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Montevallo College Night Program, 1989
Montevallo College Night Program, 1989

University of Montevallo's College Night

Performed at the college's homecoming celebration in late February, College Night presents a pair of rival theater productions staged by two teams, Purple and Gold, who begin putting the shows together the preceding fall. The shows are fully original, from the scripts to the sets and costumes. Athletic contests are staged as well, and the winning team is chosen by a panel of judges. The 80-year-old tradition began as "college stunts" from each of the four classes. A former team leader characterizes the event as "the crest of the wave of college spirit."

Project documentation includes a narrative about the history of College Night; thirty 8 x 10 color photographs; past leaders, winners, dedications; quotes from those involved in College Night; a section on College Night from the University Centennial History; an audio recording of the Gold Side and Purple Side songs; special editions of the Alabamian, the school newspaper; a copy of the 1997 school yearbook, Montage; programs from various years of College Night; and College Night memorabilia, including tee shirts, socks, pennants, stickers, and pencils.

Originally submitted by: Spencer Bachus, Representative (6th District).

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