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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 191

Costume designs and drawings for ballets


Watercolors and drawings of ballets by various artists.


  • 1918-1976

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.25 linear feet (21 folders)
Includes watercolors for the ballet by George Barbier, Nicolai Remisoff and Sergei Yurievich Soudeikin; silhouettes by H. Gumppenberg and Lottie Reiner; and signed watercolor, ink and pencil costume designs for ballets by Julie Schwolon.

Biographical / Historical

George Barbier (1882-1932) was a French painter and illustrator; Lotte Reiniger (1899-1981) was a German film director and pioneer of silhouette animation; Nicolai Remisoff (1884-1975) was a Russian theatrical designer and painter; Serge Soudeikine (1882- 1946) was a Russian set designer; Julie Schwolon was an artist who designed for the Dancer Center at Harvard Summer School.


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. Watercolors and silhouettes
  2. II. Drawings by Julie Schwolow
  3. III. Other

Physical Location



Immediate Source of Acquisition

*66M-168. Gift of Hamil and Barker, 230 North Washington Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60601; received: 1967 May 29.

*76M-8. Gift of Julie Schwolon, 87 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201; received: 1976 Aug. 2. Given through Iris Fanger, 190 Dudley Street, Brookline, Massachusetts 02146.

*76M-27. Gift of Paul Stiga, 62 Montague Street, Brooklyn Heights, New York, 11201; received: 1976 Dec. 28.

*76M-68. Purchased from Goodspeed's Book shop, Inc.,18 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02108; received: 1977 Apr. 12.
Costume designs and drawings for ballets: Guide.
Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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