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The Miss Buccaneer Pageant was first held in 1964 and sponsored by the East Tennessee State University Buccaneer yearbook staff (later the ETSU Student Publications office) as an alternative to the traditional class beauty contests. Schery Jeanne Lodter of Johnson City was the first Miss Bucanneer. In 1986, the contest was rechristened the Miss Buccaneer Scholarship Pageant with the addition of a scholarship program. The pageant was last held in 1990 with Benita Patricia Bellamy crowned Miss Buccaneer, the first African-American to hold the title. A list of the pageant winners is found in Box 2, folder 12.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Miss Buccaneer Pageant Records

 Collection — other: Boxes 1-3
Identifier: 100-UnivRec 370
Arrangement The processed records are arranged chronologically by date of pageant and then alphabetically by subject. Material is filed in chronological order within folders with undated material filed after dated material.

Later additions to this collection are unprocessed. Please contact us for information about these materials.