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Scope and Content
These papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, documents, art works, printed materials, and a photograph, and relate chiefly to Russian artists and ballet personalities active in France in the 1920s and 1930s. Records of the Parisian World of Art (Mir Iskusstva) group, of which Shervashidze was the president, includes correspondence, documents, an exhibit program, clippings and a photograph of the artists involved. There is correspondence from Lev Bakst, Ivan Bilibin, Sergei Diagilev, Mikhail Larionov, Georgii Lukomskii, and Joan Mirʹo, and one letter each from Nikolai Roerich, and Nataliia Goncharova. There are also many letters from Shervashidze's family in the Soviet Union from the 1920s and 1930s. Illustrative materials by Shervashidze include programs, prints and water colors.
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Existence and Location of Copies
Microfilm 96-2026-1: 1. Voloshin, Maksimilian Aleksandrovich Koktebel', Russia, 5 April 1920 To Aleksandr Konstantinovich Shervashidze t.l.s., 2p. 2. Voloshin, Maksimilian Aleksandrovich Koktebel', Russia, 5 April 1920 t.d.s., lp. (authorization for A.K. Shervashidze to arrange for publication of Plamena by Voloshin; enclosed with above letter) 3. Voloshin, Maksimilian Aleksandrovich n.p., 20 Oct. 192U To Nataliia Il'inishna Butkovskaia a.l.s., 2p.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1954.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1955.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Accessioned 1954.
Papers Accessioned 1955.
Papers Processed 04/--/79.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Shervashidze was an artist who designed decors for the Imperial theaters in St. Petersburg, and for theaters in Paris and Brussels; he also collaborated with Diagilev's Ballets Russes.