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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:   A New Face

Creator:  University of Vermont

Date:  1965

Resource type:   announcements

This document announces the switch to dark green makeup after one year of light green.

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    Title:   Age and Geographical Distribution of 1968 Kake Walk Tickets

    Creator:  University of Vermont

    Date:  1968-12-23

    Resource type:   reports

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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:   Alumni Office Thank You

        Creator:  University of Vermont

        Date:  1942

        Resource type:   correspondence

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          Title:   Alumni Scheduled Events

          Creator:  University of Vermont

          Date:  1939-01-28

          Resource type:   correspondence

          Includes a schedule of all Winter Carnival weekend events.

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            Title:   Alumni Support for Winter Weekend

            Creator:  University of Vermont

            Date:  1970-10-22

            Resource type:   correspondence

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              Title:   Alumni Ticket Denials

              Creator:  University of Vermont

              Date:  1968-02-07

              Resource type:   correspondence

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                Title:   Alumni Ticket Revenues

                Creator:  University of Vermont

                Date:  1966-02-18

                Resource type:   financial records

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                  Title:   Alumni Ticket Sale

                  Creator:  University of Vermont

                  Date:  1967-02-20

                  Resource type:   financial records

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                    Title:   Alumni Ticket Sales

                    Creator:  University of Vermont

                    Date:  1921-02-03

                    Resource type:   correspondence

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                      Title:   Alumni Ticket Sales

                      Creator:  University of Vermont

                      Date:  1922-02-04

                      Resource type:   correspondence

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                        Title:   Alumni Ticket Tallies

                        Creator:  University of Vermont

                        Date:  1961

                        Resource type:   records (documents)

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                          Title:   Assistant Director of Publicity Annual Report

                          Creator:  University of Vermont

                          Date:  1966

                          Resource type:   reports

                          Gives instructions and advice to the next Assistant Director. Includes a list of advertisers.

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                            Title:   Ball Attendees

                            Creator:  University of Vermont

                            Date:  1934

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                              Title:   Banquet for the Fathers and Mothers of Vermont Students

                              Creator:  University of Vermont

                              Date:  1938-02-08

                              Resource type:   correspondence

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                                Title:   Bulletin of the University of Vermont Supplement

                                Creator:  University of Vermont

                                Date:  1955-12-31

                                Resource type:   serials (publications)

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                                  Title:   Cash Audit

                                  Creator:  University of Vermont

                                  Date:  1930-06-18

                                  Resource type:   financial records

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                                    Title:   Cash Audit

                                    Creator:  University of Vermont

                                    Date:  1939

                                    Resource type:   reports

                                    Resource type:   financial records

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                                      Title:   Dance Card

                                      Creator:  University of Vermont

                                      Date:  1942

                                      Resource type:   dance cards

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                                        Title:   Eldridge Trophy

                                        Creator:  University of Vermont

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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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:   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:   Faculty Invitation to Fathers' and Mothers' Banquet

                                                  Creator:  University of Vermont

                                                  Date:  1937-02-08

                                                  Resource type:   correspondence

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