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Dance Research at the Library of Congress

N: Fine Arts

Federal Art Project. Festival of Modern Dance - Myra Kinch & Group. 1938. Work Projects Administration Poster Collection. Library of Congress. Prints & Photographs Division.

The letter "N" precedes call numbers of library materials related to the subject of Fine Arts. Class N contains eight subclasses for more specific subject areas. Dance researchers will find that many subclasses of are useful to focus on historic and contemporary artwork production, studies and catalogs of artists, clothing styles and costume design, traditional cultural dress, and visual materials.

Subclasses of dance interest include:

  • Subclass NB: Sculpture
  • Subclass NC: Drawing, Design, Illustration
  • Subclass ND: Painting
  • Subclass NK: Decorative Arts
  • Subclass NX: Arts in General

These call numbers will assist users to browse the online catalog and assess materials for dance research. Users are encouraged to explore Class N in its entirety.

Readers use these general collections resources in the Main Reading Room of the Thomas Jefferson Building. For more information, visit the Library's Researchers page.


  • NB237.N6 G76. Grove, Nancy and Diane Botnick. The sculpture of Isamu Noguchi, 1924-1979: a catalogue. New York: Garland, 1980.
  • NC1807.U5 C37 2008. Ennis, Carter. Posters for the People: Art of the WPA. Philadelphia: Quirk Books, 2008.
  • ND699.B3 B3 fol. Bakst. New York: Brentano's, 1927.
  • NK4710.C65. Costume and fashion design: Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes, 1925. New York: Garland, 1977.
  • NX650.B63 C64 2000. Cohen, Sarah R. Art, Dance, and the Body in French Culture of the Ancien Régime. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.