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UAP 6294


Bob Nelson holds up a King Kold Karnival event button. A large poster with the Karnival's schedule of events and a poster advertising the Harlem Globetrotters hang behind him. Nelson was selling the buttons for the Blue Key Honor Society. The winter festival known as the King Kold Karnival was a staple at UND from 1951-1968. The event usually included contests, sled races, dances, beauty pageants, and most notably large snow sculptures. A brief resurgence emerged in 1979 but was not continued.


King Kold Karnival; Schedule Poster; Button; Bob Nelson; Harlem Globetrotters Poster; Buttons; Posters; Neckties; Advertising; Publicity; Men; Suits (Clothing)

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

Harlem Globetrotters; Blue Key (Fraternity); University of North Dakota

People Depicted

Nelson, Bob


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