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Twenty-two Bachelor Buttons from the 1921 May Fete. A large white fence is in place as a background. The Adelphi Fountain is centered behind the gates of the fence. Merrifield Hall Main 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.


Buildings -- North Dakota -- Grand Forks; Students -- North Dakota -- Grand Forks; Universities & colleges -- North Dakota -- Grand Forks

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North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

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


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


May Fete, Students, Fence, Main Merrifield Hall, Adelphi Fountain, Flower Costumes, College students, Fences, Fabric flowers, Adelphi Fountain (Grand Forks, N.D.), Costume, Plays, College buildings