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UAP 11721


Four Moorish pages from the 1923 May Fete. The Pages from left to right are Teresa Tombs, Marge Wilkerson, Lois Crary and Marie Lysing. Merrifield Hall stands in the background. 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; Costumes; Main; Merrifield Hall; College students; Costume; Royal pages; Clothing and dress; Headgear; Trees; College buildings

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

University of North Dakota; Main (Grand Forks, N.D. : Building); Merrifield Hall (Grand Forks, N.D.); May Fete (University of North Dakota)

People Depicted

Tombs, Teresa; Wilkerson, Marge; Crary, Lois; Lysing, Marie


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