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Welcome Home Enfield Service Men Dance Program Cards Collection, 1919
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Collection number: MS 72

Abstract:
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.

Terms of Access and Use:

The collection is open for research.

Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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
Contact Information
Special Collections and University Archives
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003-9275

Phone: (413) 545-2780
Fax: (413) 577-1399
Link to SCUA
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Search Terms
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Subjects
  • 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.


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