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Kiki Smith collection of costume designs for theater and opera

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00277

Scope and Contents

A collection of original and published costume designs for theater and opera.-- Costume designs executed under the auspices of Österreichisches Kostüm-Atelier in pen, ink and watercolor for: Adriano, Amneris, Azucena, Brancane, Carmen, Elisabeth, Fidelio, Fides, Fricka, Leonore, Nancy, Orsini, Salome, Selika.-- Costume designs by Ernst Schmidt under the auspices of Verch & Flothow in pen, ink and watercolor: Costumes for Grafin in Figaro.-- Plates from a book on theater costume published by: Paris: Ancienne Mon Martinet; Paris: Imp. Lemercier & Cie, 19th cent.-- Illustrations from: Zur Geschichte der Kostüme. München : Braun & Schneider, 19th cent.-- A wardrobe of adaptable garments / Norah Lambourne. 1952.

Dates of Materials

  • 19th century-1952


Language of Materials

English, German, French

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.


1.875 linear feet (1 container)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift: Kiki Smith, 2002.

Finding aid to the Kiki Smith collection of costume designs for theater and opera
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Revision Statements

  • 2019-10-24: Updated legacy finding aid and published.

Repository Details

Part of the Mortimer Rare Book Collection Repository

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