Baton Twirling Collections

We are building an archive of baton twirling images from 1900-1999. We are just getting started, so the collections below are only partially complete or incomplete. Those with red stars have content.

Special Collections

U.S. Sport Legends



Roger Kurucz was a national champion twirler and drum major for Northwestern University Marching Band, Evanstan Illinois (1957-1961). He twirled with his younger sister, Barbara.

Picture Cutline: Roger Kurucz, Drum Major and Baton Twirler, Northwestern University, 1957-1961. Source

Click here to see Roger and Barbara twirl with the band at approximately 16:20.

MAIN PHOTO: Majorettes from Booker T. Washington High School, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1969; Left to Right Dorothy Cooper, Captain; Marsha Wilson, Sandra Lee, Debora Conrelius and Lavern McDonald.

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.  


Would you like to help?

This is an ambitious project and we need your help. Send your pictures and stories to New content will be posted every week, so check back often. Thank you!

Majorette Boot Clipart

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