Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page

Collection Details


Collection Name: Jerome Robbins Dance Division Oral History Project and AIDS Initiative
Repository Name: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts [Repository Details]
Repository Location: New York, New York, United States
URL: http://www.nypl.org/research/lpa/dan/background.htm
Dates Spanned: 1974-
Description: The Oral History Project and Archive have been a vital part of the Dance Collection of the New York Public Library since 1974. The Project is a distinct, searchable collection of interviews that have been initiated and recorded by the Library in an effort to add to the existing primary source material available to researchers in dance. The original funders of the Project included the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. This money launched an effort to interview colleagues and associates of eight figures in the dance community: Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, Martha Graham, Leonid Massine, Alexandra Danilova, Alicia Markova, Ninette de Valois and Lucia Chase. Subsequently, in response to changing sources of funding as well as in an effort to respond to emerging fields in dance scholarship, the Project has pursued interviews with dance historians, writers, administrators, technical artists, choreographers and dancers working in a wide array of genres and styles. Over the last decade a major focus of the Dance Collection’s Oral History Project has been the lives and work of dance professionals with HIV and AIDS. More than twenty interviews have been recorded and cataloged as part of this effort.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 340
Broad Subjects: Intellectual life; Health
ASP Subjects: AIDS (Disease); AIDS (Disease)--Patients; Dance; Dance companies; Dance libraries; Dancers; HIV (Viruses); Medicine; Medicine--Practice; Medicine--Research; New York; Oral history; United States
Collection Code: OHC0000569