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The Fairy Queen, played by Agnes O'Connor, sits on a large platform shaped like a flower. Five dancers stand in front of her at the base of the Adelphi Fountain. 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

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

People Depicted

O'Connor, Agnes


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


May Fete, Students, Adelphi Fountain, Merrifield Hall (Main), Dancers, Queens - Drama, Adelphi Fountain (Grand Forks, N.D.), Women college students, Dancers, Fairies, Flowers, College buildings