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Van Loo, Barrett William



  • Existence: 1937-1992

Barrett William (Bill) Van Loo was born on October 23, 1937 in Lansing Michigan. He received his bachelor´s degree in 1962 and his Master´s degree 1973 from San Diego State University (SDSU). It was while attending SDSU, when Van Loo met Sarah Abdelnour; they were married in 1962. Van Loo worked as a scenic artist and designer for five years at San Diego State University and an additional ten years as a free-lance scenic artist/designer for various stage, film and television companies in Southern California and in Las Vegas, Nevada. Van Loo arrived at the University of Northern Colorado in the fall of 1973, replacing Welby Wolfe. During his tenure at UNC, Van Loo was responsible for over 100 productions; more than 25 of which were in musical theater. He thoroughly enjoyed the challenges of designing for opera and musical theater; he found inspiration for his designs while listening to the production´s music.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

B. William Van Loo Papers

Identifier: SC095
Arrangement The records are arranged into three series. The series are as follows: Series 1: Technical drawings, images and other materials, Subseries 1.1: Early works, Subseries 1.2: University of Northern Colorado productions, Subseries 1.3: Drawings of facilities and equipment, Subseries 1.4: Students' drawings, Series 2: Teaching materials, Series 3: Biographical materials

Biographical materials, 1962-1991

Identifier: Series 3
Scope and Contents Consists of 2 folders which contain biographical materials.

Drawings of facilities and equipment, undated

Identifier: Sub-Series 1.3
Scope and Contents Consists of 4 folders containing technical drawings of various facilities and equipment.

Early works, 1968-1973

Identifier: Sub-Series 1.1
Scope and Contents Consists 8 folders which contain technical drawings of productions that Van Loo drew before his arrival at the University of Northern Colorado in the fall of 1973.

Students' drawings, Undated

Identifier: Sub-Series 1.4
Scope and Contents Consisits of 3 folders containing various students' technical drawings.

Teaching materials, Undated

Identifier: Series 2
Scope and Contents Consists of 10 folders and 1 scale model. The folders contain negatives, photographs, transparencies and perspective grids.

Technical drawings, images, and other materials, 1968-1993

Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Consists of 100 folders containing technical drawings, images, performance programs, and other materials ranging from 1968 to 1992.

Vita, undated

Identifier: Item 1
Scope and Contents 1 curriculum vitae mounted on a display board