|Windham (l), Campbell, 1955. Photo: Carl Van Vechten|
Mr. Windham, who did not attend college, specifically requested that writers with no academic affiliation be considered.
The New York Times dutifully noted the surprise of their friends at the size of Mr. Windham's and Mr. Campbell's endowments:
Mr. Windham and Sandy Campbell, his companion of 45 years, were a well-known couple in New York’s gay literary circles who lived so unostentatiously that it surprised their friends that Mr. Windham left a bequest sufficient to generate a million dollars in prize money every year.(NYT via Band of Thebes; see bloglist, lower right)