a wealth of documentary material
Its archives attract numerous specialists, doctoral students, and visitors from all over the world every year.
Created in 1985, with the collaboration of Gabriel Jaques-Dalcroze, founder’s son, the International Documentation Centre (CID) provides a wealth of documentary material.
An “International Documentation Centre of the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze” fund, created in January 2011, makes documents that are part of its heritage available to a large public and contributes to its influence. It is funded through the generosity of various institutions or foundations.
The CID offers for consultation:
- the documentary resources used by E. Jaques-Dalcroze
- the archives of the review Le Rythme
- articles written by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze
- press clippings
- correspondence, copies of letters from and to Jaques-Dalcroze
- show programs, conferences, and demonstrations
- documents concerning Dalcroze Eurhythmics around the world …
- For conservation reasons, consultation of the archives must be authorised by management and the documents can only be viewed on site.
Other archives, scores and manuscripts by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze are available for consultation at the Geneva Library Bibliothèque de Genève (fonds Emile Jaques-Dalcroze).
The collection of photographs – part of which is digitised, is now located at the Geneva Iconography Centre Centre d’Iconographie genevoise (keywords: rythmique, Jaques-Dalcroze, Hellerau, etc.).
handwritten notebooks by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze
Emile Jaques-Dalcroze’s Notebooks were donated to the Geneva Library in 2014, in order to best guarantee their conservation.
They have been fully digitised. Of particular interest are the first volume dating from 1908, and volume 73, dating from 1936 to 1938 – which discusses “Plastique animée”.