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Date of Work

May 3-4, 1948

Identification #

UAP 13923

Additional Information

The three men in charge of the Flickertail Follies for 1948 look over the show. Seated board members left to right are Thomas H. Smith, Manager; Professor John E. Howard, Director; and Professor Alvin E. Austin, Advisor. Three other students look on in the photo. 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; Men; Neckties; Suits (Clothing); Brick walls; Hairstyles; Electric light fixtures; Universities and colleges - Faculty

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

University of North Dakota

People Depicted

Smith, Thomas H.; Howard, John E.; Austin, Alvin E.