ABOUT THE SCENIC COLLECTIONS
The scenery collection in the University of Minnesota's Performing Arts
Archives is composed of three parts: the Twin City Scenic Company collection
(PA43), the Great Western Stage Equipment Company Collection(PA44), and the
Holak collection(PA49). The overall collection is the only one of its scope
in the United States, and uniquely documents the technical environment of the
popular stage during the late-nineteenth through early-twentieth century.
Renderings and materials related to Freemason ceremonial performances are
heavily represented in the Holak and Great Western collections.