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Collection Summary

Creator: Algeranoff, Harcourt, 1903-1967
Title: Papers of Harcourt Algeranoff
Date Range: 1830-1967
Collection number:MS 2376
Extent: 3.78 metres (27 boxes) + 1 folio box



Scope and Content

The papers primarily relate to Algeranoff's employment in various companies and organisations including the Anna Pavlova Company, Ballets Russes, International Ballet, Australian Children's Theatre, Carl Rosa Opera Company, Borovansky Ballet, Australian Ballet and the North West Victoria Ballet Society. There is also family, personal, business and financial correspondence; family papers; diaries; lectures and articles; financial papers; cuttings and cutting books; photographs; programs; publications; and material relating to writings by Algeranoff including his ballet For love or money and his memoirs My years with Pavlova.

Some financial records, mainly receipts and cheque butts, were discarded from the collection in 1997.


The collection is available for reference.


The Algeranoff Papers were donated to the Library by Algeranoff's son, Noel Essex, in 1969 and 1971.

Copying and Publishing

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Harcourt Algeranoff, National Library of Australia, MS 2376, [series and folder or item number]'.


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