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UAP 11684


18 student-performers of the 1920 May Fete stand in front of Budge Hall. The performers wear oriental costumes and some are holding umbrellas. 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; Budge Hall; Oriental Costumes; Umbrellas; College students; Ballet dancers; Clothing and dress - China; Costume; Umbrellas; College buildings; Performing arts

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

Budge Hall (Grand Forks, N.D.); May Fete (University of North Dakota); University of North Dakota


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