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A Guide to Performing Arts Resources

Research help for drama and dance.

Collection Development Policy

Washington University in St. Louis

Collection Development Policy

Library: Olin

Subject: Performing Arts

Collection: General

Date Revised: March 25, 2014

Subject Librarian: Brad Short

 

1. General purpose:

To support student instruction and research up through the masters level and faculty research in Performing Arts.
 

 

2. Subjects excluded:


None

 

3. Overlap with other collections or subjects:

  • With Prof. Timothy Moore’s arrival in the Classics Department
  • There is considerable overlap with ancient Greek and Roman theater and drama.

 

4. Languages included and excluded:


Mostly an English language program.

5. Geographical limitations:


None
 

6. Chronological limits:


None.

7. Retrospective acquisition:


None

 

8. Types of material collected and excluded:


None

 

9. Other factors to consider:

  • Until the Masters in Theater Performance Studies began a year or two ago, the PAD was almost exclusively focused on performance.
  • The Dance division within PAD is mostly ballet and is active in building that part of the book and video collection.

 

10. Subjects and Collecting Levels:

N/A