Pageant of American Square Dance History, 1959

Title

Pageant of American Square Dance History, 1959

Subject

General - Dance and Culture

Description

This lengthy presentation of square dance history was presented at the Eighth National Square Dance Convention in Denver, 1959. Researched and organized by Dorothy Shaw after Lloyd Shaw's death in 1958, the pageant presented two hours of dance, from two English country dances (first edition Playford, 1651) up to Joe Lewis calling Alabama Jubilee. This is the script prepared by Mrs. Shaw to be read by narrator (and famed animation artist and square dance enthusiast) Chuck Jones at the event.

Also included here is a letter from Dorothy Shaw to Mary Jo Brearley (Bradford) in which she mentiones getting ready for the upcoming pageant.

Creator

Dorothy Shaw

Date Created

1959

Contributor

Mary Jo Brearley

Spatial Coverage

USA, Colorado, Denver

Temporal Coverage

1950s

Item Relations

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