Gertrude Prokosch Kurath, 1903–1992
Gertrude Prokosch Kurath was a dancer at heart. She was also an accomplished scholar, ethnomusicologist, and dance ethnologist. Gertrude studied primarily with Native Americans, learning about their dance and customs. She published hundreds of articles in journals such as: Journal of American Folklore, Folklore Americas, El Palacio, and many many more. Gertrude was a major part of organizations such as The Society for Ethnomusicology and Congress on Research in Dance. She also served her community in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she wrote for the Ann Arbor News, and founded the Dance Research Center. Gertrude Kurath was a great woman of her time.