Couples at the Doll Dance, circa 1915
Female Dickinsonians Enjoy the 1914 Doll Dance
Another Image of the 1914 Doll Dance
The Doll Dance, 1914
The Doll Dance, circa 1915
Dolls Collected from the Doll Dance
"Doll Show, 1917"
The Student Handbook Describes the Doll Dance, 1951-52
January 1, 1951
In the 1951-52 Student Handbook describes the annual Doll Dance in its "Social Events" section. The handbook explains that the dance is held on the last night before Christmas Vacation. It was started by female Dickinsonians in 1901 when they promised Mrs. Maude Ballington Booth that they would "make and collect dolls to be given to the children of New York prisoners." Dancing and skits by students were central to the activities of the evening.