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

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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 a large square dance barn in E. Bridgewater, MA. The photos are also available at the SDFNE website. 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 equipment

This collection of photographs illustrates some of the electronic equipment used by square dance callers-- speakers, speaker stands, record players, tape decks, microphones with different… 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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John Bradford photos

John Bradford and his sister were the youngest participants at the early Lloyd Shaw seminars in Colorado. John went on to call for many decades. The photos here date from his teen years up through a… View item
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Cal Golden photos

Cal Golden was among the many modern western square dance callers who dressed in flamboyant outfits. Instead of linking to the many other related items, you can simply click here.Bob Brundage's… 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
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Square Dance costumes

This collection of two photos of clothing worn by modern western square dancers is from Bob Osgood's collection. Osgood was the influential publisher of Sets in Order magazine. Most photos illustrate… View item
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Lighted Lantern photographs

The Lighted Lantern,also known as the Rocky Mountain Square Dance Camp, was operated by Paul and Pauline Kermiet from 1948to 1967.Photo 1Pauline KermietEd Bossing (important chronicler of dances and… View item