Social dance in North Carolina before the twentieth century : an overview

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jane R. Jenkins (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site:
Gail Hennis

Abstract: It was the purpose of this study to examine the existing historical materials available in North Carolina concerning social dance, in order to determine to what extent the early settlers participated in this form of recreation. Data were collected primarily through perusal of materials found mainly in the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources in the Department of Archives and History in Raleigh, North Carolina; and archives and special collections at various public libraries throughout North Carolina. A second method of collection of data was to obtain a list of all historical societies in North Carolina and to contact each one about material on the topic of social dance. A third method of collection of data involved formulating a list of the existing preparatory schools and colleges in North Carolina who received their charters before the twentieth century in order to investigate any material they might have had on the topic.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 1978
Dance $z North Carolina $x History
Dance parties $z North Carolina $x History
Ballroom dancing $z North Carolina $x History

Email this document to