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UAP 20856

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Members of Sigma Chi perform "It's July 1951" for the 1951 Flickertail Follies. From left to right is a drill sergeant, three marines, three sailors and three soldiers. Established by the Journalism Fraternity, Sigma Delta Chi, as a campus talent and variety show, The Flickertail Follies entertained the city of Grand Forks from 1925-1962. The Follies were, however, suspended from 1931-1935 due to The Depression and from 1941-1945 for World War II. The Follies gained national attention in 1950 when it was featured in "Life Magazine". The show was dropped in 1962 but was revitalized for one year in 1982.


Sigma Chi; Fraternity; Military Costumes; Flickertail Follies; Talent shows; Male college students; Military uniforms; Soldiers; Drill and minor tactics; Marines; Sailors

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

University of North Dakota; Flickertail Follies (Theater group); Lambda Chi Alpha; Sigma Chi Fraternity


Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota