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Sets in Order archive

The complete collection of Sets in Order (which changed its name to Square Dancing in 1968) is available online through the University of Denver. The issues were scanned by New Jersey dance caller Gardner Patton. You can read more in this interview of Gardner Patton conducted by Bob Brundage in 2011. The complete run of the magazine was 444 issues.…

Searching Sets in Order online

This describes how to do a search of the archived copies of Sets in Order magazine and its successor publication, Square Dancing.

American Squares

Charley Thomas edited the early issues of American Squares. The April 1952 issue (included) marks the transition to Rickey Holden as editor. Later issues were edited or overseen by Rod LaFarge and Frank Kaltman and then Arvid Olson. A major effort was to digitize and make available online a complete set of American Squares and its successor…

Around the Corner (Chicago)

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Balance & Swing (TX)

Edited and published by Swede Soderberg and Jim White, with an all-star cast of advisors: Ray Smith, Joe Lewis, and Bill Palmer

Bow and Swing (FL)

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Calls 'N' Cues (DC)

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Dancers Newsette (Ohio)

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Fiddle and Squares (WI)

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Hooleyann Whirl (South Dakota)

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Kentuckiana Squares and Rounds

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Let's Square Dance (England)

The organization publishing this monthly journal was greatly aided by California caller Mildred Buhler, who became a patron of the group when she moved to London in the early 1950s. For a series of tributes to other early and influential British square dance clubs, see this article.

Michigan Square Dance News

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Oregon Federation News

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Promenade (Margot Mayo)

Margo[t] Mayo led the American Square Dance Group in New York.

Photo caption: Miss Margot Mayo and Miss Deska of American Square Dance Group of New York City and Bascom Lamar Lunsford (center), director of the Mountain Music Festival, Asheville, North Carolina

Promenade (Toledo)

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Roundup (MN)

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Southern Dancer (Memphis)

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Square Dance News (Iowa)

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