Scope and arrangement
The Eugenia Delarova papers (1922-1991) document Delarova's personal relationships and her activities as a patron of the ballet.
Correspondence consists largely of short letters of thanks regarding gifts, social engagements, and benefits for dance organizations. The largest grouping of correspondence consists of letters and telegrams from director, writer, and producer George Abbott. Abbott's letters deal with personal matters in detail, and also touch on professional topics. Other correspondents include Mikhail Baryshnikov and Leopold Stokowski. Correspondence also holds a letter to Gerard Mandelbaum from Erick Hawkins, dated 1991.
Photographs date from the 1930s to the 1980s and consist of images of Delarova and her friends and colleagues. These include photographs and promotional images of dancers and other artists, including Baryshnikov.
Several programs for ballets that Delarova performed in in the 1930s are present, as are programs for Snafu, a 1944 Broadway play that Delarova performed in. A 1922 issue of Russian-language art magazine Jar-Ptitsa ("The Firebird") is held with the programs. An excerpt of an interview with Delarova, intended for use in a book by Murray Louis, is also present, as is Delarova's 1966 marriage certificate.