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UAP 17585


Five members of Alpha Phi and Sigma Chi's combined act entitled "Fiesta" for the 1948 Flickertail Follies. Established by the Journalism Fraternity, Sigma Delta Chi, as a campus talent and variety show, The Flickertail Follies entertained the city of Grand Forks from 1925-1962. The Follies were, however, suspended from 1931-1935 due to The Depression and from 1941-1945 for World War II. The Follies gained national attention in 1950 when it was featured in "Life Magazine". The show was dropped in 1962 but was revitalized for one year in 1982.


Flickertail Follies; Alpha Phi; Costumes; Sigma Chi; Fraternity; Sorority; Greek letter societies; Costume; Male college students; Women college students; Entertainers; Plants; Baskets

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

Flickertail Follies (Theater group); University of North Dakota; Alpha Phi; Sigma Chi Fraternity; Sigma Delta Chi


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