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Acadiana PRIDE Collection

Collection 542

Acadiana PRIDE. Collection, 2013-2021

3 feet, 5.5 inches; 22.7 gigabytes

Acadiana PRIDE was formed in 2014, where Louis Tolliver and Ted Richard acted as president and vice president respectively. To raise money, the committee held a signing contest called Acadiana Pride Idol, brought in visual and performing artists, and hosted benefit dinners. Support also came in from Cox Communications and the Lafayette Tourism Bureau. The first festival ran for four days, with around 5,000 to 6,000 people in attendance. The festival continues to celebrate LGBTQ+ pride and recognize the contributions and acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals in Acadiana culture.

This collection contains photographs (physical and digital) of the festival, playbills of theater pieces produced through the festival, and various memorabilia. This collection is an LGBTQ resource and included in the LGBTQ+ Archives Project at UL Lafayette.

Ted A. Richard donated the collection.


A. Programs and Clippings 1-01 through 1-04
B. Memorabilia 2-01 through 2-06
C. Framed Items 3-01 through 3-03
D. Digital Materials Folders 1 through 8


Box 1
  A. Programs and Clippings
    1-01 Photographs, 2014
    1-02 Pride Festival Theater Playbills, 2014-2015
    1-03 Acadiana PRIDE Festival Programs, 2014-2016
    1-04 Newspaper Clippings, 2015-2016
Box 2
  B. Memorabilia
    2-01 Acadiana PRIDE Mug, n.d.
    2-02 Acadiana PRIDE T-Shirts, 2014-2015
    2-03 Unite. Honor. Heal Wristbands (2)
    2-04 Pride Ribbon, n.d.
    2-05 Acadiana PRIDE Pins, 2014-2015
    2-06 Flash Drive of Digital Photographs
Box 3
  C. Framed Items
    3-01 Acadiana PRIDE Festival Poster (framed), 2014
    3-02 Acadiana PRIDE Festival Poster (framed), 2015
    3-03 Program for Chez Gisele (framed), 2014
  D. Digital Materials
    Folder 1 2014 Acadiana PRIDE Festival
    Folder 2 2015 Acadiana PRIDE Festival
    Folder 3 2016 Acadiana PRIDE Festival
    Folder 4 Acadiana PRIDE Festival Artwork
    Folder 5 Apollo
    Folder 6 Lafayette Pride, 26 June 2021
    Folder 7 Lake Charles Pride Festival, 2013
    Folder 8 Miscellaneous