Cal Golden Papers
This collection contains memorabilia from Cal Golden's time as a Square Dance Caller. The collection includes awards, realia, audio recordings, textiles, and photographs. Cal used the textiles for his performances. The awards, realia, and photographs were gifts or depict Cal performing.
- Golden, Cal, 1928-2012 (Person)
Conditions Governing Use
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19.5 Linear Feet (12 containers)
Scope and Contents
This collection contains textiles, awards, photographs, badges, ribbons, beer steins, posters, collages, and LPs.
Biographical / Historical
Calvin (Cal) Golden was born in 1928 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Cal began his professional life in the US Army Air Corps and later the United States Air Force from 1947-1971. During that time and afterward, Cal was an internationally known Square Dance Caller. He began this career in 1949 while stationed in Colorado Springs, CO where he was taught at Lloyd Shaw's Caller College. Cal called dances in every state as well as across Canada and Europe. He recorded over 100 records during his career with Old Timer, Hoedown, Folkcraft, and Gold Start Record Company (which he owned). In 1951, Cal published two titles, "Square Dance Patter Call" and "Square Dance Singing Call." Cal received numerous awards for his calling including membership into CALLERLAB and the National Square Dance Hall of Fame in 1978. Cal passed in 2012 in Arkansas.
This collection is arranged in (5) series: Awards and Realia, Photographs, Textiles, Oversize Materials, and Audiovisual Materials.
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