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Dance Research at the Library of Congress

Digital Collections

Alexandra Exter, artist. The Sports and Touring Ballet Revue. 1925 poster design for Théâtre Choréographique. Bronislava Nijinska Collection. Library of Congress Music Division.

The digital collections with dance materials represent genres including worldwide traditional dances, European and American social dance practices, ballet and modern dance, and more!

Digitized items include choreographic notes, photographs, musical scores, moving images, sound recordings, rare books, and artwork.

Stay up to date with new digital collections on the digital collections page and use the left-hand menu to refine your results by subject - such as "Performing Arts" - or by an object's original format - such as "Photos, Prints, Drawings."

The selected digital collections below highlight single collections or unite items from various divisions of the Library of Congress that share the theme of dance or contain dance-related materials. Some online collections also include digitized materials held by other institutions, such as Selections from the Katherine Dunham Collection.

Selected Digital Collections With Dance-Related Materials