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Ronald Perrier Papers

Identifier: Tretter-280

Scope and Content

The papers consist of correspondence between Tennessee Williams and Ronald Perrier, photographs of the two together, Perrier's research and manuscripts, Will and Testament, and his published book, 'A Sense of Honor, Remembrances of WWII Veterans.'


  • Creation: 1971-2010

Language of Materials

Collection material in English

Restrictions on Access

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Biographical Sketch

Ronald Perrier (B.S. University of Wisconsin-River Falls; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota) is Professor Emeritus of Film Studies at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. Dr. Perrier authored eleven books and has directed 75 theatre productions over the years. Much of his work regards personal recollections from World War II Veterans, GLBT related issues including bullying, and film and theatre. His thesis in 1972, research from 1963 to 1971 and in 1983 and 1985 was regarding 'A Study of the Dramatic Works of Tennessee Williams.' Williams was a gay playwright who in addition wrote stories, poetry and adapted his works for cinema. Perrier's latest work titled 'Persistence of Vision: The Life Journey of a Gay Man' was completed in 2008. He currently is working on an extension to this memoir to be titled 'September Songs.'


1 box (0.42 cubic feet)


Collection contains the papers of Ronald Perrier, gay author and educator.

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Finding aid written in English

Collecting Area Details

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