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Balasic Family Papers

Identifier: msc0075

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a photocopy of the scrapbook of the Balasi family; originals of sixty some contracts; originals, many hand-written, of the music used in their performances and photocopies of these sheets bound in a book; and a video casette of a 1925 performance of their head-to-head stunt.

Videocassette that was in Box 1 has been moved to IRA cool storage. The CD in the collection has the same content as the VHS.

Includes sheet music used for their performances


  • 1890-1920


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.


1.00 Linear Feet

Videocassette of the head-to-head stunt other_unmapped

Language of Materials



Scrapbook album, which contains a brief history of the Balasi family, artists' copies of performance contracts, promotional materials, newspaper reviews, photographs documenting their performances, and sheet music for music included in their performances. Sometimes the name appears as Balasic.

Method of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the University of Iowa Libraries by Mark Balasi, grandson of the Balasics, in 1994.

Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5900 (Fax)