Julius W. Friend papers Edit


LaRC Manuscripts Collection 138
Finding Aid Author
Processed and written by Jack Wood. Data entry by Andrew Mullins, III. Supervised by Lee Miller and Andrew Mullins, III.
Finding Aid Date
2017 November 9
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
Edition Statement
Second edition. Complete rehousing, new inventory, and updated notes.


  • 1920-1976 (Creation)


  • 4.5 Linear Feet (Whole)
    8 boxes.

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  • Scope and Contents

    Archival Collection #138 houses the Julius Friend Papers. This collection includes correspondence, rough drafts of novels and papers, published papers, lectures and associated notes, travel journals, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, a personal history of The Double Dealer, and a series of letters. Correspondence includes materials such as legal documents, financial statements, and outgoing carbons. Correspondents include publishers, other writers, and lawyers.

  • Arrangement

    Arranged bychronologically by document type.

  • Biographical / Historical

    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.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Access is unrestricted.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Acquired in 1963 from Elise Weil Friend (Mrs. Julius W. Friend) of New Orleans, with additions through 1982.

  • Other Finding Aids

    OCLC: 933413533

  • Preferred Citation

    Julius W. Friend papers, Manuscripts Collection 138, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118

  • Related Materials

    Copies of the Double Dealer are held in the Louisiana Collection, call number: 976.3 (051) D727.