“Curating Kake Walk” Reading List

These are the readings for ALAN 095 OL1, the course I am co-teaching this summer about UVM’s blackface minstrel tradition.  Listed in the order of assignment.

Loewen, James. “Black Image in White Vermont: The Origin, Meaning, and Abolition of Kake Walk.” The University of Vermont: The First Two Hundred Years. Sr. ed. Robert V. Daniels. Hanover, NH / University of Vermont : Distributed by University Press of New England / University of Vermont, 1991. 349-369.

Mahar, William J. Introduction. Behind the Burnt Cork Mask: Early Blackface Minstrelsy and Antebellum American Popular Culture. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1999. 1-8.

Glass, Barbara S. African American Dance: An Illustrated History. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2007. 150-151, 153-156.

Jasen, David A. Cakewalks, Two-Steps and Trots for Solo Piano: 34 Popular Works from the Dance-Craze Era. Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, 1997. iii-v.

Robinson, Danielle. “Performing American: Ragtime Dancing as Participatory Minstrelsy.” Dance Chronicle 32.1 (April 2009): 89-126.

Vanderbeck, Robert M. “Vermont and the Imaginative Geographies of American Whiteness.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 96.3 (2006): 641-659.

Omi, Michael, and Howard Winant. Racial Formation in the United States: From the 1960s to the 1990s. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 1994.

Lynch, Clifford A. “Special Collections at the Cusp of the Digital Age: A Credo.” Research Library Issues 267 (December 2009): 3-9.

Lubar, Steven. “Information Culture and the Archival Record.” The American Archivist 62 (Spring 1999): 10-22.

Jimerson, Randall C. “Embracing the Power of Archives.” The American Archivist 69 (Spring/Summer 2006): 19-32.

Taylor, Arlene G. “Organization of Recorded Information.” Organization of Information 2nd ed. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2004. 1-28.

“Scope and Content Element.” Describing Archives: A Content Standard. Society of American Archivists: Chicago, 2007. 35 -38.

Excerpts from the Library of Congress’ Digital Collection Manual and Encoded Archival Description (EAD 2002) Official Site.

Boles, Frank. “‘Just A Bunch of Bigots’ A Case Study in the Acquisition of Controversial Material.” Archival Issues 19.1 (1994): 53-65.

Image includes Kake Walk Programs (1958, 1963, and 1965), University Archives, Record Group 53: Fraternities and Sororities, Series: Kake Walk, University of Vermont Library

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