Mardi Gras at Loyola, 1983

Mardi Gras in New Orleans has been in full swing since the Phunny Phorty Phellows took to the street(cars) on Twelfth Night, January 6. King cakes are for sale everywhere you look, and calendars are full of parades for the next month.

In 1983, Loyola got even more into the spirit of carnival than usual thanks to the West Bank Krewe “The Knights of King Arthur.” Loyola alumnus Philip Fricano saluted his alma mater with the parade theme “Halls of Memories…a Salute to Loyola University.” Click here for a full story from the 1983 Wolf Yearbook.

Fr. Carter receiving a commemorative plaque from Philip Fricano

The cape worn by Fricano, as well as a commemorative doubloon throw, are stored in Special Collections & Archives.

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

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