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Doris Humphrey Collection at Goucher College

Release date: March 07, 2008

Doris Humphrey Collection

Photo Credit:
Ruth St. Denis and Doris Humphrey in The Siamese Ballet.
Photo by Witzel in the Denishawn collection, NYPL.
courtesy of NYPL Digital Gallery

Goucher College has recently been awarded the licensing rights to American modern dance pioneer Doris Humphrey's works, as well as their memorabilia.

With this donation, Goucher College will have the largest collection of Humphrey's materials in the United States and, through the newly created Doris Humphrey Foundation for Dance, will administer the performance and licensing rights to her works.

A new exhibit in the library highlights the illustrious career of this dancer, teacher, choreographer, and dance company artistic director. It is located in the left glass display case just in front of the main Service Desk.

Read the Goucher press release to learn more about Doris Humphrey and this gift.