Gail Ford of Thodos Dance Chicago holds a framed costume design during the fellows orientation week. Photo by Selena Chau.
The Dance Heritage Coalition received a generous grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to support Fellowships in Preservation and Archives for master’s degree students. The IMLS funds support a group of seven students for each of the three summers from 2012 to 2014. Students receive training in dance-related librarianship and archival practices at one of the DHC nationally distinguished dance archives, a practicum placement at a smaller dance collection like a dance company or historical society, and travel to national conferences.
The 2013 fellows, from l to r, Hadley Davis, Selena Chau, Sydney Gulbronson, Lyla Medeiros, Rinna Rem, Jennifer Kishi, and Elizabeth Hollenbeck, work with Gail Ford of Thodos Dance Chicago on an archival assessment. Photo by Imogen Smith.
Each fellow has created a blog so you can follow what libraries, archives, and museums can and are doing to advance dance and its cultural legacy. Please check out these blogs - follow them, leave a comment, share the news with your friends!
American Dance Festival Archive Project 2013 - Sydney Gulbronson, blogger
Arizona State University Archive Project 2013 - Rinna Rem, blogger
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Archive Project 2013 - Elizabeth Hollenbeck, blogger
New York Public Library Archive Project 2013 - Selena Chau, blogger
The Newberry Library Archive Project 2013 - Hadley Davis, blogger
Ohio State University Archive Project 2013 - Jennifer Maiko Kishi, blogger
UCLA Archive Project 2013 - Lyla Medeiros, blogger
pictured: Elizabeth Aldrich, curator of dance at the Library of Congress, shares some special items from the Music Division collection with the 2012 fellows.
2012 Fellow Blogs
American Dance Festival Archive Project 2012 - Amanda Wick, blogger
Dance Notation Bureau Archive Project 2012 - Maureen Maryanski, blogger
Library of Congress Archive Project 2012 - Nicole Topich, blogger
Museum of Performance & Design Archive Project 2012 - Penny Huffman, blogger
New York Public Library Archive Project 2012 - Nichole Arvin, blogger
Ohio State University Archive Project 2012 - Tara Davis, blogger
UCLA Archive Project 2012 - Irlanda Jacinto, blogger