Winston Lill papers, 1884-1990
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Brief Description: The collection contains correspondence and professional papers from Winston Lill's public relations work for the City of New Orleans as well as from his time as Staff Director for the Louisiana World Exposition of 1984. There is advertising material from photographer Frank H. Allen that Lill obtained while working for the New Orleans Public Service. There are also annual reports, speeches, and campaign material documenting his position as Assistant Director and then Director of Public Relations for the City of New Orleans during deLesseps S. Morrison's time as mayor. Lill was special assistant to Morrison when he became ambassador to the Organization of American States (1961-1963). Additional materials mark Lill's time as executive vice president of W.R. Smolkin and Associates and executive director of Total Community Action (1965-1969). The most diverse items in the collection document Winston Lill's experience as staff director for the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition.
Held at:
Louisiana Research Collection
202 Jones Hall
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-865-5685
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Record Series Number: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 930
Created by: Lill, Winston C. (Winston Carrington), b. 1927.
Volume: 18.0 Boxes
Acquired: 04/03/1987.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged by topic, then chronologically, as follows: Lill biography, early correspondence, Frank H. Allen material, Morrison mayoral and Organization of American States material, W.R. Smolkin and Associates material, Total Community Action material, Armstrong Park material, and Louisiana World Exposition records. The collection consists of 18 boxes and 2 oversize folders.
Biographical Note for Lill, Winston C. (Winston Carrington), b. 1927. : Winston Lill (1927- ) is a New Orleans native who attended Millsaps College, University of Havana, and graduated from Tulane University in 1949. His began his career in advertising and sales with New Orleans Public Services (1950-1954) until he became assistant director and then director of Public Relations for the city of New Orleans (1954-1961). Lill was then special assistant to Ambassador deLesseps S. Morrison to the Organization of American States United States Department of State (1961-1963). After Morrison's death, Lill was executive vice president of W.R. Smolkin and Associates, marketing consultants (1964) until he became staff coordinator, New Orleans Committee for Economic Opportunity Action and executive director of Total Community Action (1965-1969). He served on the Mayor's citizen committee for Louis Armstrong Park (1971-1973), New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation (1972-1979), and represented Mayor Landrieu in citizen effort to secure World's Fair for Louisiana in 1984. He was staff director for the Louisiana World Exposition, Incorporated.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Subject Index
Allen, Frank H., photographer.
Fitzgerald advertising agency, Incorporated.
Landrieu, Moon, 1930-
Lill, Winston C. (Winston Carrington), b. 1927.
Louisiana World Exposition (1984 : New Orleans, La.)
Morrison, deLesseps S. (deLesseps Story), 1912-1964.
Political campaigns.
Total Community Action of New Orleans.
Tourism -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
W.R. Smolkin and Associates.
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
French [fre]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
Acquisition Notes: Winston Lill.  Gift.
PreferredCitation: Winston Lill papers, Manuscripts Collection 930, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011.