Baton Twirling Memorabilia & Ephemera

We are building an archive of baton twirling memorabilia and ephemera from 1930-2000. We are just getting started, so the collections below are incomplete. Those with a white star have content.



Cards and Letters

Patches, Stickers and Buttons


Books & Guides

1950s Baton Twirling Notebook

Lessons, Exercises & Routines

Photo Detail: Jean Holdsworth’s (1941-2022), baton twirling class notebook including lessons, exercises and routines. Holdworth was a majorette with  Napa High School and Napa Junior College. Her baton twirling instructon was Barbara Zuehlke Mercer (1926-2018).

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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New content will be posted frequently. Thank you!

Majorette Boot Clipart

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