Guide to the Dance Cards and Invitations from California

Processed by Tami Morse McGill in 2001, and Special Collections and Archives staff in 2004.
© 2004
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Dance Cards and Invitations from California

Collection number: MS-P42

Special Collections and Archives

The UCI Libraries

University of California

Irvine, California
Processed by:
Tami Morse McGill in 2001, and Special Collections and Archives staff in 2004.
Date Completed:
2004
Encoded by:
Andre Ambrus
© 2004 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Dance cards and invitations from California,
Date (inclusive): 1876-1912,
Date (bulk): bulk 1879-1880
Collection number: MS-P042
Extent: 0.2 linear feet 1 box
Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Abstract: This collection comprises 30 dance cards, tickets, and invitations to balls and prize masquerades held in San Francisco, Oroville, and Petaluma (primarily San Francisco). The materials are printed; some of the dance cards are partially filled in and some invitations include holograph notations of individual attendees. Some contain rules and prize lists for competitions, a few contain information about the club or organization, and some list the names of the organizers or offices. The events were hosted by the Florence Social Club, the Elite Club, the Frolic Club, the Athletic Minstrels, and the Uniques, among others.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.

Preferred Citation

Dance cards and invitations from California. MS-P42. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Purchased in 2001-2005. No provenance information is available.

Processing Information

Processed by Tami Morse McGill in 2001, and Special Collections and Archives staff in 2004. One addition in 2005.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection comprises 30 dance cards, tickets, and invitations to balls and prize masquerades held in San Francisco, Oroville, and Petaluma (primarily San Francisco). The materials are printed; some of the dance cards are partially filled in and some invitations include holograph notations of individual attendees. Some contain rules and prize lists for competitions, a few contain information about the club or organization, and some list the names of the organizers or offices. The events were hosted by the Florence Social Club, the Elite Club, the Frolic Club, the Athletic Minstrels, and the Uniques, among others.

Arrangement

Materials in this collection are arranged chronologically.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Dance--Archives.
Balls (Parties)--California--San Francisco--Archives.
Balls (Parties)--California--Archives.
Clubs--California--San Francisco--Archives.
Clubs--California--Archives.
San Francisco (Calif.)--Social life and customs--Archives.
California--Social life and customs--Archives.

Genres and Forms of Material

Invitations.
Dance cards.

Index Terms Related to this Collection

Online Archive of California.


Collection Contents

Box: 1 : 1

Dance cards and invitations, 1876-1912

Physical Description: 30 items.