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West Virginia Square Dance Convention

Collection Number: A&M.2620


A history of the West Virginia Square & Round Dance Convention and of America's distinct folk dance tradition including clogging, contra and flat-foot, and round and square dancing. Also includes documentation regarding efforts by the Convention to acquire passage of a state bill authorizing the square dance as the officially recognized dance of West Virginia. Included in this lobbying endeavor are petitions from local square dance clubs and correspondence from Gerald Ash, Percy Ashcraft, Ken Hechler, Jay Rockefeller, Clyde See, and Bob Wise.


  • 1970-88


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Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.


0.2 Linear Feet (Summary: 1 1/2 in. (1 unboxed binder))

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West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:
West Virginia Square Dance Convention, 1970-88
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Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US