Scope and Content of Collection
The Congress on Research in Dance records cover the period from 1964 to 1999; the bulk of the materials date from 1975 to 1999. The collection consists of founding documents, bylaws, Board and member correspondence, meeting minutes, published volumes of CORD’s own Dance Research Journal, an assortment of specially published CORD issues devoted to specific topics, conference materials, scholarly papers submitted to the conferences, newsletters, office materials, and financial documents.
Officers primarily create much of the materials, including board of directors, the treasurer, the New York office staff and the corresponding secretaries. The many papers submitted to the various conferences originate from international dance scholars. Copies of publications (journals, conference proceedings, and special issues) are comprised of still more international dance scholars as well as prominent CORD members.