Guide to the Rickey Holt Dance Collection, 1979-1985

Collection number: MC 324
Size: (3 boxes) (0.33 cu.ft.)

About Rickey Holt

Eric (Rickey) Holt (1944-2017) was a contra dancer and caller, as well as a lover of music. He first learned about contra dance while living in Burlington, and went on to become a well known local caller in the Seacoast NH area. He was especially involved in the Deerfield and Newfields dances.

About Rickey Holt's Collection

This collection consists of 20 small notebooks of dances which Rickey called, wrote, and danced to the calling of others. Ca. 45 audio recordings in cassette and minidisc form contain recordings of workshops and dances called by Ralph Page, Tony Parkes, Ralph Sweet, Bob Woodard, Ted Sannella, Dudley Laufman, Sandy Bradley, Tony Saletan, Fed Brunig, and others. Many were recorded at NEFFA or Pinewoods, and in NH dances such as Harrisville.

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 Number], [Box Number], Rickey Holt Dance Collection, 1979-1985, MC 324, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Gift of Nancy Fiske, 2017

Separated Material

Several books about how to call contra dances and New England square dances were cataloged with the NHLTMD's main book collection.

Collection Arrangement

Collection is in original order as received.