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  • 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 ...
  • First Year Concert 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1996)
    This photo labeled "First Year Concert" probably shows the gala concert for the Class of 2000, "Take the K Train: A Tribute to Ellington, Sondheim, and Bernstein." The concert was performed by both students and faculty ...
  • Protest against Tuition Hike 

    Wilson, Ray (Kalamazoo College, 1981-02)
    Students protest a hike in college tuition in February 1981.
  • Students Protest Federal Aid Cuts 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1995-05)
    Students protest cuts to Federal Aid in May 1995. The students pictured (Front row: Beth Chase K '98, Heather Booton K '98, Alicia Smith K '98, and Jen Seamans K '98) are carrying signs. One sign reads "You think educating ...
  • Students Protest the Kent State Shooting 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1970-05-05)
    Students march down Academy Street to protest the Kent State Massacre. According to the Index Seventy, 600 students, with some faculty, administrators, and WMU students marched to Bronson Park for a rally.
  • Students Protest Ousting of Professor 

    Acme Newspictures (Kalamazoo College, 1937-12-14)
    Students at Kalamazoo College protest the ousting of a popular professor, Dr. Carey Ganong, of the Economics department, and demand his reinstatement. The students refused to attend classes and marched through the campus ...
  • Students Protesting the Vietnam War at a Sit-In 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1968)
    The student group V-PAX stages a sit-in protesting an Armed Forces recruiter on campus. V-PAX (Vietnam Peace Association at Kalamazoo College) was "a group of Kalamazoo College faculty and students formed: 1. to serve ...
  • Students Hold Up an Anti-War Banner 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1968)
    Students stand near a banner that reads "END THE WAR." The banner hangs in front of a fence of an athletic field, probably Angell Field.
  • Vietnam War Moratorium 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1969-10-15)
    Students assemble in front of Stetson Chapel for the Vietnam War Moratorium, a nationwide protest against the war in Vietnam.
  • Anti-War March in Downtown Kalamazoo 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1991-01)
    Students march in downtown Kalamazoo on W Michigan Ave. to protest involvement in the Persian Gulf War. One student carries a sign that reads "Why kill for an oil fix?" The Kalamazoo Building is in the background.
  • Vietnam Peace Rally 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1968)
    Students standing in front of Stetson Chapel with peace armbands, holding a sign that says "VIGIL FOR PEACE IN VIET-NAM EVERYONE WELCOME." The photo appears in the 1968 issue of "The Boiling Pot," the Kalamazoo College yearbook.
  • Students Sit during Vietnam War Protest 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, c. 1968-19)
    Unidentified students sit during a Vietnam War protest. One student holds a sign that reads "We are appalled and angered by the conduct of our country in Viet Nam."
  • Students in Trowbridge Lounge 

    Morgan, Ward C. (Kalamazoo College, 1939-11-04)
    A group of unidentified students in Trowbridge, possibly during a college dance. The male student standing at center is probably Kiyo Okami, Class of 1940. Sometimes formal dances were held in the lounge of the women's ...

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