Scope and arrangement
The papers of Felia Doubrovska cover the period from c.1919 to the year of her death, 1981, and pertain to both her family and personal life and her professional career. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence: approximately 43 letters and notes from Doubrovska, and 266 letters, cards, notes, telegrams to Doubrovska, with a small part of the correspondence to her mother (Valentina Dlouzhnevska) and to Vladimiroff. Of interest are 42 letters or notes from Mathilde Kshessinska and her husband the Grand Duke André, and 12 letters from Iurii (Yuri) Bakhrushin.
The correspondence is divided into two groups: from Doubrovska, her husband and family; and from others, arranged alphabetically by correspondant and then chronologically under each name. (The spelling for the Russian names in the Folder List is that established at the Dance Collection.)
The collection also contains 36 of Doubrovska's small diaries and address books and 1 belonging to her mother; notes for an autobiography of Vladimiroff (a small notebook written by Vladimiroff and some pages dictated to Doubrovska.); 7 contracts; and papers of Doubrovska's mother (Valentina Dlouzhnevska) including letters, diaries, stories, plays and poems.
Included with this Register are 14 pages of background material, notes and some brief translations of items in this collection done by Irina Klyagin.
The Felia Doubrovska papers are arranged in three series:
- 24 items
- 2 items