Scope and arrangement
The H. A. Condell papers are arranged in four series:
This series contains correspondence of H. A. Condell and Luba B. Condell. H. A. Condell's correspondence deals strictly with business matters. Luba B. Condell's correspondence relates concern for her husbands deteriorating health and deals with the donation of her husband's papers and designs.
Included in this series are United Scenic Artists contracts. The contracts are arranged chronologically in the following three groups: (1). Designing Artists Contracts (1944-1950), (2). Official Stock Contracts (1943-1947), and (3). Theatrical Costume Designers Contracts (1944-1950). Contracts contain date, production title, fee, and union regulations. A majority of the contracts deal with opera productions for the New York City Opera.
This series includes magazine and newspaper articles complimenting Condell's stage and costume designs, and brochures used to publicize his teaching career.
Included in this series are Condell's costume and stage designs for theatrical productions (opera and ballet designs are housed in their respective divisions - see separation sheets).