Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
17 linear feet (31 boxes and 3 pf drawers)
This collection includes typescripts and manuscripts of memoirs of members of Ballets Russes, and compositions on ballet history by others; collected correspondence of members of Ballets Russes, Serge Diaghilev's contracts with dancers and companies; Ballets Russes financial records, primarily for the 1913 ballet and opera season in Paris, photographs from private collections of Ballets Russes dancers, picture files, original costume and stage designs for Ballets Russes productions and productions of Stravinsky's operas, and other material related to Igor Stravinsky, Serge Diaghilev, and Ballets Russes.
Material in this collection represents a smaller part of the entire Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation collection related to Ballets Russes. The majority of the material is at the Theatre Museum in London .
Biographical / Historical
Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation collected materials related to Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) and Serge Diaghilev (1870-1929), organized exhibitions on dance, promoted dance research, and supported a great number of writers, researchers and students of dance by providing reference and giving them access to the collection.
- I. Compositions
- II. Autograph letters
- III. Ballets Russes business records
- IV. Music scores
- V. Sound recordings and film
- VI. Photographs
- VII. Picture files
- VIII. Drawings and designs
- IX. Prints
- X. Objects
- XI. Posters
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Listing of original deposit is available in the curatorial file for the collection.
- Migel, Parmenia, collector. Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation collection, 1912-1989: Guide.
- Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- Description rules
- EAD ID
Part of the Houghton Library Repository
Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.
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