The David Barnard papers consists of a postcard image of Barnard; four drawings, in the form of memorial cards,
which Barnard made to honor friends who had died; an explanatory note about the drawings; and a short autobiographical
sketch of Barnard.
Dancer, costume designer and theater dresser David Barnard grew up in Columbus, Ohio. He moved to San Francisco in
1964. A year later, the San Francisco Ballet paid him to dance and design costumes, and in 1966, Barnard joined the
wardrobe department of the San Francisco Opera. He toured frequently with the dance company he founded, No Theater,
until the mid-Seventies. Barnard was the dresser for the Opera for 35 years and also worked as wardrobe master for the
touring company of A Chorus Line.
Copyright to unpublished manuscript materials has been transferred to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical
Collection open for research.