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    I. Sources in Print


    Copland connotations : studies and interviews / edited by Peter Dickinson ; with a foreword by H. Wiley Hitchcock.
       Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2002.
        ML410 .C756 C66 2002

    Lornell, Kip, and Anne K. Rasmussen, ed. Musics of Multicultural America : a Study of Twelve Musical Communities.
       New York : Schirmer Books ; London : Prentice Hall International, c1997.
       ML 3477 .M88 1997

    Starr, Larry and Christopher Waterman. American popular music : from minstrelsy to MTV.
       Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
       ML3477 .S73 2003

    Tawa, Nicholas E. Mainstream Music of Early Twentieth Century America: The Composers, their Times, and their Works. (Contributions to the Study of Music and Dance, 28.)
       Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1992.
       ML 200.5 T35 1992

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    Cable, George Washington. The Dance in Place Congo & Creole slave songs containing also the Congo dance.
       New Orleans : Faruk von Turk, 1974.
       ML 3556 C33 1974 (Hill Memorial Library)

    Detroit Public Library. E. Azalia Hackley Collection. Catalog of the E. Azalia Hackley Memorial Collection of Negro Music, Dance, and Drama.
       Boston : G. K. Hall, 1979.
       M 1670 D46

    George-Graves, Nadine. The Royalty of Negro Vaudeville : the Whitman Sisters and the Negotiation of Race, Gender and Class in African American Theatre, 1900-1940.
       New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
       GV 1785 A1 G46 2000

    Kebede, Ashenafi. Roots of Black Music : the Vocal, Instrumental, and Dance Heritage of Africa and Black America.
       Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, 1982.
       ML 350 K35 1982

    Snodgrass, Mary Ellen, ed. Black History Month Resource Book. 1st ed. With a foreword by Bertha Calloway.
       Detroit: Gail Research, 1993.
       E 184.7 B53 1993

    Southern, Eileen and Josephine Wright. African-American Traditions in Song, Sermon, Tale, and Dance, 1600s-1920 : an Annotated Bibliography of Literature, Collections, and Artworks.
       New York : Greenwood Press, 1990.
       Z 5956 A47 S68 1990

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    Akins, Ann Severance. Dancing in Dixie's land : theatrical dance in New Orleans, 1860-1870.
       Thesis (Ph. D.)--Texas Woman's University, 1991.
       Microfiche 7261

    Carolan, Nicholas. A Harvest Saved : Francis O'Neill and Irish music in Chicago.
       Cork : Ossian, 1997.
       ML 3654 C37 1997

    The Fiddlecase Book of 101 polkas : Irish, Scottish, English, Canadien [sic.] & American Fiddle Tunes from the Country Dance Tradition of New England.
       Harrisville, N. H. : Fiddlecase Books, c1978.
       M 1629.6 N5 F5

    Milnes, Gerald. Play of a Fiddle : Traditional Music, Dance, and Folklore in West Virginia.
       Lexington : University of Kentucky Press, 1999.
       ML 3551 M55 1999

    Mischler, Craig. The Crooked Stovepipe : Athapaskan Fiddle Music and Square Dancing in Northeast Alaska and Northwest Canada.
       Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1993.
       ML 3557 M6 1993

    Old-country Music in a New Land : Folk Music of Immigrants from Europe and the Near East.
       New World Records NW 264.
       LP 4752

    Rearick, Elizabeth C. Dances of the Hungarians.
       New York: Columbia University, 1939.
       LB 5 C8 no.770

    United States. Congress. House. Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. Subcommittee on Census and Population. Designate square dance as American folk dance : hearing before the Subcommittee on Census and Population of the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service, House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, second session, on H.R. 2067 ... June 28, 1988.
       Washington : U.S. G.P.O. : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, U.S. G.P.O., 1988.
       Y 4.P 84/10:100-66 (Middleton Documents)

    Woods, Peter. The Heartbeat of Irish Music.
       Niwot, Colo. : Roberts Rinehart, 1997.
       ML 287 .1 W66 1997.

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    Hodgins, Paul. Relationships between Score and Choreography in Twentieth-century Dance : Music, Movement, and Metaphor.
       Lewiston, N.Y. : E. Mellen Press, c1992.
       ML 3858 H6 1992

    Kostelanetz, Richard, ed., Merce Cunningham : Dancing in Space and Time : Essays 1944-1992.
       Chicago : A Cappella Books, 1992.
       GV 1785 C85 M48 1992

    Little, Meredith, and Natalie Jenn. Dance and the Music of J. S. Bach.
       Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1991.
       ML 410 B13 L52 1991

    Teck, Katherine. Movement to Music : Musicians in the Dance Studio. (Contributions to the Study of Music and Dance, 20.)
       New York : Greenwood Press, 1990.
       ML 3460 T39 1990

    _____. Music for the Dance : Reflections on a Collaborative Art.
       New York : Greenwood Press, 1989.
       ML 3460 T4 1989

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    Brewster, Bill. & Frank Broughton. Last night a DJ saved my life : the history of the disc jockey. 1st American ed.
       New York : Grove Press, 2000, c1999.
       ML3470 .B75 2000

    Jasen, David A. & Gene Jones. Black bottom stomp : eight masters of ragtime and early jazz.
       New York : Routledge, 2002.
       ML395 .J37 2002

    Lornell, Kip, and Anne K. Rasmussen. Musics of Multicultural America : A Study of Twelve Musical Communities.
       New York : Schirmer Books; London : Prentice Hall International, 1997.
       ML 3477 M88 1997

    O'Meally, Robert G. The Jazz Cadence of American Culture.
       New York : Columbia University, 1998.
       ML 3508 J38 1998

    Shaw, Arnold. Let's Dance : Popular Music in the 1930s. Edited by Bill Willard.
       New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
       ML 3477 S4753 1998

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    Browner, Tara. Heartbeat of the people : music and dance of the northern pow-wow. (Music in American life)
       Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2002.     E98.P86 B76 2002

    Champe, Flavia Waters. The Matachines Dance of the Upper Rio Grande : History, Music and Choreography.
       Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c1983.
       GV 1796 M35 C45 1983

    Frisbie, Charlotte Johnson. Music and Dance Research of Southwestern United States Indians : Past Trends, Present Activities, and Suggestions for Future Research.
       Detroit : Information Coordinators, 1977.
       ML 3557 F8

    Highwater, Jamake. Ritual of the Wind : North American Indian Ceremonies, Music, and Dance.
       New York : A. Van der Marck Editions, c1984.
       E 98 R3 H7 1984

    Howard, James Henri. Choctaw music and dance.
       Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c1990.
       Available through NetLibrary at LSU.

    Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch. Iroquois Music and Dance : Ceremonial Arts of Two Seneca Longhouses.
       St. Clair Shores, MI : Scholarly Press, 1977.
       ML 3557 K87 1977

    Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch. Music and Dance of the Tewa Pueblos.
       Santa Fe, Museum of New Mexico Press, 1970.
       ML 3557 K875

    Langley, Linda, Susan G. LeJeune and Claude Oubre, ed. Le Reveil des Fêtes : Revitalized Celebrations and Performance Traditions.
       Eunice, La. : Louisiana State University at Eunice, [1997?]
       GT 4810 L8 R48 1997

    Lassiter, Luke E. The Power of Kiowa song : a Collaborative Ethnography.
       Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c1998.
       E 99 K5 L37 1998

    Newkumet, Vynola Beaver and Howard L. Meredith . Hasinai : a Traditional History of the Caddo Confederacy.
       College Station : Texas A&M University Press, c1988.
       E 99 C12 N48 1988

    Osterreich, Shelley Anne. The American Indian Ghost Dance, 1870 and 1890 : an Annotated Bibliography.
       New York : Greenwood Press, 1991.
       Z 1209.2 U52 G757 1991

    Seton, Julia M. The Rhythm of the Redman : in Song, Dance and Decoration.
       New York, A. S. Barnes, 1930.
       E 98 D2 S4

    Vennum, Thomas.The Ojibwa Dance Drum : its History and Construction.
       Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1982 i.e. 1983.
       SI 1.43:2 (Middleton Documents)

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    Alford, Violet. Pyrenean Festivals, Calendar Customs, Music & Magic, Drama & Dance.
       London :Chatto and Windus, 1937.
       GT4862 .A63

    Antolog¡a del Folklore Musical de Espana = Anthology of the Spanish Musical Folklore : Interpretado por el Pueblo Espanol.
       Hispavox HH 10-107, 8, 9, 10.
       LP 8217

    Attaingnant, Pierre. Danceries : The Attaingnant dance prints.
       [London] : London Pro Musica Edition, [197?]
       M1450.A915 D3

    Bartòk, Bèlà. Bela Bartok Studies in Ethnomusicology. Edited by Benjamin Suchoff.
       Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1997.
       ML 3580 B37 1997

    Burchenal, Elizabeth, 1877-1959. Folk-dances and Singing Games; Twenty-six Folk-dances of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Bohemia, Hungary, Italy, England, Scotland and Ireland, with the music, full directions for performance, and numerous illlustrations.
       New York, G. Schrimer; Boston, Boston music co. [c1909-22]
       M1993 .B95 1933

    Dolmetsch, Mabel. Dances of England and France from 1450 to 1600, with their music and authentic manner of performance.
       London, Routledge and Paul [1949]
       GV 1618 D6

    Esses, Maurice. Dance and Instrumental Differences in Spain during the 17th and Early 18th Centuries. (Dance and Music Series, 2.)
       Stuyvesant, N.Y. : Pendragon Press, 1992.
       GV 1673 E87 1992

    Fenlon, Ian, and Tim Carter, eds. Con che soavita : Studies in Italian Opera, Song, and Dance, 1580-1740.
       Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1995; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
       ML 1633 C66 1995

    Keller, Kate Van Winkle. The Playford Ball : 103 Early Country Dances 1651-1820 : As interpreted by Cecil Sharp and his Followers.
       Pennington, N.J. : A Capella Books, 1990; Northampton, Mass. : Country Dance and Song Society, 1990.
       GV 1763 K34 1990

    Lawson, Joan. European folk dance; its national and musical characteristics.
    London, Pitman [1953]
       GV 1643 L3

    Little, Meredith, and Natalie Jenn. Dance and the Music of J. S. Bach.
       Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1991.
       ML 410 B13 L52 1991

    Little, Meredith, and Natalie Jenn. Dance and the Music of J. S. Bach. Expanded Edition.
       Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2001.
       ML 410 B13 L52 2001

    Lotz, Rainer E. Black People : Entertainers of African Descent in Europe and Germany.
       Bonn : Bigit Lotz, 1997.
       ML 3556 L67 1997

    Mather, Betty Bang. Dance Rhythms of the French Baroque : A Handbook for Performance.
       Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1987.
       ML 3427 M37 1987

    Neighbarger, Randy L. An Outward show : Music for Shakespeare on the London Stage, 1660-1830. (Contributions to the Study of Music and Dance, 27.)
       New York : Greenwood Press, 1992.
       ML 1731 N44 1992

    Nott, James J. Music for the People : Popular Music and Dance in Interwar Britain.
       Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
       ML3650.5 .N68 2002

    Salmen, Walter. Tanz im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert. (Musikgeschichte in Bildern 4, Musik der Neuzeit, Lfg. 4.)
       Leipzig : VEB Deutscher Verlag fur Musik, 1988.
       ML 89 M9 Bd.4 Lfg.4

    Schreiner, Claus, ed. Flamenco : Gypsy Dance and Music from Andalusia.
       Portland, OR. : Amadeus Press, 1990.
       ML 3712 F613 1990
       Also available through NetLibrary at LSU

    Schwartz, Judith L. French court dance and dance music : a guide to primary source writings, 1643-1789.
       Stuyvesant, N.Y. : Pendragon Press, c1987.
       Z7514.D2 S3 1987

    Teck, Katherine. Music for the Dance : Reflections on a Collaborative Art. (Contributions to the Study of Music and Dance, 15.)
       New York : Greenwood Press, 1989.
       ML 3460 T4 1989

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    Friedson, Steven M. Dancing Prophets : Musical Experience in Tumbuka Healing.
       Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 1996.
       ML 350 F75 1996

    International African Institute. A Select Bibliography of Music in Africa. comp. by L. J. P. Gaskin under the direction of K. P. Wachsmann.
       London, 1965.
       ML 120 A35 I6

    Kebede, Ashenafi. Roots of Black Music : the Vocal, Instrumental, and Dance Heritage of Africa and Black America.
       Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, 1982.
       ML350 .K35 1982

    Stewart, Gary. Breakout : Profiles in African Rhythm.
       Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1992.
       ML 3502 .5 S73 1992

    Tucker, Archibald Norman. Tribal Music and Dancing in the Southern Sudan (Africa) at Social and Ceremonial Gatherings; a Descriptive Account of the Music, Rhythm, etc., from Personal Observation.
       London, W. Reeves [1933]
       ML 3760 T89

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    Cultural Properties Administration, the Republic of Korea. "Traditional Music and Dance" in Korean Intangible Cultural Properties.
       Elizabeth, NJ : Hollym International Corp. ; Seoul : Hollym Corp., 2000-
       DS 904 K67 2000, v.3

    Dairianathan, Eugene, ed. Asian Music and Dance : Educational Perspectives : a Collection of Papers Given at the Asian Music and Dance Conference in Education in Singapore, March 16-19, 1997.
       [Singapore : s.n., 1997?]
       ML 330.1 A85 1997

    Essays on Asian Theater, Music and Dance.
       [New York] : Performing Arts Program of the Asia Society, [1973?]
       PN 2860 A7

    Herbst, Edward. Voices in Bali : energies and perceptions in vocal music and dance theater.
       Hanover, N.H. : University Press of New England, c1997.
       Available through NetLibrary at LSU

    Kuppuswamy, Gowri. Indian Dance and Music Literature : a Select Bibliography.
       New Delhi : Biblia Impex, 1981.
       ML120.I5 K86 1981

    Mathura, Jagadisacandra. Drama in Rural India.
       New York, Asia Pub. House [1964]
       PN 2881 M3 1964

    McLean, Mervyn.Weavers of song : Polynesian music and dance.
       Honolulu : University of Hawaiì Press, c1999.
       Available through NetLibrary at LSU

    Pauka, Kirstin.Randai : folk theater, dance, and martial arts of West Sumatra.
       Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2002.
       MRDF 411

    Monographs on Music, Dance and Theater in Asia.
       [New York] : Performing Arts Program of the Asia Society, 1974.
       PN 2860 A73, v.1

    Reyes-Tolentino, Francisca S. Philippine National Dances.
       New York ; Silver Burdett company [1946].
       GV 1703 P4 T58

    Sharma, Sanjay, John Hutnyk, and Ashwani Sharma, eds. Dis-Orienting Rhythms : The Politics of the New Asian Dance Music.
       London and Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Zed Books, 1996.
       ML 3431 .5 D57 1996

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    Andrade, Mario de. Musica do Brasil. Desenho de Portinari.
       Curitiba,S. Paulo, : Editora Guaira limitada, 1941.
       GV 1637 A53

    Austerlitz, Paul. Merengue : Dominican Music and Dominican Identity.
       Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1997.
       ML 3465 A95 1997

    Fleurant, Gerdes. Dancing Spirits : Rhythms and Rituals of Haitian Vodun, The Rada Rite. (Contributions to the Study of Music and Dance, 42.)
       Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996.
       ML 3197 F54 1996

    Florine, Jane L. Cuarteto music and dancing from Argentina : in search of the tunga-tunga in Córdoba.
       Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, c2001.
       ML3417 .F66 2001

    Thompson, Donald. Music and Dance in Puerto Rico from the Age of Columbus to Modern Times : An Annotated Bibliography. (Studies in Latin American Music, 1.)
       Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1991.
       ML 125 P8 T55 1991

    Vianna, Hermano. The Mystery of the Samba : Popular Music and National Identity in Brazil. Edited and translated by John Charles Chasteen. (Latin America in translation.)
       Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1999.
       ML 3465 V5313 1999

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    II. Sources on the Internet

    Archives of Early Lindy Hop

    Cajun/Zydeco Music & Dance

    Renaissance Dance

    SCA Music and Dance Homepage

    Social Dance Through History Online

    The Society of Dance History Scholars

    Voice of the Shuttle : Music and Dance Page

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