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Dance Department records

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-051

Scope and Contents

Dance Department records include video, departmental subject files, correspondence, posters of performances, and files regarding curriculum. The records contain history of dance groups and the development of dance as an academic unit at Williams.


  • 1970 - 2014

Conditions Governing Access

Dance Department Records are restricted for 4 years from date of creation.

Conditions Governing Use

In consultation with Special Collections staff, reproductions of unrestricted material may be made upon request. Material in this collection may be subject to copyright.

Biographical / Historical

The Dance Department offers students ways to investigate embodied knowledge and to develop multiple perspectives by studying individuals and communities. Our courses support close study of physical practices, histories, cultural context and musical understanding and interpretation. Through techniques, research, and creative inquiry, students deepen capacity for interdisciplinary discovery.

The department curriculum offers complementary study in the disciplines of Theater, Visual Art, Africana Studies, American Studies, Asian-American Studies, Global Studies, Gender Studies, Music, and Performance Studies. Dance technique courses include ballet, modern, and African Dance.


18 Linear Feet

34.24 Megabytes

Language of Materials



Dance department records are arranged chronologically by accession number.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Dance department records are trasnferred in accordance to their records retnetion schedule.
Dance Department records
Jessika Drmacich
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Repository Details

Part of the Williams College Archives & Special Collections Repository

Sawyer Library
26 Hopkins Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267