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Two peacock dancers from the 1923 May Fete. The Peacocks are played by Lila Warnkin Renner and Agnes Colockner. Merrifield Hall stands behind the dancers. 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; Merrifield Hall; Peacocks; College students; Dancers; Trees; College buildings; Performing arts; Plays

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

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

People Depicted

Renner, Warnkin Lila; Colockner, Agnes


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