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 18: Fair merchandise

Seymore D. Fair stuffed animal

New Orleans World's Fair ash tray

Wonder Wall salt and pepper shakers

Box of Louisiana World Exposition '84 decals

Color the Fair coloring book

Louisiana World Exposition plastic bag

Glass featuring Seymore logo

Glass New Orleans '84

Mug Louisiana World Exposition '84

Paper cups Louisiana World Exposition

3-D glasses

Louisiana World Exposition cigarettes

Delta and Louisiana World Exposition napkins

Popeyes Official Chicken and Biscuits of the World's Fair napkins

The Winery Louisiana World Exposition '84 napkins

Italian Village napkins

Louisiana World Exposition souvenir kit embroidery

Bumper sticker Louisiana World Exposition '84

Bumper sticker Louisiana a state of excitement

1984 Louisiana World Exposition V.I.P. parking permit

Louisiana World Exposition '84 balloons

Louisiana World Exposition '84 name plates

Plaque- Official Spoon of the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition

Plaque Presented on the Occasion of the River Ceremony 1982 August 13

Fan TV 6 and Louisiana World Exposition '84

Fan Louisiana World Exposition '84

V.I.P. passport holder

Commissioner General parking pass

V.I.P. parking permit

World's Fair Jumbos hot dog wrapper

Program "Year to Opening" ceremony of Louisiana World Exposition 1983 May 12

Store order form for Louisiana World Exposition merchandise

Flag Louisiana World Exposition

Patches Louisiana World Exposition

Patches Space Shuttle

Patches Quality Seal Amphitheater

Patches ODECO

Tickets Louisiana World Exposition

Tickets Huss amusement rides

Tickets Louisiana World's Fair Closing Ceremonies 1984 November 11

Pins Louisiana World Exposition '84 gold and silver

Seymore bead pin

Yellow and white Seymore pin

Name tag Winston Lill

Name tag Pat

Louisiana World Exposition Union Pacific 8444

Booklet International Amphitheater

Booklet Wonderwall

"Louisiana Life" World's Fair Commemorative Issue 1984 May/June

Canvas bag New Orleans World's Fair  '84 Water Symposia

The 1984 World's Fair V.I.P. passport

Japan Pavilion: A visitor's guide

Official Louisiana World Exposition Magic Mugs (advertisement)

Negative of drawing of Wonderwall

Louisiana World Exposition mini flip book

Media day pass

Louisiana World Exposition Rivers ticket

Season passports

Support Service tag

Cards

Stickers

Also included but not pertaining to the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition:

Wooden box from Expo'85

Doubloon from the Louisiana Pecan Festival 1969

Guest and limited access pass for the Republican National Convention 1988 August 17

Flag from the Cantegril Country Club, Uruguay

Small wall hanging from Santiago, Chile, 1975 November 27


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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