Mystic Krewe of Zeus of Hattiesburg Records Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains clippings, correspondence, memorabilia, menus, invitations, media, scrapbooks, photographs, speeches and planning materials for The Mystic Krewe of Zeus. The materials primarily date 1924-2020.
- Creation: circa 1920s-2020
- Mystic Krewe of Zeus (Hattiesburg, Miss.). (1924-) (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Noncirculating; available for research.
Box 36 is restricted.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).
Biographical / Historical
During the Mardi Gras season the group of individuals who participate in Carnival events such as parades, balls, and dinner dances are called ‘krewes’. The city of Hattiesburg has a krewe that was founded by Joe McMahon in 1924, called The Mystic Krewe of Zeus. Since then, the organization has continued to celebrate Carnival season with elaborate dinner dances and coronations. Krewe activities were suspended three times in the history of the organization, during the Great Depression, World War II and the Korean War. The Krewe of Zeus elects a king and queen to reign over the festivities every year. The king and queen are prominent members of the community who are active in the civil and social activities within the community of Hattiesburg.
Many items in the collection were donated by Garland Sullivan who reigned as king over the Krewe of Zeus in 1990. Ties to the Krewe of Zeus go even further back with the Sullivan family, because Garland Sullivan’s father and brother were also kings in the krewe. C.Caruthers Sullivan was king in 1950 and C.Caruthers Sullivan, Jr. reigned over the krewe in 1976. Martha Caruthers Sullivan Nichols was also queen over the Krewe of Zeus in 1978. The Sullivan family matriarch Normal Sullivan organized and directed Krewe of Zeus events for many years.
27.25 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection have been divided into four series.
Series one consists of clippings, various ephemera, memorabilia, correspondence, speeches, and photographs from Mystic Krewe of Zeus events. These items were arranged alphabetically by specific subject headings.
Series two consists of materials donated by Garland Sullivan, such as ephemera, correspondence, speeches and clippings. These items were arranged alphabetically by specific subject headings.
Note: It should be noted that there is some redundancy in the materials featured within the first two series.
Series three consists of media such as betas, VHS tapes and DVDs of Krewe of Zeus events and these items were placed in chronological order.
Series four contains the official Krewe of Zeus scrapbooks and these were also arranged in chronological order.
Donated by: Garland Sullivan, Zuline Morris Ames, James McKenzie, Kathy Dyess, Jane Heidelberg, Dr. John Pettis Culpepper, III, David Garraway, Sarah Fowler, Diane Ellzey, and Michael E. McElroy.
Biographical information obtained from the collection and case file.
Former Kings and Queens
II 1925 Mr. Frank Deas / Mrs. Lucy Rich Cragin Smith
Ill 1934 Mr. Travis H. Boykin / Mrs. Mary Hagerty Morrison
IV 1935 Dr. R. Ed Busby / Mrs. Zuline Morris Ames
V 1936 Mr. Frank W. Foote / Mrs. Kathleen Cameron Hutchinson
VI 1937 Mr. H. S. Hagerty / Mrs. Elizabeth Tatum McKinnon
VII 1938 Mr. Harry McArthur / Mrs. Martha Heidelberg Boswell
VIII 1939 Dr. Claude S. Williams, Jr / Mrs. Helen Cooper Havard
IX 1940 Dr: H. Carroll McLeod / Mrs. Alice Steen Hibbett Simmons
X 1941 Dr. J. P Culpepper, Jr. / Mrs. Lida Frances Gilliam Rogers
XI 1949 Mr: Thad L. Fowler / Mrs. Kathryn Mai Hoffman Colmer
XII 1950 Mr. C. Caruthers Sullivan / Mrs. Mary Ross Daniels
XIII 1953 Mr. Francis L. Miller / Mrs. Lynn Williams Thomson
XIV 1954 Mr. Jack F. Burke / Mrs. Ann Clark Gray
XV 1955 Mr. Joe Ben Pack / Mrs. Mary Montague Yerger
XVI 1956 Mr. J. Ed Turner / Mrs. Sydney Ann Russell Hemeter
XVII 1957 Dr. R. Cecil Cook / Mrs. Hazel Moore Snowden
XVIII 1958 Mr. William T Russell, Sr. / Miss Mitzi Wheless
XIX 1959 Mr. Ernest C. Simmons Mrs. Helen Polk Clark Berlind
XX 1960 Dr. Van C. Temple / Mrs. Mary Virginia Morrison McKenzie
XXI 1961 Mr. Alfred Moore / Mrs. Sandra Draughn Freeman
XXII 1962 Mr. Reginald A. Gray, Jr. / Mrs. Mary Ella Burke Biggs
XXIII 1963 Dr. Frederick E. Tatum / Mrs. Mary Rae Fridge Schmidt
XXIV 1964 Mr. William A. Powe / Mrs. Ethelyn Ames Fagan
XXV 1965 Mr. Robert L. Morrison / Mrs. Marcia McDuff Collins
XXVI 1966 Mr. Lawrence Y. Foote / Ms. Brenda O'Neal Lambert
XXVII 1967 Mr. J. D. Lewis / Miss Ann Hagerty Morrison
XXVIII 1968 Mr. Rowland W. Heidelberg / Mrs. Annette McMullan McIntosh
XXIX 1969 Dr. Andrew J. Carroll, Jr. / Mrs. Betty Moore McKenzie
XXX 1970 Mr. Wallace R. Gunn / Mrs. Mary Lynn Turner Shaver
XXXI 1971 Mr. Frank H. Ford, Jr. / Mrs. Carroll Clark Mayfield
XXXII 1972 Mr. T Lewis Fowler, Jr, / Mrs. Catherine Fridge
XXXIII 1973 Mr. Joseph F. Tatum / Mrs. Lynn Stevens McMullan
XXXIV 1974 Dr. Dawson B. Conerly, Jr. / Miss Cathy Jo Huddleston
XXXV 1975 Dr. D. Harry Halliwell, Jr. / Mrs. Susan Faust Haydel
XXXVI 1976 Mr. C. Caruthers Sullivan, Jr. / Mrs. Jeanne Dews Franks
XXXVII 1977 Mr. Ernest H. Ross, Jr. / Mrs. Mary Halliwell Guenveur
XXXVIII 1978 Dr. Richard H. Clark, Jr. / Mrs. Martha Caruthers Sullivan Nichols
XXXIX 1979 Mr: Paul W. McMullan / Ms. Mary Sandra Tatum Henson
XL 1980 Mr. Harry McArthur, Jr. / Miss Patricia Eve Gable
XLI 1981 Mr. James F. McKenzie / Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Foote Hoffman
XLII 1982 Dr. J.P. Culpepper, Ill / Mrs. Sally Ross Fowler Carson
XLIII 1983 Dr. John A. McLeod, Ill / Mrs. Sara Carol Woodruff Engle
XLIV 1984 Mr. H. David Roberts / Miss Patricia Lynn Ross
XLV 1985 Mr. Raymond M. Dearman / Mrs. Catherine Morrison McKenzie Campbell
XLVI 1986 Dr, Martin H. Baker / Mrs. Susan Heidelberg Thomson Eaves
XLVII 1987 Mr. Thomas I. Hughes / Ms. Margaret Ann Tatum
XLVIII 1988 Mr. Charles Burkett Herrin / Miss Mary Ellen McKenzie
XLIX 1989 Dr: Hilton Lamar Gillespie / Miss Lee Kathan Dearman
L 1990 Mr. Garland Williams Sullivan / Mrs. Lara Clark Cooper
LI 1991 Mr. R. Webster Heidelberg, Ill / Mrs. Jodie Gillespie Hopkins
LII 1992 Judge Richard Wayne McKenzie / Mrs. Mary Louise Bombay Polk
LIII 1993 Mr. John Wincie Lee, Jr. / Mrs. Jane Leigh Puckett Kang
LIV 1994 Dr. Thomas Glenn Puckett / Mrs. Brian Leigh Varner Barrett
LV 1995 Justice Michael Keith Randolph / Mrs. Anna Laura Bomboy Brett
LVI 1996 Dr. David Waldron Bombay / Mrs. Mary Moore McKenzie Conville
LVII 1997 Mr. Michael Eugene McElroy / Mrs. Margaret Franklin Puckett McArthur
LVIII 1998 Dr. David Harry Halliwell, Ill / Mrs. Simeon Avery Williford Klauk
LIX 1999 Mr. Henderson Alfred Moore, Ill / Mrs. Lauren Fraser Gullung Simmerman
LX 2000 Mr. Jon Mark Weathers / Mrs. Abigail Randolph Tyner
LXI 2001 Colonel Joseph Dwight Dyess / Mrs. Lauren Shenton Hood Shifalo
LXII 2002 Dr. Douglas Wesley Rouse, Jr . / Mrs. Carey Leigh Revels Norris
LXIII 2003 Dr. William Henry Gullung, Ill / Mrs. Lindsay Jeanne Conerly Murphy
LXIV 2004 Mr. William Holt McMullan / Mrs. Sarah Davis Halliwell Carver
LXV 2005 Mr. Lawrence Wayne Warren / Mrs. Hollis St. Clair Heidelberg Giddens
LXVI 2006 Mr. Carl Lavelle Nicholson, Jr. / Mrs. Currie Robertson Moore Dennington
LXVII 2007 Mr. Ted Johnson Webb, Jr. / Mrs. Chandler Speed Finnegan
LXVIII 2008 Mr. Frank Hoyle McWhorter, Jr. / Mrs. Candace Findlay Gullung Gosnell
LXIX 2009 Dr. Steven Moreau Murphey / Mrs. Susan Grace Roberts Olmsted
LXX 2010 Mr. Robert White St. Joh / Miss Margaret Alice McWhorter
LXXI 2011 Mr. Warren Alton Hood, Jr. / Mrs. Annie Laurie Roberts Barrett
LXXII 2012 Mr. Harry McArthur, Ill / Miss Mary Lucas Halliwell
LXXIII 2013 Dr. Timothy Leigh Cole / Mrs. Jane Caroline Conerly Johnson
LXXIV 2014 Dr. Thomas Stockton Messer, Jr. / Miss Joanna Lynn Bushardt
LXXV 2015 Dr. John Clayton Nelson, Sr. / Mrs. Anne Gammill Harmon
LXXVI 2016 Mr. Francis Ross Bell / Miss Chloe Leigh Nelson
LXXVII 2017 Mr. Dennis Gregory Garraway / Miss Christina Penn Rutland
LXXVIII 2018 Dr. George James Azar, Ill / Miss Katherine Monroe McElroy
LXXIX 2019 Dr. Alan Douglas Lucas / Miss Jennifer Holleman St. John
LXXX 2020 Mr. James Ernest Duff / Miss Camille Alexandra Azar
- Mystic Krewe of Zeus (Hattiesburg, Miss.). (1924-) (Organization)
Genre / Form
- Albums (Books).
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.).
- Press releases.
- Programs (Publications).
- Records (Documents).
- Video recordings.
- Mystic Krewe of Zeus of Hattiesburg Records Collection
- Collection processed and finding aid written by Amanda Abulawi
- January 21, 2020
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository
118 College Drive - 5148
Hattiesburg MS 39406-0001