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UAP 11681

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The 1919 May Fete production viewed from the upper floors of Merrifield Hall (Main). The large crowd forms the circle around the student-performers and Greek style set. Cars are parked diagonally at the far right and behind the crowd at left. Other audience members stand on the Adelphi Fountain at bottom left and also atop the roofs of the Commons Building (Montgomery Hall). Sayre Hall can be seen in the distance to the left of Commons. 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; Musicians; Merrifield Hall (Main); Montgomery Hall (Commons); Adelphi Fountain; Greek Set; Cars; Sayre Hall; Greek drama; Adelphi Fountain (Grand Forks; N.D.); Musicians; Automobiles; College students; College buildings; Audiences

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

University of North Dakota; Merrifield Hall (Grand Forks, N.D.); Montgomery Hall (Grand Forks, N.D.); Sayre Hall (Grand Forks, N.D.)


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