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: ("Alumni and alumnae") remove term

Add to bookbag

Title:   Bulletin of the University of Vermont Supplement

Creator:  University of Vermont

Date:  1955-12-31

Resource type:   serials (publications)

Matches [0]:


    Add to bookbag

    Title:   Fraternity Open House Request

    Creator:  University of Vermont

    Date:  1938-01-03

    Resource type:   correspondence

    Matches [0]:


      Add to bookbag

      Title:   Geographical Distribution of Kake Walk Tickets Requests

      Creator:  University of Vermont

      Date:  1968-12-16

      Resource type:   reports

      Matches [0]:


        Add to bookbag

        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.

        Matches [0]:


          Add to bookbag

          Title:   Kake Walk Ticket Request

          Creator:  University of Vermont

          Date:  1969-01-03

          Resource type:   correspondence

          Matches [0]:


            Add to bookbag

            Title:   Kake Walk Tickets Request

            Creator:  University of Vermont

            Date:  1969

            Resource type:   correspondence

            Matches [0]:


              Add to bookbag

              Title:   Kake Walk Tickets Request

              Creator:  University of Vermont

              Date:  1969-01-03

              Resource type:   correspondence

              Matches [0]:


                Add to bookbag

                Title:   Kake Walk: A Troubled Memory Lane

                Creator:  University of Vermont

                Date:  1977-10-27

                Resource type:   newspapers

                Kimberly Honza's article in The Cynic discusses efforts to reinstate Kake Walk and the likelihood of doing so.

                Matches [0]:


                  Add to bookbag

                  Title:   New York Alumni Traveling to Burlington

                  Creator:  University of Vermont

                  Date:  1939-03-27

                  Resource type:   correspondence

                  Matches [0]:


                    Add to bookbag

                    Title:   Response to Discontinuation of Kake Walk

                    Creator:  University of Vermont

                    Date:  1969-12-26

                    Resource type:   correspondence

                    Matches [0]:


                      Add to bookbag

                      Title:   Response to Discontinuation of Kake Walk

                      Creator:  University of Vermont

                      Date:  1969-11-03

                      Resource type:   correspondence

                      Matches [0]:


                        Add to bookbag

                        Title:   Response to Discontinuation of Kake Walk

                        Creator:  University of Vermont

                        Date:  1969-11-14

                        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:  1969-10-23

                            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:   Response to Discontinuation of Kake Walk

                                Creator:  University of Vermont

                                Date:  1969-11-11

                                Resource type:   correspondence

                                Matches [0]:


                                  Add to bookbag

                                  Title:   Response to Discontinuation of Kake Walk

                                  Creator:  University of Vermont

                                  Date:  1969-10-29

                                  Resource type:   correspondence

                                  Matches [0]:


                                    Add to bookbag

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

                                    Creator:  University of Vermont

                                    Date:  1969-11-05

                                    Resource type:   correspondence

                                    Matches [0]:


                                      Add to bookbag

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

                                      Creator:  University of Vermont

                                      Date:  1969-11-10

                                      Resource type:   correspondence

                                      Matches [0]:


                                        Add to bookbag

                                        Title:   Response to October Issue of Commentary

                                        Creator:  University of Vermont

                                        Date:  1969-11-16

                                        Resource type:   correspondence

                                        Matches [0]:


                                          Add to bookbag

                                          Title:   Room Engagements and Janitorial Service

                                          Creator:  University of Vermont

                                          Date:  1961-02-02

                                          Resource type:   records (documents)

                                          Matches [0]:


                                            Add to bookbag

                                            Title:   Schedule for Alumni

                                            Creator:  University of Vermont

                                            Date:  1961-02-16

                                            Resource type:   announcements

                                            Matches [0]:


                                              Add to bookbag

                                              Title:   Springfield Alumni Visit

                                              Creator:  University of Vermont

                                              Date:  1969-11-10

                                              Resource type:   correspondence

                                              Matches [0]:


                                                Add to bookbag

                                                Title:   The Vermont Alumni News

                                                Creator:  University of Vermont

                                                Date:  1949-04

                                                Resource type:   serials (publications)

                                                Matches [0]:


                                                  Add to bookbag

                                                  Title:   To Parents and Alumni

                                                  Creator:  University of Vermont

                                                  Date:  1943

                                                  Resource type:   correspondence

                                                  Matches [0]: