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

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I Get The Blues for Mammy - Bob Fisk

The original song was recorded by Bill Boyd and His Cowboy Ramblers, Bluebird 8422 A. View item
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Women Callers - article

Article presumably written by Bob Osgood, describing the challenges and opportunities for women square dance callers View item
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Bruce Johnson, patter - 1961

Live recording of Bruce Johnson calling to a jig. Jim Mayo comments: "Bruce kept on using 6/8 time music long after most others had abandoned it. It also shows his nearly unique ability to… View item
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Me and My Shadow - Bruce Johnson

This is a short clip taken from a recding by Bruce Johnson on Windsor Records. The tune is Me and My Shadow and the record is Windsor # W4828 View item
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Henry Ford and Benjamin Lovett

Dave Taylor and Al Brundage called a dance in Lovett Hall in Dearborn, Michigan, around 1980. This article is Taylor's effort to tell some of the story of that venue. [Editor's note:… View item
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Dave Taylor - Patter, 1965

from CALLERLAB, February 16, 2017 Dave Taylor - 1927-2017Dave passed away February 12, 2017 in Spring Hill, Florida. Dave was a founding member of CALLERLAB, serving several years on the Board of… View item
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It's a Small World - Dee Dee Dougherty-Lottie

Dee Dee Dougherty-Lottie calling a singing call from a live-recording tape made at a dance in the early years of the 21st Century. View item
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Square dance publications

This website contains numerous examples of the many square dance publications — newsletters, journals, magazines— that have been created over the years. (See Items 1033 – 1073 for examples.) There are… View item