Scope and Content of Collection
The Judith Lynne Hanna papers covers the period from 1910 to 2019 with the bulk of materials dating from 1965-1989. The collection consists of research materials, subject materials, writings, photographs, video and audio recordings, newspaper clippings, correspondence, interview transcripts, and materials from numerous, varied organizations. Related to Hanna's work as an anthropologist, there is an abundance of materials on the subjects of African and American culture as well as more theoretical and scholarly works in the field. Her subject files cover the broad topics of dance education, communication, therapy, criticism, and teaching as well as the art’s relation to gender and sexuality. There is also substantial material relating to human psychology, emotion and their relation to artistic expression. Hanna’s correspondence also ranges from notes to friends and family up to famous dancers and dance scholars as well as other prominent professionals in her other fields of interest.