Scope and arrangement
The Nanette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theatre records date from 1976 to 2007 and contain administrative files, promotional items, photographs, and video recordings that document the history of the company. The records chronicle Bearden's tenure as NBCD's artistic director, as well as the organization's reestablishment under the direction of Sheila Rohan in 2004.
The administrative materials include financial documentation, the company's articles of incorporation, and a selection of meeting minutes. Also present are various lists of company members, descriptions of the organization, and biographies of Nanette Bearden.
The promotional items comprise a selection of programs from company productions, along with few press releases, newsletters, and flyers.
Photographs date from 1976 to the 1980s, and include captions that identify the year and the individuals depicted. The photographs primarily portray rehearsals and live performances.