Biography and History

The American Ballet Theatre is an American ballet company founded by Oliver Smith and Lucia Chase in 1940.

Source: From the finding aid for TC004

  • American Ballet Theatre Programs. 1940-1979 (inclusive).

    Call Number: TC004

    The American Ballet Theatre is an American ballet company founded by Oliver Smith and Lucia Chase in 1940. The collection consists of programs of performances of the Ballet Theatre dance company from its first performance in 1940 until 1979.

  • Richard Pleasant Papers. 1940-1960 (bulk), 1930-1970 (inclusive).

    Call Number: TC056

    Consists of writings, correspondence, photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, press releases, newspapers, clippings, and miscellaneous material relating to Richard Pleasant, a founder of the Ballet Theatre.