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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:   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:   Kake Walk Skit

        Creator:  University of Vermont

        Date:  1967

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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          Title:   Kake Walk Skit

          Creator:  University of Vermont

          Date:  1967

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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            Title:   Kake Walk Skit

            Creator:  University of Vermont

            Date:  1967

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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              Title:   Sigma Phi Stunt Night Skit

              Creator:  University of Vermont

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                Title:   Winning Fraternity Stunt Skit

                Creator:  University of Vermont

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                "A Transformatory Phantasmagoria," where human beings were made over, winning fraternity stunt, staged by Phi Delta Theta, at the 31st Annual Kake Walk, University of Vermont

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                  Title:   Winning Peerade Entry

                  Creator:  University of Vermont

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  Winning Peerade Entry, representing Sigma Nu fraternity in 32nd Annual Kake Walk at University of Vermont, shows Ma and Pa hauling spendthrift sonny through college on top of University Fountain.

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