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MSS 227 - Carnaval Interamericano (Latino) Collection: Inventory

Carnaval Interamericano (Latino) COLLECTION

(Mss 227)


Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

March 1993





Size:                           0.3 linear foot



locations:                             Latin America; New Orleans, La.


Inclusive dates:      1991-1993


Summary:                 Materials received and generated by Beatrice Rodriguez Owsley in the production of a radio program on Carnaval Interamericano and Latin American music in New Orleans.  The broadcast was featured on Gallery on June 15, 1991, on WWNO radio.  Also included are programs, newspaper clippings, and videocassettes on subsequent festivals.  In 1992 the name of the festival was changed to "Carnaval Latino."


Source:                     Gift, April 1991 -


Access:                                 Audiocassettes of recorded music may not be reproduced.


Copyright:                Physical rights are retained by the Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans.


Citation:                    Carnaval Interamericano (Latino) Collection, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans


Historical Note


            The New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization which seeks to promote Hispanic heritage in the city, initiated the first Carnaval in 1989 and continues to operate the yearly event.  The festival has grown from a single event to a week-long series of sporting contests that culminate in a three-day festival of continu­ous live performances by Hispanic entertainers and includes food and crafts booths.  The festival is usually held in the downtown area of the city on Canal Street.  Proceeds from the festival are used for social services programs benefiting the Hispanic community.

Container List


Box 1          Radio Broadcast, June 15, 1991, WWNO radio.  Audiocassette of the broadcast;  5 audiocassettes of music as well as reference material used in the broadcast.  Background information on interviewee, Laura Jerez.  n.d., 1989 (2 folders)


Box 1          1990 Carnaval Interamericano

                                                Official Souvenir program


Box 1          1991 Carnaval Interamericano

                                                Official program, newspaper clippings, sponsor booklet


Box 1          1992 Carnaval Interamericano (Latino)

                                                            Program, newspaper clippings;  videocassette of the July 7, 1992 television broadcast of "From the Hall of Government," a weekly television program produced by the City of New Orleans, which contained background information on the Carnaval

Index Terms


Carnaval Interamericano

Carnaval Latino

Hispanics—Louisiana—New Orleans

New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Owsley, Beatrice Rodriguez

WWNO (Radio station : New Orleans, La.)