COLLECTION

Cates, Steve Dixon, b. 1940

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Identifier
FA 526 (local)
Date
1935 - 2005 (Inclusive dates)
Summary

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
Steve Dixon Cates taught school in Rutherford County, Tennessee. In 1968 Cates met
Sarah Gertrude Knott when he brought a group of students, the Kittrell 4-H Square Dancers, to
perform at the 31st Annual National Folk Festival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Cates corresponded
regularly with Knott until her death in 1984. His small group of square dancers evolved into the
Cripple Creek Cloggers, a group of teens and adults who traveled to perform at folk festivals
around the world.


COLLECTION NOTE
This collection consists of correspondence, pamphlets, programs, newsletters, and other
materials collected by Steve Dixon Cates relating to Sarah Gertrude Knott and the National Folk
Festival Association (NFFA). Included is his correspondence with Knott and others about his
involvement with a variety of folk festivals and program materials from several National Folk
Festivals. Also included are letters relating to Sarah Gertrude Knott Day in Murfreesboro,
Tennessee and Cates’s campaign to have Knott awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom;
issues of the National Folk Festival Association Newsletter and Tradition; and Cates’s eulogy
from Knott’s funeral along with letters, articles, and papers relating to her death.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
FA CATES, Steve Dixon, b. 1940 1935-2005
526
Collection consists of correspondence,
programs, newsletters, and other materials
collected by Steve Dixon Cates relating to
Sarah Gertrude Knott and the National Folk
Festival Association. Included is his
correspondence with Knott and other
correspondents about his involvement with
a variety of folk festivals and program
materials from several National Folk Festivals


1 1/2 boxes. 16 folders. 421 items.
Originals, photocopies, photographs, programs,
and newsletters.


2005.101.1

 

SUBJECT ANALYTICS
Beliajus, Vyts F., 1908-1994 – Correspondence B2,F2,3
Bernache, Leo – Correspondence B1,F,56
Boltin, Thelma Ann, 1904-1992 B2,F2
Buck, Frank, b. 1943 B1,F2
Burton, Thomas – Correspondence B1,F10
Carter, James Earl “Jimmy” Jr., b. 1924 – Letters to B2,F2
Cates, Steve Dixon, b. 1940 – Correspondence B1,F3,6,7,9,10; B2,F2,3
Cates, Steve Dixon, b. 1940 – Photos B2,F4
Chattanooga, Tennessee – Relating to B1,F8
Cripple Creek Cloggers B1,F3
Eulogies – Knott, Sarah Gertrude, 1895-1984 B2,F5
Folk dance B1,F9
Ford, Wendell Hampton, b. 1924 B2,F2
Glenn, Maynard B1,F10
Hubbard, Carroll, b. 1937 – Correspondence B2,F2
Jett, T. Sutton, 1910-1989 – Correspondence B1,F6,7; B2,F3
Jones, Loyal, b. 1928 – Correspondence B1,F7
Kittrell 4-H Club Square Dancers B1,F9
Knott, Gladys B1,F3,7
Knott, Sarah Gertrude, 1895-1984 – Correspondence B1,F2-6,9; B2,F2,3

Knott, Sarah Gertrude, 1895-1984 – Photos B2,F4
Knoxville, Tennessee – Relating to B1,F10
Miles, Murray – Correspondence B1,F10; B2,F3
Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Relating to B1,F9
Montell, William Lynwood, b. 1931 – Correspondence B2,F3,2
Nashville, Tennessee – Relating to B1,F8
National Council for the Traditional Arts B1,F11; B2,F1
National Folk Festival B1,F2,8-11
National Folk Festival – Programs, 1935-1975 B1,F8,10,11
National Folk Festival Association B1,F2-5,8-11; B2,F1
Northern Virginia Folk Festival B1,F7
Oliver, Kelly – Correspondence B1,F3,7; B2,F2
Putnam, John F. B1,F5
Reagan, Ronald Wilson, 1911-2004 – Letters to B2,F2
Roberson, Crocia – Correspondence B1,F5,10
Rutherford County Square Dancers B1,F2,3,6
Son, Renee B1,F3; B2,F2
Square dancing – Photos B2,F4
Stroop, Mary – Photos B2,F4
Urner, Priscilla B1,F5,7; B2,F2
Vienna, Virginia – Relating to B1,F11
Wilson, Joe T. – Correspondence B1,F6
Wright, Margaret – Photos B2,F4
Wolf Trap Farm Park – Relating to B1,F11

 

Creator and/or Contributor
Sarah Gertrude Knott (contributor), Steve Dixon Cates (creator)
Language
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Chattanooga,Tennessee - Relating to (Local)
Cripple Creek Cloggers (Local)
Folk dance (Local)
Kittrell 4-H Club Square Dancers (Local)
Knoxville, Tennessee (Local)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Local)
Nashville, Tennessee (Local)
National Council for the Traditional Arts (Local)
National Folk Festival (Local)
National Folk Festival - Programs (Local)
National Folk Festival Association (Local)
Northern Virginia Folk Festival (Local)
Rutherford County Square Dancers (Local)
Square dancing (Local)
Vienna, Virginia - Relating to (Local)
Wolf Trap Farm Park - Relating to (Local)
Related Entities:
Steve Dixon Cates (creator)