Chicago Public Library - Special Collections Division
Looking north toward the Pavilion at night as it was illuminated in blue during a lighting test. The ribbons and the headdress of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion are even more dramatic at night when they are illuminated with an elaborate lighting system. Theater consultants and lighting designers Robert Shook and Duane Schuler developed the permanent lighting system, adding to the artistry of the structure
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer are American lighting designers, working primarily on the Broadway stage. The Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer papers and designs date from 1960 to 2005 and contain the work of Fisher and Eisenhauer both individually and in partnership for theatrical productions, dance performances, concerts, and other live events. Fisher's architectural lighting designs, theatre and auditorium lighting plans, and film option files are also included. The collection contains scripts; lighting plots, lighting sections, ground plans, and other technical drawings; design notes and memoranda; correspondence; and contracts
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer are American lighting designers, working primarily on the Broadway stage. The Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer papers and designs date from 1960 to 2005 and contain the work of Fisher and Eisenhauer both individually and in partnership for theatrical productions, dance performances, concerts, and other live events. Fisher's architectural lighting designs, theatre and auditorium lighting plans, and film option files are also included. The collection contains scripts; lighting plots, lighting sections, ground plans, and other technical drawings; design notes and memoranda; correspondence; and contracts.
The Juilliard School - Lila Acheson Wallace Library
Records documenting performances of the Dance Division during the administration of Martha Hill as Division Director (1951-1985) -- Among the materials included are financial records, newsclippings, programs, publicity materials, and correspondence with choreographers, Juilliard School administrators, students, and costume and lighting designers. There is also much relating to the administration and performances of the Juillliard Dance Theater (1954-1959), a repertory group led by Doris Humphrey that was composed of both Juilliard students and outside dancers. Besides records of their performances at Juilliard, the collection also documents their tours under the name of the Doris Humphrey Dance Theater. Correspondents include Martha Hill, Doris Humphrey, Mark Schubart and William Schuman
The Thomas Skelton papers represent his professional career as lighting designer from the early 1950s to his death in 1994. The bulk of the collection consists of light plots, cue sheets, ground plans, draftings and other papers related to his career in dance, theater, and opera. The collection also includes some teaching papers, correspondence, interviews, newspaper clippings, and programs. Other miscellaneous material includes travel and foreign language literature accumulated by Skelton in the course of his various professional trips. The collection also includes some scenic designs and costume information retained by Skelton from individual productions. Although Skelton did occasional scenic design, most of this additional material is the work of other crafts people. Included among the papers are also lighting designs executed by others. When identified, these are listed in subseries for 'Other Designers' in each category. The production files should be consulted for full credits ... Read More
Tharon Musser was a prominent 20th-century American lighting designer, working on theatre, dance, opera, special events, and industrial shows. The Tharon Musser lighting designs and papers contain materials collected and created by Musser over the course of her career. The majority of this collection consists of lighting files that Musser designed for productions and companies. Other items include programs, posters, professional files, and personal files.
Chicago Public Library - Special Collections Division
The Ellen Jones Collection contains lighting and set design work from 1985 to 1990. The material includes scripts, programs, lighting plots, floor plans, promotional posters, photographs and slides from Chicago area productions. Of the 39 productions represented in the collection, eleven each were produced at Victory Gardens and at Lake Forest College
This collection includes original and reprographic drawings, photographs, project files and office records documenting the professional life of architectural and theatrical lighting designer Abe Feder. Projects represented are primarily in the continental United States, with additional commissions in Canada, Puerto Rico, and Israel. Also included in this collection are substantial correspondence files and "data books" that record essential project information. Among Feder's best known architectural commissions were the lighting of the Prometheus Fountain and the GE/RCA building at Rockefeller Center, the Philhamonic Hall at Lincoln Center, and JFK Airport, all in New York City; also, the San Francisco Civic Center; the JFK Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.; several buildings for the 1967 World Exposition in Montreal; the University of Illinois' Assembly Hall; and the Israel National Museum in Jerusalem. As well, he received numerous commissions to light department ... Read More
The collection is divided into sub-collections: financial and development files (including materials related to Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation); administrative files (including correspondence, contracts, personnel records, touring files); photographic materials (including negatives, contact sheets, photographic prints; slides); press (reviews, newspaper clippings, interviews); programs; posters and promotional materials; choreographic, artistic and research notes; music scores; production and technical notes; audio visual materials (videocassettes, audiocassettes, compact discs, LP records, reel-to-reel videos; video logs; lighting, costume, and set designs); costumes; books used for research; personal and family notes, which include also Tharp's autobiograhical notes; Twyla Tharp's artwork