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Hard (Nina) papers
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Description
This collection documents the life of Nina Hard, a German dancer, who at one time worked with German artist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. The collection consists almost primarily of personal photographs, with some documents such as letters and legal documents.
Background
Nina (Engelhardt) Hard was born in 1900 in Brazil and moved to Germany with her family at a young age. On the ocean voyage to Germany she became enchangted with the ship's orchestra and decided to become a cellist. She moved to Berlin to pursue the study of music, but while there she discovered dance, eventually becoming a well-known dancer performing in Berlin, Munich, and Zurich. She became very popular with both the audience and the press. She married twice; her second husband was Magnus Henning a composer, writer and director (notable for his work with German actress Erika Mann and Die Pfeffermühle). During the late 1930s, Hard moved with her family to Ehrwald in the Tyrol. In 1939, she moved back to Brazil with her children, and in 1947 she moved to California. However, in 1952 she moved back to Germany.
Extent
1.68 Linear Feet 4 boxes
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.