New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (at Lincoln Center)
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498
"Houses one of the worlds most extensive combination of circulating, reference, and rare archival collections in its field. These materials are available free of charge, along with a wide range of special programs, including exhibitions, seminars, and performances. An essential resource for everyone with an interest in the arts--whether professional or amateur--the Library is known particularly for its prodigious collections of non-book materials such as historic recordings, videotapes, autograph manuscripts, correspondence, sheet music, stage designs, press clippings, programs, posters and photographs."
Jerome Robbins Dance Division (Non-Circulating, In-Library Research only)
"The largest and most comprehensive archive in the world devoted to the documentation of dance. Chronicling the art of dance in all its manifestations - ballet, ethnic, modern, social, and folk." Includes a collection od thousands of films and videotapes.
Dance Collection (Circulating)
"The Dance collection is especially strong in dance history, dance instruction, and biographies of leading dance figures. The collection is further enhanced by periodicals and commercial videos and DVDs."