Use Our Collections

The Dance Archive welcomes dance enthusiasts, scholars, and the general public to use our collections.

VisitingThe Archives
Visit our reading room at the Anderson Academic Commons, Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm.
Walk-ins welcome, appointments recommended.

Archival collections contain a variety of mediums from papers, photographs, journals, audiovisual materials, meeting minutes, programs, posters, etc. The Dance Archive collections document dancers, educators, companies, and studios from Colorado and the West. The collections currently cover ballet, folk dance, modern dance, social dance, and square dance. Details about what is in an archival collection can be found in its finding aid.


Access the complete lists of The Dance Archive collection and use finding aids


Visit our online collections to view digitized photos, oral histories, and documents


Visit the University Libraries’ online catalog to search for books, newsletters, and peridodicals


Contact to us to make a specific subject matter research request

Oral history program honoring those who have made an outstanding contribution to dance in Colorado since 2004
Photos from the cofounder of Colorado Ballet documenting 1950s to 1970s dance in Denver
Documentary and oral histories on Henry Lowenstein’s “Festival Caravan” traveling theater in the park

Becoming a patron

To become a patron and help further our mission, please give an online donation to The Dance Archive

The Dance Archive
University of Denver Libraries
2150 E. Evans Ave.
Denver, CO 80208

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