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Dance Library

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Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library

The Dance Collection, endowed by the Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library, contains a wide variety of materials in multiple formats covering all forms of dance, with a focus on dance in the Rocky Mountain region.

Forms of dance covered in the collection include: social, theatre, ethnic, ritual, and dance-drama. Also represented are resources on theater history and design, costumes, kinesiology and dance therapy. Formats include: rare books, souvenir programs, photographs, video tapes, posters, musical scores and oral histories.The Department's largest collection, the Lloyd Shaw Foundation Dance Archives, contains over 700 boxes of materials on folk dance.

Learn About and Support Our Collection

Valerie Bettis and Harriet Roeder Perform Dance Sonata Learn more about the Friends of Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library, an active community of dance lovers and advocates, dedicated to the support of the library's Dance collections.

To learn more about the collections, contact Katherine Crowe, Curator of the Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library, at or 303-871-7944.