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Vincent Piacentini Papers

Identifier: WUA-04-wua00103


  • Creation: 1944-1980

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18.00 linear feet

Biographical Information

Vincent Piacentini (1922-1986), a graduate of the Washington University School of Fine Arts (1945), was a highly sought-after set designer, technical director, and consultant for numerous theatrical projects throughout the world.


This collection is divided into ten series as follows:

Series 01:  Personal Development, Correspondence, Photographs, Programs, and Drawings Concerning St. Louis-area Theatre Projects

Series 02:  Correspondence, Photographs, Programs, and Drawings Concerning Theatre Projects Outside of the St. Louis-area

Series 03:  Audio Recordings

Series 04:  Negatives of Projects

Series 05:  Small-sized Theatre Plans (Rolled [Housed in Boxes])

Series 06:  Renderings of Stage Sets Concerning Theatre Projects Outside of the St. Louis-area

Series 07:  Renderings of State Sets Concerning St. Louis-area Projects

Series 08:  Washington University Student Artwork

Series 09:  Large-sized Theatre Plans (Rolled [Housed in Tubes])

Series 10:  Oversized Theatre Plans (Rolled [Housed in Tubes])

Method of Acquisition

This material was donated to the University Archives in December 2003.

Processing Information

Processed in 2004.  Updated by Sarah Pabarcus in October 2006.

Vincent Piacentini Papers
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Revision Statements

  • 2021 March 25: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the University Archives Collecting Area

Sonya Rooney
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
(314) 935-5495