3 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929.

  1. Serge Lifar collection on Serge Diaghilev, 1750-1950

    around 1,350 items. 81 boxes. 91 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    This collection is comprised in large part of printed music, widely representing 18th century Italian and 19th century Russian operatic music. Includes rare pre-revolutionary editions of Russian folk songs, annotated performance scores of Stravinsky, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Gounod, Cimarosa. Non-musical materials include three letters from S. Prokofiev to S. Diaghilev, rare edition of books on music, literature and theater, libretti and synopses, souvenir books and programs and photographs. Several of the programs and photographs show Léon Bakst's set and costume designs. Non-musical materials also include Diaghilev’s personal notebook, containing entries in French, Russian, and English made in 1926-1929.

  2. Serge Grigoriev / Ballets Russes archive, 1909-2009

    1021 items. 24 containers. 18 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    The Serge Grigoriev / Ballets Russes Archive documents Grigoriev’s decades-long career as régisseur (rehearsal director) for both Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and for Col. W. de Basil’s Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo. It consists primarily of photographs, photograph albums, and notes and manuscript drafts for Grigoriev’s book S.P. Diaghilev i ego ‘Russkii Balet’ 1909-1929, which was translated into English and published as The Diaghilev Ballet, 1909-1929. The archive also contains Grigoriev’s unpublished manuscript for his work Original’nyi Russkii Balet pod upravleniem Colonel W. De Basil 1932-1952. In addition, the archive includes choreographic notes, programs, additional writings by Grigoriev, clippings, tour information, and drawings.

  3. Bronislava Nijinska collection, circa 1740-1996

    approximately 35,000 items. 165 containers. 27 mapcase folders. 11 microfilm reels. 88.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    The Bronislava Nijinska Collection documents the life and professional activities of Bronislava Nijinska, a choreographer, dancer, and teacher who lived and worked in Europe, Argentina, and the United States from 1911 until her death in 1972. The collection was created by Nijinska with additions by her daughter, Irina Nijinska, and Irina's husband Gibbs S. Raetz. Material types include business papers, choreographic notes, correspondence, personal papers, photographs, posters, programs, scrapbooks, theatrical designs, and writings. Subjects include Nijinska's extensive work as a choreographer and revivals of her work, her roles as a dancer, and her writings on dance. There is a significant amount of material on her brother, dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky, as well as companies she worked with including the Ballets de Madame Ida Rubinstein, Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilev, and the companies founded by the Marquis de Cuevas.