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Golden, Cal, 1928-2012


CMSgt. Calvin "Cal" Golden was known as the "Golden Boy" of square dancing callers. Born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Cal served in the US Army Air Corps (09/05/1945-03/15/1947) until his transfer on 03/15/1947 to the Air Force. It was during his time in Colorado Springs when he began square dancing (1947) and calling (1948). He knew both Lloyd Shaw and Bob Osgood. Cal recorded over 125 records with Old Timer, Hoedown, Folkcraft, and Gold Star Records. The last of which he was also the owner and producer. During he tenure with the Air Force, Cal called in Englad, Germany, and other countries throughout Europe.

See Cal Golden files in Bob Osgood's Papers for more information.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Box 4: Portraits and Signed Photos, 1958-1969

 File — Box: D059.0004
Identifier: D059.02.0004
Overview This box contains (20) folders with portraits and signed photos given to or including Cal Golden.
Dates: 1958-1969

Photographs, 1958-1969

Identifier: D059.02
Scope and Contents This series contains photographs of Cal Golden or given to him by visiting callers.
Dates: 1958-1969