Scope and arrangement
The papers of Mikhail Mordkin cover the period from circa 1885 to 1979, the year of his wife's death. They pertain to both his family life and professional career. The bulk of the collection consists of official and private correspondence, and miscellaneous material related to Mikhail Mordkin's professional career.|||Of interest are papers of the Mordkin School of Dance and Mordkin Ballet, letters from Anna Pavlova, letters from Lucia Chase, and a letter from Richard Pleasant regarding his contract with Ballet Theatre.|||Papers related to Mikhail Mordkin contain private and professional correspondence, contracts, Mordkin's autobiography, choreographic notes, souvenir programs and fan-mail.|||Papers related to Bronislava Mordkin contain correspondence, some personal and professional material, yearbooks and notes.|||Papers of Michael Mordkin, Jr. contain correspondence and some personal material.
The Mikhail Mordkin papers are arranged in six series: