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MS Thr 597

Peters, Rollo. Rollo Peters costume designs for The Pilgrim spirit, 1921: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 597
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Peters, Rollo.
Title: Rollo Peters costume designs for The Pilgrim spirit,
Date(s): 1921.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Charles Rollo Peters' costume designs for George Pierce Baker's 1921 The Pilgrim Spirit.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Pilgrim Tercentenary Commission, via William Carroll HIill, 73 Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts; received: 1921 October 19.

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Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Rollo Peters Costume Designs for The Pilgrim Spirit, 1921 (MS Thr 597). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

Additional Rollo Peters papers are held by the Arts Library of Yale University.
See Hollis for additional materials relating to this pageant.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Rollo Peters III (1892-1967) was born in Paris, but moved to California when he was five. He was an actor, scenic designer, director, producer and co-founder of the New York Theatre Guild. He designed the costumes for George Pierce Baker's 1921 The Pilgrim Spirit: a pageant in celebration of the tercentenary of the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Massachusetts, December 21, 1620. The pageant was performed at the State Reservation near Plymouth Rock, in July and August of 1921.


Arranged numerically in plate number order.

Scope and Contents

185 watercolor and pencil costume design drawings. Includes details of type and color of fabrics, titles of drawings, number of costumes needed, character wearing each design, etc... Not all plate numbers are in this set and some plate numbers are used multiple times.

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