Darwin Reid Payne papers, 1939-2001 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of the faculty papers of Southern Illinois University theater professor Darwin Reid Payne from 1939 to 2001. The records include set design sketches and drawings, watercolor or gouache set or costume renderings, research files, writings, manuscripts for his books Scenographic Imagination and Computer Scenographics, scripts, playbills, and correspondence. The papers reflect Payne's work on numerous theatrical sets, as well as his computer renderings and sketches. The collection is arranged into seven series by topic or genre.