Howard D. Rothschild collection on Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghilev: Manuscripts and objects,
- 1908-1969, (bulk) 1908-1929.
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
1 collection (5 linear feet (9 boxes and 1 bust))
Biographical / Historical
Serge Diaghilev (1872-1929) was a Russian ballet impresario, the founder, producer and artistic director of Ballets Russes.
Ballets Russes was established by Serge Diaghilev in 1909 as a touring company to promote Russian ballet in Europe. After World War I the company permanently relocated to the West. The company gave rise to careers of a great number of outstanding Russian and Western dancers, choreographers, composers and artists who had recreated the art of ballet for the 20th-century, both in Europe and in the United States.
- I. Correspondence
- II. Contracts
- III. Compositions
- IV. Objects
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was intially processed in 1991 by Catherine Johnson, Amy Lucker and Kathy Markees. It has been frequently used by researchers, so the previous call numbers (where applicable) have been recorded.
- Rothschild, Howard D., collector. Howard D. Rothschild collection on Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghilev: Manuscripts and objects: 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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