Enfield Servicemen Dance Cards Collection, 19192 items (0.1 linear feet).
Fifty-one men from Enfield served in World War I. This collection consists of two dance cards from an event welcoming the soldiers back, each filled out chiefly with initials. The back cover identifies W.H. Young as Floor Director, along with five aides.
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.
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.
The collection is open for research.
Cite as: Welcome Home Enfield Service Men Dance Program Cards Collection (MS 72). Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Acquired from Donald Howe, 1960.
Collection processed by Linda Seidman, 2002.
- Dance cards--Massachusetts--Enfield.
- Enfield (Mass.)--Social life and customs.
- World War, 1914-1918--Veterans.