Scope and arrangement
The work represented in this collection includes Wexler's designs for Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional, music, outdoor festivals, and television productions. The material consists of lighting plots and sections, theater ground plans, stage plans, photographs, slides, and costume designs. Production materials includes design processing papers, project proposals, photographs, scripts, memos, production notes, contracts and some correspondence relating to many productions. Photographs/Slides also contain slides of his early drawings and paintings that are examples of artwork Wexler has exhibited in galleries. No personal papers are included in this collection.
The Peter Wexler photographs and designs are arranged in three series:
- 1987-199646 boxes
This series includes materials such as vendors' promotional materials, correspondence, design processing papers, resumes, magazine and newspaper articles, materials from conferences in which Wexler participated, photographs, and several project proposals, scripts, memos, production notes, contracts, and some correspondence relating to many productions.
- 1957-1996; undated21 boxes
This series contains black and white/color photographs, slides, and negatives, including production and publicity photographs. It may contain photographs taken for use in scenic and costume design.
- 1986-199538 boxes
This series contains oversize technical designs for Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional productions, and international tours. The materials included are lighting plots and sections, theater ground plans, set design plans, and costume designs, some with fabric swatches or notes attached.