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dc.description.abstractThe 1935 May Fete procession on the Kalamazoo College quadrangle. The May Fete was first held at the College by the women's Eurodelphian Gamma society in 1883, but it did not take off as a tradition until the early 20th century. It consisted of a full day of activities, with music, athletic events, parades, dancing, and banquet meals. In the 1940s, military air shows were part of the festivities. The crowning of the May Queen was a highlight. In 1935, the queen was Laurene McCrimmon, and the pageant theme was "Orpheus and Eurydice." The May Fete faded out of College tradition in the 1960s. The photographer is not identified.en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Archives Photograph Collectionen_US
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this digital image. Commercial use or distribution of the image is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.en_US
dc.subject.lcshKalamazoo College--Studentsen_US
dc.subject.lcshKalamazoo College--Buildingsen_US
dc.subject.lcshKalamazoo College. Bowen Hallen_US
dc.subject.lcshSpecial eventsen_US
dc.titleKalamazoo College 1935 May Feteen_US

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  • Bowen Hall [44]
    Classroom building that opened in 1902.
  • Eurodelphian Gamma Society [5]
    Women's Literary Society (1856-c.1970)
  • May Fete [11]
    May Day event celebrating spring through dance and other festivities
  • Photographs [989]
    Historical photographs from the Kalamazoo College Archives

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