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Lynn Riggs Papers, 1927-2002

 Collection
Identifier: 1971-004
This is an artificial collection bringing together several specific acquisitions of Riggs related materials, with each series denoting a separate accession. In this collection appear correspondence between Riggs, Noel Kaho, Oscar Hammerstein, Oklahoma Governor Raymond Gary, and others. Also included are drafts of a poem, Antique Evening, and plays such as A World Elsewhere. There is also much about Oklahoma! including Riggs' notes for Green Grow the Lilacs, photographs, clippings, and a guest list for the New York premier of the film-musical Oklahoma! and photographs of the University of Tulsa Theatre Department's production of Green Grow the Lilacs. There are also four scrapbooks that were Riggs’ personal property.

Dates

  • undated

Creator

Language

These materials are in English.

Access

This material is open for research use by any registered reader. This material is housed off-site and will require 2 business days advanced notice for use.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Extent

12 Linear Feet (8 document boxes, 5 oversized boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Rollie Lynn Riggs was an American author, poet and playwright. He was born on August 31, 1899, on a farm near Claremore, Oklahoma. His mother was 1/8 Cherokee, and when he was two years old, his mother secured his Cherokee allotment for him. Riggs wrote 21 full-length plays, several short stories, poems, and a television script. He is most noted for "Green Grow The Lilacs," which was adapted into the landmark musical "Oklahoma!" in 1943. He died on June 30, 1954.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift

Related Materials

There are also Riggs related materials in the Ben Graf Henneke archive of the performing arts, 1760s-1980s, coll. no. 1979-006.

Creator

Source

Title
Lynn Riggs papers, 1920s-1990s
Status
completed
Author
Milissa Burkart
Date
2003 March
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

Contact:
McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
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Tulsa 74104-3123 US US
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