Collections in this community

  • Dances [5]

    Formal dances for Homecoming and other campus events.
  • Day of Gracious Living [3]

    A spring quarter tradition of a day to live graciously (without classes).
  • Greek Weekend [5]

    Chariot races and more Greek-themed activities held during the 1960s.
  • K-Tucky Derby [0]

    K College's version of the famous race in Kentucky.
  • May Fete [10]

    May Day event celebrating spring through dance and other festivities
  • Mock Conventions [4]

    Mock political conventions
  • Monte Carlo [2]

    Casino Night at the College
  • Orientation [9]

    First week events and freshman initiation activities.
  • Protests [11]

    Campus protests related to nationwide and institutional events.
  • Quadstock [1]

    Student and local bands performing on the Quad.
  • Rat Olympics [1]

    A competition involving rats running through mazes.

Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • 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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