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Papers of Dame Peggy van Praagh, 1912-1986 [manuscript]

Title
Papers of Dame Peggy van Praagh, 1912-1986 [manuscript]
From
Keep dancing collection.
Repository
National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection
Reference
MS 7223
Date Range
1912 - 1986
Creator
Van Praagh, Margaret (1910 - 1990)
Description

The papers in MS 7223 provide a record of Peggy van Praagh's long and distinguished career as a dancer, teacher, producer and director of ballet. They include personal and business correspondence, diaries, newscuttings, photographs, first night messages, theatre programs, greeting cards, postcards, journal articles, reports and other memorabilia. Personal correspondents include friends such as John (Jay) Sweet and there are also many messages of congratulations from admirers and fans. Business correspondents include J.C. Williamson and the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust. The collection includes a copy of Gala performance, edited by Arnold Haskell, Mark Bonham Carter and Michael Wood, with a foreword by H.R.H. The Princess Margaret (London: Collins, 1955). This 248 page "Record of the Sadler's Wells Ballet over twenty-five years" (cover title) is signed by Princess Margaret, and by members of the Ballet (22 boxes, 9 fol. Boxes).

The Acc06.092 instalment comprises letters from C.W. Beaumont and Marie Rambert, and programs and press clippings relating to van Praagh's career and various ballet companies (1 binder).

Quantity
7 m
Access
Available for research. Not for loan.
Finding Aid

Papers of Dame Peggy van Praagh (1910-1990), http://www.nla.gov.au/ms/findaids/7223.html. Details

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-223908896/findingaid

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