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Collection Title: Mystic Krewe of Zeus of Hattiesburg Records

Press Release:

MYSTIC KREWE OF ZEUS RECORDS DONATED TO USM ARCHIVES
May 29, 1998

The Hattiesburg Civic Association at their annual membership meeting voted to donate to the USM Archives scrapbooks and other material which document the history of the organization's Mystic Krewe of Zeus since its inception in 1924.

The first Carnival ball of the Mystic Krewe of Zeus was held on March 3, 1924 in the Sans Souci Tea House on Highway 49 South. The idea of a Mardi Gras organization in Hattiesburg belonged to a teenager named Joe McMahon. Since 1924 the Mystic Krewe of Zeus has celebrated the pre-Lenten Carnival season every year except during the Depression, World War II, and the Korean Conflict.

The man selected to be King of Zeus is a prominent citizen of Hattiesburg, active in the civic, social, and religious life of the community. A young lady of distinguished family is selected to reign as Queen of Zeus. Each Carnival season prior to Easter the Mystic Krewe of Zeus hosts several festivities for its members. The season culminates in a dinner dance with elaborate sets and costumes which reflect a central theme. Members of the organization volunteer their time to research the theme, build sets, and design costumes.

Dr. David H. Halliwell, III is the new President of the Hattiesburg Civic Association and King of Zeus. Mr. Michael E. McElroy is the President of the Kings Club and immediate past King of Zeus. The scrapbooks were transferred to the USM Archives by Mrs. Lewis Fowler, Jr.


Accession Number: AM 98-33

Dates: 1924-1993

Volume: 5 cu.ft.

Given By: Mr. Michael E. McElroy.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Scrapbooks and other materials documenting the history of the Mystic Krewe of Zeus of Hattiesburg, Mississippi from its inception in 1924 through 1993.


Accession Number: AM 98-43

Dates: circa 1962-1991

Volume: 2 cu.ft.

Given By: Mr. Garland Sullivan.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Newspaper clippings, programs, invitation, toasts, and items of memorabilia preserved by Mrs. Norma Sullivan, wife and mother of Kings of Zeus.


Accession Number: AM 98-84

Dates: 1998

Volume: 2 items

Given By: Mr. Garland Sullivan.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Invitations.


Accession Number: AM 98-89

Dates: circa 1991-1995

Volume: 28 items

Given By: Mr. Garland Sullivan.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Invitations, thank-you notes, place cards, programs, admission cards for Zeus Ball and Breakfast, and invitation envelopes.


Accession Number: AM 98-96

Dates: circa 1972-1986

Volume: 1.5 cu.ft.

Given By: Mr. Garland Sullivan.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Scripts for Zeus coronations (1975-1981), video tapes of Zeus coronations (1979-1984), and publicity materials (circa 1972-1986).


Accession Number: AM 99-22

Dates: 1976-1999

Volume: .25 cu.ft.

Given By: Mr. Garland Sullivan.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Additional materials documenting Zeus carnival celebrations in 1976, 1978, 1998, and 1999.


Accession Number: AM 99-135

Dates: circa 1970s-1990s

Volume: 1.5 cu.ft.

Given By: Mr. Garland Sullivan.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Zeus materials preserved by Mr. Garland Sullivan during his reign as Zeus L in 1990.


Accession Number: AM 2000-26

Dates: 2000

Volume: .10 cu.ft.

Given By: Mr. Garland Sullivan.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Materials documenting Zeus Carnival 2000.


Accession Number: AM 2001-17

Dates: 1994-1996

Volume: 1 item

Given By: Mrs. Sarah Fowler.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Scrapbook Number Fifteen of the Mystic Krewe of Zeus of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, which documents the reigns of Zeus LIV, LV, and LVI (1994-1996).


Accession Number: AM 2001-25

Dates: 2001

Volume: .25 cu.ft.

Given By: Mr. Garland Sullivan.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Newspaper clippings, programs, invitations, menus, place cards and other items regarding the 2001 Krewe of Zeus Carnival activities. Also included is a 2001 Krewe of Zeus roster.


Accession Number: AM 2001-28

Dates: 2001

Volume: 15 items

Given By: Mr. Garland Sullivan.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Invitations, menus, newspaper clippings, correspondence, "toasts", and place cards pertaining to the 2001 Zeus Carnival activities.


Accession Number: AM 2001-69

Dates: 2000-2001

Volume: 2 envelopes

Given By: Mr. Garland Sullivan.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

  1. Invitation to Royal Feast (Feb. 3, 2001) and list of Zeus Captains & Ushers (2000).
  2. Invitation, place cards and decorations from semi-annual King's Club Dinner (June 14, 2001).

Accession Number: AM 2001-85

Dates: circa 1957-1970

Volume: .50 cu.ft.

Given By: Mr. James McKenzie.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Photographs of former USM President R.C. Cook at Zeus XVII in 1957; and a scrapbook documentng the coronation of Dr. Cook and other Kings of Zeus.


Accession Number: AM 2001-99

Dates: circa 1941-2001

Volume: .50 cu.ft.

Given By: Mrs. Zuline Morris Ames via Mr. James McKenzie.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Materials collected by the late Mrs. Zuline Morris Ames, who was Queen of the Mystic Krewe of Zeus of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in 1935. Included are invitations, programs, place cards, and other memorabilia pertaining to Zeus Carnival festivities.


Accession Number: AM02-4

Dates: January 2002

Volume: 4 items

Given By: Garland Sullivan

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

  1. Obituary of Mrs. Norma W. Sullivan (January 29, 2002)
  2. Program for "Service of Death and Resurrection, Celebrating the Life of Norma W. Sullivan" (January 29, 2002)
  3. Invitation to Zeus Dinner Dance (January 25, 2002)
  4. Invitation to Captain's Dinner (January 30, 2002)

Accession Number: AM02-12

Dates: 2002

Volume: 1 folder

Given By: Garland Sullivan

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Items of memorabilia from 2002 Zeus carnival activities.


Accession Number: AM02-56

Dates: 2001 & 2002

Volume: 2 video cassettes

Given By: Kathy Dyess

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Two video cassette tapes of Mystic Krewe of Zeus coronation ceremonies for 2001 and 2002.


Accession Number: AM02-57

Dates: 1988 - 1999

Volume: 4 video cassettes

Given By: Kathy Dyess

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Video cassettes of Zeus coronation ceremonies for 1988, 1989, 1998, 1999.


Accession Number: AM02-66

Dates: February 23, 1925

Volume: 1 item

Given By: Transferred from Mississippiana

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

A document from the Knights of the Mystic Krewe of Zeus notifying Mr. Francis H. Deas of his selection as King Zeus II.


Accession Number: AM02-6

Dates: circa 1995 - 2001

Volume: 13 items

Given By: Garland Sullivan

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Invitations, toasts, program, newspaper clippings, photograph, and correspondence regarding activities of the Hattiesburg Mystic Krewe of Zeus.


Accession Number: AM03-28

Dates: 1999 - 2003

Volume: .2 cu. ft.

Given By: Mr. Garland Sullivan

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Invitations, programs, menus, toasts, newspaper clippings, and place cards from various functions of the Mystic Krewe of Zeus of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Most of the articles are from 2003 activities.


Accession Number: AM04-22

Dates: 2004

Volume: 1 Folder

Given By: Garland Sullivan

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Invitations, programs, place cards, newspaper articles, and other items documenting the 2004 carnival activities of the Mystic Krewe of Zeus of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, including the coronation of Zeus XLIV (William Holt McMullan) and his queen (Sarah Davis Halliwell).


Accession Number: AM05-16

Dates: 2005

Volume: 1 folder

Given By: Mr. Garland Sullivan

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Programs, newspaper articles, and items of memorabilia pertaining to the 2005 Mystic Krewe of Zeus carnival season .


Accession Number: AM06-10

Dates: February 2005-2006

Volume: 3 DVDs

Given By: David Garraway.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

1. DVD: “Krewe of Zeus Dinner Dance 2006” (Feb. 10, 2006)

2. DVD: “Krewe of Zeus Coronation 2006 (Theme: Zeus – A Krewe for the Ages) [Feb. 24, 2006]

3. DVD: “Krewe of Zeus Dinner Dance and Coronation 2005” (Theme: The Gilded Age)


Accession Number: AM06-24

Dates: circa 1967 - 1988

Volume: .25 cu. ft.

Given By: Mrs. Jane Heidelberg, via Mr. Garland Sullivan

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Materials pertaining to activities of the Mystic Krewe of Zeus of Hattiesburg:

Folders 1 & 2 Acceptances (1968; undated)
Folders 3 & 4 Invitations (1967-1988; undated)
Folder 5 Letter of Thanks (1968)
Folder 6 Memorabilia
Folder 7 Newspaper Clippings (1968)
Folder 8 Place Cards (undated)
Folder 9 Programs (1968-1972)


Accession Number: AM06-25

Dates: 2006

Volume: 1 folder

Given By: Mr. Garland Sullivan

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Invitations, program, newspaper clippings and other items commemorating the 2006 Mystic Krewe of Zeus of Hattiesburg's carnival season.


Accession Number: AM06-26

Dates: 1992 - 2004

Volume: 8 video cassettes

Given By: David Garraway

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Zeus coronation videos for 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, and 2004.


Accession Number: AM06-52

Dates: 1985, 1986, 1993

Volume: 3 items

Given By: David Garraway

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Three VHS videocassettes of Zeus Coronation Balls for 1985, 1986, and 1993.


Accession Number: AM07-4

Dates: 1982 - 1996

Volume: .25 cu. ft.

Given By: Garland Sullivan

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Krewe of Zeus Maids Reports for 1982 - 1996 (1987 report is missing). The reports include names of maids, notes on meetings, instructions for maids, and maids' activities.


Accession Number:  AM07-7                     

Dates:   2007

Volume: 3 items

Given By:   David Garraway

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Three DVD’s of 2007 Krewe of Zeus carnival activities:

1.  Dinner dance at Lake Terrace Convention Center (Feb. 2, 2007)
2.  King’s Feast at Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center (Feb. 16, 2007)
3.  Coronation at Saenger Theatre (Feb. 16, 2007)


Accession Number:  AM07-10                     

Dates:   1998; 2007

Volume: 1 folder

Given By: Garland Sullivan

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Program, invitations, newspaper clippings, and other items pertaining to the 2007 coronation festivities.  Also included is an invitation to a Summer Celebration at the lake house of Dr. and Mrs. David Harry Halliwell, III (Zeus LVIII & Consort, Mary) in 1998.  The invitation is written in poetic form and was composed by Dr. and Mrs. Halliwell.


Accession Number:  AM07-20                     

Dates:  1941

Volume: 1 item

Given By: Garland Sullivan

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

A scroll hand-painted on a 19" x 27" sheet of cardboard. The scroll requests that Miss Lyda Frances Gilliam serve as Queen-Consort to His Mystic Majesty Zeus X on February 21, 1941. This item has been removed from its original frame and placed in a map case.


Accession Number: AM07-25                     

Dates:   1979 - 2004

Volume: 26 DVDs

Given By:  David Garraway

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Twenty-six DVDs of Zeus Coronation videos from 1979 – 2004. These videos were transferred from VHS tapes to DVD by David Garraway of Video Image Productions (V.I.P). These DVDs are for archival purposes only, and are not to be checked out. Anyone needing to borrow Zeus Coronation videos should contact David Garraway at Video Image Productions (601) 544-8273.


Accession Number: AM08-10                   

Dates:   2008

Volume: 3 DVDs

Given By:  David Garraway

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

1. DVD of Krewe of Zeus Dinner Dance (Jan. 18, 2008)
2. DVD of Krewe of Zeus Coronation (Feb. 1, 2008)
3. DVD of Krewe of Zeus King’s Feast (Feb. 1, 2008)


Accession Number: AM08-11                   

Dates:   2008

Volume: 2 folders

Given By:  Garland Sullivan

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Items of memorabilia pertaining to the 2008 Mystic Krewe of Zeus of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, coronation festivities.


Accession Number: AM08-13                   

Dates:   2001 - 2008

Volume: 1 folder

Given By:  Garland Sullivan

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Programs, toasts, a publication, and other items relating to Zeus activities from 2001 2008.

 


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