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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 1850

Ruthanna Boris papers

The collection includes files documenting Boris's involvement with individual ballet companies, her tenure at the University of Washington, Henry Street Settlement/Arts-for-Living, and collaboration with composer Hubbard Miller; audiocassettes and videocassettes; photographs; scrapbooks; manuscript music; printed material; and model figures.

Dates

  • 1929-2003

Language of Materials

Material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.
This collection is shelved offsite. Retrieval requires advance notice. Check with Houghton Public Services staff.

Extent

10 linear feet (10 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Ruthanna Boris, 1918-2007, was a distinguished American dancer and choreographer with several leading companies and first American ballerina to star in one of the Ballets russes troupes of the 1940s.

Arrangement

Materials are in arrangement as received from donor.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2007MT-64. Bequest from the Estate of Ruthanna Boris in 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Adrien Hilton, 2018.
Link to catalog
Title
Boris, Ruthanna. Ruthanna Boris papers, 1929-2003 (MS Thr 1850): Guide.
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Date
September 18, 2018
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou03013

Repository Details

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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