In 2001 THNOC acquired the largest private collection of Tennessee Williams materials. The collection was the lifelong labor of love for collector Fred W. Todd. Over the course of 45 years, Todd amassed a diverse assemblage of books, unpublished manuscripts, playbills, letters, photographs, and much more. The collection has been divided into six groups, with finding aids provided for each:

Manuscripts Correspondence Financial and Legal Documents Theater Cinema Periodicals and Books