Julius Weiss Friend (1894-1962) was the founding editor of The Double Dealer, a New Orleans literary magazine published from 1921-1926. Along with this literary publication, Friend was an avid writer, philosopher, and lecturer on the topics of religion, ethics, economics, and history. He was a prominent figure in the New Orleans French Quarter Renaissance in the 1920’s. Friend, along with other writers, artists, and social critics, created a bohemian community in the French Quarter that was comparable to more well-known groups in New York City, San Francisco, and Paris. His work with The Double Dealer was a cornerstone of the French Quarter Renaissance. As a Yale graduate, Friend lectured in the history department of Tulane University from 1946-1949. In 1922, Julius Friend married Elise Siess Weil (1896-1984), and they had two children. Upon Friend death in 1962, his wife donated his works to the Louisiana Research Collection at Tulane University.