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The blossom, or, Billy the kid : playscript

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0971

Content Description

Original type written manuscript with a few ink changes, in a three-hole paper binder. 30 pages, including four pages of stage layouts (two on yellow paper with colored pencil drawings), and a cover page with pencil and ink notes. There are a few ink changes (mostly stage directions), and a number of xxxxx's. McClure wrote his first drama in 1959 "between the finish of The New Book/A Book of Torture and my sexual poem Dark Brown and first performed in 1963."


  • Creation: 1959


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library,


1 item (30 pages)


Consists of one typescript of Michael McClure's playscript, "The Blossom, or, Billy the Kid." The play was written in 1959 and first performed in 1963.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 2014.

Related Materials

This item forms part of MSS 0099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

Shelving Summary

Box 68, F0971: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Processing Information

Processed and encoded by George Apodaca, January 2016.

Finding aid for "The blossom, or, Billy the kid" : playscript
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2016 January 20
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Delaware Library Special Collections Repository

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