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Douglass College Student Life: Dance with Dads: 1950s

This guide includes pamphlets and other resources from the "Dance with Dads" from 1950s to 1970s.

Overview of the 1950s

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.

A Look at the Event

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.

1954 Program

Interview with Janet Riemer, Class of 1956


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