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UAP 20853

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The vocal trio from Delta Gamma's performance of "School Daze" at the 1951 Flickertail Follies. Performers behind the trio compose the students of the classroom. Members of the trio are Marchetta Blackman, Beverly Welo, and Aurla Bettcher. 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.


Flickertail Follies; Delta Gamma; Costumes; Sorority; Straw Hats; Costume; Greek letter societies; Hats; Talent shows; Entertainers; Theaters - Stage-setting and scenery; Women college students

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

University of North Dakota; Delta Gamma; Flickertail Follies (Theater group); Sigma Delta Chi

People Depicted

Bettcher, Aurla; Blackman, Marchetta; Welo, Beverly


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