ACDA Archives

The ACDA Archives is housed at Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library at the University of Maryland, College Park.  ACDA is listed in the Professional Organization Archives of the Special Collections in Performing Arts. Click here to be taken directly to the ACDA/ACDFA archives page.

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently listed by our former name 
in the archives.  When searching use "American College Dance 
Festival Association" or "ACDFA."

The archived material includes:

  • Correspondence beginning in 1973
  • Minutes from Board of Directors meetings
  • Regional Conference information, including concert programs
  • National College Dance Festival information, including concert programs
  • Gala recordings (videotapes,DVDs, mini DVs, SD cards*)
  • ACDA Newsletters beginning in 1976
  • Press coverage
  • Handbooks
  • Miscellaneous historical documents

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*PLEASE NOTE:  The ACDA national office does not have copies of regional and national gala concert recordings.  All requests for viewing and/or copying recordings should be made directly to the library.  In no case will copies of dances be made available without written permission from the choreographer.