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Introduction to the Database

Preface by Lincoln Kirstein

Chronology: Life and Works
Roles Performed By Balanchine

Chronological Title List
Titles By Category

Festivals Directed By Balanchine

Itineraries Undertaken by
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Compiled by Monica Moseley

University of Arkansas
David W. Mullins Library, Special Collections
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
Mailing address:
University of Arkansas Libraries
365 No. Ozark Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002 collections/

The Bureau of Educational and Historical and Cultural Affairs Historical Collection contains information about State Department-sponsored touring, including New York City Ballet's performances in the 1952 Berlin Cultural Festival and the company's 1962 tour of the Soviet Union.

University of Texas
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
21st and Guadalupe
P.O. Box 7219
Austin, TX 78713-7219


Fine Arts Library
Doty Fine Arts Building, levels 3, 4, and 5
23th and Trinity Streets
Austin, TX 78713
The Research Center contains a large archive of Fred Fehl photographs, including documentation of Balanchine ballets spanning 30 years, and photographs from the Bob Golby Collection. The Fine Arts Library has general collections in dance.

Vaganova Academy Theater Library. See Gosudarstvennaya Teatralnaya Biblioteka

Victoria and Albert Museum. See Theatre Museum Archives

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103

The archives document some of the earliest work of Balanchine in the United States, presented under the aegis of the Wadsworth Atheneum. The Serge Lifar Collection contains scenic and costume designs of Balanchine ballets from the Diaghilev Ballets Russes.

York University Libraries
Scott Library
4700 Keele Street
North York, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada

The York University Library has good dance resources, and, although it is intended to serve its own students, the library may be used by visiting scholars. See the Web site for details.

Yahoo Images

On the Yahoo homepage, click on Images. Type Balanchine in the search box and find over 2,900 images; type New York City Ballet and find over 3,600. As in any Web index search, not every find is relevant. An extraordinary wealth of visual information can be located this way, however, and should not be overlooked for seeing portraits of Balanchine and images of his choreography. Similar results are available on

A note on the Popular Balanchine dossiers:

George Balanchine's choreography for musicals and films was researched and documented in a large project commissioned by the George Balanchine Foundation and carried out between 1999 and 2005 by more than forty researchers. See detailed information on this Web site under Foundation Projects. The collected dossiers of Popular Balanchine are available at The New York Public Library's Dance Division:>Research Libraries>Archives & Manuscripts>Jerome Robbins Dance Division>Finding Aids to Selected Archival Collections>Popular Balanchine Dossiers

The dossiers include oral history interviews, reproductions from numerous archives, and research histories with contact information about each production. Photographs, performance programs, reviews and articles, and advertising are among the items copied and brought together in the dossiers. Before beginning research anew in this area of Balanchine's work, the documents and memoirs in the dossiers should be consulted. The research notes and collected sources will provide clues to further individual exploration.

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