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Slavic and East European Archival Collections: Theatre and Film

Theatre and Film

  • The Maria Astrova papers consist primarily of newspaper clippings from Russian language newspapers of the 1940s and 1950s in which  the productions and activities of the Theatre of Russian Drama are described.
  • Boris Brodenov (1895-1960) was an actor and radio announcer. The Boris Brodenov papers hold clippings, correspondence, photographs, programs, scripts, and scrapbooks documenting his career.
  • The Actor is the theatre: a collection of Michael Chekhov's unpublished notes and manuscripts on the art of acting and the theatre: typescript, 1977.
  • A collection of photographs that document the personal and professional activities of a Russian-born actress and acting teacher Tamara Daykarhanova.
  • The Marion Paone collection of Russian theater and ballet photographs contains promotional images of actors, dancers, playwrights, and directors, dating from about the 1900s to the 1950s. 
  • Boris Tumarin (1910-1979) was a Latvian-born theater director, writer, and performer whose collection dates from 1934 to 1978 and contains scripts, prompt books, production files, photographs, programs, and drawings.
  • The Theatre of Russian Drama was a theatrical company that performed classic Russian plays during the 1940s and 1950s in New York City. The collection consists of 15 scrapbooks documenting the company's performances between 1939 and 1955. The scrapbooks contain articles, programs, photographs, letters, and drawings. 
  • Founded by Virlana Tkacz in 1990, the Yara Arts Group is a New York-based theater company dedicated to staging works on Ukrainian themes. The Yara Arts Group Ephemera 1992-1996  consists of photocopies of clippings and articles, reviews, programs, and fifteen photographs from three of the group's produ