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Alvin Ailey and the Black Experience

Posted by: Paul Sommerfeld

The following is a guest blog post from Dance Curator Libby Smigel and Howard University intern Jacquelyn Chin: The Music Division was selected to host one of the Library’s three spring internships from Howard University. Dance archivist Libby Smigel is working with Jacquelyn Chin on the Division’s Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation collection.  A senior psychology …

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An Exciting Ride: Gower Champion’s Carnival! Legacy

Posted by: Paul Sommerfeld

The following is a second guest post from Stephanie Ruozzo, a doctoral candidate in musicology at Case Western Reserve University. As a summer CWRU Fellow in the Music Division, Stephanie organized the additions to the papers already held in the Marge Champion Collection. For this post, Stephanie highlights the variety and extent of documentation of …