pictured: Elizabeth Aldrich, curator of dance at the Library of Congress, shares some special items from the Music Division collection
The Dance Heritage Coalition received a generous grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to support Fellowships in Preservation and Archives for master’s degree students. The IMLS funds support a group of seven students for each of the three summers from 2012 to 2014. Students receive training in dance-related librarianship and archival practices at one of the DHC nationally distinguished dance archives, a practicum placement at a smaller dance collection like a dance company or historical society, and travel to national conferences.
The 2012 Fellows have created blogs so you can follow what libraries, archives, and museums can and are doing to advance dance and its cultural legacy. Please check out these blogs - follow them, leave a comment, share the news with your friends!
American Dance Festival Archive Project 2012 - Amanda Wick, blogger
Dance Notation Bureau Archive Project 2012 - Maureen Maryanski, blogger
Library of Congress Archive Project 2012 - Nicole Topich, blogger
Museum of Performance & Design Archive Project 2012 - Penny Huffman, blogger
New York Public Library Archive Project 2012 - Nichole Arvin, blogger
Ohio State University Archive Project 2012 - Tara Davis, blogger
UCLA Archive Project 2012 - Irlanda Jacinto, blogger