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[Booklet for The Queen's Ball]

Description: Booklet for the Queen's Ball, a celebration of the coronation of Her Majesty Queen of the Year at the Texas Cotton Palace in Waco. Included in the booklet is a portrait of Her Majesty Queen of the Year, a list of members of the royal court, a program of dances and songs, a list of duchesses for Texas, and committee members.
Date: November 9, 1916
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Booklet for The Queen's Ball]

Description: Booklet for the Queen's Ball, a celebration of the coronation of Her Majesty Queen of the Year at the Texas Cotton Palace in Waco. Included in the booklet is a list of members of the royal court, a program of dances and songs, and a list of duchesses for Texas.
Date: November 11, 1915
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Photograph of a Dance Party Aboard Ship]

Description: Photograph of sailors dancing with a woman. A large number of sailors are standing around the dancing group and other sailors are even sitting on the guns in order to see the dance. All of the sailors are wearing their white naval uniforms during this event.
Date: unknown
Partner: Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

[Photograph of a Group of Women Dancing]

Description: Photograph of a group of women dancing in ruffled dresses aboard the U.S.S. Texas; these dancers are flinging their dresses around as part of their dance routine. This dance is taking place right below the guns on the ship and behind a large steam vent.
Date: unknown
Partner: Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

[Letter from John K. Streger, Jr. to Josephine Bahl, November 10, 1896]

Description: Letter written to Josephine Bahl from John K. Strecker, Jr. describing the events of Election Day in Waco; much of his activity took place at the Republican Headquarters. He goes on to describe the dance that he attended where he was given excellent comments on his dancing skills.
Date: November 10, 1896
Creator: Strecker, John K., Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Good Notes Certificate to Josephine Bahl]

Description: Good notes certificate presented to Josephine Bahl from the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Waco, Texas; according to the certificate she received "630 good notes" during "the 1st and 2nd Sessions." The back of the card has text that says the school was opened from "7-15-1874 - 1946," and is located at "NW corner 8th and Washington."
Date: unknown
Creator: Academy of the Sacred Heart
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Dance Program for Elmer Wheatly's Dance Students]

Description: Dance program for Miss Elmer Wheatly's dance recital; the recital entitled "Varieties of 1936." Each of the twelve pages contains advertisements for different businesses including one that shows support towards "Harvey Butts for Sheriff." Also included on the pages are the different acts of the event and different actors and actresses, as well as the music being played.
Date: June 2, 1936
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Membership Certificate to Elmer Wheatly]

Description: Membership certificate to the Dance Masters of America, Inc. presented to Elmer Wheatly in 1949. The text on the certificate reads: "This is to certify that Elmer Wheatly is an active member of the Dance Masters of America, Inc., and is hereby entitled to all privileges of active membership in this organization for the year 1949."
Date: 1949
Creator: Dance Masters of America, Inc.
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Dance Program for Josephine Bahl's Benefit Ball]

Description: Dance program for a benefit ball "given by the Waco Engine Company No. 3," and Josephine Bahl's dance program. The program contains the order of dances and the presentation of badges; on the back of the program there are the names of the committee members involved.
Date: November 24, 1898
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Photograph of a Young Boy and His Dance Partner]

Description: Photograph of a young boy and a young girl standing in front of a curtain on a stage. The boy, standing on the left, is wearing a light-colored silk costume with billowy sleeves and long pants, and the girl, on the left, is wearing a light-colored silk costume with shorts and a billowy shirt. Both are wearing loose, floppy hats and are standing with their left hands extended out to the side. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photo identifying the boy as Fisher Lloyd Forrest.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Dance school boys]

Description: Photograph of four boys from a dance school in sequined underwear posing for a photo. Byrd Williams III's studio specialty was ballet. This photo was taken during one of the many $1-per-shot school and event sessions.
Date: 1948
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), III
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Tap Dancing on Stage]

Description: Photograph of women on stage tap dancing. There is a line of women behind the tap dancers in longer dresses, and at least one man is visible in the back as well. In the bottom right corner, a bass player is visible.
Date: 1940~/1949~
Creator: Foster, William Hague
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary