The Serge Prokofiev Archive at Columbia

Columbia University has been a vital hub for Prokofiev studies since the deposit of a rich trove of the composer’s archival material at the University in 2014. The Serge Prokofiev Archive, housed at Columbia’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library and supported by the Serge Prokofiev Foundation, is the premier documentary resource relating to Prokofiev’s time in the West (1918-1936).

This website provides information about events organized by the Serge Prokofiev Archive to foster scholarly and public engagement with our collection.

On June 15-16 2023, we will host the symposium “Positioning Prokofiev in the 21st Century and Beyond” which will feature a keynote lecture by composer Gabriel Prokofiev, as well as a full-day of talks highlighting recent Prokofiev scholarship (Click on the links above for details and registration information).

To search and browse the nearly 20,000 items in the Serge Prokofiev Archive, see the Finding Aid. And visit us! The SPA is open welcomes researchers exploring any aspect of Prokofiev’s life, music and legacy.

Contact project archivist Natalia Ermolaev ([email protected]) with any questions.