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Selma Jeanne Cohen papers

Title
Selma Jeanne Cohen papers, 1942-1993.
Author
Cohen, Selma Jeanne, 1920-2005.
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20.5 linear feet (41 boxes)
Uniform Title
Dance perspectives.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Correspondence.
  • Lecture notes.
  • Minutes.
  • Programs.
  • Syllabi.
Location of Other Archival Materials (note)
  • Related material can be found in the Selma Jeanne Cohen International Encyclopedia of Dance records.
Biography (note)
  • Dance historian, writer, and educator, Selma Jeanne Cohen (b. 1920) has been a major force in the world of dance publications.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Call Number
(S) *MGZMD 145
Author
Cohen, Selma Jeanne, 1920-2005.
Title
Selma Jeanne Cohen papers, 1942-1993.
Summary
The Selma Jeanne Cohen papers document the academic and professional career of the distinguished dance historian and author. The collection contains professional correspondence, materials from Cohen's teaching career, documentation of scholarly conferences, as well as research utilized by Cohen in the writing of her books.
Biography
Dance historian, writer, and educator, Selma Jeanne Cohen (b. 1920) has been a major force in the world of dance publications. With a background in literature and dance history, Cohen co-founded the quarterly journal, Dance Perspectives, in 1959. One of the first journals dedicated to international dance history, Dance Perspectives became a respected publication; Cohen served as its editor from 1966 through 1976. During these same years, Cohen authored her three major books, including Doris Humphrey: An Artist First (1972). She also wrote articles that appeared in numerous journals, encyclopedias, and anthologies. Cohen's work with the Dance Perspectives Foundation culminated in the publication of the International Dance Encyclopedia, by the Oxford University Press in 1998. She also worked extensively as a professor and lecturer and helped to develop the dance history curriculum at many institutions, including the graduate program at the University of California, Riverside. Among the awards and honors received by Cohen have been a Rockefeller Foundation Research Grant (1969), the Professional Achievement Award, University of Chicago (1974), the American Dance Guild Award (1976), and the Dance Magazine Award (1981). She was a charter member of the Dance Panel of the National Endowment for the Arts (1966-1971).
Location of Other Archival Materials
Related material can be found in the Selma Jeanne Cohen International Encyclopedia of Dance records.
Indexes
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Dance critics.
Added Author
Cohen, Selma Jeanne, 1920-2005. Doris Humphrey, an artist first.
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958.
Dance Perspectives Foundation.
University of California, Riverside. Dept. of Dance.
Added Title
Dance perspectives.
Research Call Number
(S) *MGZMD 145
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