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Mardi Gras Collection

Collection 80

Mardi Gras. Collection, 1953-2001, n.d.

12 feet, 10 inches

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 of the Order of Troubadours include 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 Troubadours [LTH]
  1. History 1-01
  2. Pageant Programs 1-02 through 3-08b
  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 Boxes 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 21-01 through 21-06
  1. Krewes 21-01 through 21-04
  2. Washington DC LA Mardi Gras Ball 21-05 through 21-09
  3. Crowley Carnival Ball 21-10
  4. Invitations 21-11

Inventory:

A. Lafayette Town House [LTH] Order of Troubadours
  1. History
1-01 Material on LTH and Order of Troubadours
    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
     
A. Lafayette Town House [LTH] Order of Troubadours
  2. Pageant Programs
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, 1988/89
3-08 Pageant program, 1990
3-08a Pageant Program, 1993, 1994
3-08b Pageant Program, 1995, 1998, 2000
     
A. Lafayette Town House [LTH] Order of Troubadours
  3. 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, n.d.
7-05 Publicity/scripts, 1983
7-06 Publicity/scripts, 1984
7-07 Publicity/scripts, 1985
7-08 Publicity/scripts, 1986
   
A. Lafayette Town House [LTH] Order of Troubadours
  4. Costume Sketches
7-09 LTH costume sketches, 1970
     
A. Lafayette Town House [LTH] Order of Troubadours
  5. Photographs
    a.  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. Lafayette Town House [LTH] Order of Troubadours
  5. Photographs
    b.  Undated
9-06 through 10-04
  Photographs, undated
   
A. Lafayette Town House [LTH] Order of Troubadours
  6. 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]
  1. Pageant Programs
18-01 Pageant Program, 1955
18-02 Pageant Program, 1956
18-03 Pageant Program, 1957
18-04 Pageant Program, 1958
18-05 Pageant Program, 1959
18-06 Pageant Program, 1960
18-07 Pageant Program, 1961
18-08 Pageant Program, 1962
18-09 Pageant Program, 1963/64
18-10 Pageant Program, 1965/66
18-11 Pageant Program, 1967
18-12 Pageant Program, 1968
18-13 Pageant Program, 1969
18-14 Pageant Program, 1971
18-15 Pageant Program, 1972
18-16 Pageant Program, 1974
18-17 Pageant Program, 1975
18-18 Pageant Program, 1976
18-19 Pageant Program, 1977
19-01 Pageant Program, 1979
19-02 Pageant Program, 1981/82
19-03 Pageant Program, 1984
19-04 Pageant Program, 1985
19-05 Pageant Program, 1986
19-06 Pageant Program, 1987
19-07 Pageant Program, 1989
19-08 Pageant Program, 1990
19-09 Pageant Program, 1991, 1995-97, 2004
   
B. Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association [SWLMGA]
  2. Miscellaneous
19-10 Certificate of Appreciation to the University of Southwestern Louisiana, 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
20-15 LTH, 1985
20-16 SWLMGA, 1979
     
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, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969 Programs
21-06 Washington, D.C. LA Mardi Gras Ball, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981 Programs
21-07 Washington, D.C. LA Mardi Gras Ball, 1982, 1983, 1984 Programs
21-08 Washington, D.C. LA Mardi Gras Ball, 1985, 1988, 1993 Programs
21-09 Washington, D.C. LA Mardi Gras Ball, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2001 Programs
21-10 First Carnival Ball, Crowley, Louisiana 22 February 1936.  News clipping from the Crowley Daily Signal, Crowley, LA. Tues. March 6, 1973.  (group photo of the members)
     
21-11 Miscellaneous:  invitations to various balls