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  • May Fete [10]

    May Day event celebrating spring through dance and other festivities
  • Protests [11]

    Campus protests related to nationwide and institutional events.

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  • 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."
  • 1898 Washington Banquet Program 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1898-02-22)
    The literary societies of Kalamazoo College hosted the Washington Banquet at The American on February 22, 1898. The toast master was W.E. Post and speeches on the following topics were made: The College Woman, The College ...
  • 1896 Washington Banquet Program 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1896-02-21)
    The Eurodelphian, Philolexian, and Sherwood Societies of Kalamazoo College hosted the Washington Banquet on February 21, 1896. The toastmaster was H.C. Jackson and other speakers included Pauline LaTourette, Caroline ...
  • 1948 May Fete Program 

    Women's League (Kalamazoo College, 1948-05-22)
    The Women's League present 1948's Fairy Tale themed May Fete. Following open houses of Trowbridge and Hoben Halls is the "Storybook Fantasy," a collection of skits based on popular fairy tales, performed on the campus quad. ...
  • 1947 May Fete Program 

    Women's League (Kalamazoo College, 1947-05-24)
    The Women's League presents May Fete, on May 24, 1947. The crowning of the May Fete queen, Barbara Ensing, is followed by the annual May Pole dance. Later in the day, spectators are wowed by the Naval Reserve Air Show and ...
  • 1952 May Fete Program 

    The Women's League (Kalamazoo College, 1952-05-24)
    The Women's League presents May Fete on May 24, 1952. Activities include an open house of all dormitories and a reception at the Mary Trowbridge house, followed by the pageant full of dancing. French, Estonian, Bavarian, ...
  • 1931 May Fete 

    Women's League (Kalamazoo College, 1931-05)
    In May, 1931, the Women's League presented May Fete. The celebration included a parade of the May Fete queen's subjects, tournament awards, and the May Pole dance. Margaret Gordon, Class of 1931, was crowned the queen.
  • 1889 Washington Banquet Program 

    Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo College, 1889-02-22)
    The first annual banquet of the literary societies of Kalamazoo College was the Washington Banquet held on February 22, 1889. The program honored President George Washington - "First in War, First in Peace and First in ...
  • 1946 May Fete 

    Women's League (Kalamazoo College, 1946-05-25)
    The Women's League presents May Fete on May 25, 1946. Festivities included the coronation ceremony of the May Fete queen followed by a garden party held for the queen and her guests.
  • 1949 May Fete 

    Women's League (Kalamazoo College, 1949-05-21)
    The Women's League presents May Fete on May 21, 1949. The pageant's theme was the history of Kalamazoo College, acted out through multiple skits, including "The Way It All Started," "The Birth of a Tradition," and "The ...
  • 1958 May Fete Program 

    Women's League (Kalamazoo College, 1958-05-09)
    The Women's League presents Snow White for the May Fete celebration on May 9, 1958.The pageant included a dance and daisy chain as well as a vocal and orchestra performance.

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