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Artists Resource Group (ARG) Partners

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The Getty Center                                                                                                                                        

University of California, Irvine Libraries              

University of California, Irvine Libraries              
                                                                                         Extensive collection of books and serials on dance.
University of California, Irvine Libraries               
Special Collections and Archives
Collections include over 4,000 books, periodical titles, and 60 archival collections related to dance performance and theory, choreography, and theory of motion from the 17th century to the present. Other materials include archives and manuscripts, dance cards, performance programs, and photographs.  It includes the papers of noted UCI faculty members Eugene Loring, Olga Maynard, and Donald McKayle. Nearly all modes of dance are represented, including concert dance, social dances, world dance, and physical movement and exercise.

UCLA Library Special Collections        
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UCLA Library Special Collections on the Online Archive of California:,+Young+(Charles+E.)+Research+Library
Special Collections’ holdings include over 300 archival collections on individual choreographers, performers, and companies,  dance ethnography, the history of dance, costuming, and performance in concert, theatre and film.  Other formats include 4,000 books and journals dating from the 16th century to the present, and extensive holdings of modern photographic works, dance programs, film, video, and oral histories.  Archival collections include seminal dance pioneers Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, and Jack Cole. Building on the UCLA Library’s “Collecting Los Angeles” initiative, Special Collections strives to document the remarkable multiplicity of cultures and dance genres represented in the Los Angeles region by acquiring, preserving and making these primary source materials available for research

University of California, Riverside Libraries
Special Collections & Archives                           

Collections include correspondence, photographs, performance programs, sound/video recordings, and other material related to the performance, theory, choreography, and history of dance. Highlights include the papers of Ruth St. Denis and her professional material documenting the principal era of the Denishawn years, audiovisual and print material regarding the teachings and performances of Daystar/Rosalie Jones, and documentation from the UCR Department of Dance which offered the nation’s first masters program in dance history and first doctoral program in dance history and theory. Videocassettes, audiocassettes, and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted by UCR with Fred Strickler, Richard Bull, Deborah Hay, Simone Forti, Bella Lewitzky, Lucas Hoving, Douglas Dunn, Sara Rudner, and others are also available in our holdings.

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