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    • Student's Respond to President's Speech 

      Haedicke, Michael; McClintic, Erin R. (Kalamazoo College Index, 1998-09-30)
      The student newspaper reported on events on campus in the days following a racist note and fire in a Black student’s dorm room. The First Year Forum would cover the topic of a “culture of silence.” A candlelight vigil was ...
    • Administration, Commission Respond to Incident 

      Farkas, Andrew (Kalamazoo College Index, 1998-10-07)
      A week and a half after an incident on Kalamazoo College’s campus involving a racist note and dorm room fire, the student newspaper updated the campus on the victim, the possibility of the SafeWalk program, and comments ...
    • Kalamazoo City Police Continue Investigation 

      Haedicke, Michael (Kalamazoo College Index, 1998-10-14)
      The October 14, 1998 issue of the student newspaper gives an update on the police investigation into the racist note and dorm fire that took place on campus two weeks earlier. In this article, the police captain, although ...
    • Speaking Against Racism 

      McClintic, Erin R. (Kalamazoo College, 1998)
      An unidentified man speaks out about the September 1998 racist incident on Kalamazoo College’s campus while standing on the steps of Hicks Center. In the aftermath of the incident students chalked messages on campus walls ...
    • Police Say They Now Believe Fire Was Arson 

      Unknown author (Kalamazoo College Index, 1998-11-11)
      The student newspaper provides another update on the police investigation into a racist hate note and fire in a Black student’s dorm room in September of 1998. The fire in Trowbridge Hall, according to the police, was set ...
    • Investigation Continues 

      Haedicke, Michael (Kalamazoo College Index, 1999-01-27)
      The student newspaper gives an update at the start of Winter Quarter 1999 into the investigation about a racist note and fire in a Black student’s dorm during the previous term. The victim, whose name is redacted to protect ...
    • Investigation Closed 

      Unknown author (Kalamazoo College Index, 1999-02-03)
      On February 3, 1999, the student newspaper The Index announced that the police investigation into the racist note and dorm fire at Kalamazoo College was closed.  No cause for the fire in the Trowbridge dorm room on September ...
    • Letter to the Editor - Hate Letter and Fire Update 

      Jones, James F., Jr. (James Fleming), 1947- (Kalamazoo College Index, 1999-02-17)
      In this letter to the editor, college president James F. Jones, Jr. informs the campus that the Investigation Division of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety closed the case into the dorm fire and racist letter of ...
    • Campus Responds to Closing of Case 

      Collins, Mike (Kalamazoo College Index, 1999-02-17)
      This article from The Index discusses comments made by police and fire officials involved in the investigation of the September 1998 racist note and dorm fire at Kalamazoo College. Even though the case was closed without ...
    • The "Incident" yearbook spread, 1999 

      Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo College, 1999)
      The 1999 Boiling Pot yearbook featured a two-page spread about a racist letter and dorm fire on campus in September of 1998.  Referred to as the “Incident”, the spread includes photos of the burned bunk beds, President ...
    • Eurodelphian Costume Meeting, 1889 

      Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1889-06)
      The note attached to this photo reads “Euro Costume Meeting June 1889 (?). Standing: Lena Powers, Mae Phelps, Mame Hopkins, Ida Cook, Waugh (W. Va.). [Middle row:] Ritta Smith, Birdsall, Potters (Alma), M. Cook, Elizabeth ...
    • Y.W.C.A. New Girl's Party, 1913 

      Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1913-09)
      This photo from the album of Lydia Buttolph, Class of 1916, is captioned “Mechanical dolls – at Y.W.C.A. new girl’s party, Sept. 1913.” Five unidentified women dressed as dolls stand in front of Bowen Hall. While four ...
    • Kappa Pi "Majestic" Vaudeville, 1915 

      Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1915-03-17)
      This photo from an unidentified student’s album is captioned “K.P. ‘Majestic’ Vaudeville 1915.” The name of the show was likely derived from Kalamazoo’s Majestic Theatre, a vaudeville house located on South Street. The ...
    • Seventeen 

      Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1923)
      In 1923, the senior class at Kalamazoo College put on the play “Seventeen” by Booth Tarkington. A photograph of the cast on stage shows one actor in blackface, playing the role of Genesis. The character in Tarkington’s ...
    • Prepping for Historical Pageant, 1933 

      Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1933-10)
      In October of 1933, the college celebrated its centennial with a convocation, reunions, a historical pageant, and other events. According to the centennial program, the historical pageant “is designed to portray varying ...
    • The Apache Dance 

      Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1950-03)
      Two women in either redface or blackface dance together in the 1950 minstrel show, the Darktown Jamboree, at Kalamazoo College. An article in the March 27, 1950 issue of the Index referred to this act in the minstrel show ...
    • The Darktown Jamboree, 1953 

      Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1953-03-21)
      On March 21, 1953, the men’s Century Forum literary society put on its 5th annual minstrel show, the Darktown Jamboree, in Bowen Hall. This image shows three of the stereotypical roles in a minstrel show: the interlocutor, ...
    • Minstrel Show Chorus Line 

      Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1953 c.)
      This photograph of a minstrel show at Kalamazoo College (c. 1953) shows six men on stage in a chorus line formation dressed in bandeau tops and in shorts with balloons attached. They are all barefoot and in blackface, ...
    • Three Women Singing in a Minstrel Show 

      Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1950s c.)
      Three women in blackface and wearing striped pencil skirts, neckties, and headscarves perform in an undated minstrel show at Kalamazoo College. Members of the chorus sit on the stage behind them. The men’s Century Forum ...
    • Women Performing in a Minstrel Show 

      Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1950s)
      Women perform in a minstrel show at Kalamazoo College in these two undated photographs. Front and center on stage, is the interlocutor in a hat and suit. Members of the chorus (wearing white shirts) sit in rows behind ...