.

Certificate – Grinnell College – Honorary Degree – Doctor of Humane Letters, 1994

Certificate – Humanitas Certificate – Taxi!!! (mounted on wooden board), July 10, 1978

Certificate – Long Island University – Honorary Degree – Doctor of Literature, May 21, 1995

Certificate – University of Missouri-Kansas City – Honorary Degree – Doctor of Humane Letters, September 20, 1981

Plaque – American Theatre Critics Association – New Play Award – Book of Days, March 20, 1999

Plaque – Circle Repertory Theatre – Production of The Hot L Baltimore – 734th Performance, October 31, 1974

Plaque – Independence Community College – Distinguished Achievement in the American Theatre, April 21, 2001

Plaque – Missouri Library Association – MLA Literary Award – Talley's Folly, October 20, 1983

Plaque – Playbill – Burn This, September 19, 2002

Plaque – State of Missouri Outstanding Artists Award, September 14, 1981

Box 29

FF 1 – Program – American Academy of Arts and Letters – Annual Ceremonial, May 19, 2010

FF 1 – Program – University of Missouri-Kansas City – Honorary Degree Ceremony, September 29, 1981

FF 1 – Program – Writers Hall of Fame – Fourth Annual Dinner Theatre – Induction and Awards Ceremony, April 16, 1998

FF 2 – Program Script – The William Inge Theatre Festival – A Tribute to Lanford Wilson (includes congratulatory correspondence), April 21, 2001

FF 3 – Certificate – 2011 Off Broadway Alliance Award – Off Broadway Hall of Fame, January 21, 2011

FF 3 – Certificate – American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers – Membership, July 29, 1971

FF 3 – Certificate – Columbia University – Declaration for Pulitzer Prize – Talley's Folly, April 14, 1980

FF 3 – Certificate – Drama-Logue Critics Award – Outstanding Achievement in Theatre – Playwriting – 5th of July (New Apollo Theatre), 1980

FF 3 – Certificate – Drama-Logue Critics Award – Outstanding Achievement in Theatre – Talley's Folly and 5th of July, 1979

FF 3 – Certificate – Drama Desk – Nomination 1980-1981 – 5th of July

FF 3 – Certificate – Helen Merrill Playwriting Awards – Distinguished Playwrights Award, October 2, 2009

FF 3 – Certificate – Hollywood Drama-Logue Critics Award – Outstanding Achievement in Theatre – Burn This, 1987

FF 3 – Certificate – Long Island University Southampton Campus – John Steinbeck Project Committee, May 11, 1990

FF 3 – Certificate – Lucille Lortel and Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation – Playwrights' Sidewalk Star, October 26, 1998

FF 3 – Certificate – Lucille Lortel Award Nomination – Outstanding Revival – 5th of July (Signature Theatre Company), 2003

FF 3 – Certificate – Lucille Lortel Award Nomination – Outstanding Revival – Burn This (Signature Theatre Company), 2003

FF 3 – Certificate – Michigan Allied Professional Theatres – Outstanding Production – Book of Days (Purple Rose Theatre Company), September 14, 1998

FF 3 – Certificate – National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Nomination – Best Writing in Drama – Original Teleplay – The Migrants, 1974

FF 3 – Certificate – PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award, May 24, 2004

FF 3 – Certificate – Southwest Missouri State Speech Festival – Excellent Rating in Humorous Interpretation, 1954

FF 3 – Certificate – Southwest Missouri State Speech Festival – Excellent Rating in Humorous Interpretation, 1955

FF 3 – Certificate – Village Theater Award – Excellence in Playwrighting – Talley's Folly (Circle Repertory Company), June 11, 1979

FF 3 – Certificate – Village Voice OBIE – Outstanding Achievement 1996-1997 – Sympathetic Magic

FF 3 – Drawing – "Angels Fall written by Lanford Wilson" by Karen Bell, n.d.

Item – Artistic Achievement Award, 2010

Item – Arts for Life – Best Performance Award for Playwriting – Lifetime Achievement, 2000

Item – Honorary Degree Hoods (includes University of Missouri-Kansas City and Grinnell)

Item – Christopher Award, n.d. [in smaller box]

Item – Lucille Lortel Award – Outstanding Achievement Off Broadway – 2001 Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence

Item – Writers Hall of Fame (glass inkwell and stand), 1998

Medallion – Brandeis University Creative Arts Award – Theatre Arts, 1980 [in smaller box]

Medallion – Guild Hall of East Hampton, New York – Lifetime Achievement in the Arts, December 5, 2000 [in smaller box]

Medallion – Lotus Club Medal of Merit, 1993 [in smaller box]

Medallion – Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Playwrighting Award – The Hot l Baltimore, 1973 [in smaller box]

Medallion – Salute to Excellence – American Academy of Achievement – Banquet of the Golden Plate, n.d. [in smaller box]

Photograph – Roundabout Theatre Company – Three Sisters cast (framed), March 13, 1997

Photograph – Times "Talks" (framed), n.d.

Plaque – Long Island University Southampton Campus – John Steinbeck Award, 1990 [in smaller box]

Plaque – National Theatre Conference – Person of the Year, 2004

Plaque – Teatro Xola – 100 Productions of The Hot l Baltimore, 1975

Plate – American Academy of Achievement – Banquet of the Golden Plate (still in frame; includes small plaque), 1995

Plate – Prince William Sound Community College Theatre Conference – Edward Albee Last Frontier Playwright Award, August 27, 1994

Print Blocks – Hill and Wang – The Mound Builders (two) and Lemon Sky (two), n.d. [in smaller box]

OSF 3

Certificate – American Academy of Arts and Letters – Membership, 2004

Certificate – Drama Critics Circle Award – Best American Play 1972-1973 – The Hot l Baltimore

Certificate – Drama Critics Circle Award – Best Play 1979-1980 – Talley's Folly

Certificate – Drama Desk – Vernon Rice Award – Outstanding Achievement Off-Off Broadway 1966-1967

Certificate – Theater Hall of Fame – Scroll of Honor Membership, January 24, 1994

Certificate – Village Voice OBIE – Best Play 1972-1973 – The Hot l Baltimore

Certificate – Village Voice OBIE – Distinguished Playwriting – The Mound Builders, n.d.

Envelope – Photograph of display case with Wilson memorabilia, n.d.