and to make accessible
materials related to the work of
Arthur Hall and the history of
the Arthur Hall Afro-American Dance Ensemble
the Ile Ife Black Humanitarian Center
and the Ile Ife Museum
The Collection forms the foundation for the feature-length film
And the Children Danced
Thirty years of the Arthur Hall
Afro-American Dance Ensemble
In addition to several videotapes available to schools, libraries, and private collectors, other materials from the Collection are available to interested students & scholars. Still other materials will be made available through donations, acquisitions, and new productions within the company.
We provide public access through on line documentation and through videotape sales to schools, libraries and private collections. The Arthur Hall Collection will encourage and maintain complete copies of the publicly available materials in key institutions such as the Philadelphia Free Library.Return to top of page
The feature documentary And the Children Danced will increase public awareness of the Collection through theatrical release, television broadcast, sale of tapes and disks, and associated publications.
Scholarly access will be insured by complete and thorough documentation integrated with national database systems such as that of the Dance Heritage Coalition and the National Archives.
The work of the Arthur Hall Collection in gathering and duplicating materials will act in a general way to help preserve them. The work of preserving original and preprint materials related to the Arthur Hall Collection in an appropriate archive is a distinct responsibility of the Collection and will be carried out in the "two track" method of duplicating and preserving and in accord with the best recommendations of the Library of Congress.Return to top of page
see A Study of the Current State of American Film Preservation (1993)
and Redefining Film Preservation: A National Plan (1994)
by the Library of Congress in the Bibliography
Additional materials sought
Chronological Outline | Directory of Logs by year
Collection Directory | Collection Index
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