Include images of partners

Dance Card Collection (C288)

1870-1996, mostly 1900-1930. - 10 cm of textual records (176 documents).

Scope and Content:

This dance card collection is made up of cardboard cards that were handed out to women at social evenings or society events so that they would know the dances and could write down the names of their dance partners. Most of the dance cards have a pencil attached to them by a string. The names of dance partners have been written in most of them, too.

The collection is divided into the following series:

  • Series A: Cards from the 1800s
  • Series B: 1900-1909
  • Series C: 1910-1919
  • Series D: 1920-1924
  • Series E: 1925-1930
  • Series F: 1931-1996
  • Series G: Unidentified Cards
  • Series H: Other Documents