DEI: Performing Arts

Allen Library staff are committed to advancing DEI initiatives, in alignment with the University’s statement on diversity, equity and inclusion.

The guides and materials highlighted on this page are only a small part of our ongoing DEI work. To learn more, contact Tracey Rudnick:, 860.768.4404.

Library Guides

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We welcome your feedback on these guides!

Contact Tracey Rudnick:

These guides include library materials and open-web resources to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in your performance and research. 

Black Classical Music and Musicians 
Diversity in Classical Music
Diversity in Dance
Diversity in Theatre
Women in Classical Music
World Music

See our other guides for more specific resources, including those that highlight underrepresented groups. You can also search our catalog for a specific title or author.

New Library Materials

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We welcome suggestions for library purchases of print and online resources.

Contact Tracey Rudnick:

We are constantly adding more DEI-related materials to our collections! For performing arts, click one of the links below, then use the left-hand menu to limit to Allen Library (music and dance), or to a specific topic.

Africana/Black Studies 
Asian, Pacific Island and the Diaspora 
Disability Studies 
Gender and Sexuality—General, Gender Identity, LGBTQIA+, Women's Studies
Indigenous Studies, including Native American 
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Middle Eastern Studies