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.
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.