The Grant Williams collection consists of photographs, printed material, correspondence, manuscripts, memorabilia, diaries and journals, legal material, and financial material.
Photographs include professional and personal prints. Professional photographs include headshots as well as stills from films such as Away All Boats (1956), Outside the Law (1956), Red Sundown (1956), Showdown at Abilene (1956), Written on the Wind (1956), Four Girls in Town (1957), The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957), and The Monolith Monsters (1957). Promotional shots from The Incredible Shrinking Man and The Monolith Monsters are also included. Personal photographs date from 1947 to 1980 and include photographs of Williams at his high school prom and in the U.S. Air Force.
Printed material in the collection includes magazines, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets. Magazines include copies of the newsletter Progress from 1957 to 1961. Other magazines include issues of TV Guide, The Hollywood Reporter, and Variety between 1957 and 1958. Newspaper and magazine clippings regarding Williams are also included. Other material includes miscellaneous pamphlets, programs, and booklets.
Correspondence in the collection includes personal and professional correspondence that dates from 1955 to 1982. Personal correspondence includes correspondence with Williams’ family members, as well as May Heatherly. Professional correspondence dates from 1955 to 1966.
Manuscripts in the collection include the script for Portrait of a Mobster (1961). Memorabilia in the collection includes a lighter engraved with Williams’ initials. Diaries and journals in the collection include daily planners and a calendar from the early 1970s. Legal material in the collection includes contracts from 1952 to 1960. Financial material in the collection includes bank statements and tax returns from 1949 to 1966.