Collection C0084 - Rusty and Quinn Pringle's Square Dance collection

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Rusty and Quinn Pringle's Square Dance collection


  • 1949-1982 (Creation)

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3 m of textual records. -- 18 cm of audio discs. -- 22 cm of audio reels. -- 3 cm of photographs

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Biographical history

Robert "Rusty" Pringle, 1904-1992, and Ethel Violet "Quinn" Rushton, 1907-1994, of Calgary, Alberta took up the hobby of square dancing in the mid-1950s. They married in 1965. They were actively involved with the Banff Square Dance Institute, later known as the Alberta Square Dance Institute.


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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Ethel Pringle, 1992.

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Scope and content

The collection consists of the annual instructional materials of the Banff Square Dance Institute and other square dancers' gatherings; badges and name tags; photographs; sound recordings; choreographic diagrams; square dancing magazines; and miscellaneous personal manuscript items.

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Tuesday, January 30, 2018




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