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The Winds from the 1920 May Fete. Four dancers left to right are Ursula O'Keefe, Helen Wilder, Mary Gowran, and Grace Clark. 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; Winds; Women college students; Scarves; Winds; Trees; Costume; Clothing and dress; Dancers

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

May Fete (University of North Dakota); University of North Dakota

People Depicted

Wilder, Helen; O'Keefe, Ursula; Gowran, Mary; Clark, Grace


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