The Tatiana Dokoudovska Library for Dance is the home of the Kansas City Ballet Archives which documents the history of the Kansas City Ballet. The KCB Archives also includes personal collections of its three former artistic directors: 1) the Tatiana Dokoudovska Collection (1890-1995); 2) the Todd Bolender Collection (1924-2006); and 3) the William Whitener Collection (1959-2013).
Thanks to a generous grant from the Kansas City Ballet Guild, the Kansas City Ballet Archives began surveying and collecting materials in 2008. These records and artifacts are now housed in the Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity.
Kansas City Ballet Archives
The core collection of the Kansas City Ballet Archives contains records generated by the Kansas City Ballet Board of Directors, staff, school, guild, and individual donations from the greater Kansas City Community of dancers, patrons and supporters. The collection spans 1957-2012 with the bulk of the records dating after 1980.
The William Whitener Collection is not yet available to the public.
For more information, please contact Lisa Schubert Hickok, Kansas City Ballet Archives, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-863-0360 (cell).