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Spalding Gray Archives to Be Housed at University of Texas at Austin

Spalding Gray
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The University of Texas at Austin has acquired the archives of the late playwright/performer Spalding Gray, according to The New York Times.

The archives will be housed at the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities library at the university, and will include over 90 performance notebooks and more than 100 diaries that chart the development of several of Gray's signature monologues such as Swimming to Cambodia, It's a Slippery Slope, Morning, Noon and Night, and Monster in a Box. Also included in the archive will be dozens of tapes of Gray's performances.

The Times quotes Helen Adair, the associate curator of performing arts at the Ransom Center, as saying that the archive would be available to scholars and researchers "once it's been cataloged and processed."

Gray committed suicide in 2004 after a two-year-battle with depression caused by a head injury sustained in a car accident in Ireland. He was 62.


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