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Library of Congress Resources

The Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation Collection at the Library of Congress includes photographs, scrapbooks, programs, moving image materials, correspondence, posters and other publicity materials, as well as resources that describe the history of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Ailey Spirit: The Journey of an American Dance Company. Foreword by Wynton Marsalis and text by Robert Tracy. New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2004.
  • DeFrantz, Thomas F. Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey’s Embodiment of African American Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • ——. “Alvin Ailey,” International Dictionary of Modern Dance. London: St. James Press, 1998.
  • ——. “Revelations,” International Dictionary of Modern Dance. London: St. James Press, 1998.
  • Dixon, Melanye White. “Judith Jamison,” International Dictionary of Modern Dance. London: St. James Press, 1998.
  • Kaplan, Howard S. “Judith Jamison,” International Encyclopedia of Dance. Vol. 3. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
  • Mazo, Joseph H. and Howard S. Kaplan. “Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater,” International Encyclopedia of Dance. Vol. 1. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
  • ——. “Revelations,” International Encyclopedia of Dance. Vol. 5. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Other Online Resources

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
http://www.alvinailey.org/ (external link)