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The Bradley Bell is available in print, CD, and PDF formats. Annual subscriptions renewals are requested by July 31.
 
The Bradley Bell is available in print, CD, and PDF formats. Annual subscriptions renewals are requested by July 31.
  
Created by [[Freeman Stamper]] (aka Mama Joe Bradley) and [[The Bradley Family]] in [[1988]]. Freeman passed on the project to [[stepmother]] [[Gordon Macaw]].   
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Created by [[Freeman Stamper]] (aka Mama Joe Bradley) and [[The Bradley Family]] in [[1988]]. Freeman handed over the project to [[stepmother]] [[Gordon Macaw]] in [[2001]].   
  
 
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[http://www.bradleybell.org/ Bradley Bell] website
 
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Revision as of 01:44, 24 July 2020


The Bradley Bell is a phone and address directory for IAGSDC members to keep in touch and stay informed. Membership and listing information is usually solicited at the annual convention, and production of the directory takes place some time after that. It includes IAGSDC history, club listings, event listings, and personal listings which includes birthdays and email addresses.

The Bradley Bell is available in print, CD, and PDF formats. Annual subscriptions renewals are requested by July 31.

Created by Freeman Stamper (aka Mama Joe Bradley) and The Bradley Family in 1988. Freeman handed over the project to stepmother Gordon Macaw in 2001.

History

To properly understand the Bradley Bell one must go back to 1986. There was a Western Star retreat held and it included a cabin decorating contest. Some of the dancers called their tent "Petticoat Junction" and this was the beginning of the Bradleys.

In 1987 in Portland the Bradleys made their first appearance dressed alike as the Bradley Family. After this convention the Bradleys decided that since they had their own square dance club and their own town, they also needed their own telephone system. Of course with their own telephone system came their own telephone directory. The Bradley Bell arrived on the scene at the Phoenix convention in 1988. (The name came from a combination of their name and, of course, all those bell telephone companies.)

The Bradley Bell has served the gay and lesbian square dance community well over the years with names (and aliases), addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses for dancers throughout our square dance world.

The Bell had been a constant since 1988 but ill health forced the Bradleys to momentarily cease production after the 2000 convention in Baltimore. It is reassuring to know that the tradition continued as Gordon Macaw of Phoenix has taken it over. Our deep gratitude to the Bradleys for starting this project and to Gordon for continuing this amazing resource.[1]



From the 2009 Bradley Bell cover page:
Bradley Bell is an affiliate member of the IAGSDC. The Bradley Bell provides a membership directory for square dancers that helps friends (both old and new) keep in touch. (You don't have to be a square dancer in order to list - non-dancers are also welcome.)
You go out and make the friends; we keep your address book for you. If you meet someone at an event and want to give them your contact information, just tell them they can find your details in the directory. Many members can attest to the ability of the Bradley Bell to expedite trysts and romances!
The Bradley Bell has been published every year since its Inaugural Edition in 1988.

External Links

Bradley Bell website

Cover Gallery



Sources

  1. 2012 IAGSDC Convention Program (Vancouver), p.29.