Tap Dance in America: A Twentieth-Century Chronology of
Tap Performance on Stage, Film, and Media by Constance Valis Hill
How to Search the Collection
Tap Dance in America: A Twentieth-Century Chronology is organized under three main headings: Name, Title, and Venue. Here are some suggestions of some sample searches you might perform under those headings, either for fun or to find needed information.
If you are interested, for instance, in learning about Fred Astaire, you can do so in a number of ways:
Search by Keyword , and you will come up with 90 results/records.
Browse by Name and you will come up with a comparable number of results.
If you are interested in any of Astaire’s musical films, such as Top Hat (1935), you can Browse by Title (of performance).
If you are interested in whatever other representative tap performances were presented in 1935, or any single year, you can Limit search to Date (1891-2010), enter the year (1935) in the Search by keyword box, and find 79 performance records (film, theatrical, television/video).
You can, additionally, Limit search to the Title of Work, Performer, Genre, or Date (1891-2010).
You can also Browse by Name (1580 alphabetically-listed records), Title (2648 alphabetically-listed records), and Venue (558 alphabetically-listed records). To access the list of Biographies, Limit search to Genre and in the Search by keyword box, type in Biographies.
Additional Browses include Tap Challenge Dances, Choreographies, Tap Festivals, Films, Radio, Social Events, Sound Recordings, Theatrical Performances, and Miscellaneous entries.