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The DANCE archive in Special and Area Studies Collections includes the DENISHAWN papers of modern dance pioneers, Ruth St.Denis & Ted Shawn and miscellaneous program and promotional ephemera on ballet, folk and modern dance.

WELCOME

  

The DANCE archive in the Special and Area Studies Collections was formed in the 1950s by UF librarian and respected dance historian, Sara Yancey Belknap, from her personal scrapbook and program collection. Since that time, the dance holdings have expanded to include the Denishawn papers from the winter workshop and rehearsal home (Eustis, Florida) of the Ruth St. Denis/ Ted Shawn modern dance troupe and thousands of programs, photographs and promotional items pertaining to ballet, folk and modern dance organizations and performers.

The collections are organized and easily accessible. Please contact the curator for more information and assistance. We are here to assist you and look forward to your visit to the Research Room.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DANCE AND THE PERFORMING ARTS, PLEASE VISIT THE PERFORMING ARTS (SPECIAL & AREA STUDIES COLLECTIONS) LIBGUIDE LISTED UNDER HUMANITIES.


MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

CITATION STYLES AND TOOLS:

RUTH ST. DENIS

SARA YANCEY BELKNAP

Founder of the original DANCE COLLECTION (now the POPULAR CULTURE COLLECTIONS) in the University of Florida Department of Special Collections.

KEY RESOURCES FOR DANCE

MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESOURCES OF INTEREST

  • ARTstor
    ARTstor is a nonprofit digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. These community-built collections comprise contributions from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.
  • Dissertations & Theses
    Includes 2.4 million dissertation and master's theses citations from around the world from 1861-present. Dissertation abstracts available from 1980; theses abstracts from 1988; and full text PDFs for most dissertations added since 1997.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Full-text newspapers, magazines, newswires and transcripts from around the world.
  • Periodicals Index Online
    A general database of millions of article citations published in the arts, humanities and social sciences, across more than 300 years.
  • WorldCat
    Worldwide union catalog of books and other materials in OCLC member libraries.
  • Web of Science
    Includes Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index.

FINDING BOOKS AT UF

 

University of Florida Home Page

 

Library Catalog (Books, Journals, Videos, & more)

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Performing Arts (Special & Area Studies Collections)

Jim Liversidge
Contact:
Department of Special and Area Studies Collections

280 Smathers Library

PO Box 117005

Gainesville, FL 32611-7005

352-273-2759
Website / Blog Page

MISCELLANEOUS IMAGES

TED SHAWN

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