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MS Thr 103

Simonson, Lee, 1888-1967. Lee Simonson and Carolyn Hancock theatrical designs and papers, 1919-1938: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b, pfd, Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 103
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Simonson, Lee, 1888-1967.
Title: Lee Simonson and Carolyn Hancock theatrical designs and papers
Date(s): 1919-1938
Quantity: 10 linear feet (8 portfolio drawers, 11 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Costume designs and plans by American theatrical designer Lee Simonson, as well as production photographs for plays produced by the Theatre Guild in New York City.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

63M-121. Gift of Lee Simonson, of New York, in memory of William B. Van Lennep; received: 1964.
2016MT-73. Gift of Dora Odarenko, 2016 December 7.
2016MT-62, 2016MT-66. Purchased with funds from the Beatrice, Benjamin and Richard Bader Fund in the Visual Arts of the Theatre, 2017 January-February.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Lee Simonson and Carolyn Hancock theatrical designs and papers, 1919-1938 (MS Thr 103). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Simonson (1888-1967) was an American scenographer. He graduated from Harvard College in 1909.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Contains costume designs by Simonson in pencil, ink and watercolor for various plays, production photographs taken by Francis Bruguiere and Florence Vandamm of plays produced by the Theatre Guild in New York City, and plans for set designs as well as public and living spaces.

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