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 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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