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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 1796

Leo and Louise Kerz papers and designs

Personal papers of theater production designer Leo Kerz and of Louise Kerz, with designs and plans by Leo Kerz.

Dates

  • circa 1920-1996

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

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

Extent

11.5 linear feet (13 boxes, 13 drawers)

Includes programs, awards, photographs, scripts, sound recording concerning Erwin Piscator, phonograph records, video used for Tony Awards research, correspondence, art supplies, bank statements; and drawings and blueprints of designs by Leo Kerz.

Biographical / Historical

Leo Kerz was born 1912 in Germany and died in 1976. He was a theater production designer, art director, and set designer. Louise Kerz was a research historian for the arts.

Arrangement

Minimally processed; arranged in series by accession number (order of receipt).

Physical Location

b, ppf, Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession information is given at the series level.

Processing Information

Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2018.
Link to catalog

Creator

Title
Kerz, Leo. Leo and Louise Kerz papers and designs, circa 1920-1996 (MS Thr 1796): Guide.
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Date
2018 May 9
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou02931

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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