Square Dance History Project
The rich story of North American square dance finally has a home in the digital age.

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  • Subject is exactly "Modern square dance - general"
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Lloyd Shaw's summer class - photos

This collection of photos comes from the family of George and Betty Greene, dancers and organizers from the St. Louis area, and were contibuted to SDHP by Ellen Hocker, their daughter. 1. Lloyd… View item
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Modern Square Dance History - Jim Mayo

This summary of developments and trends in modern square dance was written by Jim Mayo. This illustrated version appeared inBehind the Mic, a square dance journal from Australia. View item
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Joseph Fadler photographs

Joseph Fadler took hundreds of photographs for Sets in Order magazine. This is a selection from the Fadler Collection at the University of Denver. It includes photos of dancing, women's attire, and a… View item
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Frank Grundeen cartoons

Grundeen produced the cartoon that appeared on the back cover of Sets in Order for every issue.InAs I See It,Bob Osgood relates how that came about:"I had been noticing one of the class members in… View item
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Chuck Jones - square dance drawings

If Grundeen provided the back cover cartoon forSets in Order, it was Chuck Jones who produced many covers and sketches. Himself an avid square dancer and caller, and president of the Rip 'n' Snort… View item
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Stepney Barn

The Stepney Barn was constructed by Al Brundage. In his description below, note that the barn opened in 1948 with 442 dancers, testimony to the popularity of square dancing at that time. Readers… View item
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1976 NESRDC - pageant

This set of photos documents the dance pageant presented at the 17th annual New England Square & Round Dance Convention. The accompanying item shows a general selection of photos associated with… View item
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Square Acres - square dance barn

This set of photos documents the construction of Howard Hogue's large square dance barn in E. Bridgewater, MA. It was one of the first and certainly the most active of the commercial square dance… View item
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Square Dance attire

This is panel #21 of the set of Square Dance History panels created for the Square Dance Foundation of New England. It illustrates the various styles of clothing worn by modern western square dancers… View item
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Square Dance - live recordings

In cooperation with the Square Dance Foundation of New England, SDHP has created a page on the Internet Archive with live recordings of some 300 evenings of modern square dancing.Although most files… View item
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Exhibition groups - photos

These photos from the Bob Osgood collection illustrate various exhibition groups. Although most are unidentified, there is a photo from the 1964 World's Fair, and another group from the 10th… View item