Square Dance Revival in Lincoln [Nebraska], 1940–1950


Square Dance Revival in Lincoln [Nebraska], 1940–1950


Northern / Midwest


This detailed booklet describes the revival of square dancing in Lincoln, Nebraska, and offers resources to encourage further growth. After introductory sections describing the historical background of squares in the area, the authors describe qualities needed to be a square dance caller. They include numerous examples of patter and singing calls, followed by a selection of round dances and mixers, and music for more than 30 tunes. Illustrated with line drawings and photographs. From the Introduction:

"It is not our our intent in assembling this small book, to provide a text book - or even to create a work which shall be long-lasting - but rather we wish to show what has been done in our own community to aid and abet the revival of this activity - so truly American - and so physically and emotionally satisfying to its participants. ..."



Jessie Flood and Cornelia Putney

Date Created

March 15, 1950


Stig Malmo

Spatial Coverage

USA, Nebraska, Lincoln

Temporal Coverage


Item Relations

This Item is related to Item: Square Dance festival programs