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Myrna Colley-Lee Papers

Identifier: MSS-635

Content Description

Papers of costume designer Colley-Lee of Charleston, Mississippi, include scripts, playbills, photographs, design materials, sketches, rehearsal materials, research materials for plays; costumes created for Steppenwolf Theater production of "The Wedding Band", 2003; vintage costume collected by Colley-Lee as a part of her Glad Rags Collection; other costumes created and/or worn to special events by Colley-Lee; digital reproductions of costume sketches drawn by Colley-Lee; personal correspondence; materials from the exhibit 'Glad Rags: Sketches, Swatches and Costume Designs'; clippings, articles and publications; records of community and philanthropic activities; materials relating to her personal and family life.


  • 1920 - 2011


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Open to all researchers, subject to restrictions noted in accession record.

Conditions Governing Use

Any requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce materials from this collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian for Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Mississippi State University as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.


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Contents are arranged in VIII Series, as follows: Series I: Costume Design Projects Series II: Organizational Activities Series III: Patterns Series IV: AV and Digital Materialsw Series V: Publications Seris VI: Playbills Series VII: Personal materials [restricted] Series VIII: MCL and MF materials [restricted]

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