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UAP 11696

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Twelve student-performers of the 1922 May Fete dressed as Raggedy Ann and Andy. A large Mother Goose book, a windmill, and a white picket fence make up the background. The Carnegie Library Building is directly behind the fence. The powerhouse and smokestack are visible in the left background. The May Fete was a modest production from 1909-1916 until Nell Martindale took over as head and expanded the small show into a spectacular dance-drama. From 1917 to 1927, May Fete saw elaborate sets and as many as 500 performers. The last May Fete was in 1927 when Martindale resigned to be married.


May Fete; Students; Raggedy Ann Costumes; White Picket Fence; Windmill; Mother Goose Book; Carnegie Library Building; Powerhouse; Smokestack; Fences; Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls - Clothing; Windmills; Library buildings; Coal-fired power plants; Performing arts; College students

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

Carnegie Library (Grand Forks, N.D.); University of North Dakota


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