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  • Description: dance
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    • An Invitation to Dance: A History of Social Dance in America

    • This overview includes numerous examples of illustrations, sheet music, and ephemera (e.g., an ornate Boston Valentines Party dance card). Essays explore such topics as dance types, fashion, dance etiquette, and opposition to dance.
    • Ballroom dancing
    • United States
    • Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive

    • Dance companies from around the world have performed at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival since 1932. This video collection includes more than 100 excerpts of performances recorded at festival. Highlights include performances by Anna Duncan (1942),...
    • Women dancers
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    • Politics and the Dancing Body

    • This companion site to an exhibit at the Library of Congress documents how choreographers have used dance to voice social protest, to celebrate American culture, and to counter anti-American sentiment.
    • Dance -- Political aspects; Women dancers
    • United States
    • Louis L. McAllister Photographs

    • This collection includes more than 2500 of McAllister's photographs of the people and built environment of Burlington, Vermont. Highlights include photos of girls and women in dance recitals; public high school students; students at Mount St....
    • Camps for girls; Dance recitals; Girls; Nuns; Schools; Women
    • United States -- Vermont -- Burlington
    • Katherine Dunham Collection at the Library of Congress

    • Historic film footage and photographs document Dunham's dance technique and field work. In additional video clips from 2002, Dunham discusses the importance of the hands, arms, and feet in her technique.
    • African American dance; African American women; Choreographers; Women dancers
    • United States
    • Ruth St. Denis Collection

    • Ruth St. Denis (1879-1968) founded the Adelphi Dance Department in 1938. Highlights from this collection include the Adelphi Bulletin from 1938 that features St. Denis and the new dance program, letters by St. Denis, and a collection of portraits...
    • Women dancers
    • United States
    • UI Physical Education for Women

    • This collection includes more than 900 photographs from the records of the Department of Physical Education for Women at The University of Iowa. Sample searches are offered for archery, basketball, Calisthenics, canoeing, children's classes,...
    • Physical education for women
    • United States -- Iowa -- Iowa City
    • Women in Sport at Western

    • Researchers can browse this site by sport: archery; basketball; bowling; dance; fencing; field hockey; golf; handball; hiking; horseback riding; javelin throwing; rowing; running; soccer; softball; swimming; tennis; track and field; and volleyball.
    • Women athletes; Women college students; Women in sports
    • United States -- Washington (State) -- Bellingham
    • Texas Woman's University - University Archives

    • Strengths of the photograph collection include athletics, dance, and the nursing program. This site also includes descriptions of oral history interviews, artifacts, clothing/textiles, and manuscript collections.
    • Nurses; Women athletes; Women college students; Women college teachers; Women dancers; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Texas -- Denton
    • New Jersey Women's History

    • Timeline entries link to online primary sources (images, documents, and material objects). Highlights include portraits of notable New Jersey women, a poster advertising a dance performance by Ruth St. Denis, and the text of Lucy Stone's protest...
    • Women
    • United States -- New Jersey
    • Women's Athletics at Washington State University

    • This collection of 380 photographs, postcards, book illustrations, and certificates documents women's athletics at Washington State University from 1899 to 2000. The site offers predefined searches for more than 25 sports, from archery to...
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    • United States -- Washington (State) -- Pullman
    • Wisconsin Historical Images

    • A search for "women" retrieves more than 5000 records. In addition to photographs and paintings, the collection includes documents (e.g., "Madison Female Seminary Prospectus), posters (e.g., "Women's Dance, 1971"), and advertisements.
    • Advertising; American Red Cross; Beauty contestants; Clothing and dress; Cookery; Hairstyles; Holocaust survivors; Household appliances; Indians of North America; Infants; Kitchens; Lesbians; Mothers; Nurses; Schools; Weddings; Women dancers; Women...
    • United States -- Wisconsin
    • Katherine Dunham's Living Legacy

    • This online exhibit explores Dunham's dance and film career, global activism, and anthropological work.
    • African American women; Choreographers; Women dancers
    • United States
    • Barbara Gittings and Kay Tobin Lahusen Gay History Papers and Photographs

    • This collection documents the work of two pioneers in the gay and lesbian rights movement. Barbara Gittings (1932-2007) influenced the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses. She also worked with...
    • Lesbian activists; Lesbians; Women photographers
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • 1911 Houston Society with Gladys Ewing

    • Gladys Ewing's scrapbook includes items (invitations, notes, dance cards, etc.) that she saved from the No-TSU-OH 1911 Carnival Ball, winter Mardi Gras celebrations, Krewe parties, luncheons, and other social events.
    • Debutante balls; Debutantes; Social life and customs
    • United States -- Texas -- Houston

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