24 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Musical theater--United States.

  1. Miles White costume designs, 1942-1977

    approximately 150 items ; 8 containers ; 7.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Miles White was an American scenic and costume designer best known for his work on Oklahoma! (1943), Carousel (1945), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949), Bye Bye Birdie (1960), and other Broadway musicals and stage productions. The collection consists mostly of finished designs and sketches, some of which include fabric samples and other related materials.

  2. Florence Klotz costume designs, 1971-1985

    670 items ; 19 containers ; 11.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Florence Klotz was an American costume designer best known for her work on Broadway musical collaborations with composer Stephen Sondheim and director Harold (Hal) Prince, including Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), and Pacific Overtures (1976). The collection contains finished costume designs, sketches, fabric samples, and other materials for five musicals and one film adaptation.

  3. Oliver Smith papers, 1942-1983

    approximately 2,000 items ; 100 containers ; 61.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Oliver Smith was an American production designer, producer, and teacher of theatrical design. Smith contributed his talents to many of the twentieth century's most beloved musicals, ballets, and plays, including Rodeo (1942), On the Town (1944), My Fair Lady (1956), West Side Story (1957), The Sound of Music (1959), and Hello, Dolly! (1964). The collection includes painted set elevations,...

  4. Peggy Clark papers, 1880-1997

    64,240 items . 473 containers. 291.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Peggy Clark (1915-1996) was an American lighting, scenic, and costume designer. The collection includes light plots, scenic renderings, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, blueprints, programs, photographs, posters, scripts, scrapbooks, clippings, notes, memorabilia and other materials related to her life and career.

  5. Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine collection, 1918-1992

    approximately 86,950 items. 790 containers. 253 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Danny Kaye (1911-1987) was an American actor, singer, dancer, comedian, and humanitarian. His wife, Sylvia Fine (1913-1991), was an American lyricist, composer, writer, lecturer, and producer. The collection, which documents their lives and careers, contains printed and manuscript music, scripts, correspondence, business and financial papers, promotional and publicity materials, speeches, oral...

  6. Jonathan Larson papers, 1978-1996

    15,000 items ; 59 containers ; 28.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Jonathan Larson (1960-1996) was an American composer, lyricist, playwright, and performer who wrote primarily for the musical theater. The collection contains materials relating to his musicals, musical revues, club acts, films, and dance works, in particular Superbia, tick, tick...BOOM!, and RENT, his successful rock musical adaptation of La Bohème. These materials include manuscript and...

  7. George S. Kaufman and Anne Kaufman Schneider papers, circa 1892-1998

    approximately 1,500 items ; 10 containers ; 6.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    George S. Kaufman was an American playwright, producer, director, drama critic, and humorist. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, scripts, and other materials related to his career. His daughter, Anne Kaufman Schneider (b. 1925), remained active in preserving Kaufman's legacy well into the 1990s. Her correspondence related to these efforts and family photographs are also...

  8. Daniel Nagrin collection, circa 1920-2006

    22,525 items ; 80 containers ; 41 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Daniel Nagrin (1917-2008) was an American dancer, choreographer, teacher, and writer. The collection contains materials relating to his life and career, and includes holograph and published scores, choreographic and dance technique notes, photographs, correspondence, marketing and fundraising materials, clippings, programs, teaching and administrative materials, production elements, articles by...

  9. Harriet Hoctor collection, 1868-1977

    1,700 items. 8 containers. 4.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    American dancer and choreographer Harriet Hoctor (1905-1977) began performing on the vaudeville stage in the early 1920s. By the mid-1930s, she was a featured dancer on Broadway and in motion pictures. The collection documents Hoctor's professional life including items related to her early dance training at the Louis H. Chalif Normal School of Dancing in New York and her later career leading the...

  10. Cole Porter collection, 1912-1957

    2,700 items ; 28 containers ; 12 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Cole Porter was an American composer and songwriter for the musical theater. The collection primarily consists of music manuscripts, including holograph sketches and printed and manuscript piano-vocal scores, of Porter's music, mostly from his later works. Eighteen shows are represented, including film versions of stage works. Lyric sheets, correspondence, clippings, research, scripts, playbills...