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Records of the Aggie Haylofters Club

 Collection
Identifier: UHAY

Scope and Contents

The Records of the Aggie Haylofters Club consists of documents and ephemera related to the club dated 1947 to 1986, with the bulk falling from 1951 to 1962. The collection includes meetings minutes, one ledger, square dancing manuals, club documents, dress patterns, a plaque, and trophies.

Dates

  • 1947-1986
  • Majority of material found within 1951-1962

Creator

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.

History

The Aggie Haylofters, a campus square dancing club, was organized by Colorado A & M College (now Colorado State University) students in early 1947. The objectives of the club were to promote interest in square dancing, establish contact with other college/university dancing clubs, and also provide a non-threatening environment to meet new students. The Haylofters enjoyed great popularity during the 1940s through the 1970s. At times it was the second most popular club on campus (the Ag Club being the most popular) with membership of over 150 students. Weekly dances were held on campus and a yearly weekend square dance festival was held in the spring in the basketball gym. In addition, the Aggie Haylofters had an exhibition team that traveled around Colorado, and occasionally adjoining states, performing shows. Members of the club attended national conferences on occasion.

By 1982, square dancing was fading in popularity and there were only six couples participating. During the 1985-1986 school year the club disbanded.

Extent

2.25 linear feet (1 record carton, 1 flat box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Aggie Haylofters, a campus square dancing club, was organized by Colorado A & M College (now Colorado State University) students in early 1947. The Haylofters enjoyed great popularity during the 1940s through the 1970s. Weekly dances were held on campus as well as a yearly weekend square dance festival. By 1982, square dancing was fading in popularity and there were only six couples participating. In the 1985-1986 school year, the club disbanded. The Aggie Haylofters Collection consists of administrative papers and ephemera.

Arrangement

The collection consists of 2 series in 1 record carton and 1 flat box:

Series 1: Subject files, 1947-1986 and undated

Subseries 1.1: Administrative files, 1962-1986 and undated

Subseries 1.2: Bound meeting minutes and ledger, 1947-1985

Series 2: Trophies, photographs, and ephemera, 1952, 1954, 1966 and undated

Acquisition

The Records of the Aggie Haylofters Club was donated by Cal Campbell, a CSU alumnus who was active in the club and also a caller, in 2014.

Processing

The materials in the collection arrived foldered. Named folders retained their title and contents were not removed. Untitled folders were labeled according to contents. The trophies arrived dismantled and remain in that condition. The collection was processed in November 2014. Materials were rehoused in acid-free folders and metal fasteners were removed and replaced with plastic clips as warranted. The trophies and the plaque were housed in archival containers and photographs, slides, and negatives were re-sleeved and housed in acid-free folders. The acquisition included Sets in Order, a square dancing publication. These journals, dated 1950 to 1972, were transferred to Special Collections.

Title
Guide to the Records of the Aggie Haylofters Club
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Prepared by Victoria Lopez-Terrill
Date
Copyright 2014
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA
970-491-1844