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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 7 Collections and/or Records:

Box 3: Plaques and Memorabilia

 File — Box: D059.0003
Identifier: D059.01.0003
Overview This box includes (13) items such as (3) plaques, (2) letter openers, (1) coffee mug, (1) beer stein, (4) belt buckles, (1) pin, and (1) bow tie.
Dates: 1949-1981

Box 5: Overalls

 File — Box: D059.0005
Identifier: D059.03.0005
Overview This box contains (1) pair of overalls worn by Cal Golden.
Dates: 1928-2012

Box 6: Gold Suit

 File — Box: D059.0006
Identifier: D059.03.0006
Overview This box contains (1) gold suit with jacket and assorted parts.
Dates: 1928-2012

Box 7: Suit Jackets and Dress Shirt

 File — Box: D059.0007
Identifier: D059.03.0007
Overview This box contains (2) suit jackets and (1) heavily embroidered dress shirt.
Dates: 1928-2012

Box 8: Textiles

 File — Box: D059.0008
Identifier: D059.03.0008
Overview This box contains (1) t-shirt, (2) Bow ties, and (3) cumberbunds.
Dates: 1928-2012

Box 9: Royal Blue Suit

 File — Box: D059.0009
Identifier: D059.03.0009
Overview This box contains (1) suit consisting of a royal blue jacket and a pair of pants.
Dates: 1928-2012


Identifier: D059.03
Scope and Contents This series contains textiles worn or created by Cal Golden during his calling.
Dates: 1928-2012