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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:

Audiovisual Materials

Identifier: D059.05
Scope and Contents This series contains copies of LPs recorded by Cal Golden.
Dates: 1928-2012

Box 11: Cal Golden in Europe with American Square Dancing LP

 File — Box: D059.0011
Identifier: D059.05.0011
Abstract This box contains (2) copies of an LP recorded by Cal Golden titled "Cal Golden in Europe with American Square Dancing."
Dates: 1928-2012