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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Costume Designs

Colt Staduim Uniforms

Astrodome Uniforms

Biographical Information - Evelyn Norton Anderson

Newspaper Articles

Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Evelyn Norton Anderson Papers MSS.1465



Descriptive Summary

Creator Anderson, Evelyn Norton
Title: Evelyn Norton Anderson Papers
Dates: 20th century
Identification: MSS.1465
Quantity: 4.0 Linear feet
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Biographical Note

Evelyn Norton Anderson (1926 - 1991) was a Houston-based clothing and costume designer. While she created children's clothes both at the beginning and end of her career, she is best known for theatrical costumery and career and sports facility uniforms.

Anderson worked for the Casa Manana Theatre in Fort Worth for nine years, and also provided both original and rented stock costumes for theaters in Houston and around the country. Her stage designs were seen on performers across the United States, including Howard Keel and Jane Powell. This collection contains costume designs for "The Vagabond King" and "Song of Norway," performed by the Houston Grand Opera.

Anderson was talented at creating unified-theme uniforms for businesses, including restaurants, hotels, and sports facilities. This collection contains uniform designs for the cowboy-themed Colt 45 stadium in Houston as well as its successor, the space-themed Astrodome.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of costume designs and fabric swatches for opera productions and uniform designs for two Houston area baseball stadiums.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Evelyn Norton Anderson Papers must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

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Index Terms

Houston Astros (Baseball team)
Houston Colt 45s. (Baseball team)
Houston Grand Opera.
Costume design
Costume designers
Uniforms

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Evelyn Norton Anderson Papers. MSS 1465. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Donated by: June Terry in February, 2009.

Processing Information

Processed by: Marguerite Radhakrishnan in February, 2009.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Costume Designs

Processing Information
Costume designs have been removed from their original binders, and material samples that were stapled to the designs have been detached and given individual housing in the same folder as the relevant design.
Box Folder
1 1-3 Costume designs: Song of Norway
4-7 Costume designs: Vagabond King

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Colt Staduim Uniforms

Processing Information
Uniform designs have been removed from their original binders, and material samples that were stapled to the designs have been detached and given individual housing in the same folder as the relevant design.
Box Folder
2 1 General information
2 Service Personnel - Parking
3 Service Personnel - Tickets, Seating
4 Service Personnel - Grounds, Vendors, Porters
5 Specialty Staff - Washroom Matrons, Press Room, Radio & TV Crew
6 The Fast Draw

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Astrodome Uniforms

Processing Information
Uniform designs have been removed from their original binders, and material samples that were stapled to the designs have been detached and given individual housing in the same folder as the relevant design.
Box Folder
2 7 General information
8 Restaurants - Trailblazer
9 Restaurants - The Countdown
10 Restaurants - The Domeskeller
11 Clubs - Sky Dome
12 Clubs - Astrodome Club
13 Clubs - Private Box Butlers
14 Stadium Personnel - General information
15 Stadium Personnel - Parking
16 Stadium Personnel - Tickets, Elevators
17 Stadium Personnel - Usherettes, Supervisors, Groundscrew
18 Stadium Personnel - Press Men

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Biographical Information - Evelyn Norton Anderson

Box Folder
2 19 Biography and memorial service card
20 Newspaper clippings on costumes for "Funny Girl" and Miss Texas
21 Images - CD-ROM of newspaper article and Polaroid photographs of children's clothes

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Newspaper Articles

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3 "Designing Woman" feature article by Kate Gurwell, Houston Post, 1964 (original and copy)
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Magazine with Astrodome articles
Articles from the Houston Chronicle on Astrodome and Houston sports uniforms

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