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A Guide to the Records at the Indiana University Archives
Finding aid prepared by Laura Bell.
Indiana University Archives
1320 East Tenth Street
Herman B Wells Library E460
Bloomington, IN 47405-7000
Indiana University, Bloomington. University Archives (2016- )
0.4 cubic feet (1 box)
Materials are in English
This collection was created from numerous loose dance cards acquired by and held at the IU Archives. The dance cards are from a number of events sponsored by student organizations and other social activities that were held at IU between 1909 and 1954. Each provides space for the women to document their dance partners' names and often provides information about the sponsoring student group, the dance chaperones, and the musicians performing for the event.
Collection is open for research.
Dances at Indiana University were a large part of student social life throughout the early to mid-twentieth century. Dance cards were used by female students to schedule dance partners throughout the evening. The cards also contain information about the dance, sponsors, chaperones, and performers. The decorative nature of the dance cards may have also made them mementos for the dance attendees.
Collection consists of a single series of dance cards, arranged chronologically.
This collection was created from numerous loose dance cards acquired by and held at the IU Archives and consists of a single series of dance cards arranged chronologically (1909-1957). In a few instances, folders include multiple cards from the same dance. The dance cards are from a number of events sponsored by student organizations and other social activities that were held at IU between 1909 and 1954. Each provides space for the women to document their dance partners’ names and often include information about the sponsoring student group, the dance chaperones, and the musicians performing for the event. Notably, Hoagy Carmichael performed at the April 14, 1928, Jonquil Jump and Louis Armstrong performed at the 1939 Junior Prom.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in IUCAT, the IU Libraries' online catalog. Materials about related topics, persons or places can be found by searching the catalog using these terms.
Related photographs may be available in the University Archives Photographs Database.
Completed in October 26, 2016
Music by Amos Otstot and Bud Dant.
Music by Crimson Serenaders.
Music by Hoagy Carmichael.
Music by Amos Otstots' Crimson Serenaders
Music by The Brown Buddies.
Music by Bud Dant.
Music by Larry Price’s Band.
Music by Joseph Galbraith and his Orchestra.
Music by "Frosty" Graham's Collegians.
Music by Slim Lamar and his Orchestra.
Music by Ray Williams' Orchestra.
Music by Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra.
Music by Tracy Hadley's Orchestra.
Music by Wayne McIntyre.
Music by Charlie Agnew.
Music by Charlie Agnew and his Orchestra.
Music by Stan Sterbenz.
Music by Stan Sterbenz.
Music by Ray Eberle and Blue Barron.
Music by Stan Sturbenz.
Music by Wayne Luby.
Music by The Fred Dale Orchestra.
Music by Fred Dale and Orchestra; Wayne Luby and Orchestra; and Dave Baker and All-Star Sextette.
Music by Russ Morgan and his Orchestra.