Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Miss Mitchell Named Queen"

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Article "Miss Mitchell Named Queen"

Description

This article is subtitled "Blondes Take Honors in May Day Voting at Westhampton." It also says, "The one brunette is Alice Torbeck..." The article appears to highlight that the women's hair color is their most important attribute. May Day was a Westhampton College tradition celebrated on the first Saturday of May in which Westhampton student would be crowned May Day Queen and the runners-up would part of the May Day court. It involved plays, dancing around a pole, a lantern procession, and a ball.

Source

"Miss Mitchell Named Queen". 1937, Vertical File, "May Day", University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1937

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Language

English

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UAVerticalFile-1937.jpg

Coverage

Richmond (Va).

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Citation

“Article "Miss Mitchell Named Queen",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 23, 2018, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2867.