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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 1628

Fredric Woodbridge Wilson collection of designs for theater, ballet and opera

Costume designs for 20th century theater, ballet and opera productions


  • 1926-2001

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


1.2 linear foot (1 box and 19 ppf folders)

Includes costume and scene designs for drama, opera and ballet for French, British and American 20th-century productions by Susan Benson, Nadine Baylis, Jacques Dupont, Carl Toms, Berkely Sutcliffe, Leo Kerz and other designers. Also includes drawings for Paul De Kruif's medical essay The Pale Horror


Arranged alphabetically by the name of designer

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

b, ppf

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett ; received: 2010 October 9.

Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Theater, Dance and Music.

Processing Information

Processed by Irina Klyagin, 2017 May
Link to catalog
Wilson, Fredric Woodbridge, collector. Fredric Woodbridge Wilson collection of designs for theater, ballet and opera, 1926-2001: Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University
2017 May 11
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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