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Socialites Social and Charity Club (1965-)


Historical Note

Founded by Elaine Reimonenq Gutierrez on January 6, 1965, the Socialites Social and Charity Club’s purpose was to preserve the cultural heritage of Louisiana Creoles living in California, as well as focus on raising funds for higher education, high school scholarships, and charity for the poor. The Club’s members were all from Louisiana with similar backgrounds, values, and religious beliefs. The Club’s seven founding members were Esma Clausen Duplantier, Betty Ripold Brown, Gayle Lange Del’Homme, Joetta Stevens Darensbourg, Joan Del’Homme Daste, Elain Lavizzo Castille, and Elaine Reimonenq Gutierrez.

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Socialites Social and Charity Club records

Identifier: 822
Content Description The records of the Socialites Social and Charity Club located in Los Angeles, California highlight the Louisiana Creole community in California during the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s. The bulk of the records document the Club’s work to coordinate the Los Angeles Creole Festival from 1987 to 1999. Correspondence within the collection mainly focuses on the Club’s festival planning and activities. The LALA Organizing Committee files for the L.A. Creole Festival contain ephemera and...
Dates: circa 1970-2005; Majority of material found within 1987 - 1999