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  • BSO Protest, 1969 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1969-05)
    Members of the Black Student Organization (BSO) stand in protest in front of the Fine Arts Building. This may have been the Saturday,May 17, 1969 protest in which the BSO rejected the college administration's response to ...
  • BSO Students with Administration's Response 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1969-05)
    Four members of the Black Student Organization (BSO) walk down the steps of Mandelle Hall after receiving from the college administration a written response to their demands. Three of the four students are identified. ...
  • White Students Support BSO Demands 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1969-05-24)
    White students sit on the lawn in front of a campus building on May 24, 1969, holding signs that read "We Support BSO Demands. Black Autonomy - Black Studies." The student rally was in support of the Black Student ...
  • BSO Members Protest at Banquet 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1969-05)
    Two members of the Black Student Organization (BSO) stand at the podium during a banquet on campus. College president Weimer K. Hicks sits to the right of the podium. Members of the BSO sent a set of demands to the campus ...
  • Sherwood Prize Declamations program, 1876 

    Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo College, 1876-06-21)
    On June 21, 1876, the Sherwood Society sponsored its annual declamation contest. The following members of the freshman class participated: Charles W. Barber, Lemuel W. Bowen, Julia Dibble, Robert W. Kane, Myatt Kyau, ...
  • Sherwood Prize program, 1877 

    Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo College, 1877-06-19)
    This prize speaking competition, sponsored by the Sherwood Rhetorical Society, involved music, prayer, and speeches presented by members of the freshman class. The following students participated: Myatt Kyau, Louie ...
  • Sigma Rho Sigma Annual Banquet program, 1923 

    Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo College, 1923-06-08)
    The Sherwood Society's annual banquet in 1923 followed an Arabic theme. According to an article in the June 20, 1923 issue of The Index, "Odors of incense carried out the illusion which was given by the Sheik and Sheba ...
  • Sherwood Prizes in Declamation program, 1908 

    Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo College, 1908-06-15)
    In the 1908 Sherwood Prize Speaking contest, members of the Class of 1911 presented music and declamations. The speeches were recitations of well-known orators such as James G. Blaine's "The Death of Garfield," Henry W. ...
  • Sherwood Prizes in Declamation program, 1907 

    Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo College, 1907-06-17)
    Sponsored by the Sherwood Rhetorical Society, this annual prize contest included a program of music and declamations by members of the freshman class. Students recited well-known speeches such as Robert G. Ingersoll's ...
  • Planting Flowers in Red Square 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1997)
    Andrew Schleicher '97 (at far left) and three other students plant flowers in Red Square on the Day of Gracious Living.
  • Tornado Cleanup by "K" Students, May 1980 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1980-05)
    A tornado ripped through Kalamazoo on May 13, 1980. Five people were killed in the city and scores were injured. The tornado caused damaged to Stowe Stadium on the college's campus. In this photo, a group of Kalamazoo ...
  • "K" Student Helps with Tornado Cleanup 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1980-05)
    After a tornado caused damage in Kalamazoo on May 13, 1980, Kalamazoo College students helped to clean up branches and other debris. After this act of community service by students, the Day of Gracious Living often ...
  • Slumber Party Trampoline 

    Maxwell, Robert (Kalamazoo Gazette, 1961-03)
    A student jumps on a trampoline in Tredway Gymnasium during the Women's Recreation Association slumber party in 1961. Women students played sports in the evening and then spent the night in the gym. The photo was taken ...
  • Women's Recreation Association Basketball 

    Maxwell, Robert (Kalamazoo Gazette, 1961-03)
    Women play basketball in Tredway Gymnasium as part of the Women's Recreation Association (WRA) slumber party. According to an article in the March 15, 1961 issue of The Index, "The night's activities include basketball, ...
  • Slumber Party Pyramid 

    Maxwell, Robert (Kalamazoo Gazette, 1961-03)
    In March of 1961, the Women's Recreation Association (WRA) held a slumber party in Tredway Gymnasium. According to an Index article Admission was 25 cents and no men were allowed. This photo, taken by Kalamazoo Gazette ...
  • Kappa Pi Pledges 

    Fischer, David (Kalamazoo College, 1956)
    Two first year students, Sue Lewis and Sue Setzekorn, wear paper hats as part of the pledge process to the Kappa Pi society. The photo was originally published in the 1957 Boiling Pot yearbook (p. 55).
  • Picnic for New Students 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1949)
    This photo published in the 1950 Boiling Pot yearbook (p. 89) shows a picnic held by the Christian Association for new students on September 19, 1949.
  • Fresh Arrival 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1900)
    A pair of photos showing ten students c. 1900 goofing around. Both images show a sign reading "Fresh Arrival" and the backs are labelled with "Lienau 1900." Oscar P. Lienau was a student in the Preparatory Department ...
  • Captured Flags of the Class of 1906 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1902)
    Four men sit with two '06 flags. In the background the chalkboard reads "Freshman Flags of -06 put up at 3 A.M. Oct. 1 T[aken D]own [unknown time] A.M." The remaining text on the chalkboard is covered but it most likely ...
  • Captured Flag of the Class of 1908 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1905 circa)
    Presumably members of the Class of 1909 are pictured with the Class of 1908 flag and holding a sign that reads "President of Sophomores Captured." The freshman-sophomore rivalry was a tradition during the first weeks of ...

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