Books [Old Time Dance Calls]
Federal Writers' Project
Works Progress Administration
OREGON FOLKLORE STUDIES
Name of worker A. C. Sherbert Date 12-27-38
Address Project Office, 614 SW Eleventh Ave., Portland, Oregon.
Subject Old Time Dance Calls.
Name and address of informant George Daffy, 5605 SE 71st Ave., City.
Comment: The informant seems to have had a great deal of experience in handling dances. At different times he engaged in the operation of dance-halls for a profit and as his sole business. At other times he was called upon to manage dances for fraternal societies because of his experience and fraternal connections. At all times he seems to have made dancing and dance managing his principal extra-time hobby and recreation. The informant appears to have been a keen observer and seems capable of analyzing and interpreting the change in social customs, at least in regard to dancing, which has come about in the past half-century. Many points were brought up in the course of the interview which do not appear in the accompanying text for the reason that they seamed irrelevant to the subject at hand. The unrecorded topics discussed did, however, serve to establish in the mind of the interviewer the impression that the informant spoke with authority on the main text. This, because of experiences concurrent to informant and interviewer.
The informant has other dance calls that he is willing to record for us, upon request and at his convenience.