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Social aid and pleasure clubs

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Etheline Jones Acox papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2
Content Description The papers contain items provided for exhibition at the time Acox was honored by the Friends of Amistad, for which she had served in numerous capacities and as president. The items pertain to her activities in social clubs, the postal alliance, church, and professional organizations. Correspondence, printed items, clippings, and photographs are among the items in the papers. Additionally, early documents include a teaching certificate for Acox's grandfather, Henry Arthur, and a document giving...
Dates: Other: 1890-1984

Elliot Von Joseph Beal papers

 Collection
Identifier: 036
Scope and Contents The Elliot Von Joseph Beal papers include correspondence, scrapbooks, invitations, clippings, programs, photographs, sheet music, financial records, and honors and awards generated by the career of New Orleans teacher and musician Elliot Von Joseph Beal. A few personal items are included, such as Orleans Parish School Board teaching certificates, family photographs, materials about social clubs in which Beal held membership, and materials about his McDonogh #35 high school class. Items about...
Dates: Created: 1932-1985; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1986

Phoebe Ferguson collection

 Collection
Identifier: 826
Content Description This collection, formed by New Orleans filmmaker Phoebe Ferguson, documents her family history, as well as New Orleans’ Mardi Gras and debutante traditions. Collected genealogical material and news clippings (1979-2001) regard the Ferguson and Williams branches of Ferguson’s family. Noted individuals documented include judge John Howard Ferguson (of Plessy v. Ferguson), businessman and philanthropist Frank B. Williams, and actress Marguerite Clark. Mardi Gras-related materials include ephemera...
Dates: 1961-2004

Arthur Hardy collection

 Collection
Identifier: 753
Content Description The collection contains African American Carnival memorabilia consist of ball programs and invitations (1955-2019) for the New Orleans social aid and pleasure clubs of Zulu, Young Men Illinois Club, Original Illinois Club, Capetowners, Bunch Club, and Jugs Social Club King Nomtoc. Of interest is a series of articles (1991-2012) about African American involvement in New Orleans Mardi Gras by various local authors originally published in Hardy’s annual magazine, Mardi Gras...
Dates: 1955-2019

Socialites Social and Charity Club records

 Collection
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

O.C.W. Taylor papers

 Collection
Identifier: 360
Scope and Contents The papers of Orlando Capitola Ward Taylor outline Taylor’s career as a New Orleans Public School teacher and principal, print and broadcast journalist, public relations professional, and freemason. The correspondence and clippings within the collection concern Reconstruction-era Superintendent of Education for Louisiana William G. Brown, and other collected materials. Many of the photographs in the collection mainly depict Taylor’s masonic ties and work in broadcasting. Taylor’s writings...
Dates: Created: 1876-1979; Other: Majority of material found in 1946-1971; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1972