Australian Women's Register

An initiative of The National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) in conjunction with The University of Melbourne

Skip to content

By Repository

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

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

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).

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

Papers of Dame Peggy van Praagh (1910-1990), Details

Repository reference links are external links to the relevant catalogue record in the holding repository. If you experience a broken link it will be because the repository has not understood the value of maintaining persistent links and/or the judicious use of redirects. Try locating the repository's catalogue search and search on the records' creator's name and/or the repository reference number for the records.

Related entries


Site-wide information and acknowledgements

National Foundation for Australian Women The University of Melbourne, eScholarship Research Centre

© Copyright in The Australian Women's Register is owned by the Australian Women's Archives Project
and vested in each of the authors in respect of their contributions from 2000

The Australian Women's Register is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Australia License

The Australian Women's Register is published quarterly by the Australian Women's Archives Project
ISSN 2207-3124