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UAP 13780


The Sacks of Gold from the 1924 May Fete. Babcock Hall is in the background at left and the Carnegie Library Building on the right. 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; Gunnysack; Costumes; Babcock Hall; Carnegie Library Building; Bags; College students; Costume; Trees; Entertainers; College buildings; Plays

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

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


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