by Monica Moseley
Rockefeller Archive Center
15 Dayton Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Among the collections are the papers of Nelson A. Rockefeller, who was a lifelong friend of Lincoln Kirstein. Rockefeller's aid to Balanchine's work ranges from the American Ballet Caravan tour of South America in 1941 to the construction of New York State Theater in the early 1960s.
Royal Opera House
London WC2E 9DD, United Kingdom
Documentation about Balanchine works performed by the Royal Ballet and New York City Ballet's performances at Covent Garden.
Saint Petersburg Theater and Music Museum. See Gosudarstvenny Muzei Teatra i Muzyki
San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum
401 Van Ness Avenue, 4th floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
Archives of San Francisco Ballet and the San Francisco Ballet School, institutions that always maintained close ties to Balanchine. Includes the papers of Lew Christensen and Gisella Caccialanza, important dancers in Balanchine's early companies.
A Paris-based agency that has Serge Lido photographs of Balanchine rehearsing the Paris Opera Ballet. Access via the Web site and contact with a sales representative.
Zurich City Archive
Haus zum untern Rech
CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland
Photographs and papers of the Zurich Ballet, of which Balanchine was artistic advisor from 1978.
State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Circus World Museum
550 Water Street
Baraboo, WI 53913
A piquant moment in the collaborative careers of George Balanchine and Igor Stravinsky was the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus commission to create The Ballet of the Elephants. Photographs of the ballet in the Circus World Museum have been copied and are available in New York in the Popular Balanchine dossiers. See notes on the Popular Balanchine Project at the end of this guide.
Leipzig Dance Archive
Haus des Buches
04103 Leipzig, Germany
General collections in dance internationally, including photographs, periodicals, and videotapes.
Teatro Colón Biblioteca y Museo
Colón Theater, Library and Museum
Pasajo Toscanini 1101
Buenos Aires 1053, Argentina
Information about Balanchine's works in the repertory of the Ballet of Teatro Colón, especially Mozart Violin Concerto, created for the company in 1942.
Teatro Communale, Florence
also known as Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Via Solferino, 15
50123 Florence, Italy
Archive includes photographs of New York City Ballet performances at the theater.
Theater Instituut Nederlands
Netherlands Theater Institute
NL-1016 BR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
NL-1000 GH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Information center about Dutch dance and theater including New York City Ballet performances in the Holland Festival.
Theatre Museum Archives
Victoria and Albert Museum
London SW7 2RL, United Kingdom
The Theatre Museum was absorbed by the Victoria and Albert Museum in January 2007. Archive research visits are by appointment well in advance. The collections relating to Balanchine include photographs and programs, costumes for his early ballet Le Chant Du Rossignol, C. B. Cochran press books that document his work for London revues, Anton Dolin scrapbooks and photographs, and the Cyril Beaumont Collection. The Cochran press material about Balanchine has been copied and is available in New York in the Popular Balanchine dossiers. See notes on the Popular Balanchine Project at the end of this guide.
Teatteri-ja Tanssialan Keskurskirjasto
Theater Academy of Finland
P.O. Box 163
FIN-00531 Helsinki, Finland
General library collections on dance and theater, including video, support this training center.
United States Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20408
Records of the United States Information Agency (USIA) contain information about State Department--sponsored tours overseas.
Universität Salzburg, Institut für Musikwissenschaft
University of Salzburg, Institute of Musicology
Derra de Moroda Dance Archive
A-5020 Salzburg, Austria
The institute's library contains a large collection compiled by dance scholar Derra de Moroda that presents her personal interests in the dance of earlier centuries, plus a comprehensive portrait of twentieth-century dance.