The largest number of special collections related to classical and modern Western dance in the Library of Congress are housed in the Music Division. Special collections related to dance and the performing arts fall into three large categories:
Use the tabs below to find selected titles of collections related to dance. You can also view a complete list of special collections on the Performing Arts Reading Room website. The links are for finding aids—contextual and descriptive documents of collection contents—or collection-level catalog records if finding aids are in the process of production. Both finding aids and catalog records contain summaries of collection contents.
Finding aids and catalog records for special collections indicate transfers of audio-visual materials to the Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division.
In addition to special collections, the Music Division holds cataloged correspondence. The select list below assists dance researchers to locate the catalog records for correspondence not part of the special collections above. You can also browse the online catalog by the call number ML95 to stay up to date with new acquisitions.