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Sid Blitzer Costume Collection

 Collection
Identifier: brfa070

Scope and Contents

The collection contains 4 distinct costumes and accoutrement.

Dates

  • 1977 - 2001

Biographical / Historical

The Mystic Krewe of Achilles was established in 1957. Sid Blitzer joined the Krewe in 1977 and remains and active member through 2019. Blitzer wore the Clown Costume in 1977 and was paired with Myrt Vic. He was king in 1984. The two Elvis costumes were worn in 1987 (Blitzer was Ball Captian) and again in 1991 and finally in 2007 for the 50th anniversary of the krewe. Blitzer also appeared as a Keystone Cop. This costume was damaged and is not included in the physical collection. All costumes were made by Eleanore Ellison.

Extent

2 box (Two costume boxes and a Styrofoam guitar )

Physical Location

O.S. 12.1

Custodial History

The costumes were held in the Blitzer household until they were dontated to the East Baton Rouge Parish Library on October 6, 2019.
Title
Sid Blitzer Costume Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Melissa Eastin
Date
October 21, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
7711 Goodwood Blvd.
Baton Rouge La. 70806 USA