Memorabilia Monday: Dance Tickets

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Two couples at the annual Archi-Arts ball, Rice Institute, 1931

Based on all of our dance cards/brochures, it seems like the tradition of recording dance partners’ names in a book started to fade in the early 1930s.

Students replaced the dance cards with brochures without a dance card page, decorative tickets, and even some early fliers. Below are examples of some 1930s era tickets.

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This ticket corresponds to the students in the above photo.

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Images from: Rice University Memorabilia Collection, UA 225, Box 27, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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