Olga Peters drawings, 1927-1976 | Louisiana Research Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Olga Peters drawings, 1927-1976

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 684

Primary Creator: Peters, Olga V. (Olga Veronica),    -1984.

Extent: 4.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The collection is arranged alphabetically by krewe, then chronologically. The collection consists of four boxes.

Date Acquired: 07/29/1983

Subjects: 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.

Forms of Material: Correspondence., Drawings., Invitations., Photographs., Sketches.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

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.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions. This collection is shelved with the Carnival collection.

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

Acquisition Source: Olga Peters.

Preferred Citation: Olga Peters drawings, Manuscripts Collection 684, 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.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Drawings: Babylon, Bards of Bohemia, and Dorians, 1963, 1961, 1939-1962],
[Box 2: Drawings: Dorians, 1963-1968],
[Box 3: Drawings: Dorians, 1969-1976],
[Box 4: Drawings: unknown krewe and Rooley wedding gown, 1927-1975, and undated],
[All]

Box 1: Drawings: Babylon, Bards of Bohemia, and Dorians, 1963, 1961, 1939-1962

1963  King

undated  Queen

Bards of Bohemia

1961  Queen

Dorians

1939  Duke (?)

1941  Page

1946  "Aladdin"

1949  King

            Queen

1953  King

            Queen

            Queen, 2 photographs

            Ladies-in-waiting

            Ladies-in-Waiting, 2 photographs

1954  Queen

1957  Queen

1961  Queen

            Ladies-in-Waiting

            Maid

            Maid

            Maid

1962  Queen

            Ladies-in-Waiting

            Maid

            Maid

            Maid

Folder 1: Dorians correspondence, other cards and invitation, watercolor sketch of royal mantle.
Box 2: Drawings: Dorians, 1963-1968

1963  Queen

            Ladies-in-Waiting

            Maid

            Maid

            Maid

1964  Ladies-in-Waiting

            Maid

            Maid

            Maid

            Maid

1965  Queen

            Maid

            Maid

            Maid

            Duke

1966  Queen

            Ladies-in-Waiting

            Maid

            King's Guard/ Royal Guards (1975)

1967  King

            Queen

            Ladies-in-Waiting

            Maid

            Maid

            Maid

            Maid

1968  Ladies-in-Waiting

            Maid

            Maid

Box 3: Drawings: Dorians, 1969-1976

1969   King

            Ladies-in-Waiting

            Maid

            Maid

            Maid

            Maid

1970   Queen

            Ladies-in-Waiting

            Maid

            Maid

1971   Queen

            Ladies-in-Waiting

1972   Ladies-in-Waiting

            Maid

1973   Queen

            Maid

1974   Captain

            Queen

            Young Dancers

1975   Ladies-in-Waiting

            Maid

            Huntsman

            "silver fence"

            "Rose vine"   "dancers for larger girls"

1976   Queen

            Ladies-in-Waiting

            Maid

undated   Queen

                Queen

                Ladies-in-Waiting

Box 4: Drawings: unknown krewe and Rooley wedding gown, 1927-1975, and undated

1927  "Rosalie"

          "Three Musketeers"

1961  Queen

1963  King

1965  King

1966  Maids

          Maid

1967  Maid

          Maid

1968  (Dorians?) Ladies-in-Waiting

1969  Queen

            Ladies-in-Waiting

1975  "Princesses"

            Duke

undated  Cape

                  King

                  Queen

                  Ladies-in-Waiting

                  "Tableau Princesses"

                  "girls for flower garden"

                  "Princess lines"

                  Maid

                  Dukes

                  Wizard

                  King (red and white)

                  King (blue and white)

                  "Higgledy-Piggledy" 1904?

undated  King (no color)

                  Duke (gold and white)

                  Little Bo-Peep (blue, green, and red)

                  Ladies full skirt gown (pink and white) with exotic headpiece

                  Ladies full skirt gown (red and silver) with exotic headband

                  Ladies full skirt gown (blue, green, and silver) with three corner hat

                  Ladies full skirt gown (red and white)

                  Ladies antebellum gown (blue and white)

                  Ladies full skirt gown (red, white, and silver)

                  Ladies full skirt gown (white and silver)

                  Ladies full skirt gown (white and silver)

                  Ladies full skirt gown (pink and white)

                  Ladies full skirt gown (no color)

                  Ladies ball gown (white and gold) with gold sash

                  Ladies ball gown (white and gold) with gold sash

                  Ladies ball gown (white and gold) with gold and pink sash

                  Ladies ball gown (white and gold) with pink and gold sash

                  Ladies ball gown (white and silver)

                  Ladies ball gown (no color)

                  Ladies ball gown (no color)

                  Ladies ball gown (no color)

undated  Rooley wedding gown (no color)



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