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Nina Novak Collection

 Item
Identifier: BRSCA -NN-055
The Nina Novak Collection contains a memoir, programs, correspondence, an oral history, a unicorn mask and other memorabilia from her time with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.

Dates

  • 2012

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

The Collections are available to researchers by appointment. Please email brarchive@ou.edu for further information.

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.

Extent

1 letter sized document box, 1 special box for mask Box (The Nina Novak Collection contains a memoir, programs, correspondence, an oral history, a unicorn mask and other memorabilia from her time with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. )

Overview

Nina Novak, a Polish ballerina, danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Her collection contains a book, correspondence, ephemera, photos, and a unicorn mask.

Biographical / Historical

Novak studied at the School of the Warsaw Opera House as well as under Bronislava Nijinska. She joined the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in 1948 and was promoted to ballerina at the end of her first season with the company. She remained with the Ballet Russe until 1962, serving as ballet mistress on top of her roles as ballerina. Nina Novak lived in Caracas, Venezuela, where she founded and and ran Ballet Classico.

Processing Information

The Nina Novak collection was was databased by Jessie Hopper in 2012.Edited by Jakob Hertzel in 2015.

Creator

Title
Nina Novak Collection
Status
completed
Author
Jesse Hopper. Undated by Jacob Hertzel
Date
2012 and 2015
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Ballets Russes Special Collections and Archive Repository

Contact:

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