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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 332-332.1

Donald Oenslager set designs


Set designs by American set designer Donald Oenslager.


  • Creation: 1934-1967

Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.


.1 linear feet (5 folders and 1 framed item)

Set designs rendered in ink, watercolor, gouache, pencil, and chalk for productions of Prometheus bound, Pygmalion, and Antigone among other plays. Also includes a costume design for L'Histoire du soldat.

Biographical / Historical

Oenslager was an American set designer.


Arranged alphabetically by title.

Physical Location


Physical Location


Physical Location

framed storage

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Gift of Donald Oenslager, 825 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10021; received: 1959 (three drawings), 1963, 1969, and 1970.

Oenslager, Donald, 1902-1975. Donald Oenslager set designs: Guide.
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Language of description

Repository Details

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