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University of North Dakota

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A Tau Kappa Epsilon performance from an undated Flickertail Follies show. Established by Sigma Delta Chi, a national journalism society, the Flickertail Follies was a student talent and variety show from 1925 until 1962. The Follies were suspended from 1932 to 1934 due to the Great Depression and from 1941 to 1945 for the Second World War. The Follies gained national attention in 1950 when it was featured in "Life Magazine". The show ended in 1962 but was revitalized for one year in 1982.

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Flickertail Follies; Tau Kappa Epsilon; Costumes; Fraternity; Blackface; Blackface entertainers; Costume; Theaters - Stage-setting and scenery; Entertainers; College students; Dancers

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

University of North Dakota; Tau Kappa Epsilon; Sigma Delta Chi; Flickertail Follies (Theater group)


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