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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 282.1-282.2

Serge Soudeikine drawings for theater productions


Drawings of costume and set designs for ballets and other productions by Russian artist and designer Serge Soudekine.


  • Creation: 1926-1945

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


3 linear feet (34 drawings, 1 volume)

Crayon, pen and ink, and watercolor drawings of costume and set designs for ballets and other theatrical productions, primarily at Radio City Music Hall and other venues in New York City.

Biographical / Historical

Serge Soudekine [Sergei Yur´evich Sudeikin], 1883-1946 was a Russian-born set and costume designer for ballets and other theatrical productions.

Physical Location

pf, framed storage

Immediate Source of Acquisition

77M-20. Gift of Doris D. Dinsmore, 200 West 21 Street, Apt 3C, New York, New York 10011; received: 1977 1 July.

Soudeikine, Serge. Serge Soudeikine drawings for theater productions, 1926-1945: Guide.
Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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