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.