Howard Bay designs and technical drawings

Collection Data

Original designs form the bulk of this collection covering Howard Bay's varied career as set designer and professor. The collection consists of designs from thirty-six productions, including technical drawings, painter's elevations, rough sketches, set renderings, light plots, detail drawings and preliminary drawings. The designs span most of Bay's work, from Broadway to hia lesser-known productions for colleges and universities. The remainder of the collection consists of correspondence, office files, published articles, clippings, and programs. The photograph series is largely production-related but does include some portraits and snapshots of Bay, including a group scene with Donald Oenslager and Laurence Olivier. The collection also includes awards received by Bay.
Bay, Howard (Set designer)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1934 - 1985
Library locations
Billy Rose Theatre Division
Shelf locator: *T-Vim 1986-007
Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery
Bay, Howard
Set designers
Set design drawings
Physical Description
Extent: 53 linear feet (40 boxes)
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16337744
MSS Unit ID: 21769
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 172c3640-c6b9-012f-7e5d-58d385a7bc34
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