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Peter Wexler papers

Title
Peter Wexler papers, 1979-1995.
Author
Peter Wexler, Inc.
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Box 6Mixed materialSupervised use (S) *MGZMD 186 Box 6Offsite
Box 5Mixed materialSupervised use (S) *MGZMD 186 Box 5Offsite
Box 4Mixed materialSupervised use (S) *MGZMD 186 Box 4Offsite
Box 3Mixed materialSupervised use (S) *MGZMD 186 Box 3Offsite
Box 2Mixed materialSupervised use (S) *MGZMD 186 Box 2Offsite
Box 1Mixed materialSupervised use (S) *MGZMD 186 Box 1Offsite

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Additional Authors
  • Wexler, Peter, 1936-
  • Orpheum Theatre (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • San Francisco Ballet.
  • San Francisco Ballet Association (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • War Memorial Opera House (San Francisco, Calif.)
Description
3 linear feet (6 boxes)
Summary
The Peter Wexler papers contain materials related to a 1994 project undertaken by his firm, Peter Wexler, Inc., to complete a physical feasibility study commissioned by the San Francisco Ballet Association.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Clippings.
  • Contracts.
  • Correspondence.
  • Photographs.
Location of Other Archival Materials (note)
  • Jerome Robbins Dance Division, New York Public Library.
Biography (note)
  • The production company, Peter Wexler, Inc., was founded by the multifaceted designer to promote, plan, and complete projects in the arts and commerce.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Call Number
(S) *MGZMD 186
OCLC
NYPG06-A180
Author
Peter Wexler, Inc.
Title
Peter Wexler papers, 1979-1995.
Biography
The production company, Peter Wexler, Inc., was founded by the multifaceted designer to promote, plan, and complete projects in the arts and commerce. In late 1994, Wexler was engaged by the San Francisco Ballet Association as a consultant on a project to conduct a physical feasibility study for the creation of temporary quarters in which the San Francisco Ballet could perform during the eighteen-month period in which seismic retrofitting and other improvements were to be made to the company's home, the War Memorial Opera House, which were scheduled to take place from the beginning of 1996. Specifically, Wexler's firm was contracted to: investigate costs, analyze site possibilities and technical requirements, look at the information already assembled regarding the viabilty of various scenarios, and to propose a solution. Among the options considered were the construction of a temporary facility (to be called the Pavillion) on a Market Street site or modifications to the much smaller Orpheum Theatre (Wexler also entered into a separate contract to make technical drawings and sketches of scenic elements that could help adapt the Orpheum to meet the requirements of the San Francisco Ballet). The Association preferred the Pavillion plan, but abandoned it in early 1995 after failing to raise sufficient funds for the project. The company ultimately performed in several different venues, including the Orpheum, during the period of the Opera House renovations.
Location of Other Archival Materials
See also San Francisco Ballet temporary quarters at the War Memorial Opera House [realia] (*MGZGX 99-9453) in the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, New York Public Library.
Indexes
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Added Author
Wexler, Peter, 1936-
Orpheum Theatre (San Francisco, Calif.)
San Francisco Ballet.
San Francisco Ballet Association (San Francisco, Calif.)
War Memorial Opera House (San Francisco, Calif.)
Research Call Number
(S) *MGZMD 186
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