page top

Kake Walk at UVM

Bookbag (0)
collection image

Collection Overview

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."

More...

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


Search Collection:
within

Browsing by:    Topic: ("Minority college students") remove term

Add to bookbag

Title:   New Winter Carnival Press Release

Creator:  University of Vermont

Date:  1969-31-1969

Resource type:   announcements

Matches [0]:


    Add to bookbag

    Title:   President's Explanation of the Discontinuation of Kake Walk

    Creator:  Rowell, Lyman S.

    Date:  1969-11-17

    Resource type:   correspondence

    Matches [0]:


      Add to bookbag

      Title:   Presidential Committees Press Release

      Creator:  University of Vermont

      Date:  1969-10-15

      Resource type:   announcements

      Matches [0]:


        Add to bookbag

        Title:   Response to Discontinuation of Kake Walk

        Creator:  University of Vermont

        Date:  1969-10-30

        Resource type:   correspondence

        Matches [0]:


          Add to bookbag

          Title:   Response to Discontinuation of Kake Walk

          Creator:  University of Vermont

          Date:  1969-11-05

          Resource type:   correspondence

          Matches [0]:


            Add to bookbag

            Title:   Response to Discontinuation of Kake Walk

            Creator:  University of Vermont

            Date:  1969-11-07

            Resource type:   correspondence

            Matches [0]:


              Add to bookbag

              Title:   Statement by President Rowell

              Creator:  Rowell, Lyman S.

              Date:  1969-10-31

              Resource type:   announcements

              Matches [0]:


                Add to bookbag

                Title:   Statements by the Kake Walk Directors and President Rowell

                Creator:  University of Vermont; Rowell, Lyman S.

                Date:  1969-10-31

                Resource type:   announcements

                Matches [0]:


                  Add to bookbag

                  Title:   The Vermont Cynic

                  Creator:  University of Vermont

                  Date:  1969-10-31

                  Resource type:   newspapers

                  Includes the results of the student opinion poll on Kake Walk and announces the decision to replace Kake Walk with a film festival.

                  Matches [0]: