Cornhuskin’ started in 1945 as the Cornhuskin’ Bee. Originally Cornhuskin’ was a series of contests combined with folk dancing and singing. In 1966 the word “Bee” was dropped from the name. Once only being a one day event, in 1971 Cornhuskin’ became a week-long event. Today, Cornhuskin’ is still a popular tradition that consists of contests, skits, a parade, and other activities that promote both inter-class competition and unity. This year Cornhuskin' will take place the week of November 2-6. To learn more about the history of Cornhuskin’ click on the links below or visit the College Archives.
1950s Cornhuskin' (Click on the image to enlarge)
- A History of Meredith College by Mary Lynch Johnson (Meredith College Archives Website)
- 7.09.05.05 Cornhuskin’, Meredith College Archives, Raleigh, N.C.
- Traditions, Subject Files, Meredith College Archives, Raleigh, N.C.
- A History of Cornhuskin’ (Meredith College Archives Website)
- 2012 Cornhuskin’ (Meredith College Youtube)
- Student Handbook, Meredith College Archives, Raleigh, N.C.