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Douglas Turnbaugh Collection

Identifier: BRSCA-DT-068
The Douglas Turnbaugh Collection contains books about the Ballets Russes company and dancers, souvenir programs, original interviews for the Ballets Russes film, and a costume from the original production of The Firebird.


  • 1909 - 2019

Conditions Governing Access

The Collections are available to researchers by appointment. Please email or call 405/325-5181.

Conditions Governing Use

The Ballets Russes Special Collections and Archive holds the physical rights only to most materials. Researchers must secure written permission from the Archive to publish archival material. Researchers assume all responsibility for conforming to copyright laws and for correctly citing the source of the archival material.


approximately 12 LF Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

Douglas Blair Turnbaugh is an American arts administration executive, author, and producer. A long time collector of dance memorabilia, he is the author of a book on Sergei Diaghilev and a producer of the film Ballets Russes. Some career highlights include Executive director Fine Arts Workshop, Inc., Dance Notation Bureau, Inc., Dance Theatre Foundation, Inc., for Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, President American Institute Choreology, Incorporated, New York City, Former director Institute Choreology, London, Four Winds Theatre of Cooper Hewitt Museum of Smithsonian Institution, Dance Theatre Workshop, Inc., and Alternate Center for International Arts, Inc., He was also a faculty member at New York University, New York City and guest lecturer York University, Toronto. He received the Vaslav Nijinsky medal, Poland, in1994, the Sergei Diaghilev medal Diaghilev House Foundation, Perm, Russia, in1994; and was a National Endowment for Arts grantee, in 1968.
The Douglas Turnbaugh Collection
Jeri Smalley
April 12, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Ballets Russes Special Collections and Archive Repository