Cassie Brand, English 241 Final Research Project Imaging, Fall 2007

        Dance cards from C19-20 Goucher alumna scrapbooks and from the Nimitz Library Archives and Special Collections (USNA).  Images from 1920s-era scrapbook collected by Mary Lee Keith, Goucher 1924:

bifolium with USNA dance cards c. 1921-4; bifolium recto with USNA dance cards; June 3, 1921 Farewell Ball Cover; June 3, 1921 Farewell Ball Dances 4-9; June 3, 1921 Farewell Ball Dances 16-21 June 3, 1921 Farewell Ball Dances 22-24 & Committee Page;
1922 Farewell Ball Cover; 1922 Farewell Ball Title Page; 1922 Farewell Ball Dances 1-5; 1922 Farewell Ball Dances 6-10 & 11-15; 1922 Farewell Ball Dances 16-20 & Committee Page; 1922 Farewell Ball Program printer's colophon

Baltimore American, Wednesday, June 11, 1924, "Goucher Girls Shock Staid St. Michaels in Knickers and Socks," Cover Story.

  Online archival resource: Virginia Tech imagebase of 118 German Club dance cards between 1909 and 2000 (!),

Additional online and print resources: William M. Smith, Jr Rating and Dating: A Re-StudyMarriage and Family Living, Vol. 14, No. 4. (Nov., 1952), pp. 312-317.  Even as late as the 1950s, college-age women rated menís dancing ability rather high among key courtship skills:  Stable URL:


Dance, gender, and culture / edited by Helen Thomas

Pub. Info.

New York : St. Martin's Press, 1995, c1993






  Main Collection

 306.484 D173