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Collection Manuscript/Mixed Material Nazimova collection, Nazimova papers

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  • Nazimova collection,

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  • Nazimova papers


  • Correspondence, programs, press clippings, and scrapbooks documenting the American stage and film career of the Russian-born actress Nazimova, particularly during the silent film era. Includes letters (1903-1943) from Nazimova to her sister, Nina Lewton; many early letters are in Russian but most have English translations. Other letters (1927-1940) are written to her friend, Leona Scott. Also includes a memoir by her niece, Lucy Olga Lewton.


  • Nazimova, 1879-1945


  • -  Lewton, Lucy Olga
  • -  Lewton, Nina
  • -  Scott, Leona
  • -  Actors
  • -  Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
  • -  Silent films--United States
  • -  Theater--United States


  • -  Arranged in three series. Series 1: Kling-Lewton Papers, 1877-1988; Series 2: Harry E. Vinyard, Jr., Papers, 1905-1959; and Series 3: Oversize, 1905-1929.
  • -  Gift, Jean Louise Kling, Lucy Olga Lewton, and Val Lewton, 1991-1992.
  • -  Transfer, Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, 1992.
  • -  Some photographs transferred to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
  • -  Sound recordings transferred to Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division.
  • -  Actress; born Adelaide Leventon; also known as Alla Nazimova.
  • -  Collection material in English, with Russian.
  • -  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at


  • 1,400 items.
  • 4 containers plus 1 oversize.
  • 1.8 linear feet.


  • Library of Congress Manuscript Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu

Library of Congress Control Number

  • mm95081203

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