This book presents the first in-depth archival exploration of a lost history of dance as an extracurricular activity at Radcliffe College, the women's liberal arts college of Harvard University, during the first half of twentieth century. Using archival storying, an invative methodology that brings the researcher's lived experience at the Radcliffe College Archives into the historical discourse, three archive stories were created. These vivid narratives thrive in the researcher's personal encounters with the surroundings of the archive and the interpretation and reading of what is to be found giving profound insights into what it means to walk in the footsteps of Radcliffe dance history.
Thom Hecht received a Ph.D. in Dance from Texas Woman's University and held an appointment as Visiting Fellow at Harvard University (2010-2012). His research interests embrace the history of dance in higher education, dance pedagogy, and gender studies.