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MS Thr 975

Aronson, Boris, 1900-1980. Boris Aronson set and costume designs, 1944-1972: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: pfd, ppf
Call No.: MS Thr 975
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Aronson, Boris, 1900-1980.
Title: Boris Aronson set and costume designs,
Date(s): 1944-1972.
Quantity: 1 collection (12 drawings in 12 folders (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Set and costume designs for theatrical productions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Boris Aronson; received: 1971 December 13.
No accession numbers. Various sources; received: 1998 February-July.
2008MT-23 (1-5). Purchased with Mary P. and Donald M. Oenslager Theatre Collection Fund; received: 2008 October 31.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Irina Klyagin

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Existence and Location of Copies:

Images of artwork from this collection are also available through Harvard University Library's Visual Information System (VIA) catalog as part of the Russian Theatrical Designs at the Harvard Theatre Collection project. Search in VIA under designer's last name.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Boris Aronson Set and Costume Designs, 1944-1972 (MS Thr 975). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Boris Aronson was an American scenic designer for Broadway and Yiddish theatre. He won the Tony Award for Scenic Design six times in his career.


Arranged alphabetically by title of production.

Scope and Contents

Contains 3 designs for the 1952 New York City Ballet production of Ballade, 1 design for the 1972 Shubert Theatre production of Creation of the world and other business, 3 designs for the 1953 Martin Beck Theatre production of The Crucible, 1 design for the 1960 St. James Theatre production of Do Re Mi, 3 designs for the 1960 ANTA Playhouse production of J.B., and 1 design for the 1944 Metropolitan Opera House production of Pictures at an exhibition.

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