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SQUARE DANCE FOUNDATION OF NEW ENGLAND
 
ARCHIVAL INVENTORY
 
LOCATED IN THE SDFNE ARCHIVES AND THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE SPECIAL COLLECTION
 
BOOKS: Over 1285 books describing the many different dance styles, including Folk Dance, Eastern Square Dance aka Traditional, Modern American Western Square Dance, Round dance, and Line Dance, make up the nucleus of the library.
 
MAGAZINES: 6780 National and State Folk, Traditional, and Modern Square Dance publications are on file. It is the most complete collection in existence.
 
NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS: Historical print material records past and current dance programs. Includes promotions to help communities and health research organizations; public service awards to individuals; and other notable events.
 
MUSIC RECORDS: 30,000 square and round dance records (in sizes 78 – 45 – 33 1/3 rpm), and vintage albums are on display.
 
VIDEOS & CD’S: Present both a visual and audio history of Dance festivals, Dance Camps, Dance Conventions, Square Dance Fashion Shows, and Special Dances.
 
SOUND EQUIPMENT:    Vintage square dance caller equipment from a megaphone to the highly specialized electronic microphones and sound systems.
 
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY: Choreography notebooks, square dance caller schools syllabi, and innovative modern choreography are abundant.
 
PHOTOS: An extensive collection features Callers, Cuers, Dance Leaders, and Clubs from all the New England States.
 
ARTWORK: Oil Paintings, Watercolors, Lithographs, sculpture, felt banners, fabric banners, needlework (all pertaining to dance) augment the collections.
 
DANCE COSTUMES: A vintage collection (1940’s – 1950’s) and a current dance costume collection (1960’s – 2011) for men, women, teens and children is the most extensive or any known in the U.S.A. Many New England dancers made their own dance costumes. Others purchased their dance costumes from dance clothing manufacturers in different states. There is a collection of square dance patterns for those knowledgeable in the art of sewing.
 
DANCE ACCESSORIES: (1940’S – 2011) The changing styles for both men & women through the decades were accompanied by different dance accessories. Dance conventions and dance celebrations have their own unique accessories.
 
HISTORICAL DISPLAY BOARDS: This is a time line tracing the most complete history of the square dance historical evolution.
New England Square & Round Dance Convention materials from 1959 to 2010, 51 years.
New England Square & Round Dance Convention banners from 1977 to 2012.
Club Traveling banners from 350 clubs.
Photo/scrapbooks from 168 clubs.

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We welcome the donation of any dance related collectible item from any source. All such donations are acknowledged in writing. The Library/Museum Committee has full control and authority over the collection. The Committee is responsible for the organization, display, record keeping, disposition, and storage of materials.

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 NOVEMBER 2014

MOVIES FEATURING SQUARE DANCING

1938     The Old Barn Dance

1939     Gone With The Wind

             Destry Rides Again

             Drums Along The Mohawk

1940     Pride And Prejudice

             The Westerner

1941     Star Spangled Rhythm

1945     Christmas In Connecticut

             Sheriff of Cimarron

             State Fair

             The Southerner

1946     Dual In The Sun

             My Darling Clementine

             My Pal Trigger

1947     Welcome Stranger

1950     Copper Canyon

            Summer Stock

            Wagon Master

1953     War Of The Worlds

1956     Searchers

             Giant

             The King And Four Kings

1957     Oklahoma

1975     Barry Lyndon

1976     Bound For Glory

1982     The Snowman

1987     Square Dance

1990     New England Dances

1992     My Cousin Vinnie

1993     Barbarians To The Gate

             Ethan Frome

             Son In Law

1994     Four Weddings And A Funeral

             Little Woman


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