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 (!), http://imagebase.lib.vt.edu/browse.php?folio_ID=/va/germ/dance
Additional online and print resources: William M. Smith, Jr Rating and Dating: A Re-Study,Ē Marriage 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: http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0885-7059%28195211%2914%3A4%3C312%3ARADAR%3E2.0.CO%3B2-O