Chatham University May Day Collection

What's online?

Digitized images from the Chatham University May Day Collection depict festival activities occurring on campus in connection with May Day celebrations.  Images document theatrical, musical, and dance performances, as well as elaborate costumes, set decorations, and staging.  Community engagement in the May Day celebrations, illustrated by large crowd and audience scenes, is also notable.

What’s in the entire collection?

The Chatham University May Day Collection documents the production of elaborate May Day celebrations and performances on campus by students, faculty, and members of the regional community between 1905 and 1947.  The collection chronicles these celebrations through photographs and programs and also documents the production of the performances through planning meeting minutes, scripts, and production team registers.

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