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The Wedding scene from the 1923 May Fete production of Cinderella. Student-performers stand before the English Coulee at the Bankside Theatre. A large wall with gates is set up for a background. Buildings that are visible in the background from left to right are: President's House, Davis Hall, Chandler Hall, Macnie Hall and Chandler Hall smokestack. 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

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota; North Dakota--English Coulee (N.D.)

Organizations Depicted

Davis Hall (Grand Forks, N.D.); University of North Dakota; Chandler Hall (Grand Forks, N.D.); Macnie Hall (Grand Forks, N.D.)


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


May Fete, Students, English Coulee, Bankside Theatre, President's House, Brick Wall Background, Davis Hall, Chandler Hall, Macnie Hall, Chandler Smokestack, Weddings, College students, Coulees, Theaters - Stage-setting and scenery, College presidents - Dwellings, Costume, Trees