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The Doris Humphrey Foundation for Dance was established at Goucher College in 2008 to honor this pioneer of American modern dance through education and promotion of her works.

The foundation controls the licensing rights of 23 Humphrey works. The foundation's advisory committee is establishing artistic standards of performance for these works and will determine who may perform them.

It also maintains the Doris Humphrey Collection, which includes memorabilia ranging from costumes to original music scores. The collection will be on display and available for research purposes in the Goucher College Athenaeum in summer 2009.

The foundation's educational efforts include the Doris Humphrey Institute, a week-long summer dance program at Goucher College.

For general information contact Professor Elizabeth Ahearn at or 410-337-6399.

For information about the Doris Humphrey Collection contact Amanda Woodson at