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
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...
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),...
Highlights from this large subcollection of the NYPL Digital Gallery include: programs for performances by the Isadora Duncan Dancers; photographs of Duncan, Irene Castle, and Ruth St. Denis; and color slides of the Joffrey Ballet.
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.
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
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...