Recent Submissions

  • 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)
    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 ...
  • Kalamazoo College Freshman Hazing, 1909 

    Unknown (Kalamazoo College, 1909)
    Kalamazoo College's Class of 1909 with their captured freshmen. The captured students are wearing cone hats and face paint and are tied up, and some appear to have large numbers made out of newspaper pasted to their clothes ...
  • Kalamazoo College Freshmen, 1963 

    Unknown (Kalamazoo College, 1963)
    "Their fathers and mothers were classmates, too! Pictured in the bookstore, adorned in the green freshman 'pots,' are four of the 326 new students on the campus this fall. These young people are, left to right, Tom Webster, ...
  • Kalamazoo College 1936 Freshman Initiation 

    Unknown (Kalamazoo College, 1936)
    A group of male Kalamazoo College students during Freshman Initiation, 1936. The students are all in their pajamas and some have musical instruments. On the back of the photograph are the signatures of Henry B. Royce, "The ...