Johnny and Janie Creel Square Dance Collection, 1958-2014 | Louisiana Research Collection

By Jennifer Dinwiddie and Samantha Bruner

Collection Overview

Title: Johnny and Janie Creel Square Dance Collection, 1958-2014

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 947

Primary Creator: Metropolitan New Orleans Square and Round Dance Association (1958-2010)

Other Creators: Greater New Orleans Callers Association (1977-Present)

Extent: 7.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement: This collection is arranged into four series: Metropolitan New Orleans Square and Round Dance Association, the Louisiana Square Dance Association, the Greater New Orleans Callers Association, and Other Louisiana Square Dance Clubs.

Date Acquired: 10/01/1995

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The materials in this collection date from 1958 to 2014 and document the organizational histories of several Louisiana Square Dancing Clubs. This collection consists of minutes, correspondence, scrapbooks, newsletters, programs, and other publicity materials related to Louisiana square dancing organizations.

The collection was compiled over the years by Johnny and Janie Creel, who were founding members of both the Metropolitan New Orleans Square and Round Dance Association and the New Orleans Callers Association. They also served on the board of the Louisiana Square Dance Association.

Biographical Note

The Metropolitan New Orleans Square and Round Dance Association, formerly known as the Greater New Orleans Square Dance Association, was formed in March of 1958 and dissolved by its remaining members in October of 2010. The Association, made up of various square, round, and clogging dance organizations within the greater New Orleans area, was formed for the purpose of promoting square dancing, primarily through an annual square dancing festival, though also through the hosting of the 20th National Square Dancing Convention in 1971 and the Louisiana State Convention in 1980, and the participation in the first New Orleans Jazz Fests and the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Physical Access Note: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Acquisition Source: Johnny and Janie Creel

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Preferred Citation: Johnny and Janie Creel Square Dance collection, Manuscripts Collection 947, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Processing Information: Finding aid entered into Archon between 2013 and 2015.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Metropolitan New Orleans Square and Round Dance Association, 1958-2011],
[Series 2: Louisiana Square Dance Association],
[Series 3: Greater New Orleans Callers Association],
[Series 4: Other Square Dance Clubs],
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Series 2: Louisiana Square Dance Association
Box 11: Other correspondence, newpaper clippings, and photographs, 1970-2011 and undated
Folder 1: Correspondence, 2011
Folder 2: Newspaper clippings, 1970-1979
Folder 3: Newspaper clippings, 1980-1994
Folder 4: Other records, undated
Folder 5: Metropolitan New Orleans Square and Round Dance Association rosters, undated
Folder 6: Member club rosters, undated
Folder 7: Program book sketch, undated
Folder 8: Portrait of Johnny Creel, undated
Folder 9: Application and resume photographs, undated
Folder 10: Unmarked certificates of award, undated
Box 12: Events and General Business, 1971-1983
Folder 1: Calendar of Events, 1971
Folder 2: National Square Dance Convention, 1971
Folder 3: Calendar of Events, 1972
Folder 4: Calendar of Events, 1973
Folder 5: Calendar of Events, 1974
Folder 6: Calendar of Events, 1975
Folder 7: 6th Annual LSDA Convention Program and Fashion Show transcript, 1975 January 11
The convention took place in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Folder 8: Charter and By-laws, 1974
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1976
Folder 10: Treasurer's Report, 1978
Folder 11: Quarterly Committee Meeting Minutes, 1979
Folder 12: Treasurer's Report, 1979
Folder 13: Louisiana State Dance Association Convention, 1980
Folder 14: Board Business, 1980
Folder 15: Treasurer's Report, 1980
Folder 16: Lousiana State Square and Round Dance Association Convention Report, 1980
Folder 17: Board Business, 1981
Folder 18: Treasurer's Report, 1981
Folder 19: Board Business, 1982
Folder 20: Board Business, 1983
Folder 21: Correspondence and Schedules, 1977-1996
Folder 22: Minutes, 1976-1980
Folder 23: Minutes and Correspondence, 2005
Box 13: General Business, 1984-1995
Folder 1: Board Minutes, 1984
Folder 2: Correspondence, Minutes and Financial reports, 1985
Folder 3: Board Minutes, 1985
Folder 4: Club Directory, 1985
Folder 5: Correspondence, minutes, and press releases, 1986
Folder 6: Correspondence and Mailings, 1986
Folder 7: Correspondence and Minutes, 1987
Folder 8: Correspondence and Minutes, 1988
Folder 9: Correspondence and Minutes, 1989
Folder 10: Correspondence, Minutes, Newsletters, Treasurer's Reports, 1990
Folder 11: Minutes, Correspondence and Reports, 1991
Folder 12: Correspondence and Reports, 1992
Folder 13: Correspondence and Reports, 1993
Folder 14: Minutes, Correspondence, Reports and Newsletters, 1994
Folder 15: LSDA Convention, 1994
Folder 16: Minutes, Correspondence and Reports, 1995
Box 14: Minutes, Correspondence, and Publicity Materials, 1996-2014
Folder 1: Minutes and Correspondence, 1996
Folder 2: Member Clubs and Committees, 1996
Folder 3: Minutes, 1997
Folder 4: Minutes and Correspondence, 1997-1998
Folder 5: Square 'Em Up Newsletter, 1998
Folder 6: Reports to New Orleans Callers Association, 1998
Folder 7: Minutes and Correspondence, 1999
Folder 8: Square 'Em Up Newsletter, 1999
Folder 9: Reports, 1999
Folder 10: Reports, 2000
Folder 11: Reports, 2001
Folder 12: Minutes and Correspondence, 2000-2001
Folder 13: Reports to New Orleans Callers Association, 2000-2001
Folder 14: Minutes and Correspondence, 2002
Folder 15: Convention of Delegates Meeting, 2004
Folder 16: Square 'Em Up Newsletter, 2004
Folder 17: Special Dance Calendar Questionaire, 2002
Folder 18: Publicity Materials
Folder 19: Miscellaneous
Folder 20: Newsletters and Correspondence, 2014
Box 15: Louisiana Square Dance Association Festivals, 1970-1977
Folder 1: 1st Festival, 1970 Jan 10
Folder 2: 1st Festival Fashion Show, 1970 January 1
Folder 3: 2nd Festival, 1971 January 8-9
Folder 4: 3rd Festival, 1972 January 8
Folder 5: 4th Festival, 1973 January 13
Folder 6: 5th Festival, 1974 January 12
Folder 7: 8th Festival, 1972 January 29
Folder 8: 8th Festival Fashion Show, 1977 January 29
Contains correspondence, information about each model, and textile swatches.
Box 16: Louisiana Square Dance Association Festivals, 1978-1987
Folder 1: 9th Festival, 1978 March 4
Folder 2: 10th Festival, 1979 February 17
Folder 3: 10th Festival Fashion Show, 1979 February 17
Folder 4: 13th Festival, 1982 March 20
Folder 5: 17th Festival, 1986 March 8
Folder 6: 18th Festival, 1987 March 21

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[Series 1: Metropolitan New Orleans Square and Round Dance Association, 1958-2011],
[Series 2: Louisiana Square Dance Association],
[Series 3: Greater New Orleans Callers Association],
[Series 4: Other Square Dance Clubs],
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