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Alpha Kappa Delta Social Events

Alpha Kappa Delta Jailbird Social

Jailbird Social





The Greeks engaged in many social activities that created a convivial environment at MSTC. The  Alpha Kappa Deltas were known for their winter dances, which always had an elaborate theme—such as the jailbird motif shown in this photo (date unknown).

Alpha Kappa Delta Social Event

Unknown event in downtown Minot




A photo from Larry Eide's collection of an unknown, undated Alpha Kappa Delta social event.  The gentlemen appear to be running south along Minot's Main Street.

Photographer Bernard Hoffman, 1941

Bernard Hoffman, 1941



On March 1, 1941, nine months away from the invasion of Pearl Harbor, Life magazine photographer Bernard Hoffman arrived at MSTC to shoot photos of the Alpha Kappa Delta winter party dance. Photo from the MSTC Beaver, 1941.

Swing Heart Dude Ranch, 1941

Swing Heart Ranch, 1941


Alpha Kappa Delta members converted the MSTC gymnasium into the “Swing Heart” dude ranch, complete with a weather-beaten ranch house, corral, and painted murals depicting the cattle country of the far west. Photo from the Beaver, 1941.  Party members at the “Swing Heart” ranch party descended to the dance floor through a cattle chute followed by a corral inhabited by two live calves. Guests at the party attended the “Horse Troff” refreshment stand for alcohol-free punch.