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Alicia Finkel papers

Identifier: MSS0046

Scope and Contents

The Alicia Finkel papers contain correspondence, press clippings and publicity, miscellaneous notes, published articles by Alicia Finkel, sketches of costume and set designs, and slides.


  • 1968-2007

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Alicia Finkel, a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, received a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1957 from the National School of Fine Arts of the University of Buenos Aires. After moving to the United States in 1965, she worked for the Pittsburgh Playhouse, St. Louis Municipal Theatre, St. Paul Civic Opera, Berkshire Regional Theatre, Arlington Park Theatre, Equity Library Theatre, and several Off-Broadway venues. She joined the Goodman Theatre staff in 1968 as PrincipalvCostume Designer. In 1976, Finkel joined the faculty of the University of Connecticut's Department of Dramatic Arts. Her book Romantic Stages: Set and Costume Design in Victorian England was published in 1996.


9.5 Linear Feet (12 boxes)

Language of Materials



The Alicia Finkel papers are organized into five series: 1. Biographical; 2. Correspondence; 3. Publications; 4. Research Files; 5. Costume and Set Designs.

See series-level notes for individual arrangement details.

Physical Location

3/39/C; 3/44/H-I

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 2010.02

Guide to Alicia Finkel papers
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the DePaul Special Collections and Archives Repository

John T. Richardson Library
2350 N. Kenmore Ave.
Room 314
Chicago Illinois 60614