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The Mystic Krewe of Apollo Records

Identifier: brfa023

Scope and Contents

The materials in this collection represent the activities of the Mystic Krewe of Apollo of Baton Rouge. There are six series in the collection; (1) Photographs, (2) Artifacts (3) Ephemera (4) Miscellaneous, (5) Scrapbooks and costume designs, and (6) Costumes. Some of the series have been broken down into sub series in order to aid the researcher in finding specific materials. The collection is mostly comprised of scrapbooks and photographs, some of which can be found on the Baton Rouge Digital Archive. Many of the scrapbooks hold minutes of meetings, fliers of events, photographs of both Mardi Gras and non-Mardi Gras events and other ephemera. The collection also possesses all programs of Bal Masques to date. The Baton Rouge Room expects to receive more materials from the club in the future.


  • 1980-2018

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions on access.

Biographical / Historical

The Mystic Krewe of Apollo is an all-male non-profit organization whose main function is to stage an annual Bal Masque. It is not a politically affiliated organization nor does it take a stand on any governmental issues. The club’s books and roster are not made available to the public or to the general membership.

Apollo is governed by a board of directors that meets monthly. These meetings are open to the general membership. Members pay dues which entitles them to attend all private functions of the club as well as a table to the annual Bal Masque.

The Baton Rouge Mystic Krewe of Apollo grew out of the Lafayette Krewe (the first Apollo Krewe was out of New Orleans, since disbanded) in 1980. Founding member, Larry Fremin built a board of directors and held the first annual Bal Masque of the Mystic Krewe of Apollo, Baton Rouge in 1981, writing by-laws and a constitution. From the beginning the Krewe adhered to the strict traditions of the Mardi Gras Bal Masque, deciding on an annual theme, electing a court, having costumes (chosen by the captain) and doubloons made, etc.


15 box

14 box

7 framed items

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The majority of the collection maintains original order; however folders were rearranged in order to assist with discovery.

Physical Location

BRS R6 11.1-10.2, OS 1.1, 10.1, 11.1-11.2

Custodial History

The collection was donated by founding member Larry Fremin and the Mystic Krewe of Apollo organization in May of 2014. Additional materials were processed by Amanda Arceneaux on July 28, 2016 and November 5, 2016.

Related Materials

There is an electronic version of the Oral History of Larry Fremin located in the Digital Library at this address: Larry Fremin is a founding member of the Mystic Krewe of Apollo Baton Rouge. In the interview he discusses the birth of the Baton Rouge chapter of Krewe of Apollo as well as the Bal Masques and the philanthropic work done over the years.

Related Materials

To view a selection of these materials visit:

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Emily Ward between the dates September 8, 2014 and October 7, 2014. The processor attempted to reuse terminology found in the collection as much as possible. Many items are not stored in boxes due to their size. For more information please contact the archivist. Additional materials were processed by Amanda Arceneaux on July 28, 2016 and November 5, 2016.
The Mystic Krewe of Apollo Records
Emily Ward
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Repository Details

Part of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Special Collections Repository

7711 Goodwood Blvd.
Baton Rouge La. 70806 USA