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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 640

Doris Dickinson Dinsmore papers relating to Serge Soudeikine

Doris Dickinson Dinsmore's notes and drafts of monograph on Soudeikine and information about her collection of his art.


  • circa 1940-1979

Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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

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2 linear feet (2 boxes)

Includes Doris Dickinson Dinsmore's notes and drafts for a planned monograph, images and lists of Soudeikine's artwork from Dickinson's collection, displayed at her 50th reunion at Mt. Holyoke College, 1975, photographs of Soudeikine, programs for productions designed by Soudeikine and invitations to exhibitions of his art. Also includes a printed monograph on Soudeikine in Russian, and Dickinson's family photographs.

Biographical / Historical

Doris Dinsmore was a collector of Soudeikine's art. Serge Soudeikine, or Sergei IUr'evich Sudeikin (1882-1946) was a Russian emigré artist and theater designer for Ballets russes and Metropolitan Opera in New York.


Arranged by type of material.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2003MT-252. Gift of Doris Dickinson Dinsmore and Carl Miller, 1977-1988.

Processing Information

Processed by Irina Klyagin and Jonathan Gray, 2018
Link to catalog
Dinsmore, Doris Dickinson, collector. Doris Dickinson Dinsmore Papers Relating to Serge Soudeikine, circa 1940-1979 (MS Thr 640): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2018 March 8
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

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