This collection contains the professional and personal files of Alma Hawkins, the creator and original chair of the UCLA Dance
Department; faculty member at UCLA, George Williams College, and Santa Monica College; and practicing dance therapist.
Alma Hawkins (1904-1998) was a pioneering dance administrator and educator who wrote a number of books about dance education
and composition. Hawkins helped to establish the field of dance therapy, and founded the nation’s first autonomous university
dance department at UCLA.
18.8 linear ft.
(32 boxes, 8 flat storage boxes, 1 record carton)
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