Winston Lill papers, 1884-1990 | Louisiana Research Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Winston Lill papers, 1884-1990

Predominant Dates:1950s-1980s

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 930

Primary Creator: Lill, Winston C. (Winston Carrington), b. 1927.

Extent: 18.0 Boxes

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.

Date Acquired: 04/03/1987

Subjects: 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.

Forms of Material: Correspondence., Ephemera.

Languages: English, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

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.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Acquisition Source: Winston Lill.

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Preferred Citation: Winston Lill papers, Manuscripts Collection 930, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011.

Other Note: OCLC Number: 793921472


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Winston Lill papers, Frank H. Allen],
[Box 2: Chep Morrison],
[Box 3: Chep Morrison, Organization of American States and New Orleans affairs],
[Box 4: Manuscripts, New Orleans],
[Box 5: Louisiana World Exposition records],
[Box 6: Louisiana World Exposition records],
[Box 7: Louisiana World Exposition records],
[Box 8: Louisiana World Exposition records],
[Box 9: Louisiana World Exposition records],
[Box 10: Louisiana World Exposition records],
[Box 11: Louisiana World Exposition records],
[Box 12: Louisiana World Exposition booklets],
[Box 13: Louisiana World Exposition bound materials],
[Box 14: Louisiana World Exposition records],
[Box 15: Louisiana World Exposition audio/visual items],
[Box 16: Louisiana World Exposition videotapes],
[Box 17: Louisiana World Exposition press],
[Box 18: Fair merchandise],
[Oversize folder 1: Posters, display items],
[Oversize folder 2: Frank Allen, 1884 Worlds Fair and other items],
[All]

Box 6: Louisiana World Exposition records
Folder 1: Advertising
Folder 2: Amphitheater
Folder 3: Administrative
Folder 4: Annual reports, 1981-1984
Folder 5: Architects at the fair
Folder 6: Archive
Folder 7: Archive- too sensitive to send
Folder 8: Art department
Folder 9: Arts department- performing
Folder 10: Arts department- theater, young audiences
Folder 11: Arts department- visual
Folder 12: Arts department- water sculpture competition
Folder 13: Artworks 84 copy- titles, artists, dates, dimensions, and media information to accompany each color/black and white plate
Folder 14: Artworks- artists
Folder 15: Attendance, daily of Louisiana World Exposition
Folder 16: Audio-visual-multi media Web Burrel
Folder 17: Bureau of International Expositions
Folder 18: Biographies
Folder 19: Businesses at the Louisiana World Exposition
Folder 20: Calendar for Louisiana World Exposition
Folder 21: Children's museum
Folder 22: City government
Folder 23: Closing of Louisiana World Exposition
Folder 24: Closing, after effects
Folder 25: Commissioner General
Folder 26: Concessions
Folder 27: Contract status report of Louisiana World Exposition
Folder 28: Convention Center
Folder 29: Corporate sponsors
Folder 30: Cotton Centennial Exposition for Louisiana World Exposition
Folder 31: Departmental listings for Louisiana World Exposition
Folder 32: Description of Louisiana World Exposition
Folder 33: Design guide of Louisiana World Exposition
Folder 34: Dodge
Folder 35: Documentation, Louisiana World Exposition, 1981
Folder 36: Economic planning study for Louisiana World Exposition
Folder 37: Educator's guide
Folder 38: Educator's packet, 1982

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Winston Lill papers, Frank H. Allen],
[Box 2: Chep Morrison],
[Box 3: Chep Morrison, Organization of American States and New Orleans affairs],
[Box 4: Manuscripts, New Orleans],
[Box 5: Louisiana World Exposition records],
[Box 6: Louisiana World Exposition records],
[Box 7: Louisiana World Exposition records],
[Box 8: Louisiana World Exposition records],
[Box 9: Louisiana World Exposition records],
[Box 10: Louisiana World Exposition records],
[Box 11: Louisiana World Exposition records],
[Box 12: Louisiana World Exposition booklets],
[Box 13: Louisiana World Exposition bound materials],
[Box 14: Louisiana World Exposition records],
[Box 15: Louisiana World Exposition audio/visual items],
[Box 16: Louisiana World Exposition videotapes],
[Box 17: Louisiana World Exposition press],
[Box 18: Fair merchandise],
[Oversize folder 1: Posters, display items],
[Oversize folder 2: Frank Allen, 1884 Worlds Fair and other items],
[All]


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