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Enfield (Mass.) Servicemen

Enfield Servicemen Dance Cards Collection, 1919.
2 items (0.1 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 072

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Scope and Contents of the 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.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

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.

History of the Collection

Acquired from Donald Howe, 1960.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Linda Seidman, 2002.


Additional Information

Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Language
English.
Subjects
  • Dance cards--Massachusetts--Enfield
  • Enfield (Mass.)--Social life and customs
  • World War, 1914-1918--Veterans
Types of material
  • Dance cards
  • Ephemera
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