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“The Judith Lynne Hanna Dance Legacy” is held by the Performing Arts Collection of the Michelle Smith Library for the Performing Arts, University of Maryland. The collection includes listings on, more than 300 dance articles by and about Dr. Hanna since 1965, and pamphlets, talks, correspondence, newspaper clippings since the 1840s, photos, videos, tapes, reviews, awards, proposals, monographs, books, interviews from research informants, descriptions of unique courses in the United States and Europe, and  articles (some not available in libraries), that she drew upon for her research on dance that is presented in her articles and numerous books. The Collection can be accessed during regular Performing Arts Library hours.  Contact: Special Collections in Performing Arts, 301-405-9220 or 301-314-7614.



“Judith Lynne Hanna Collection” (“African Dances: 1963” motion picture film, audio tapes, 35 mm slides and related publications are now Archived at American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, USA). The collection includes about 4,450 feet of 16 mm motion picture film from Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, and Ethiopia that the American Folklife Center has digitalized. Because of the limitations of the Bell and Howell 70 DR camera equipment used, the music was recorded separately on quarter inch 7 1/2 half-track audiotape. A Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Historical Archives Grant helped to preserve the original material. Contact: 202-707-1739.


YouTube: jlhanna36 has Nigeria’s Ubakala Igbo Dance-plays and Kenyan Independence 1963 dances from throughout the country.

Judith Lynne Hanna, Ph.D.
Research Prof., Anthropology Dept., U. of Maryland 

8520 Thornden Terrace, Bethesda, MD 20817

301 365 5683,, YouTube: jlhanna36
Dancing to Learn: The Brain's Cognition, Emotion & Movement

The Naked Truth by Dr. Judith Hanna

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