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Anna Halprin Papers at the Museum of Performance + Design 

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The Anna Halprin Digital Archive is a project of the Museum of Performance + Design (MP+D) which is home to Anna Halprin's personal papers. Located in San Francisco, MP+D is the only independent, non-profit arts organization in the United States devoted to the history of performing arts and theatrical design. Founded in 1947 by Russell Hartley, a dancer and designer with the San Francisco Ballet, the organization was long known as the San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum (SFPALM) until it changed its name to Museum of Performance + Design in 2007. MP+D has served the arts community for nearly seventy years as a cultural resource and an archive for some of our nation's most important performance related materials. MP+D manages a rare collection of 3.5M items on the history of performances in San Francisco and the Bay Area, hosts public programs onsite with other resources online:

All items in the Anna Halprin Digital Archive come from the Anna Halprin Papers at MP+D. The images are low-resolution JPEG files meant for research use only and are just a sampling of what the collection contains. For more detailed information, please refer to the finding aid for the Anna Halprin Papers here

Resources referenced for this project include the Anna Halprin Papers, Anna Halprin's website www.annahalprin.org, and Anna Halprin: Experience as Dance by Janice Ross (University of California Press: 2007)

For more information about MP+D, its holdings and activities visit www.mpdsf.org or contact us directly at info@mpdsf.org.