Scope and arrangement
The design collection consists of color set designs (mostly renderings, but also some elevations and details) for some of the stage shows at the Radio City Music Hall. The collection is not complete and is missing numerous years and productions. Many of the designs are unidentified as to the title and year. One set of designs are unidentified as to the name of the designer. All items are shelved in the Rose Building; advance notification is required for access.
The Radio City Music Hall collection of the designs of James Stewart Morcom and John William Keck is arranged in three series:
- 1933-19652.66 linear feet (1 oversized box + 1 oversized folder
This series consists of original designs in the form of pastels, watercolors, elevations and renderings. All are either matted or mounted, many are undated and all are oversized. They are arranged chronologically, first by date and title of the production, and then by production number. A couple of the designs were done by other designers, but drawn or painted by Morcom. Box 1A is shelved in the Rose Building mapcases; advance notification is required for access.
- ca. 1973-198410.23 linear feet (5 boxes, 5 folders
This series contains details, plans, sketches, renderings and elevations done in watercolors, pastels and pencil. Some of the items have been matted. For the most part they represent Keck's work at Radio City Music Hall, but there are a few items that represent work that he did on outside projects. Many are undated and unidentified.
- ca. 1973-19802 linear feet (1 oversized box + 1 oversized folder
Items in this sub-series contain no indication as to who designed them. They also contain no titles, production numbers or dates. All items are renderings, done in watercolors and pastels. One rendering contains a three dimensional element.