In the 1950s, the “traditional” nuclear family was the norm in the United States, which could account for Date with Dad's creation during this time.
Certain activities were done during the 1950s' Date with Dad events which one would expect a father to be interested in: watching a video of the Rutgers-Princeton game in the Agora Lounge -- aka, what is now the current Cabaret Theatre -- is just one example. Conversely, things one may not typically associate with “fatherly interest” were common practice during these events, such as creative dance programs and theatrical performances.
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