Buskey, Violet and Elliott, Collection 1952-1959

Collection number: MC 276
Size: 2 boxes (.66 cu.ft.)

About Violet “Bunny” Buskey (1912-2007) and Elliott Buskey (1912-1988)

Violet “Bunny” and Elliott Buskey started their dance careers in Fitchberg, MA in the 1940’s. They moved to the Chicago area in 1951 where they taught contra dancing.

About the Violet and Elliott Buskey Papers

This collection contains programs from dance gatherings in the Chicago area from 1952 to 1959. Also included in the collection are handwritten dance instructions from notebooks and index cards.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder], [Box], Violet and Elliott Buskey Papers, 1952-1959, MC 276, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donation: Lois Ann Murray Russell & James and Eloise West, Nov 30, 2000 (Accession number: 2000.34)

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1Chicago Area Callers Association Programs, 1952-1954
Box 1, Folder 2Chicago 4th & 5th Annual International Square Dance Festival Programs, Chicago1953 & 1954
Box 1, Folder 3Chicago 6th & 7th Annual International Square Dance Festival Programs, Chicago1955 & 1956
Box 1, Folder 4Maine Folk Dance Camp Program, 1950
Box 1, Folder 5Square Dance Callers Institute and Clinic, Indiana, 1953
Box 1, Folder 6Ralph Page Contra Institute, Chicago, 1954
Box 1, Folder 7Jane Farwell Institute, Chicago, 1955
Box 1, Folder 8Michael & Mary Ann Herman Folk Dance Notes, Chicago, 1957
Box 1, Folder 9A Scottish Day with Bruce McClure, Chicago, 1958
Box 1, Folder 10Institute of Contra, New England Squares and International Folk Dances, Chicago, 1959
Box 1, Folder 11Scottish Dance Instructions
Box 1, Folder 12Contra Dance Instructions
Box 1, Folder 13Square Dance Instructions
Box 1, Folder 14Folk Dance Instructions
Box 1, Folder 15Misc. Dance Instructions
Box 2
Box 2, Envelope 1Index cards with dance steps for mixers & couple dances
Box 2, Envelope 2Index cards for Contra dance steps
Box 2, Envelope 3#1 Notebook, Folk Dance
Box 2, Envelope 4#2 Notebook, Folk Dance
Box 2, Envelope 5#3 Notebook , Folk Dance
Box 2, Envelope 6Handmade book of “Games of all Types”, cover is made of wood


Manuscripts & Typescripts
Newspapers & Publications