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Collection Overview

Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Student Dances Collection
Repository:
Princeton University Archives
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/pg15bd91h
Dates:
1838-1936
Size:
1 box
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

Dances at Princeton, especially popular in the years prior to the Second World War, were generally held in the gymnasium and were organized by a committee of faculty and staff. This collection consists of materials documenting dances attended by the students of Princeton University in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

This collection consists of materials documenting dances attended by the students of Princeton University in the late 19th and early 20th century. Included are tickets, invitations, and dance cards (some filled in). Most materials indicate the date and location of the dances, as well as the hosting organization and for events where dance cards are present, the musical selections that were played.

Collection History

Acquisition:

No acquisitions information is available. Some material is stamped "From A.L. Dennis '79."

Archival Appraisal Information:

No material has been separated from this collection.

Processing Information:

No processing information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. If copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers will not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with non-commercial use of materials from the Mudd Library. For materials where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

Credit this material:

Student Dances Collection; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/pg15bd91h
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345

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Related Material:

Related materials on dances at Princeton University, as well as other examples of dance cards and invitations can be found in the Historical Subject Files Collection (AC109).

Subject Terms:
Balls (Parties) -- New Jersey -- Princeton.
College students -- Recreation -- New Jersey -- Princeton.
Genre Terms:
Dance cards
Names:
Princeton University.