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],

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

1963  King

undated  Queen

Bards of Bohemia

1961  Queen


1939  Duke (?)

1941  Page

1946  "Aladdin"

1949  King


1953  King


            Queen, 2 photographs


            Ladies-in-Waiting, 2 photographs

1954  Queen

1957  Queen

1961  Queen





1962  Queen





Folder 1: Dorians correspondence, other cards and invitation, watercolor sketch of royal mantle.

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