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Aleksandr Konstantinovich Shervashidze Papers, 1918-1933

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Shervashidze
Bib ID 4078068 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Shervashidze, Aleksandr Konstantinovich, 1867-1968 ; Mirʹo, Joan, 1893- ; Bakst, Lʹeon, 1866-1924 ; Bilibin, Ivan I︠A︡kovlevich, 1876-1942 ; Di︠a︡gilev, S.P. (Sergeĭ Pavlovich), 1877-1929 ; Goncharova, Natalii︠a︡ Sergeevna, 1881-1962 ; Larionov, Mikhail Fedorovich, 1881-1964 ; Lukomskiĭ, Georgiĭ Kreskentévich, 1884- ; Roerikh, Nikolaĭ Konstantinovich, 1874-1947
Title Aleksandr Konstantinovich Shervashidze Papers, 1918-1933
Physical Description 2.5 linear feet 5 boxes (2.5 linear feet 5 boxes)
Language(s) Russian .
Access

This collection is located on-site.

Arrangement

Description

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, Sergeĭ Di︠a︡gilev, Mikhail Larionov, Georgiĭ Lukomskiĭ, and Joan Mirʹo, and one letter each from Nikolaĭ Roerich, and Natalii︠a︡ 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.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1954.

Papers Accessioned 1955.

Papers Processed 04/--/79.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Paintings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Art -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ballet Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- France -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theater -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

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 Di︠a︡gilev's Ballets Russes.