Mardi Gras

Want to know more about “Mardi Gras?”  Here’s some resources below to help you become more of an expert on the celebration taking place all over the world today.

  • Start with a search for “Mardi Gras” in Credo Reference, a database of over 600 reference books including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other archives.
  • Go more in-depth in this article from 2008 about the recovery of the Mardi Gras festival in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, as well as the history of the evolution of the festival beginning in the late 1840s.
  • View historical costumes, krewes, and float designs from the 1870s to the 1970’s at Tulane University’s digital Carnival Collection, a free resource of digital images.
  • Or, just listen to some great Zydeco music by checking out Buckwheat Zydeco’s, “Ultimate Collection” available to all library users in the Music Lab on the 2nd floor.

Laissez les bons temps rouler!