Scope and arrangement
The American Dance Guild records document over forty-five years of the dance service organization through administrative files, Board of Directors correspondence and meeting minutes, as well as extensive conference, seminar, and workshop materials.
Correspondence, activity files, and project notes created by Board of Director members Jana Feinman, Billie Kirpich, and Rima Sokoloff can be found in individual member files. Additional materials created by and related to Kirpich and Sokoloff can be found throughout the collection.
The American Dance Guild's service activities are well documented across the collection through correspondence, notes, brochures and fliers, financial records, and Board of Directors reports. Service activities include a career counseling program, the Job Express Registry, dance film series, scholarships, awards, and publications, as well as significant materials relating to conferences, seminars, and workshops.
The American Dance Guild records are arranged in three series:
- 1953-20028 boxes
Arranged alphabetically, the administrative files document the operational activities of the organization through correspondence; development files; division's activity files; financial records, including budgets, income statements, reports, IRS correspondence and filings, as well as documentation of the scholarship fund; grant applications; and publications, including some final prints, correspondence, drafts, notes, and mock-ups. The Administrative Files also contain the organization's annual award information; constitution and by-laws; history; leases; membership lists, personnel information, such as information on the intern and volunteer programs; press clippings and releases; questionnaires; and special event files, including annual gala invitations and event planning documents, such as correspondence, budgets and expenses, and notes.
- 1956-20005 boxes
Arranged alphabetically by subject, the Board of Director files document the structure and decision making processes of the organization and its chapters through agendas, correspondence, meeting minutes, notes, and reports. This series also contains contact information on members of the Board of Directors, including the organization's founders, as well as individual member files.
- 1958-20048 boxes