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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:   Alumni Notes Copy

Creator:  Rowell, Lyman S.

Date:  1950-12-08

Resource type:   correspondence

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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

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          Title:   Alumni Ticket Denials

          Creator:  University of Vermont

          Date:  1968-02-07

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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:   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:   Entertainment of Sub-Freshman

                  Creator:  University of Vermont

                  Date:  1925-03-22; 1926-01-25

                  Resource type:   correspondence

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                    Title:   Faculty Invitation to Fathers' and Mothers' Banquet

                    Creator:  University of Vermont

                    Date:  1937-02-08

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                      Title:   Father-Son-Mother-Daughter Banquet Program

                      Creator:  University of Vermont

                      Date:  1940-02-24

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                        Title:   Fathers' and Mothers' Banquet Invitation

                        Creator:  University of Vermont

                        Date:  1938-01-29

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                          Title:   Fraternity Open House Request

                          Creator:  University of Vermont

                          Date:  1938-01-03

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                            Title:   Greek and Panhellenic Vote Opposing Kake Walk Revival

                            Creator:  University of Vermont

                            Date:  1977-02-24

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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:   Kake Walk Background

                                    Creator:  University of Vermont

                                    Date:  1978

                                    Resource type:   correspondence

                                    Urges the University to "clearly and publicly" oppose the return of Kake Walk.

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                                      Title:   Kake Walk Ticket Request

                                      Creator:  University of Vermont

                                      Date:  1969-01-03

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                                        Title:   Kake Walk Tickets Request

                                        Creator:  University of Vermont

                                        Date:  1969

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                                          Title:   Kake Walk Tickets Request

                                          Creator:  University of Vermont

                                          Date:  1969-01-03

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                                            Title:   New York Alumni Traveling to Burlington

                                            Creator:  University of Vermont

                                            Date:  1939-03-27

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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:   Outing Club High School Recruitment

                                                  Creator:  University of Vermont

                                                  Date:  1922

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