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Clossin, James


Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

Jimmy Clossin Papers

Identifier: D050
Abstract Born in West Texas, Jimmy Clossin was a square-dance caller and teacher who published a book of West Texas Cowboy Square Dances. He taught dance classes at universities and schools across the United States. This collection contains photographs, programs, serials, class syllabi, correspondence, a scrapbook, and papers related to Clossin's square dance teaching.
Dates: 1923-1981

Manuscript On Southwestern Square Dancing, circa 1950

Identifier: D050.06.0006.0010
Abstract Jimmy Clossin's writings.
Dates: circa 1950

Personal Papers, 1947-1969

Identifier: D050.08
Scope and Contents This box contain programs, a plaque, poetry, and square dance ephemera.
Dates: 1947-1969

Photographs, 1938-1953

Identifier: D050.01
Scope and Contents This series contains photographs of James "Jimmy" Clossin and related dance groups.
Dates: 1938-1953


Identifier: D050.09
Scope and Contents This series contains 10" and 12" inch record owned, recorded, or used by Jimmy Clossin in calling dances.
Dates: 1923-1981

Scrapbook, 1936-1947

Identifier: D050.04
Scope and Contents This series contains the Clossin's Square Dance Scrapbook.
Dates: 1936-1947

Sun City Promenaders, between 1940-1950

Identifier: D050.01.0001.0001.00001
Abstract Sun City Promenaders pose for a group portrait in costume, likely in El Paso, Texas. Jimmy Clossin (fifth from right, back row) and Elizabeth Clossin (fourth from right, front row) are visible.
Dates: between 1940-1950

Syllabi and Manuscripts, 1950-1965

Identifier: D050.03
Scope and Contents This series contains syllabi from square dance classes, as well as a manuscript.
Dates: 1950-1965

The Clossins and Unknown Couple, circa 1945

Identifier: D050.01.0001.0001.00003
Abstract Jimmy and Elizabeth Clossin pose with unknown couple.
Dates: circa 1945

Traveling Caller Materials, 1947-1980

Identifier: D050.02
Scope and Contents This series contains programs, flyers, and itineraries from square dance events and festivals.
Dates: 1947-1980