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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 287

Miscellaneous theatrical costume designs


Theatrical costume designs by various designers.


  • 1914-1978

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


2 linear feet (1 box, 4 pf drawers, and 1 ppf drawer)

Costume designs in pencil, gouache, ink, watercolors, pastels, and other media for various theatrical shows in Canada, France, and the United States. Designers include Alvin Colt, Daphne Dare, Nataliia Sergeevna Goncharova, John Robert Lloyd, and Peter Rice, among others.


Arranged alphabetically by name of designer.

Physical Location

b, pf, ppf

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various sources at various times. Accession information is given with the item entry.

Miscellaneous theatrical costume designs, circa 1914-1978: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description

Repository Details

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