This collection consists primarily of the personal papers of A. Watson Chapman (1906-1972). There are biographical as well as genealogical materials about the Chapman and Watson families. His career as a chemical engineer is documented by work correspondence from Celotex Corporation in addition to Alpha Chi Sigma and other chemistry organization material. Chapman was also involved with the Tulane Board of Visitors, the Round Table Club, Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carré, and the Tulane Alumni Association. He went on a number of trips and there are many family photographs in the collection as well. Chapman's appointment books are also present, in addition to a family bible.
The collection is arranged by topic as follows: biographical and genealogical material, correspondence, organizations, clippings, photographs, family bible, appointment books, and volumes. The collection consists of five boxes.
Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
Estate of A. Watson Chapman.
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A. Watson Chapman papers, Manuscripts Collection 896, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.
Collection processed by Helen Burkes.