Scope and arrangement
The original collection comprising the Fonds Kochno is located in the Bibliotheque et Musée de l'Opéra, Palais Garnier, Paris. Tthe collection was microfilmed for the Dance Collection of the New York Public Library, by Bibliothéque Nationale Service Photographique, Paris, via Hubert Goldschmidt. The microfilm represents Fonds Kochno, Piéces 1-156, which includes manuscripts, correspondence, contracts, notebooks, photographs, a few engravings, sketches, programs, passports, ballet scenarios, articles and other materials relating to Serge Diaghlievand the Ballets Russes. This material covers the period 1911-1929, with most dating from 1916-1928 and one item from 1938. Piéces 1-108 comprise Diaghliev's correspondence. Piéce 112, 113, 116, and 142-149 were not filmed and are not included on the microfilm.
A list of the contents of each reel are included in this Register.