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Plisetskaya (Maya) Papers, 1956-1990

- Series Descriptions/Container List

Series Descriptions/Container List

Series I: Correspondence, 1968 - 1972


1 Folder
Arrangement: Alphabetical
This series consists of correspondence from Maya Plisetskaya to Alice Vrbsky. There are letters, postcards and greeting cards. All correspondence is in Russian.

Box 1 - Folder 1
Correspondence from Maya Plisetskaya to Alice Vrbsky, 1968 - 1972
All the correspondence is in Russian.

Series II: Photographs, 1958 - ca. 1988


4 Boxes
Arrangement: Alphabetical
This series consists of photographs, slides and negatives. The majority of this series consists of ballet performances, with limited photographs about life off stage.

Sub - series 1: Prints
90 Folders
Arrangement: Alphabetical
This sub-series consists of photographs from ballet performances by Maya Plisetskaya. Some photos are publicity stills, some taken by professional photographers and snapshots. Also included are photos of Plisetskaya away from the ballet, including her home and family. There are also prints from slides and/or films. The majority of the photographs are black and white.

Anna Karenina

Box 1 - Folder 2
1973
Munich, Germany. May 10th. Some photos taken by Alice Vrbsky.

Box 1 - Folder 3
1988

Box 1 - Folder 4
undated

Box 1 - Folder 5
Bach Prelude, 1968 - 1971

Box 1 - Folder 6
Ballet School, Metropolitan Opera, New York City, 1962 Mar.

Box 1 - Folder 7
Best of Bolshoi, Channel 7, New York City, 1965 Mar.

Box 1 - Folder 8
Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, 1958


Carmen

Box 1 - Folder 9
Covent Garden, London, 1969 July

Box 1 - Folder 10
"Outside", undated

Box 1 - Folder 11
Palais du Papes, Avignon, France, 1971 Aug. 10

Box 1 - Folder 12
Royal Opera House, London, 1969 July

Box 1 - Folder 13
Theatre Royale, Sidney, Australia, 1970 July

Box 1 - Folder 14
1988

Box 1 - Folder 15 - 17
Undated

Box 1 - Folder 18
Carmen Suite, 1970

Box 1 - Folder 19 - 21
Contact sheets

Box 1 - Folder 22
Dianora Niccoli, photographer, undated


Don Quixote

Box 1 - Folder 23
Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA, 1968

Box 1 - Folder 24
Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, 1958

Box 1 - Folder 25
Covent Garden, London, 1963 July

Box 1 - Folder 26
Metropolitan Opera, 1966 Apr.
At the new Lincoln Center.

Box 1 - Folder 27
San Francisco Opera, 1966 June

Box 1 - Folder 28
Undated


Dying Swan

Box 2 - Folder 1
Covent Garden, London, 1963 July

Box 2 - Folder 2
Ed Sullivan Show, 1963 Dec.

Box 2 - Folder 3
Metropolitan Opera, 1962 Sept.

Box 2 - Folder 4
Other places
Hollywood Bowl, 1966, July and Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, 1962, July.

Box 2 - Folder 5
Undated

Box 2 - Folder 6
Fountains of Bakhchisarai Film, Cameo Theatre, Miami, 1964 July

Box 2 - Folder 7
Khovanschina,undated

Box 2 - Folder 8
Kohek Popbohok,Cameo Theatre, Miami, 1962 Oct.

Box 2 - Folder 9
Laurencia,1962


Little Humpbacked Horse

Box 2 - Folder 10
Covent Garden, London, 1963 July

Box 2 - Folder 11
Theatre Royal, Sydney Australia, 1970 July

Box 2 - Folder 12
Undated

Box 2 - Folder 13
Male Fan, undated

Box 2 - Folder 14
Metropolitan Opera, 1962

Box 2 - Folder 15 - 16
Plisetskaya Dances, Cameo Theatre, Miami, 1965 Apr.

Box 2 - Folder 17
Plisetskaya, Maya at home, 1964

Box 2 - Folder 18
Plisetskaya, Maya with puppies, London, 1963

Box 2 - Folder 19
Plisetskaya, Maya off duty, undated

Box 2 - Folder 20
Plisetskaya, Maya in rehearsal, undated

Box 2 - Folder 21
Plisetskaya, Maya the tourist, undated

Box 2 - Folder 22
Plisetskaya, Maya at the party, undated

Box 2 - Folder 23
Prints from Film, undated


Raimonda

Box 2 - Folder 24
1966
Metropolitan Opera, NYC and Music Hall, Boston.

Box 2 - Folder 25
Undated


The Rose Malade

Box 2 - Folder 26
1973 Premiere, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, USSR, 1973 June 13

Box 2 - Folder 27
Undated

Box 2 - Folder 28
Sculptures of Maya Plisetskaya


Sleeping Beauty

Box 2 - Folder 29
Academy of Music, Philadelphia, 1968 May

Box 2 - Folder 30
Metropolitan Opera, New York City, 1968 June

Box 2 - Folder 31
Undated

Box 2 - Folder 32
Spartacus, Metropolitan Opera, 1962
Old opera house.

Box 2 - Folder 33
Stone Flower, undated


Swan Lake

Box 3 - Folder 1
Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, 1958

Box 3 - Folder 2
Cameo Theatre, 1964 June

Box 3 - Folder 3
Covent Garden, London, 1963 July

Box 3 - Folder 4
Madison Square Garden, New York City, 1962 - 1966


Metropolitan Opera, New York City

Box 3 - Folder 5
1962
Old opera house.

Box 3 - Folder 6
1968 Sept.
Lincoln Center.

Box 3 - Folder 7
Music Hall, Boston, 1962 Nov.

Box 3 - Folder 8
Paris Opera, 1962 Apr.

Box 3 - Folder 9
Theatre Royal, Sydney, Australia, 1970 July 21


Unidentified Place

Box 3 - Folder 10
1988

Box 3 - Folder 11 - 12
Act III, undated

Box 3 - Folder 13 - 14
Undated


Trips, 1959 - 1970

Box 3 - Folder 15
Boston, 1966 - 1968

Box 3 - Folder 16
Melbourne, Australia, 1970

Box 3 - Folder 17
Montreal, undated


New York City

Box 3 - Folder 18
1959 May

Box 3 - Folder 19
1962 May

Box 3 - Folder 20
Vrbsky, Alice, ca. 1963
Trip to Covent Garden, London.

Box 3 - Folder 21
Walpurgis Night, undated

Box 3 - Folder 22 - 30
Unidentified productions, undated


Sub - series 2: Slides, 1969 - 1987
48 Folders
Arrangement: Alphabetical
This sub-series consists of slides of ballet performances by Maya Plisetskaya. There are also slides of Plisetskaya away from the stage.

Box 4 - Folder 1
Bakhchisarai, Cameo Theatre, Miami, 1964 July 11

Box 4 - Folder 2
Ballet School, Metropolitan Opera, New York City, 1962

Box 4 - Folder 3
Bayaderka, Metropolitan Opera, New York City, 1962 Sept. 21

Box 4 - Folder 4
Cttaptak, Metropolitan Opera, 1962 Sept. 12

Box 4 - Folder 5
Dance Magazine Awards, New York City, 1966 Apr. 25


Don Quixote

Box 4 - Folder 6
Covent Garden, London, 1963 July 22

Box 4 - Folder 7
Hollywood Bowl, 1966 July 10

Box 4 - Folder 8
Madison Square Garden, New York City, 1966 May 21

Box 4 - Folder 9
Metropolitan Opera, 1966 Apr. 20 - 1966 May 5

Box 4 - Folder 10
Metropolitan Opera Gala, 1966 May 8

Box 4 - Folder 11
San Francisco Opera, 1966 June 30

Box 4 - Folder 12
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, 1966 June 22


Dying Swan

Box 4 - Folder 13
Academy of Music, Philadelphia, 1966 May 15

Box 4 - Folder 14
Covent Garden, London, 1963 July 20

Box 4 - Folder 15
Hollywood Bowl, 1966 July 9

Box 4 - Folder 16
Madison Square Garden, New York City, 1966 May 22

Box 4 - Folder 17
Metropolitan Opera, New York City, 1962 Sept. 20 – 1962 Sept. 21

Box 4 - Folder 18
Metropolitan Opera Gala, New York City, 1966 May 8

Box 4 - Folder 19
San Francisco Opera, 1966 July 2

Box 4 - Folder 20
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, 1966 June 26

Box 4 - Folder 21
Konek Topbohok, Cameo Theatre, 1962 Sept. 12

Box 4 - Folder 22
Lady with a Small Dog, 1988 Mar. 20
Boston.

Box 4 - Folder 23
Little Humpbacked Horse, Covent Garden, London, 1963 July 4

Box 5 - Folder 1
Plisetskaya, Maya and Alice Vrbsky, Boston, 1968

Box 5 - Folder 2
Plisetskaya, Maya after hours, New York City, 1966
Times Square.

Box 5 - Folder 3
Plisetskaya, Maya memorabilia, 1962 - 1987

Box 5 - Folder 4
Plisetskaya, Maya off duty, New York City, 1959 May
Gov. Clinton Hotel. Outside Madison Square Garden. Outside Metropolitan Opera House.

Box 5 - Folder 5
Plisetskaya, Maya and Puppies, Strand Plaza Hotel, London, 1963 July 5

Box 5 - Folder 6
Plisetskaya, Maya teaching ballet class at Metropolitan Opera, 1966 May 8
Roof stage.

Box 5 - Folder 7
Plisetskaya, Maya the tourist, New York City, 1962
Gov. Clinton Hotel. Outside Metropolitan Opera House. Late night Times Square.

Box 5 - Folder 8
Plisetskaya Dances, undated


Raimonda

Box 5 - Folder 9
California and Oregon, 1966 June –1966 July
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, San Francisco Opera, Coliseum, Portland.

Box 5 - Folder 10
Metropolitan Opera, New York City, 1966 Apr. 27

Box 5 - Folder 11
Music Hall, Boston, 1966 June 4

Box 5 - Folder 12
Romeo and Juliet, Covent Garden, London, 1963 July 24


Swan Lake

Box 5 - Folder 13
Cameo Theatre, 1964 June 3

Box 5 - Folder 14
Covent Garden, 1963 July 13

Box 5 - Folder 15
Hollywood Bowl, 1966 July 7


Madison Square Garden,

Box 5 - Folder 16
1962 Dec. 2

Box 5 - Folder 17
1966 May 18

Box 5 - Folder 18 - 19
Metropolitan Opera, New York City, 1962 Sept.

Box 5 - Folder 20
Music Hall, Boston, 1962 Nov. 20

Box 5 - Folder 21
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, 1966 June 24

Box 5 - Folder 22
Thalia Theatre, 1964

Box 5 - Folder 23
Wilson, Julie, 1987

Box 5 - Folder 24
Negatives, undated

Series III: Programs, 1956 - 1990


1 Box
Arrangement: Alphabetical
This series contains programs from performances of Maya Plisetskaya and the Bolshoi Ballet. Some are in languages other than English.

Box 6 - Folder 1 - 2
Bolshoi Ballet, 1959 - 1976

Box 6 - Folder 3
Deutsche Oper Berlin, 1978 - 1979

Box 6 - Folder 4
German Language, 1965 - 1967

Box 6 - Folder 5
International Gala of Opera and Ballet, 1990

Box 6 - Folder 6 - 7
Plisetskaya, Maya, 1956

Box 6 - Folder 8
Stars of the Bolshoi Ballet, 1962 - 1974

Box 6 - Folder 9
Swan Lake, 1971

Box 6 - Folder 10
Various, 1959 - 1972

Series IV: Clippings, ca. 1962 - 1966


1 Box
Arrangement: Alphabetical
This series contains clippings. There are reviews of performances of Maya Plisetskaya and the Bolshoi Ballet. There are also "human interest" stories about Plisetskaya's life away from the ballet.

Box 7 - Folder 1
Anna Karenina, undated

Box 7 - Folder 2 - 4
Bolshoi Ballet

Box 7 - Folder 5
Brochures

Box 7 - Folder 6
Carmen Suite, undated

Box 7 - Folder 7
Don Quixote, undated

Box 7 - Folder 8
Foreign language, undated

Box 7 - Folder 9
The Fountain of Bakhchisarai, undated

Box 7 - Folder 10
Laurencia, undated

Box 7 - Folder 11
The Little Humpbacked Horse, undated

Box 7 - Folder 12
Love Legend

Box 7 - Folder 13
Magazine covers, 1962 - 1966

Box 7 - Folder 14 - 18
Plisetskaya, Maya

Box 7 - Folder 19
Raimonda, undated

Box 7 - Folder 20
Romeo and Juliet, undated

Box 7 - Folder 21
Samoilova, Tania, undated

Box 7 - Folder 22
Saturday Review, 1968

Box 7 - Folder 23
Shchedrin, Rodin, undated

Box 7 - Folder 24
Shurale, undated

Box 7 - Folder 25
The Sleeping Beauty, undated

Box 7 - Folder 26
Spartacus, undated

Box 7 - Folder 27 - 28
Swan Lake

Box 7 - Folder 29
Walpurgisnacht, undated
From the opera Faust.

Series IV: Oversized Material, 1970 - 1979


1 box
Arrangement: Alphabetical
This series contains clippings, photographs and programs.

Clippings, undated

Box 8 - Folder 1
Foreign Language, undated

Box 8 - Folder 2
General, undated

Box 8 - Folder 3
Plisetskaya, Maya, undated

Box 8 - Folder 4
Swan Lake, undated


Photographs, undated

Box 8 - Folder 5
General, undated

Box 8 - Folder 6
Swan Lake, undated

Box 8 - Folder 7
Programs, 1970 - 1979


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