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Clossin, James


Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Big Group, All Ages, circa 1960

Identifier: D050.01.0001.0001.00006
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series contains photographs of James "Jimmy" Clossin and related dance groups.
Dates: circa 1960

Big Group Portrait Spruce 2, circa 1950

Identifier: D050.01.0001.0001.00005
Overview Big Group portrait, likely at an American Squares Summer School.
Dates: circa 1950

Big Group Portrait with Legend, circa 1950

Identifier: D050.01.0001.0001.00004
Overview Big Group portrait, likely at an American Squares Summer School.
Dates: circa 1950

Box 8: Personal Papers, 1947-1969

 File — Box: D050.0008
Identifier: D050.08.0008
Overview This box contains memorabilia, programs, poetry, notes, and program sets collected by Jimmy Clossin.
Dates: 1947-1969

Container 16: Calling Mic

 File — Object: D050.0016
Identifier: D050.07.0016
Overview This object is a calling mic used by Jimmy Clossin during square dance events.
Dates: 1923-1981

Group Square Dance Callers Amarillo Cattlemans' Convention, 1947 March

Identifier: D050.01.0001.0001.00002
Overview Square Dance Callers pose for a portrait at the Cattlemans' Convention in Amarillo, Texas. From Left to Right: Amarillo Hotel Manager, Bob Sumrall (Abilene, Texas), Jack Fornby (Sweetwater, TX), Jimmy Clossin (El Paso, TX), R. D. Smith (Fort Worth, TX), Ed Plummer (New Mexico), Grady Wilson (Amarillo, TX).
Dates: 1947 March

Jimmy Clossin Papers

Identifier: D050
Overview 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


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

Sun City Promenaders, between 1940-1950

Identifier: D050.01.0001.0001.00001
Overview 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

The Clossins and Unknown Couple, circa 1945

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