Armour Institute dance card booklet, 1912
Booklet which served as the dance card for the Armour Institute of Technology Freshman Prom, March 29, 1912. First page reads "The First Annual Freshman Prom given by the Class of 1915, Armour Institute of Technology, Colonial Club, Friday, March 29th, 1912". Three pages follow with lines to be filled in with names of dance partners, women's names have been entered in pencil on all lines. Last page contains names of committee members and "Music by Benson" and "Spies Bros. Chicago". Front and back cover are of brass, front cover having a raised design of the AIT seal and "'15". Note that the seal image is an adaptation, rather than the official image, and shows the incorrect founding date of 1885 (correct date is 1895). The booklet is held together by a single brass ring at center top.
- See photo in "Artifacts" drop file.
- Creation: 1912
- Armour Institute of Technology (Organization)
Language of Materials
Records are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Available for Research
1 Item : 1 5/8 x 2 ¾" (w x h).
Various dances were hosted throughout the school year by the Armour Institute of Technology classes. The Freshman Prom was initiated in 1912 by the Class of 1915. A history of the class is included in 1915 edition of The Cycle (school yearbook), pages 51-52. The 1913 edition contains a recap of their Freshman year activities including the dance (page 79), a photo of the dance booklet appears on page 162.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Very nice addition to the Archives' artifact collection.
Catherine Bruck, University Archivist 11/14/2000