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Kariamu Welsh papers


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Kariamu Welsh is a Professor in the Boyer School of Music and Department of Dance at Temple University and Director of the Institute for African Dance Research and Performance (IADRP). She received her MA. H. in choreography from SUNY Buffalo in 1975 and her D. Arts in Dance History and Choreography from New York University in 1993. Dr. Welsh has been a member on the faculties of SUNY Buffalo, The University of the Arts and Swarthmore College. Welsh was the founding artistic director of the National Dance Company of Zimbabwe from 1981-1983. She has been the recipient of three Senior Fulbright Scholar Awards and has received many choreography awards and fellowships including the National Endowment of Arts Choreography Fellowship, the New York State Council on the Minority Choreography Fellowship, the Creative Artist Public Service Award (NY), and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts dance historian fellowship.

This is a collection of professional and personal papers of Kariamu Welsh. Teaching and academic administrative materials include: student papers and exams; letters of recommendation for students; correspondence from students; faculty records, such as memoranda, meeting minutes, and tenure reviews; stationery from the Institute for African Dance Research and Performance; and copies of the International Journal of African Dance. Materials related to Welsh's scholarship and writing include: newspaper clippings on dance companies, her writings, and on subjects she was interested in; articles and dissertations by other authors; publicity materials for her published works and performances, including book jackets, flyers, posters, and programs; programs, flyers, and playbills for a variety of dance performances by other companies; copies of Sage (a Scholarly Journal on Black Women), in which Welsh had a piece published; and sound recordings of music to accompany dances. Personal materials include a small amount of personal correspondence, papers and notes from her high school and college years and poetry by Welsh (primarily from the 1970s).

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