Olga Peters drawings, 1927-1976
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Brief Description: This collection consists of drawings for various costume designs for different New Orleans Carnival krewes, including Dorians, Bards of Bohemia, and Babylon. There are also photographs of some of the costumes.
Held at:
Louisiana Research Collection
202 Jones Hall
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-865-5685
Email: larc [at] tulane.edu
Record Series Number: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 684
Created by: Peters, Olga V. (Olga Veronica),    -1984.
Volume: 4.0 Boxes
Acquired: 07/29/1983.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged alphabetically by krewe, then chronologically. The collection consists of four boxes.
Biographical Note for Peters, Olga V. (Olga Veronica),    -1984. : Olga Peters attended Newcomb College and earned a Bachelor of Design degree in 1920. In 1936 she earned a bachelor's degree in education and then a master's degree in 1940 from Tulane University. Her thesis was on ballet, which she had studied all her life. She later studied ceramics with Kenneth Smith and metalwork with Juanita Mauras. Peters taught art in Orleans Parish Schools from the time she graduated until 1964, then began designing for Carnival krewes, including costumes, scenery, as well as choreography.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions. This collection is shelved with the Carnival collection.
Subject Index
Carnival -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History.
Carnival costume -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Costume design.
Krewe of Babylon (Organization)
Krewe of Bards of Bohemia (Organization)
Krewe of Dorians (Organization)
Peters, Olga V. (Olga Veronica),    -1984.
Genres/Forms of Material
Correspondence.
Drawings.
Invitations.
Photographs.
Sketches.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
Acquisition Notes: Olga Peters.
PreferredCitation: Olga Peters drawings, Manuscripts Collection 684, 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.