This guide is for internal use and the supplementation of public guides related to the creative arts. This guide is largely comprised of primary sources, but some secondary sources may be found in the online research repository through DigiNole.
Within Special Collections and Archives, there are a number of institutional and individual collections that reflect the history of art at FSCW and FSU, as well as that of the greater Tallahassee community. Use the navigation on the left-hand side to navigate to a specific area of art, or to find helpful articles and databases.
Keywords are what we use to search databases, but rarely does a single keyword produce perfect or complete results. Resources may not be described how you expect, and this is why approaching a search with multiple terms will produce the best outcome.
When formulating keywords, focus on:
Research Question: What is the history of dance in Tallahassee and who were some of the key influencers?
Keywords: Dance, modern dance, creative movement, school of dance, fine arts, creative arts, performance art, production, music, choreography, creative arts guild, Florida State College for Women, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Martha Graham, Louis Horst, Erick Hawkins, Nellie Bond Dickinson, Mary B. Settle.
Special Collections & Archives welcomes the use of its material by patrons and researchers in our two reading rooms, the Special Collections Research Center Reading Room and the Claude Pepper Library Reading Room. To learn more about visiting SCA, please click on the following link: https://www.lib.fsu.edu/sca/visit
Researchers are encouraged to contact Special Collections & Archives staff regarding use of Special Collections & Archives materials in class assignments, scholarship, personal research, and general inquiry. For research assistance, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Researchers can also request in-person meetings with Special Collections & Archives staff. To request an in-person research consultation, please use our online form: https://www.lib.fsu.edu/form/sca/consultation
We invite instructors teaching at all levels in all departments to consider a class visit to Special Collections & Archives during your course. Visits to SCA locations can include any of the following content, directed by you and/or SCA staff:
To place a request for a class visit to the Special Collections Research Center or Claude Pepper Library, please use our online form: https://www.lib.fsu.edu/form/sca/class-visit-request
To further discuss the possibilities of a Special Collections & Archives class visit, place a request for a consultation here: https://www.lib.fsu.edu/form/sca/consultation
FSU Libraries Catalog Advanced Search - https://fsu-flvc.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/search?vid=01FALSC_FSU:Home
The FSU Libraries Catalog is the best source of information on rare books collections. It also includes description of some archival collections, with links out to finer description in the Finding Aid Database (see below).
Finding Aid Database - https://archives.lib.fsu.edu
The Finding Aid Database is the best source of information about our archives collections.
Digital Library - http://diginole.lib.fsu.edu/digital_library
The FSU Digital Library Includes digital copies of Special Collections & Archives items, born-digital collections, and digital objects hosted for other organizations
Main SCA Website
Email SCA Staff
FSU Library Catalog
Filter results for SCA by selecting "Library > FSU Strozier, Special Coll"
FSU Finding Aid Database
FSU Digital Library
Special Collections & Archives Reading Rooms
SCA Research Center
110 Strozier Library, Main Floor
Claude Pepper Library Reading Room
Claude Pepper Center, 636 W Call St
Monday - Appointment Only
Tuesday - Appointment Only
Thursday - 1-5pm
Friday - Appointment Only