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MS Thr 502

Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation. Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation research files, 1920-1989: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 502
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation.
Title: Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation research files,
Date(s): 1920-1989.
Quantity: 1 collection (18 linear feet (26 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Projects notes, newsletters, auction and exhibition catalogs, offprints of articles and clippings, programs and invitations to exhibitions and receptions, and other material assembled by the Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation for reference.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

90-91.6; 93-94.097. Gift of Arne H. Ekstrom, 525 East 85th Street, New York, New York 10028; received: 1991-2000.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Beth Carroll-Horrocks and Irina Klyagin.
These files were left for the most part in the order as received in repository.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation Research Files, 1920-1989 (MS Thr 502). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Separated Materials

The other papers received in the donation from Parmenia Migel Ekstrom have been cataloged into separate finding aids as:

Biographical / Historical

Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation was established in New York in the late 1950s by the dance scholar and writer Parmenia Migel Ekstrom. Although she started her career as a writer under her maiden name, Parmenia Migel, in her subsequent career as a dance scholar and collector, she used her married name, Mrs. Parmenia Ekstrom, abbreviated PME in this finding aid. The foundation remained in operation until the passing of Parmenia Migel Ekstrom in 1989.
The foundation collected material related to careers of Igor Stravinsky and Serge Diaghilev, organized exhibitions on dance, promoted dance research, and supported a great number of writers, researchers and students of dance by providing reference information and giving them access to the collection.


Arranged into the following series:

Scope and Contents

This collection came as part of a larger donation of papers of Parmenia Migel Ekstrom. The papers consist of three major sections: original material related to Ballets Russes, collected by the Stravinsky-Diaghilev foundation; research files, assembled by the Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation; and personal papers of Parmenia Migel Ekstrom. A separate finding aid was created for each section of the donation.
This collection includes research files arranged by the foundation on artists, designers, dancers, choreographers, musicians, composers, and administrators related to Ballets Russes and other companies, and picture files with originals, reproductions, slides and negatives of dance images. It also includes notes and some correspondence on loans of artwork from the Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation collection, exhibitions, and other projects organized by the Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation, as well as some information on its employees.

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