Collection on Theoni V. Aldredge
Scope and Contents
This collection includes preliminary sketches, completed designs, and fabric samples for costume designs, mainly for the American Ballet Theatre productions. Additionally, it includes Aldredge's portfolio and her notes about the productions. There are also a few supplementary materials which were donated to the collection from other sources.
- Majority of material found within 1972-1990
- Aldredge, Theoni V. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research use.
Biographical / Historical
Theoni V. Aldredge, alumna of the Goodman School of Drama, (now The Theatre School at DePaul University) is an award-winning Broadway costume designer. She has designed costumes for Regional, Pre-Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Broadway plays and musicals. She has collaborated extensively with producer Joseph Papp in bringing Shakespeare and other historically important plays to mass audiences through her work with the Public Theatre and the New York Shakespeare Festival.
5.75 Linear Feet (29 boxes)
Language of Materials
This collection is arranged into five series: 1. Notes and Production Notes; 2. Production Costume Designs; 3. Miscellaneous Production Designs; 4. Supplementary Material; 5. Exhibit Planning. See series-level descriptions for internal organization.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession 2002.10; 2015.048; 2011.11; 2017.088
K. Laroche 2003; K. Gosa 2010; L. Geiger 2016; P. Chavez 2017
- Aldredge, Theoni V.
- Costume design--Archival resources--United States Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Costume design--Specimens Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Costume designers--United States--Archives Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Theaters--Stage-setting and scenery--Archival resources Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Guide to Collection on Theoni V. Aldredge
- K. Laroche 2003; K. Gosa 2010; L. Geiger 2016; P. Chavez 2017
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English