Collections in Dance and the Performing Arts


Some of these collections may only collect secondary materials, not archives and special collections, but it may be helpful to contact them for other local sources and advice. Or, if they have the resources, they may be willing to expand their collecting to include local dance archives. This is not a complete list of all libraries holding dance materials. If you do not see a library in your area, contact the Dance Heritage Coalition.



Alabama

Catherine Hammond Collins Collection of the Dance
Southern History Department
Birmingham Public Library
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, AL 35203
205.226.3665
www.bham.lib.al.us


Arizona

Cross-Cultural Dance Resources, Inc.
518 Agassiz St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5711
928.774.8108
www.ccdr.org


California

Mills College
F.W. Olin Library
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, Ca 94613
510.430.2385
www.mills.edu/academics/library/index.php

Museum of Performance and Design
401 Van Ness Avenue, Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
415.255.4800
www.mpdsf.org

University of California, Irvine
University Library
Department of Special Collections
PO Box 19557
Irvine, CA 92713
949.824.6836
www.lib.uci.edu/libraries/collections/special/coll/dance/

University of California at Los Angeles
Dept. of Special Collections
405 Hilgard Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
310.825.2422
www.library.ucla.edu/special-collections/home

University of California, Riverside
Rivera Library
PO Box 5900
Riverside, CA 92517
909.787.3233
library.ucr.edu/?view=collections/spcol


Colorado

University of Denver
The Carson-Brierly Dance Library
Penrose Library
2150 E. Evans Avenue
Denver. CO 80208
303.871.3428
library.du.edu/site/about/specialCollections/collections/carsonBrierly.php


District of Columbia

Anacostia Museum Library and Center for African American History and Culture
Smithsonian Institution
900 Jefferson Drive, SW, Suite 1130
Washington, DC 20560
202.633.8984
www.sil.si.edu/libraries/anacostia/

George Washington University
Gelman Library, Special Collections
2130 H St., NW
Washington, DC 20052
202.994.7549
www.gwu.edu/gelman/spec

Library of Congress
Music Division
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20540
202.707.5507
lcweb.loc.gov/rr/perform


Florida

University of Florida
George A. Smathers Libraries
Department of Special and Area Studies Collections
The Belknap Collection for the Performing Arts
PO Box 11707
Gainesville, FL 32611-7007
352.273.2759
www.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/belknap/belknap.html


Hawaii

University of Hawaii
Hamilton Library
2550 The Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822
808.956.7622
library.manoa.hawaii.edu/


Illinois

Chicago Public Library
Stigler Dance Collection
Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. Sate St.
Chicago, IL 60605
312.747.4846
www.chipublib.org

Columbia College Library
624 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
312.344.7900
www.lib.colum.edu/

Newberry Library
Mid-West Dance Archive
60 W. Walton St.
Chicago, IL 60610
www.newberry.org


Indiana

Butler University Libraries
4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
217.940.9218
www.butler.edu/library


Kansas

Wichita Public Library
Art and Music Division
223 S. Main St.
Wichita, KS 67202
316.262.0611
www.wichita.lib.ks.us


Maine

Bates College
George and Helen Ladd Library
Lewiston, ME 04240
207.786.6263
www.bates.edu/Library


Maryland

Goucher College Library
Chrystelle Trump Bond Dance & Music Collection
Estelle Dennis Dance Theatre Collection
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204
www.goucher.edu/x9158.xml

Johns Hopkins University
The George Peabody Library
17 East Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 234-4943
guides.library.jhu.edu/content.php?pid=205178&sid=1712833

University of Maryland
Michelle Smith Performing Arts LibrarySpecial Collections in Performing Arts
2511 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
College Park, MD 20742-1630
(301)405-9217
www.lib.umd.edu/PAL/SCPA/


Massachusetts

Boston University
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center
771 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 353-3696
www.bu.edu/dbin/archives/

Harvard University
The Harvard Theatre Collection
Nathan Marsh Pusey Library
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-2445
hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/houghton/collections/htc/

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
358 George Carter Road
Becket, MA 01223
413.243.0745
www.jacobspillow.org


Michigan

Detroit Public Library
Music and Performing Arts Department
5201 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
313.833.1460
www.detroit.lib.mi.us/featuredcollection/e-azalia-hackley-collection

Western Michigan University
Harper C. Maybee Music and Dance Library
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
616.387.5237
www.wmich.edu/library/collections/music


Minnesota

University of Minnesota Libraries
Performing Arts Archives
Elmer L. Anderson Library
222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612.625.3550
www.lib.umn.edu/scrbm/paa


New Hampshire

Dartmouth University
Rauner Special Collections Library
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 646-2560
www.dartmouth.edu/~library/rauner/

University of New Hampshire Library
Milne Special Collections
18 Library Way, Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-2714
www.library.unh.edu/special/


New Jersey

Rutgers University
Mabel Smith Douglass Library
New Brunswock, NJ 08903
732.932.9407
www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/libs/douglass_lib/douglass_lib.shtml


New Mexico

Eastern New Mexico University
Golden Library, Special Collections
Portales, NM 88130
505.562.2636
www.enmu.edu/academics/library/collections/
www.enmu.edu/academics/library/collections/

University of New Mexico
Fine Arts Library, Fine Arts Center
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1501
505.277.2357
library.unm.edu/about/libraries/fadl.php


New York

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203
716.858.8900
www.buffalolib.org

National Museum of Dance
South Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518.584.2225
www.dancemuseum.org

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dance Division
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023-7498
212.870.1656
www.nypl.org/locations/lpa


North Carolina

American Dance Festival Archives
PO Box 90772
Durham, NC 27708
919.684.6402
http://www.americandancefestival.org/archives/

North Carolina School of the Arts
Semans Library
200 Waughtown St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27117
336.770.3270
www.uncsa.edu/library/

University of North Carolina
Jackson Library
Special Collections Division
PO Box 26175
Greensboro, NC 27402-6175
336.334.5304
www.uncg.edu/lib


North Dakota

North Dakota State University
Library
PO Box 5599
Fargo, ND 58105-5599
701.231.8876
www.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu


Ohio

Ohio State University
Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute
1430 Lincoln Tower, 1800 Cannon Dr.
Columbus, OH 43219-1230
614.292.6614
library.osu.edu/sites/tri/

Ohio University
Music-Dance Library
Athens, OH 45701
740.593.2699
www.library.ohiou.edu/music/


Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma Libraries
Norman, OK 73019
405.325.4243
libraries.ou.edu


Pennsylvania

Swarthmore College
Daniel Underhill Music Library
500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399
610.328.8232
www.swarthmore.edu/libraries/underhill-music-and-dance-library.xml

University of the Arts
University Libraries
320 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215.875.1111
library.uarts.edu/

University of Pittsburgh
Curtis Theatre Collection
363 Hillman Library
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
412.648.8190
yorktown.library.pitt.edu/libraries/special/CurtisTheatreCollectionInfo.html


Tennessee

Vanderbilt University
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
Special Collections and University Archives
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37240
615.322.7100
www.library.vanderbilt.edu/speccol/


Texas

Dallas Public Library
Theatre, Film, and Dance Archives
1515 Young St.
Dallas, TX 75201
214.670.1400
dallaslibrary.org/fineArts/

Southern Methodist University
Meadows School of the Arts
Hamon Arts Library
PO Box 750356
Dallas, TX 75275
214.768.2894
smu.edu/cul/hamon/

Texas Women's University
University Library
Blagg-Huey Library
Denton, TX 76204
940.898.3702
www.twu.edu/library

University of Texas
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
Performing Arts Collection
PO Box 7219
Austin, TX 78713
515.471.9122
www.hrc.utexas.edu/collections/guide/


Vermont

Bennington College Dance Archives
Crosset Library
Bennington, VT 05201
802.442.5401
library.bennington.edu/


Wisconsin

State Historical Society of Wisconsin
816 State St.
Madison, WI 53706
608.264.6400
www.wisconsinhistory.org/