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Brundage Family Papers

Identifier: D098


Al and Bob Brundage were important figures in the square dance community. They played a significant role in spreading western style square dance in New England. This collection contains their square dance materials. This includes correspondence, personal files, working files, teaching materials, and interview transcripts.


  • Other: 1952-1996


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Biographical / Historical

Brothers, Al and Bob Brundage started in the square dance world in 1933 forming their own band, The King Street Pioneers. Al served as the band's caller. When recording records became popular in the late 1940s, Al and Bob recorded traditional tunes and figures on the Kismet and Folk Dance house labels as well as on their own label, Alamar. Al has recorded modern choreography on most of the major record labels including Windsor, MacGregor, Red Boot and TNT. Al owned his own square dance hall, The Country Barn, in Connecticut. After attending the Lloyd Shaw Institute in Colorado and Herb Greggerson's School in New Mexico, Al and Bob started programs featuring this new style of "Western" Square and Round Dancing at the barn. Al was one of the founders of the Connecticut Callers Association and the New England Caller Magazine. Bob served as a volunteer for the Lloyd Shaw Dance Archives, conducting oral histories with over 125 interviewees. Both Bob and Al are now deceased.


1.0 Linear Feet (1 container)

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the square dance materials of Al and Bob Brundage. This includes correspondence, personal files, working files, teaching materials, and interview transcripts.


This collection is arranged into four (4) series - Correspondence and Personal Files, Workshop Materials, Published and Unpublished Teaching Materials, and Interviews.



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Repository Details

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