1972

1972

Now shine on me sunshineWalk with me world, it’s a skippidy doo da dayI’m the happiest girl in the whole U.S.A.

From Donna Fargo, The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A., 1972

1972 Posts

Langston University Majorettes

Langston University Majorettes

February is Black History Month! Follow along as we share a whole new collection of historic images of Black twirlers and majorettes. Here are some pictures we've discovered of Langston University majorettes and twirlers. Langston is Oklahoma's only historically black...

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Tiny New Jersey Majorette, 1972

Tiny New Jersey Majorette, 1972

How cute is this tiny New Jersey majorette marching in a Newark parade, 1972. The photo was sourced from the City of Newark Publicity Office / Office of the Mayor / 1972 collection. The child is identified in the collection as a "tiny Puerto Rican." We love her little...

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The Pixies, 1972

The Pixies, 1972

Featured below are pictures of The Pixies of the Yo-Yo Elite Baton & Show Corps, Parkersburg, West Virginia / Mid-Ohio Valley Area. The year was 1972. Twirlers with the Yo Yo Elite Baton and Show Corps don shakos with showy gold feathers. The Pixies line up to...

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President Nixon, 1972

President Nixon, 1972

Rachel Lane, a young twirler, greets President and Mrs. Nixon during a parade in Atlanta, 1972 Rachel Lane, Baton Twirler, greets President Nixon. First Lady Pat Nixon greets a young majorette during a parade in Atlanta, 1972. A young Rachel Lane, a dressed in a solid...

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Debbie, 1972

Debbie, 1972

Debbie was a Centralette majorette with Lake Central High School, St, John Indiana, 1972. In addition to twirling batons, they carried gigantic pom poms that were so heavy they tied them around their wrists to keep from losing them while they marched. Debbie,...

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Donna, 1972

Donna, 1972

Jeannie and Donna, Texarkana Photo Booth, Majorette Camp, 1972 Our Earthly world lost an Angel on Valentine’s Day, and Heaven gained a shining star. Donna and I were Leopard majorettes together and spent time twirling (with fire) and being “typical teenage girls" in...

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We need your help.

We are building an archive of baton twirling photo collections from 1920-2000. This is an ambitious project and we need your help. Send your best pictures and stories to info@vintage-baton-twirler.org.

Thank you!

Oral Histories

Oral history is the collection and study of historical information using sound recordings of interviews with people having personal knowledge of past events. If you would like to share your personal oral history of baton twirling, please let us know. We are available to conduct interviews every Friday. Interviews will be available on this website. Once a substantial number of interviews have been conducted, they will be presented in podcast format. Nothing will be published without the interviewee’s written consent. Thank you for helping preserve the history of baton twirling. 

Vintage Ephemera

Baton twirling ephemera refers to things like programs, posters, patches, stickers, magazines, newsletters, and other things typically written or printed that were used for a specific period of time.

Majorette Memories

We welcome high-quality scans of your vintage baton twirling ephemera. You can also receive items through the mail. We’ll digitally preserve your memories in high-quality scans. Thank you so much for supporting this project.  

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Rare Merchandise

Once or twice a year we will offer a commemorative item or rare keepsake for sale such as a sticker, patch, pin or T-shirt, etc. All proceeds will help offset the cost of this project, which includes the cost to acquire rare and/or copyrighted materials.  

We will offer our first piece of merchandise on World Baton Twirling Day, April 10, which is also the the official launch day for The Vintage Twirler. Please sign up for updates below so you don’t miss our annoucement. Thank you so much for your interest in this project. 

 

Majorette Boot Clipart

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