Dennis Holt was a director and playwright. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Henderson State University in 1947, a Master of Arts in English from University of Arkansas in 1955, and a Master of Arts in Speech and Dramatic Art from University of Arkansas in 1960. A native of Bismarck, Arkansas, he was born October 9, 1918, and died July 30, 1990. Holt came to Ouachita Baptist College in 1955 as chairman of the drama department. During his twentyeight years as professor of speech and drama at Ouachita, he achieved national recognition for his direction of Verser Theatre, twice being selected to perform the featured college play in the National Dramatic Arts Conference. Over a period of time, he wrote many plays.
The collection contains typed and copyrighted plays written by Dennis Holt from 1975 to 1990, including: Antigone, The Last Bouquet, You Would Have Understood Me--Had You Waited, The Raincrow Summer, Wedding on Jack Mountain, The Night of the Owl, This Ring of Hills, The Cry of a Hawk, The Reprise of Jennifer, The Interlopers, Jacob Bray, The Wild Plum Tree, and Bitterweeds. There are also copyright certificates dated from 1946-1990, and printing plates for play programs.
Dennis Holt Plays. Riley-Hickingbotham Library Archives and Special Collections, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.