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 7: Louisiana World Exposition records
Folder 1: Entertainment schedule
Folder 2: Employee plan booklet
Folder 3: Entertainment
Folder 4: Entertainment- OP ship
Folder 5: Entertainment- sports
Folder 6: Exhibits
Folder 7: Expo '86
Folder 8: Fact sheet
Folder 9: Fairs of the past
Folder 10: Finances and fundraising
Folder 11: Finances- personal
Folder 12: Folklife festival
Folder 13: Gondola
Folder 14: Hershey development
Folder 15: Historic New Orleans collection, 1982-1984
Folder 16: Hotels
Folder 17: Louisiana World Exposition information
Folder 18: Jefferson Parish
Folder 19: Jefferson Parish schools
Folder 20: Keith, Don Lee
Folder 21: Keith, Don Lee "Starring New Orleans"
Folder 22: Key dates- current
Folder 23: Knoxville
Folder 24: Licensing
Folder 25: Louisiana Exposition Authority
Folder 26: Louisiana World Exposition- an artist's pictorial history
Folder 27: Louisiana World Exposition credit agreement, 1981
Folder 28: Louisiana World Exposition site rendering, site plan, views
Folder 29: Louisiana World Exposition theme and objectives, organization
Folder 30: Louisiana World Exposition forms
Folder 31: World's Fair Magazines
"Tour de Fair" newsletter of Louisiana World Exposition, 1983 May-1984 March/April; Exposition World- volume I, 1981 November-1982 December (eight issues), volume 2, 1982 Spring-1982 Fall (five issues).
Folder 32: Maps and facts

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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