Scope and arrangement
The International Encyclopedia of Dance Records document the encyclopedia from its inception as a project of the Dance Perspective Foundation, Inc. until 1994 when it was taken over by the Oxford University Press. The collection contains meeting minutes, correspondence and financial records detailing the history of the intellectual efforts behind the creation of the encyclopedia. Much of the correspondence is to and from Selma Jeanne Cohen and the editorial boards of the IED and her Dance Perspectives Foundation, Inc. There is a large amount of material from the International Theater Institute conference in 1988, at which the IED was discussed.
The Selma Jeanne Cohen International Encyclopedia of Dance records are arranged in three series:
- 1968 - 1994
- 1974 - 1990
- 1986 - 1989