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Congress on Research in Dance Archives


Congress on Research in Dance Archives
Congress on Research in Dance, The
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31.50 linear feet
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Special Collections in Performing Arts
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator:

Convened in October of 1964, The Congress on Research in Dance is an international community of dance researchers, scholars, teachers, and performers who seek to encourage, facilitate and disseminate dance scholarship. The organization promotes a discursive approach to researching and understanding dance as more than just art and expression, but the value of the form as a manifestation of universal communication, resonant ideas, and cultural commodity. The Congress on Research in Dance collection covers the period from 1964 to 1999; the bulk of the materials date from 1975 to 1999. The collection consists of founding documents, bylaws, Board and member correspondence, meeting minutes, published volumes of CORDs own Dance Research Journal, an assortment of specially published CORD issues devoted to specific topics, conference materials, scholarly papers submitted to the conferences, newsletters, office materials, and financial documents.

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Congress on Research in Dance Archives, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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