Sylvia Westerman Collection. ca. 1930-ca. 1990.


Sylvia Westerman Collection. ca. 1930-ca. 1990.

The collection is divided into three series: Books, Papers, Designs and drawings; The papers include notebooks and notes about ballets, theatre and ballet productions, props, choreographers (such as George Balanchine), dancers, ballet companies such as American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, Bolshoi Theatre Ballet, New York City Ballet and others; also included are correspondence, newspaper clippings, reviews, programs, photographs, notebooks containing notes pertinent to Alexander Benois research and Blanchine project, notebooks and transcripts for The Watergate tapes program. The designs contain original set and costume designs for ballets and theatre productions, and original drawings by artists such as Nanzi Adzima, Tony Straiges, Robert Mackintosh, Linda Vigdor, Ludmila Tchirikova, Jo Mielziner, Alexandre Benois, Natalia Goncharova, Léon Bakst, among others.

9 boxes + 77 designs.


SNAC Resource ID: 7006214

Ohio State University Libraries

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