Archives for Music and Dance

Underhill Music & Dance Library

Dance Program Archive

Contains videos of student and faculty performances as well as visiting artists' lectures, workshops, and concerts from 1985 to the present. A list of VHS and DVD copies is available through the Libraries' catalog. Additionally, the Libraries are in the process of creating a dance performance digital archive.

Music Program Archive

Contains sound recordings and some video recordings of student, faculty, and visiting artists' concerts from the early 1960s to the present.  The Libraries are in the process of creating a music performance digital archive.   Additionally, The Libraries hold copies of music majors' senior papers written from 1973 to the present.  An index by subject of music majors' senior papers is available.

Dance Advance Archive

Founded in 1993 by The Pew Charitable Trusts, Dance Advance provides financial support to dance artists, organizations, and educational training in southeastern Pennsylvania. Underhill Library holds some of the organization's materials from the early 2000s including videos, press files, newsletters, magazines, and journals.

International Center for African Music & Dance

Underhill Library is privileged to be a North American holding library for approximately sixty videos from the ICAMD Pan African Video Collection. The majority of these videos come from field research of village gatherings. The collection also includes the Inaugural Conference of the ICAMD when in 2000 it came under the auspices of the University of Ghana as well as the Dance of our Ancestors Festival held at Swarthmore College in 2005. Additionally, Swarthmore holds chamber music scores and recordings composed by Professor J.H. Kwabena Nketia, founding director of the ICAMD.