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The 1922 May Fete production taken from Budge Hall. A large crowd watches on the lawn with others from the roof or windows of Babcock Hall. Performers make up three lines in front of a background of large alphabet blocks, a large Mother Goose Book, a windmill and a white picket fence. The costumes for the Candy Stick dancers are stored behind the fence and in front of the Carnegie Library Building. A greenhouse stands to the left of Carnegie. 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.


Students -- North Dakota -- Grand Forks; Buildings -- North Dakota -- Grand Forks; Universities & colleges -- North Dakota -- Grand Forks

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North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

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


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


May Fete, Students, Alphabet Blocks, Mother Goose Book, Windmill, White Picket Fence, Stick Candy Dancers, Babcock Hall, Carnegie Library Building, Greenhouse, Budge Hall, College students, Alphabet, Windmills, Fences, Dancers, Greenhouses, College buildings