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Performing Arts Holdings

Costume design by Leon Bakst.

Léon Bakst. Costume design for Narcisse,
1911. From a 1916 souvenir program for
Serge Diaghilev's Ballet Russe.
Dance Collection

Among the largest of the performing arts collections is the Theater Biography Collection. The growing collection of over 536 linear feet is a conglomeration of material from various sources, and includes rare photographs, correspondence, manuscripts, playscripts, promptbooks, newspaper clippings, lithographs, scrapbooks, and other mementos. This collection, along with the Card Photograph Collection, are fully searchable through the Theater Biography Collection database. The rest of the performing arts collections at the Ransom Center can be broadly organized into the categories listed below, and new collections are added regularly. For collections that have published finding aids, patrons can search or browse these records online.

Books and Periodicals
Costumes
Dance
Image Collections
Music
Personal Effects
Playbills and Programs
Playtexts and Productions
Popular Entertainment
Set and Costume Design
Sound Recordings and Film

 

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