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Elena Balieff:

An Inventory of Her Literary File Photography Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Balieff, Elena, 1899-1981
Title: Elena Balieff Literary File Photograph Collection
Dates: 20th century
Extent: 337 items
Abstract: The Elena Balieff Literary File consists of 337 photographs, the subjects of which include Balieff and her family as well as Serge Soudeikine and other Russian theater personalities
Call Number: Photography Collection PH-02821
Language: English
Access: Open for research. To make an appointment or to reserve photography materials, please email Visual Materials Reference staff. Researchers must create an online Research Account and agree to the Materials Use Policy before using archival materials.
Use Policies: Ransom Center collections may contain material with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in the collections without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Ransom Center and The University of Texas at Austin assume no responsibility.
Restrictions on Use: Authorization for publication is given on behalf of the University of Texas as the owner of the collection and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder which must be obtained by the researcher. For more information please see the Ransom Centers' Open Access and Use Policies.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation Elena Balieff Literary File Photography Collection (Photography Collection PH-02821). Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin.
Acquisition: Internal transfers
Processed by: Susan McClellan and Mary Foster, 2006

Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin

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 may be available in a card catalog in the repository.
This file forms a part of the Literary Files Photography Collection that is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally includes portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

Related Material

Associated and related material by and about Balieff can be found in the Center's Balieff Chauve-Souris Collection (PA-00009).

Index Terms


Balieff, Nikita, 1877-1936.
Markert, Russell, 1899-1990.
Soudeikine, Serge.


Portraits, Group.
Teatr "Letuchai︠a︡ myshʹ".
Theatrical companies.

Document Types

Photographic prints.

Container List