Scope and arrangement
This collection contains two drafts of de Robilant's unpublished book on the history of ballet in South America, with the working titles Background to Ballet in South America and The History of Ballet in Argentina and Chile from 1808 to 1975. There are also typescripts of her articles on related topics: "A Short History of Ballet in Chile" and a biographical article on Elena Dmitrievna Poliakova, a Russian-trained ballerina who taught at the Chilean National Ballet. The collection holds editorial notes documenting her collaboration with Keith Money on a biography of ballerina Anna Pavlova. Alongside these writings are de Robilant's c.v. and a description of her collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum. There is also a file of research material relating to the history of South American ballet, including annotated photocopies of 19th century dancer contracts, theater broadsides, and other primary source documents.
This collection is arranged alphabetically by folder title.