Dance celebrating the return of fifty-one men from Enfield, Massachusetts who served in World War I. Collection includes two dance program cards that are both filled out, chiefly with initials.


The collection is open for research.


Special Collections & University Archives
UMass Amherst Libraries
154 Hicks Way
Amherst, Mass. 01003-9275
Welcome Home Enfield Service Men Dance Program Cards Collection
1 folder
Call no.: MS 72

Background on Enfield (Mass.)

Enfield was among the Western Massachusetts towns abolished in 1938 to allow the Swift River Valley to be flooded, thereby creating the Quabbin Reservoir to provide Boston with water.

Contents of Collection

Fifty-one men from Enfield, Massachusetts, served in World War I. A dance celebrating their return was held Monday evening, October 13, 1919. Two dance program cards from that event comprise the collection. Both are filled out, chiefly with initials. The back cover identifies W.H. Young as Floor Director, along with 5 aides.

Administrative information

Acquired from Donald Howe, 1960.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Linda Seidman, 2002.


Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: Welcome Home Enfield Service Men Dance Program Cards Collection (MS 72). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms
  • Balls (Parties)--Massachusetts--Enfield--History--Sources.
  • Dance cards--Massachusetts--Enfield--History--Sources.
  • Enfield (Mass.)--Social life and customs--20th century--Sources.
  • Quabbin Reservoir Region (Mass.)--Social life and customs--20th century--Sources.
  • World War, 1914-1918--Veterans--Massachusetts--Enfield--Social life and customs--20th century--Sources.
Genre terms
  • Dance cards.