Donald Eno Washington papers,

Title
Donald Eno Washington papers, 1968-2015
Author
Washington, Donald Eno, 1951-
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Washington, Donald Eno, 1951-
Description
6 lin. ft.
Note
  • Audio and video cassettes transferred to Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division.
  • Photographs transferred to Photographs and Prints Division.
Source (note)
  • Washington, Donald Eno
Biography (note)
  • Donald Eno Washington is a performing dance artist and instructor with a specialty in dance of West Africa and Mali.
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Call Number
Sc MG 495
Author
Washington, Donald Eno, 1951-
Title
Donald Eno Washington papers, 1968-2015
Summary
The Donald Eno Washington Papers have been divided into two series: Personal and Professional. Neither series contains many letters or supporting documentation he prepared for his professional activities. The Personal Papers series includes correspondence with his wife and sons, numerous personal letters from his many friends, a large number discussing his dancing and ability to teach and perform. Other papers deal with his health problems, including complications resulting from AIDS.
The Professional Papers series is comprised of Washington's resumes and incoming letters pertaining to his performances and teaching schedules. His journeys to Africa in the early 1980's are documented by diaries he maintained during his trips. The collection also encompasses papers he wrote about African dance such as the dance of ancient Mali and its contemporary manisfestations in the United States, manuscripts and notes for his autobiography, "Dance on the Wind," his notes on African religion, songs and philosophy; and articles written by other researchers. The collection also includes programs and flyers, a scrapbook, and news clippings and articles, primarily referring to Washington.
Biography
Donald Eno Washington is a performing dance artist and instructor with a specialty in dance of West Africa and Mali. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he began studying African dance while in high school. He has performed with several companies, including his own. Washington holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massechusetts (1981) and a Master of Arts from Smith College (1983). He held teaching positions and workshops at several institutions and performed in many locations across the United States and in West Africa. He conducted research into the dance of Mali and The Gambia, as well as the link between West African and popular African-American dances of the twentieth century.
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Washington, Donald Eno, 1951- Dance on the wind: the memoirs of a Mississippi shaman, 1993.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 495
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