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Web addresses of organizations noted in this report

Arizona State University Department of Dance, Multimedia Learning Center:

Association of Moving Image Archivists:

Commission on Preservation and Access and CLIR:

Credo Interactive, Inc., “LifeForms”:

Dance Heritage Coalition:

Dance Notation Bureau:

José Limón Dance Foundation:

Library of Congress, “American Memory”:

National Initiative to Preserve American Dance:

Ohio State University, “LabanWriter Project”:

Ohio State University, “Software/CD Developments”: _Development.

Preserve, Inc.:


UC Berkely, California Heritage, “The Joseph Rous Paget-Fredericks Dance Collection, ca. 1914-1945”: