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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

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Title:   Entertainment of Sub-Freshman

Creator:  University of Vermont

Date:  1925-03-22; 1926-01-25

Resource type:   correspondence

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    Title:   High School Recruitment

    Creator:  University of Vermont

    Date:  1921-01-28

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      Title:   High School Recruitment

      Creator:  University of Vermont

      Date:  1922-02-02

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        Title:   High School Recruitment

        Creator:  University of Vermont

        Date:  1922-02-02

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          Title:   Outing Club High School Recruitment

          Creator:  University of Vermont

          Date:  1922

          Resource type:   correspondence

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            Title:   Outing Club High School Recruitment

            Creator:  University of Vermont

            Date:  1922

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              Title:   Outing Club High School Recruitment

              Creator:  University of Vermont

              Date:  1922

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                Title:   Response to Discontinuation of Kake Walk and In-State Student Ratio

                Creator:  University of Vermont

                Date:  1969-11-05

                Resource type:   correspondence

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                  Title:   Response to Discontinuation of Kake Walk and In-State Student Ratio

                  Creator:  University of Vermont

                  Date:  1969-11-10

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