Archives and Special Collections
Collection C0031 - Theatrical scene and costume design collection.
CA ACU SPC C0031
Theatrical scene and costume design collection.
- [ca. 1880s - 1980s] (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1614 paintings, drawings and prints.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Collection consists of scene and costume design for operas, operettas, stage plays, films, revues and ballets, as well as for many unidentified productions. Many designs are undated. Design media include watercolour, gouache, pencil, charcoal and tempera. Designers represented include Percy Anderson (1851-1928), Georges Barbier (1882-1932), Alexandre Benois (1870-1960), Charles Betout (active ca. 1900-1939), Umberto Brunelleschi (1879-1949), Boris Bilinsky (1900-1948), Serge Soudeikine (1882-1946) and C. Wilhelm (1856-1925). Collection also includes Vanity Fair lithographs of actors and managers (ca. 1874-1912) and a series of engraved dramatic portraits.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Text in English and French.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Item level inventory, Checklist of the theatrical scene and costume design collection, Special Collections, University of Calgary / compiled by Rhonda Schultz, and revised by Apollonia Steele available at repository.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of the collection.
Collection acquisition ongoing.