Way back in 2011 I wrote a short post that featured a program from a dance given in 1927 by the Rice-Galveston Club. It was a neat little thing handed out at the club’s Fifth Annual dance–which meant that I was condemned to always be halfway looking for evidence of the first four. Nothing turned up until yesterday, when a colleague and I were going through some boxes from the Jesse Jones Papers and I looked at the label on another box on the shelf and said “Who is Thomas E. Daley?” Among other things Thomas E. Daley was the editor of the 1929 Campanile and apparently was also on the staff of The Owl magazine. His family donated a small collection of his things to the the Woodson in 2015, which I what I brought to my work space and opened.
And there I found the program from the 1926 Rice-Galveston Club dance, held at the Hotel Galvez and featuring music by Lee’s Owls:
And then, as if that weren’t enough excitement, up turned an invitation to the 1925 dance!
It seems to always have been held the day after Christmas, maybe on the theory that everyone was ready to get out of the house. Anyway, that’s three down, at least two to go.