Ladies of Bal Masque [Entre Nous] Records
Scope and Contents
The collection contains annual files that reflect the activities of the Ladies of Bal Masque. For the most part each file holds a variety of records including meeting minutes, communications, membership applications and rosters, invitations and a small amount of photos and memorabilia. There is no administrative information for Entre Nous in the collection. Files with specific content are identified by title. Scrapbooks are primarily created by the Entre Nous organization and have overlapping dates, may have multiple creators but no assemblers are indicated.
- Ladies of Bal Masque. Entre Nous (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
Bal Masque was formed in 1937 and later changed their name to Ladies of Bal Masque. A primarily mid-to upper class social organization it is thought to be one of Baton Rouge’s oldest dance clubs but this information is not verified. The club combined with Entre Nous (formed in 1940) in June of 2013 and the scrapbooks seem to reflect the history of this organization. Entre Nous was organized in January of 1939. The object of the club was to be the mutual enjoyment of club social events by its members. Membership was limited to 40 members.
The collection is arranged in two series: Organizational Records and Scrapbooks. Series are arranged by group subdivisions: Bal Masque and Entre Nous and then chronologically. Scrapbooks are arranged chronologically.
R6 9.1-1.3, 9.7
The collection was donated by Boots Oliphant on October 17, 2016 with additions in January of 2017.
The administrative files contained duplicate headings so those files were combined. Processed by Melissa Eastin in January of 2017.
- Ladies of Bal Masque [Entre Nous] Records
- Emily Ward
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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