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Kake Walk at UVM

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The Kake Walk at UVM collection documents a former University of Vermont event that is for some a hallowed tradition and for others overt racism. The terminated competition, which was the highlight of the campus social calendar for over eighty years, featured fraternity brothers in blackface and kinky wigs dancing to the tune of "Cotton Babes."

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Time Period Covered: 1896 - 2004 

Source Document: University Archives, Record Group 53: Fraternities and Sororities, Series: Kake Walk 

Published:  May 29, 2010,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Center for Digital Initiatives

Rights:  http://cdi.uvm.edu/about/rights


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Title:   Alpha Delta Pi's Sweater Girls present Sarah

Creator:  University of Vermont

Date:  1958

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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    Title:   Ball Attendees

    Creator:  University of Vermont

    Date:  1934

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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      Title:   Eldridge Trophy

      Creator:  University of Vermont

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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        Title:   Face Painting

        Creator:  University of Vermont

        Date:  1958

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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          Title:   Face Painting

          Creator:  University of Vermont

          Date:  1955; 1960

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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            Title:   Face Painting

            Creator:  University of Vermont

            Date:  1969

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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              Title:   Fraternity Peerade Stunt

              Creator:  University of Vermont

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                Title:   Fraternity Peerade Stunt

                Creator:  University of Vermont

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                "Old Ironsides," Winning "Peerade" stunt in 31st Annual Kake Walk at University of Vermont, entered by Delta Psi fraternity.

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                  Title:   Fraternity Stunt Night Skit

                  Creator:  University of Vermont

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                    Title:   Fraternity Stunt Night Skit

                    Creator:  University of Vermont

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                      Title:   Fraternity Stunt Night Skit

                      Creator:  University of Vermont

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                        Title:   Fraternity Stunt Night Skit

                        Creator:  University of Vermont

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                          Title:   Fraternity Stunt Night Skit

                          Creator:  University of Vermont

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                            Title:   Fraternity Stunt Night Skit

                            Creator:  University of Vermont

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                              Title:   Fraternity Stunt Night Skit

                              Creator:  University of Vermont

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                                Title:   Fraternity Stunt Night Skit

                                Creator:  University of Vermont

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                                  Title:   Fraternity Stunt Night Skit

                                  Creator:  University of Vermont

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                                    Title:   Fraternity Stunt Night Skit

                                    Creator:  University of Vermont

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                                      Title:   Fraternity Stunt Night Skit

                                      Creator:  University of Vermont

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                                        Title:   Fraternity Stunt Night Skit

                                        Creator:  University of Vermont

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                                          Title:   Kake Walk Audience

                                          Creator:  University of Vermont

                                          Date:  1963; 1969

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                                            Title:   Kake Walk Audience

                                            Creator:  University of Vermont

                                            Date:  1957; 1962

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                                              Title:   Kake Walk Ball

                                              Creator:  University of Vermont

                                              Date:  1960

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                                                Title:   Kake Walk Ball

                                                Creator:  University of Vermont

                                                Date:  1953; 1959

                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                                                  Title:   Kake Walk Committee and Secretary

                                                  Creator:  University of Vermont

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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