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Guide to Collections in the University Archives
 
 
Mardi Gras Collection
 
Collection 80
Mardi Gras Collection, 1953-
12 ft. 5 in.
 
The Mardi Gras Collection contains information on mainly two organizations: the Lafayette Town House-Order of Troubadours and the Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association. There are pageant programs for both of these organizations. Other items on the Order of Troubadours includes notebooks containing publicity, pageant scripts, invitations, and photographs. There are seven scrapbooks which contain pageant programs, invitations, newspaper clippings, photographs, souvenirs, etc. The collection also includes material about other organizations such as the Krewe of Attakapas, Krewe of Oberon, Brigands de Lafitte, etc.

Donated by Lyle Williams, Mario Mamalakis, and others.
 
Series
 
A. Lafayette Town House - Order of Troubadors [LTH]  
  1. History 1-01
  2. Pageant Programs 1-02 through 3-08
  3. Publicity/Scripts 3-09 through 7-08
  4. Costume Sketches 7-09
  5. Photographs  
    a. Dated 7-10 through 9-05
    b. Undated 9-06 through 10-04
  6. Scrapbooks Box 11 through 17
         
B. Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association [SWLMGA]  
  1. Pageant Programs 18-01 through 19-09
  2. Miscellaneous 19-10
         
C. Programs Arranged by Year  
  1. LTH and SWLMGA 19-11 through 21-05
         
D. Other Organizations  
         
Inventory
   
A. Lafayette Town House [LTH] - Order of Troubadors
   
1-01 Material on LTH and Order of Troubadors
    includes: Lyle Williams, "A Brief Look at the Town Balls, 1953-1968." 72 pp, typescript; list of royalty
material on LTH: clippings; photographs; legal documents related to Spanish Lake Club.
   
1-02 LTH Pageant program, 1953
1-03 Pageant program, 1954
1-04 Pageant program, 1955
1-05 Pageant program, 1956
1-06 Pageant program, 1957
1-07 Pageant program, 1958
1-08 Pageant program, 1959
1-09 Pageant program, 1960
1-10 Pageant program, 1961
1-11 Pageant program, 1962
1-12 Pageant program, 1963
1-13 Pageant program, 1963
1-14 Pageant program, 1964
1-15 Pageant program, 1965
1-16 Pageant program, 1966
1-17 Pageant program, 1967
2-01 Pageant program, 1968
2-02 Pageant program, 1969
2-03 Pageant program, 1970
2-04 Pageant program, 1971
2-05 Pageant program, 1972
2-06 Pageant program, 1973
2-07 Pageant program, 1974
2-08 Pageant program, 1975
2-09 Pageant program, 1976
2-10 Pageant program, 1977
2-11 Pageant program, 1978
2-12 Pageant program, 1979
2-13 Pageant program, 1980
2-14 Pageant program, 1981
3-01 Pageant program, 1982
3-02 Pageant program, 1983
3-03 Pageant program, 1984
3-04 Pageant program, 1985
3-05 Pageant program, 1986
3-06 Pageant program, 1987
3-07 Pageant program, 1988
3-08 Pageant program, 1990
   
A. LTH - Order of Troubadours: Publicity/Scripts
   
3-09 Publicity/scripts, 1954
3-10 Publicity/scripts, 1955
3-11 Publicity/scripts, 1956
3-12 Publicity/scripts, 1956
4-01 Publicity/scripts, 1957
4-02 Publicity/scripts, 1958
4-03 Publicity/scripts, 1959
4-04 Publicity/scripts, 1960
4-05 Publicity/scripts, 1961
4-06 Publicity/scripts, 1961
5-01 Publicity/scripts, 1962
5-02 Publicity/scripts, 1962
5-03 Publicity/scripts, 1969
5-04 Publicity/scripts, 1970
5-05 Publicity/scripts, 1970
5-06 Publicity/scripts, 1970
5-07 Publicity/scripts, 1971
5-08 Publicity/scripts, 1972
5-09 Publicity/scripts, 1972
6-01 Publicity/scripts, 1973
6-02 Publicity/scripts, 1973
6-03 Publicity/scripts, 1974
6-04 Publicity/scripts, 1974
6-05 Publicity/scripts, 1975
6-06 Publicity/scripts, 1975
6-07 Publicity/scripts, 1976
6-08 Publicity/scripts, 1976
6-09 Publicity/scripts, 1977
6-10 Publicity/scripts, 1977
6-11 Publicity/scripts, 1978
7-01 Publicity/scripts, 1979
7-02 Publicity/scripts, 1980
7-03 Publicity/scripts, 1981
7-04 Publicity/scripts, 1982
7-05 Publicity/scripts, 1983
7-06 Publicity/scripts, 1984
7-07 Publicity/scripts, 1985
7-08 Publicity/scripts, 1986
   
A. LTH - Order of Troubadours: Costume Sketches
   
7-09 LTH Costume Sketches, 1970
   
A. LTH - Order of Troubadours: Photographs - Dated
   
7-10 Photographs, 1960
7-11 Photographs, 1961
8-01 Photographs, 1967
8-02 Photographs, 1968
8-03 Photographs, 1969
8-04 Photographs, 1969
8-05 Photographs, 1970
8-06 Photographs, 1971
8-07 Photographs, 1972
8-08 Photographs, 1973
9-01 Photographs, 1974
9-02 Photographs, 1975
9-03 Photographs, 1976
9-04 Photographs, 1977
9-05 Photographs, 1978
   
A. LTH - Order of Troubadours: Photographs - Undated
9-06 through 10- 04 Photographs: undated
   
A. LTH - Order of Troubadours: Scrapbooks
   
Box 11 Scrapbook, Volume I, 1953-54
Box 12 Scrapbook, Volume II, 1955
Box 13 Scrapbook, Volume III, 1956
Box 14 Scrapbook, Volume VI, 1958
Box 15 Scrapbook, Volume VII, 1959
Box 16 Scrapbook, Volume VIII, 1960
Box 17 Scrapbook, Volume IX, 1961
   
B. Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association [SWLMGA]: Pageant Programs
   
18-01 Pageant Program, 1955
18-02 Program, 1956
18-03 Program, 1957
18-04 Program, 1958
18-05 Program, 1959
18-06 Program, 1960
18-07 Program, 1961
18-08 Program, 1962
18-09 Program, 1963
18-10 Program, 1965
18-11 Program, 1967
18-12 Program, 1968
18-13 Program, 1969
18-14 Program, 1971
18-15 Program, 1972
18-16 Program, 1974
18-17 Program, 1975
18-18 Program, 1976
18-19 Program, 1977
19-01 Program, 1979
19-02 Program, 1982
19-03 Program, 1984
19-04 Program, 1985
19-05 Program, 1986
19-06 Program, 1987
19-07 Program, 1989
19-08 Program, 1990
19-09 Program, 1991
   
B. SWLMGA: Miscellaneous
   
19-10 Certificate of Appreciation to U.S.L., n.d.
   
C. Programs Arranged by Year
   
19-11 LTH Pageant Program, 1953
19-12 LTH and SWLMGA, 1954
19-13 LTH, 1955
19-14 LTH, 1956
19-15 SWLMGA, 1957
19-16 LTH, 1959
19-17 LTH and SWLMGA, 1960
19-18 LTH and SWLMGA, 1962
19-19 LTH and SWLMGA, 1963
19-20 LTH, 1963
19-21 LTH, 1964
19-22 LTH, 1965
20-01 LTH, 1966
20-02 LTH and SWLMGA, 1967
20-03 LTH and SWLMGA, 1968
20-04 LTH and SWLMGA, 1969
20-05 LTH, 1970
20-06 LTH and SWLMGA, 1971
20-07 LTH and SWLMGA, 1972
20-08 LTH, 1973
20-09 LTH and SWLMGA, 1974
20-10 LTH and SWLMGA, 1975
20-11 LTH, 1976
20-12 LTH and SWLMGA, 1977
20-13 LTH, 1977
20-14 LTH, 1979
2-015 LTH, 1985
20-16 SWLMGA, 1989
   
D. Other Organizations
   
21-01 Brigands de Lafitte
21-02 Krewe of Attakapas
21-03 Krewe of Gabriel
21-04 Krewe of Oberon
21-05 Washington, D.C. LA Mardi Gras Ball, 1976-77 Program
   
         
 
 
 
 

Document last revised Tuesday, March 12, 2013 11:06 AM

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