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Irene Sharaff papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1201
Scope and Contents
The Irene Sharaff Papers, which span from 1934 to 2014, contain artwork, research notes, clippings, and other documentation related to her life and work. Includes drawings and sketches related to Sharaff's most famous work as a costume designer including An American in Paris, The King and I, West Side Story, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.

Files from Mai-Mai Sze, Sharaff’s partner, including materials relating to Sze’s published writings, appear in the Personal Papers series.
Conditions Governing Access
These materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Irene Sharaff Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from the Yale School of Drama, 2018.
Organized into four series: I. Personal Papers, 1934-1992. II. Production Files, 1941-1989. III. Research Files, 1941-1991. IV. Designs and Artwork, 1945-2014.

Contains some legacy information written on the housing, including folder and box numbers from previous processing work performed on the collection.
1934 - 2014
192.33 Linear Feet ((137 boxes) + 4 broadsides)
Related Names
Sharaff, Irene
Sze, Mai-mai, 1909-
Language of Materials