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Elena Balieff
Literary File, Photography Collection

337 items (3 boxes)

Acquisition: Internal transfers
Access: Open for research
Processed by: Susan McClellan and Mary Foster, 2006
RLIN Record ID: None


Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The Elena Balieff Literary File consists of 337 photographs, the bulk of which are images of various people. Subjects include Balieff and her family, as well as Serge Soudeikine and other Russian theater personalities associated with Nikita Balieff's company, Teatr "Letuchaia Mushe" (Chauve-Souris). An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.

This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.


Item List

Container Accession / P No. Description
Box 1985:0013:0001-0007, 0009-0010, 0014-0064, 0065A-0065B, 0066-0116Chiefly images of various people, including Balieff and her family as well as Russian theater personalities associated with Nikita Balieff's company, Teatr "Letuchaia Mushe" (Chauve-Souris); some duplicates.
Box 2 985:0013:0117-0136, 0137A-0137B, 0138-0226Chiefly images of various people, including Balieff and her family as well as Russian theater personalities associated with Nikita Balieff's company, Teatr "Letuchaia Mushe" (Chauve-Souris); some duplicates.
Box 3985:0013:0227-0313, 0316-0335 Chiefly images of various people, including Balieff and her family as well as Russian theater personalities associated with Nikita Balieff's company, Teatr "Letuchaia Mushe" (Chauve-Souris); some duplicates.
PH:LF:OV Box, Small 985:0013:0008Formal portrait of an unidentified man (35.4 x 27.8 cm.); photographer's signature below right corner of image.
PH:LF:OV Box, Small 985:0013:0011 Group portrait of an orchestra (35.4 x 27.8 cm.); photographer's identification in lower right corner of image.
PH:LF:OV Box, Small 985:0013:0012Portrait of an unidentified woman in a long dress (35.4 x 27.8 cm.).
PH:LF:OV Box, Small 985:0013:0013Portrait of Russell Markert (35.4 x 27.8 cm.); signed presentation in lower right corner of image: "To Soudeikine - / With my very kindest / regards- / Russell Markert / 1936."
PH:LF:OV Box, Small 985:0013:0314Portrait of Palmer and an unidentified woman (his sister, Jeanne?); handwritten on verso: "At the University of the South / Sewanee, Tennessee / 9 June '41."
PH:LF:OV Box, Small 985:0013:0315Portrait of Palmer (the same man depicted in 985:0013:0314); mounted in folder; handwritten on folder cover: "Mrs. Jeanne Soudeikine's [sic] Palmer brother / the President of Chattanooga University."


Index of Photographers

Argentina Photo Studio--985:0013:0004
Bass Photo Co.--985:0013:0011
Blechman, Marcus--985:0013:0009-0010, 0069
Chase News Photo--985:0013:0315
Choumoff--985:0013:0313
Couteux, A.--985:0013:0002
Dorlys (Paris, France)--985:0013:0135
Erlanger De Rosen, Max--985:0013:0214, 0237
Kirkpatrick, F. M.--985:0013:0133
Klein, Carl--985:0013:0257
Koehne, photographer--985:0013:0008
Lido, Serge--985:0013:0076
Marceau (Boston, Mass.)--985:0013:0311
Mebius (Moscow, Russia)--985:0013:0020, 0084
Nelidoff, George--985:0013:0166
Roger-Viollet, Hélène, 1901- --985:0013:0006-0007
Simanovskij, N. N.--985:0013:0221, 0231, 0241-0243
Sorine, Daniel S.--985:0013:0079, 0250
Studio Lipnitzki--985:0013:0072
Wing, Ralph--985:0013:0312
Ziégler, E., photographer--985:0013:0001, 0003


Elena Balieff Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 27 June 2007)

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