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From excerpt with photo: This is a crowded Friday night formal during Easter Week with the floor packed and with a circle of standees watching Tommy Dorsey blow his own horn. This Memorial Gymnasium, completed in 1923, and used for most UVa formal dances and balls, never proms, until this year, boasted the South's largest playing floor for a decade and a half. Until wartime decline in student enrollment set in, the floor would be greatly crowded for Friday and Saturday night dance sets, which were Fall or Opening dances, Midwinters, Easter Week and Finals. This was taken 1938-1939 or 1940.
University of Virginia Visual History Collection
Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
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