Weird, Wacky, Wonderful: Promenaders

If you were a student at Iowa State College in 1953, one of the many activities you could take part in was square dancing! The group was known as the Promenaders.

Students engaged in a square dance.
University Photos, Box 1668, Folder 7
“Members of Promenaders practicing before going to Square Dancing Convention in Chicago.”
University Photos, Box 1668, Folder 7

As of this writing, I do not know anything more about the Square Dancing Convention in Chicago, but I’m sure it would be really interesting to learn more!

Couples dancing.
University Photos, Box 1668, Folder 7

It looks like the Promenaders were having a great time! College is a time of exploration, and we have records for many of the unique and interesting clubs that have been available over the years. Have a particular club you want to learn more about? Come visit us in the archives on the 4th floor of Parks Library!

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