The Degen Resource Room collects items that relate to all aspects of theatre, including but not limited to: musical theatre, dramatic theatre, play scripts, musical scores, theatre history, acting, directing, stage production and management, stage setting, scenery and lighting, costume design, and critical analysis.
The Degen has an online catalog available where you can search by word, title, author, or subject. Click here to access our online catalog.
Our collection is comprised of a wide variety of formats including: texts, original manuscripts, librettos, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, monographs, periodicals and journals, playbills, blueprints and posters.
The Degen Resource Room has an extensive historic playbill collection. The collection consists of playbills of productions from all over the world beginning in 1873. The Degen Resource Room is continuing to catalog this massive collection, so the entire scope of this collection cannot yet be assessed. However, it is estimated that we hold one of the premiere playbill collections in the nation. As cataloging continues to take place, we will be able to ascertain the extent of his very special and unique collection.
We have a large collection of blueprints of shop construction drawings and stage designs. This collection encompasses stage designs for Broadway and off-Broadway productions, touring theatrical productions, prestigious awards shows and television set designs. Currently over 750 set designs have been cataloged with an estimated 500-750 more to be assessed.
The University Libraries has an extensive Theatre subject guide available online. To access this guide, click the link below. You may be asked to login using your FSU login and password.