The Vern Adix papers (1900-1983) consist of stage designs, elevations, programs, news clippings, scrapbook and personal notes about Adix's involvement with various plays throughout his theatrical career. Also included are five published textbooks and eighteen plays he adapted for children.
The Ariel S. Ballif Jr. papers (1930s-1992) consists of original costume and set designs, production scripts, architectural designs, and personal and teaching materials. Ballif was a prominent stage designer and co-founder of Theater 138, Salt Lake City's first "alternative" theater. He was born in Rexburg, Idaho, raised in Utah, graduated from Brigham Young University, and received a M.F.A. from Yale University. He was with the theater faculty at the University of Utah and designed major productions for the Pioneer Theater Company, Ballet West, Utah Opera, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, and others.