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Bob Osgood - square dance television programs

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Bob Osgood - square dance television programs


Bob Osgood, publisher of Sets in Order, was an enthusiastic promoter of square dance and a follower of Lloyd Shaw. Here are two early broadcasts that illustrate Osgood's attempts to reach a home viewing audience; you can hear him use Lloyd Shaw's language almost word for word. In the first program, you'll hear him encourage viewers to clear away furniture to dance along with his "kids." In the second, he introduces "our first guest caller," Ray Shaw (Lloyd's brother), to lead a dance.

Both films come from Osgood's personal collection, now housed at the University of Denver, and are used here under Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported



Bob Osgood Papers, D044, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado

Date Created

c. 1950

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14:10; 10:17

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16mm film



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