Scope and arrangement
The Ballets: U.S.A. records are arranged in six series:
- 1956-1962833 items
The correspondence series, 1956-1962 (833 items) includes three letters from Jerome Robbins. extensively documenting his reaction to working with the Royal Danish Ballet on “Fanfare” in 1956. The general correspondence, 1959-1962 (830 items), is arranged chronologically covering business and artistic aspects of the company's operation.
- 10 items
The writings of Jerome Robbins (10 items) include a draft of an article on the Royal Danish Ballet based upon his work there, as well as other manuscripts on dance.
- 1956-196186 items
The company publicity, 1956-1961 (86 items), comprises press releases, itineraries, program copy and casting, and foreign review translations. The contracts, 1958-1959 (191 items), arranged chronologically, are primarily those with the dancers for the various seasons, with some theater booking contracts.
- 1958-1959191 items
- 1958-1964approx. 1145 items
The largest series, financial papers (1145 items), is for the most part statements and receipts. These are box office and payroll records, weekly tour expense statements, general receipts, and banking records. Other financial papers cover advertising accounts, budgets, and workman's compensation.
- 63 items
A small series of miscellaneous manuscripts includes technical notes and various other notes probably made by Hayward.