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Performing Arts - Archive Sources

Research guide and primary sources for Dance, Drama, and Theater related topics

Contact Info


Archive, Manuscript & Rare Book collections are accessed in Olin Library at the Special Collections reading room

HOURS:  Monday - Friday 9:00-5:00

LOCATION:  Olin Library, 1st floor, Danforth Campus


*collections stored offsite require 5 days notice for retrieval

Questions about a specific topic? Contact:

University Archives: Sonya Rooney

Local History: Miranda Rectenwald

Popular American Arts: Vernon Mitchell, Jr.

Contact Special Collections

Special Collections is open to students, staff, faculty, and alumni of Washington University, as well as community members and outside researchers. Open Monday through Friday, and closed on University Holidays. (Occasionally areas are closed for special events, please check with specific units for details).

General Questions or to schedule an appointment:

Phone: (314) 935-5495


Finding Aids by Subject: Performing Arts

This research guide provides primary sources for Dance, Drama, and Theater related topics, drawn from collections of University Archives & the Manuscripts Unit.

Alumni Related Collections
Faculty Collections
Student Groups
Photographs and Other Collections

Collections from the Manuscripts Unit

Manuscript CollectionLocated at Special Collections, in Olin Library

More Resources

A guide to library resources about theater, dance, and drama:

From other Archives