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Alma Hawkins papers, 1919-1998
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
18.8 linear ft. (32 boxes, 8 flat storage boxes, 1 record carton)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where UCLA Library Special Collections does not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.