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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:   Kake Walk Program

Creator:  University of Vermont

Date:  1913

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    Title:   Kake Walk Program

    Creator:  University of Vermont

    Date:  1916

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      Title:   Kake Walk Program

      Creator:  University of Vermont

      Date:  1922

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        Title:   Kake Walk Program

        Creator:  University of Vermont

        Date:  1924

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          Title:   Kake Walk Program

          Creator:  University of Vermont

          Date:  1916

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            Title:   Kake Walk Program

            Creator:  University of Vermont

            Date:  1935

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              Title:   Kake Walk Program

              Creator:  University of Vermont

              Date:  1916

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                Title:   Kake Walk Program

                Creator:  University of Vermont

                Date:  1940

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                  Title:   Kake Walk Program

                  Creator:  University of Vermont

                  Date:  1945

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                    Title:   Kake Walk Program

                    Creator:  University of Vermont

                    Date:  1949

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                      Title:   Kake Walk Program

                      Creator:  University of Vermont

                      Date:  1950

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                        Title:   Kake Walk Program

                        Creator:  University of Vermont

                        Date:  1951

                        Resource type:   programs (documents)

                        This program includes Vermont tourist information for visiting out-of-towners.

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                          Title:   Kake Walk Program

                          Creator:  University of Vermont

                          Date:  1957

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                            Creator:  University of Vermont

                            Date:  1958

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                              Title:   Kake Walk Program

                              Creator:  University of Vermont

                              Date:  1963

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                                Title:   Kake Walk Program

                                Creator:  University of Vermont

                                Date:  1965

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                                  Title:   Kake Walk Program

                                  Creator:  University of Vermont

                                  Date:  1969

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                                    Title:   Kake Walkers

                                    Creator:  University of Vermont

                                    Date:  1965

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                                      Title:   Kake Walkers

                                      Creator:  University of Vermont

                                      Date:  1957; 1963

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                                        Title:   Kake Walkers

                                        Creator:  University of Vermont

                                        Date:  1950; 1958

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                                          Title:   Practicing Kake Walker

                                          Creator:  University of Vermont

                                          Date:  1963; 1969

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                                            Title:   Practicing Kake Walkers

                                            Creator:  University of Vermont

                                            Date:  1947; 1950

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                                              Title:   Practicing Kake Walkers

                                              Creator:  University of Vermont

                                              Date:  1947

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                                                Title:   Practicing Kake Walkers

                                                Creator:  University of Vermont

                                                Date:  1957; 1958

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                                                  Title:   Supplied Burlington Chamber of Commerce

                                                  Creator:  University of Vermont

                                                  Date:  1955-11-29

                                                  Resource type:   announcements

                                                  This document mentions "Wide, Wide World," a Sunday afternoon television program (aired 1956 - 1958) which broadcast events in North America, Europe, and the Caribbean.

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