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July 30, 1998

Collection of Materials Documents Rudolf Nureyev's Career Donated To Library of Congress

Fifty Binders Contain Articles Beginning with Kirov Appearance in 1959

The Library of Congress has recently acquired 50 volumes of newspaper clippings, journal articles and other printed material that closely follows the career of dancer Rudolf Nureyev.

Assembled by Marilyn J. La Vine, who donated the entire collection to the Library, the looseleaf binders are arranged in chronological order and include newspaper clippings, journal articles and other printed items taken from U.S., British and Canadian publications on dance, culture and general news. Foreign language publications are represented as well.

The earliest piece in the collection is a review by the Russian critic Yuri Slonimsky, writing of the great young dancer performing with the Kirov Ballet in 1959. Most of the materials in the collection date from 1960 through Jan. 7, 1993, the day following Mr. Nureyevs death. Taken together, the collection, comprising some 4,500 articles, offers a complete history of the dancers life and career.

The materials, which join the Sali Ann and Alan M. Kriegsman and George Jackson collections relating to Nureyev in the Librarys Music Division, are available for consultation in the Performing Arts Reading Room, Room 113 in the Madison Building.

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PR 98-115
ISSN 0731-3527

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