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Alpha Kappa Delta Homecoming, 1950s

Alpha Kappa Delta Homecoming Candidates, 1954

Alpha Kappa Delta Election Candidates, 1954





A campus office highly coveted among the fraternities was that of Homecoming Chairman. The first student Homecoming Chairman, Bob Gray of the Alpha Kappa Deltas, was elected in 1939. This flyer from 1954 shows the Alpha Kappa Delta candidates for elective positions for student government and for homecoming chairman.

Alpha Kappa Delta Homecoming Float, 1951

Homecoming Float, 1951





The Alpha Kappa Delta fraternity won the Homecoming float award in 1951 for its riverboat “The Delta Queen.”

Alpha Kappa Delta Homecoming Float, 1952

Homecoming Float, 1952



A front shot of “The Delta Queen” float from the 1952 Beaver. The homecoming parade was a major event during this era, with sororities and fraternities building elaborate floats to compete for the Alumni Association travelling trophy for best float.

Alpha Kappa Delta Homecoming Float, 1956

"Song of the South," 1956





The winning Alpha Kappa Delta float from 1956, “Song of the South.”