Records of the Aggie Haylofters Club
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.
- Creation: 1947-1986
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1951-1962
- Colorado State University. Aggie Haylofters Club (Organization)
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Restrictions on Use
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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.
2.25 linear feet (1 record carton, 1 flat box)
Language of Materials
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.
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
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.
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.
Note: Title information supplied by the archivist is bracketed.
- Guide to the Records of the Aggie Haylofters Club
- Edited Full Draft
- Prepared by Victoria Lopez-Terrill
- Copyright 2014
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- Finding aid written in English.
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