Selections from the Katherine Dunham Collection
at the Library of Congress
Acknowledgments and Special Thanks
This Web presentation is a major component of the Katherine Dunham Legacy Project, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. No part of this project would have been possible without the creativity, generosity, and support of its benefactor Doris Duke. Most especially we wish to thank Miss Katherine Dunham for the great trust and generosity she has shown to the Library of Congress.
Selection of material for this presentation was made by Vicky Risner, Dance Specialist and Head of the Acquisition and Processing Section of the Music Division, and Elizabeth Aldrich, Director of the Dance Heritage Coalition. Assistance provided by Terry Carter, Producer and Beate Glatved DeCoste, Editor, of the Katherine Dunham Technique Documentation Project (Council for Positive Images, Inc.).
Digital production and conversion was performed by Paul Fraunfelter, Digital Conversion Specialist in the Music Division, and coordinated by Paul Fraunfelter and Vicky Risner. Karen Lund, Project Coordinator for The Library of Congress Presents: Music, Theater and Dance, provided project oversight. Photographs were scanned offsite by JJT, Inc., of Plymouth, Massachusetts, as well as by Southern Illinois University, the Missouri Historical Society, and the New York Public Library. Digital video clips were produced by Q Media, Inc., of Washington, D.C. Neil Huntley, Digital Conversion Specialist, facilitated RealMedia encoding. Phil Michel, Digital Conversion Coordinator in the Prints and Photographs Division, facilitated arrangements with JJT. Michael Ferrando, Music Division Technician, converted the inventory database to PDF format.
Technical functionality and programming was performed by Morgan Cundiff, Corey Keith and Nathan Trail of the Network Development and MARC Standards Office.
Web site design and user interface was created by Elizabeth F. Miller and Moryma Aydelott of the Network Development and MARC Standards Office based on user-centered design principles.
Text for the site was written by Vicky Risner, Elizabeth Aldrich, and Paul Fraunfelter. Claude Conyers prepared the final drafts of the timeline and the notes on major works, incorporating material provided by Elizabeth Aldrich and Constance Valis Hill.
Editorial assistance was provided by Albert Tucker, Music Division Technician.
Administrative oversight was provided by Jan Lauridsen, Assistant Chief of the Music Division.
Permissions and copyright research was done by Paul Fraunfelter with the assistance of Emily Vartanian of the Office of the General Counsel.
Special thanks to Duane Sneddeker and Diane Worrell, curators of the Katherine Dunham collections at the Missouri Historical Society and at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.