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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. Also of interest is an informative talk that…

Northern Junket

In a labor of love, Ralph Page single-handedly published 165 issues of this journal from 1949 through 1984. The University of New Hampshire's Library of Traditional Music and Dance has digitized and made available a complete set of these magazines, along with biographical information about Page. The library is also the repository for an extensive…

American Squares

Charley Thomas edited the early issues of American Squares. The April 1952 issue 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 publications, New…

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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Country Dancer, The

journal of The Country Dance Society (now Country Dance and Song Society, CDSS)

Country Dancing  (Minneapolis)

This 1957 magazine from Minneapolis is about "Square, Round Circle, and Contra Dancing."

Dancers Newsette (Ohio)

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Desert Squares  (Southwest)

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Fiddle and Squares (WI)

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Foot 'n' Fiddle  (Texas)

This journal was started in 1946 by Marlys Swenson (later Marlys Waller) and Anne Pittman, joined by Olcutt Sanders as another editor. It is among the earliest square dance magazines—Rod LaFarge's Rosin the Bow, with a more eclectic range of dances, started in 1945—but coming several years beforeSets in Order orNorthern Junket. Texas…

Hooleyann Whirl (South Dakota)

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Kentuckiana Squares and Rounds

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Let's Dance  (northern California)

published by the Folk Dance Federation of California

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.