Kalamazoo College 1931 May Fete
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Women Kalamazoo College students dancing around a May pole during the 1931 May Fete. 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 1931, the queen was Margaret Gordon. The May Fete faded out of College tradition in the 1960s. The photographer is not identified. The photo was originally published in the 1931 Boiling Pot, p. 124.