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MS Thr 464

Tchernicheva, Lubov. Lubov Tchernicheva papers: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 464
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Tchernicheva, Lubov.
Title: Lubov Tchernicheva papers,
Date(s): 1922-1958.
Quantity: 1 collection (4 boxes and 6 portfolio oversized folders in drawers (5.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in Russian, French, and English.
Abstract: Correspondence, photographs, programs and other material documenting the career of Russian ballerina and ballet teacher Lubov Tchernicheva.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*95-96.038. Purchased with the Howard D. Rothschild fund; received: 1995 November 15.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Irina Klyagin

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Lubov Tchernicheva Papers (MS Thr 464). Harvard Theatre Collection. Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

For the material related to Lubov Tchernicheva's and Sergei Grigoriev's work on restaging of Michel Fokine's ballets in the 1950s, see Sergei Grigoriev. Papers (MS Thr 465) in the Harvard Theatre Collection.

Separated Materials

Lubov Tchernicheva papers originally came as part of the Grigoriev family archive.

Biographical / Historical

Lubov Tchernicheva [Liubov Pavlovna Chernysheva] (1890 -1976) was a Russian ballerina and wife of the Diaghilev's Ballet's Russes régisseur Sergei Grigoriev. From 1913, she was a leading dancer and from 1926, a ballet mistress of Ballets Russes. After Diaghilev's death, Tchernicheva continued performing and teaching at Col. W. de Basil Ballets Russes (later Original Ballet Russe). In the 1950s, she and her husband worked together at restaging Michel Fokine's ballets.


Organized into the following five series:

Scope and Contents

The collection includes "fan mail" letters to Lubov Tchernicheva, photos and portraits of her, programs of various Ballets Russes companies, her birth and baptismal certificates, and other material.

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