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About CCDR Collections

Recognized as an "American Treasure" in 2000 by the White House Millennium Project and the U.S. National Park Service, Cross-Cultural Dance Resources Collections is located on Arizona State University's Tempe Campus where it continues to grow in depth and diversity, providing research materials for the interdisciplinary study of dance culture and investigation of the function of dance in human societies.

The CCDR Collections maintains archival collections of dance artists working in a variety of cultural traditions and leading scholars in the emergent field of dance ethnology: Gertrude Prokosch Kurath, Eleanor King, Joann W. Kealiinohomoku, Allegra Fuller Snyder, Elsie Ivancich Dunin, Isa Partsch Bergsohn, Sharon Lowen and others.

The CCDR Collections functions, too, as a special collection library, containing over 15,000 books and monographs, as well as journals, photos, films, video and audio recordings, and as a cultural artifact museum, containing dolls, textiles, masks, costumes, puppets, and the musical instrument collections of ethnomusicologists Daniel Crowley, Richard Haefer and Robert MacGimsey.

The CCDR Collections currently operates within the dance area of the School of Music, Dance and Theatre and the Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts at Arizona State University. The CCDR Collections library, archive, museum and office are located in Room 107B, Bulldog Hall, 611 E. Orange Street on ASU's Tempe campus.

Scholar Information and Finding Aids

Gertrude Prokosch Kurath

Eleanor King

Joann W. Kealiinohomoku

Allegra Fuller Snyder

Elsie Ivancich Dunin

Funding Support of Online Content:

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Recordings at Risk grant, 2019, a program made possible by funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Herberger Research Investment (HRI) award, 2019. Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts, Arizona State University.

Institute for Humanities Research seed grant, 2018. Arizona State University.


CCDR Collections Omeka Development Team:

Adair Landborn; Jennifer Hale Eagle; Tamara Reed; David Gowey; Sriraksha Vijaya Raghavan; Can Emden; Aalap Doshi; Hayden Hanshew; Tanya Dimitrov