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LaRC. Louisiana Research Collection

 Record Group
Identifier: LaRC
Collections of the Louisiana Research Collection at the Special Collections Library, Jones Hall, Tulane University.

Found in 2078 Collections and/or Records:

Albert R. Chandler letter

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-M-248
Scope and Contents

Letter from Albert R. Chandler with the American Red Cross near Venice on January 25, 1918 describing Red Cross Activities in Milan and Venice including Italy's actions in the war.

Dates: 1918

Albert Sidney and William Preston Johnston papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-1
Scope and Contents The collection consists of business and personal correspondence, business and legal papers, printed and original manuscripts, newspaper clippings, diaries, scrapbooks, and ledgers of William Preston Johnston (1831-1899) and his father, Albert Sidney Johnston (1803-1862). The Albert Sidney Johnston materials date from 1827 when he was a lieutenant stationed at Jefferson Barracks to his death at the Battle of Shiloh in 1862. The materials that relate to William Preston Johnston cover his...
Dates: 1822-1915

Albert Voss collection

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-856
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of programs, scrapbooks, clippings, cast lists, photographs, illustrations, correspondence, personal items, invitations, a manuscript score of Aida, playbills, and reviews pertaining to New Orleans musical and theatrical performances between 1843 and 1990. There are also music programs from places outside of New Orleans.

Dates: 1843-1990

Albert Wicker papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-M-1138
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of personal correspondence of Albert Wicker, an African American educator in New Orleans, who served as principal of the Bienville Public School in New Orleans. Also included are receipts for payments to various benevolent societies including the St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church and Société des Jeunes Amis as well as the publication, The Negro National Educational Congress: By Laws and Constitution.

Dates: 1877-1932

Albrecht M. Kronenberger letter

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-M-337
Scope and Contents

Letter dated July 27, 1938 from A.M. Kroneberger in New York City to Louis Kroneberger also in New York City concerning the immigration status of Kurt Treidel who came from Stuttgart, Germany to the United States.

Dates: 1938

Alcée Fortier papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-M-164
Scope and Contents Letters to Alcée Fortier, french professor at Tulane University, from William O. Rogers, G.B. d'Anglade, Ambassador Jusserand, Henry Vignaud, John Trotwood Moore, and Governor J.Y. Sanders of Louisiana. The Jusserand letter tells of a plan by F.C. Zacharie of New Orleans for erecting a statue of Lafrenière and his companions. The two Vignaud letters urge Fortier to seek appointment as Secretary in Paris. Governor Sanders' letters deal with Fortier's appointment to respresent Louisiana at the...
Dates: 1894-1911

Alex Comfort papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-M-217
Scope and Contents

Papers pertaining to Alex Comfort's enlistment in he United States Army during the Spanish- American War. There is included a printed souvenir book containing photographs of the various companies and officers of the Second Regiment Louisiana Volunteer Infantry and the Regiment Band.

Dates: 1898-1899

Alexander Dmitry papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-M-899
Scope and Contents

This collection contains mostly personal papers of Alexander Dmitry, 1805-1883, including his letters to his family and letters from others. Also, papers he wrote and a long article about him in the Country Visitor, 1879. Of interest are the Civil War statements about his son's wounds at the Battle of Shiloh and his letters of affection and advice to his wife and children.

Dates: 1859-1895

Alexander H. Stevens paper

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-M-666
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a fragment from an unidentified book. The fragment includs a letter from Alexander H. Stephens, dated Crawfordville, GA, May 9 1855, to Judge Thomas W. Thomas, on the subject of Know-Nothingism; and a copy of the speech Stephens made at the Augusta, GA City Hall on the occasion of his announcing himself a candidate for re-election to Congress in 1855.

Dates: 1855

Alexander Hamilton Polk land sale

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-M-662
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a document detailing the sale of land in Bolivar County, Mississippi, by Alexander Hamilton Polk to Frances Anne Deveraux, resident of New Orleans and wife of Reverend Leonidas Polk. The land sale is dated July 23 1855.

Dates: 1855

Alexander P. Farnsley letters

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-M-292
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of two sets of facsimilies of letters dated 1856-1860 written by Alexander P. Farnsley of Fernlea, Kentucky to Mary Elizabeth Thurman whom Farnsley later married. The facsimilies, produced by the Lost Cause Press, were made in 1962 on the occasion of the marriages of the two great granddaughters of Alexander P. Farnsley and Mary Elizabeth Thurman. Included is a reprint of an article by Sally Farnsley on the Farnsley letters.

Dates: 1856-1860; Other: Date acquired: 03/01/1964

Alexander R. Knowles manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-M-1126
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a manuscripts written by Pvt. Alexander B. Knowles from Louisiana describing his and others Civil War experiences in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee, including Shiloh, Port Hudson, Vicksburg, Edwards Station, Champion Hill, Chickamauga, and Franklin.

Dates: Undated

Alexander Walker letter

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-M-887
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter from Alexander Walker, New Orleans, to Benson John Lossing. The letter discusses a plan for revision of his book, Jackson and New Orleans. Requests Lossing to make stylistic and organizational changes he may believe appropriate for the new edition.

Dates: 1860

Alexis Ferry journals

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-331
Scope and Contents In these journals, Alexis Ferry, a sugar plantation owner, wrote about the events that defined the Civil War era in the South. From 1842 to 1883, Ferry wrote about his family, his health, and his business. Several entries contain his opinions on the issues of slavery, race, religion, and state sovereignty. He also wrote about his interests in astronomy as well as several political and philosophical ideas about society. Ferry had a knack for sketching realistic representations of ships,...
Dates: 1840s-1883

Alfred A. Parmenter papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-690
Scope and Contents The collection is primarily made up of the correspondence of Alfred A. Parmenter (1836-1880), a musician in the 26th Regiment Massachusetts Voluntary Infantry, to his parents, Horace and Betsey Parmenter in Lowell, Massachusetts (1861-1862). Parmenter corresponds with his parents while he is stationed at Ship Island, Quarantine Station, Fort Saint Philip, New Orleans, and on board the Steamship Constitution. He often describes Ship Island, drilling operations, regimental organization, and...
Dates: 1861-1862; 1962-1963; Other: Majority of material found within 1861-1862

Alfred Cobden

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-B-310
Scope and Contents

A series of letters to his sister, Amelia, on a voyage to the Madeira Islands, Gibraltar, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands. Travel was by ship, train and stagecoach.

Dates: 1850-1852

Alfred de Vigny letter

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-M-674
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter from Alred de Vigny to Philippe Busoni, inviting his friend to visit him on evening and adding that he hardly ever goes out now and usually works in the evenings.

Dates: 1845

Alfred Mercier papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-444
Scope and Contents This collection consists of different journals and papers related to Alfred Mercier. One of these journals is an account of Mercier's trip to France and Algeria in 1879. He gives vivid accounts of the transatlantic voyage, southern France, and the Casbah. The other two journals are accounts of daily life in New Orleans, 1871-1891 and 1891-1893. They mention the weather, literary concerns, Mercier's medical practice, and activities with friends (Jules Gentil, Alcée Fortier, Charles Gayarré,...
Dates: 1831-1893

Alfred N. Wallace letter

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-M-533
Scope and Contents

Letter from Alfred N. Wallace commenting on the condition of dried spiders sent by a Doctor Bruns. He also inquires about butterflies.

Dates: 1869

Alfred Pierson diary

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-M-1068
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a journal describing work on a railroad survey in Central America for the British Honduras and Guatemala Railroad. Includes description of the terrain and workers' names and wages. Alfred Pierson was manager of the project. First two pages of diary recount the voyage from New Orleans to Belize.

Dates: 1883

Alfred Roman letter

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-M-102
Scope and Contents

Personal letter from Alfred Roman to General G.T. Beauregard asking for help in locating a position.

Dates: 1888

Alfred S. Lippman aviation postal history collection

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-1079
Scope and Contents

Collection of envelopes, postal covers, and postal stamps which document the history of postal aviation and air mail.

Dates: 1831-1984; Other: Majority of material found in 1928-1943

Alfred S. Lippman collection of Civil War letters

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-993
Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of Antebellum and Civil War letters collected by donor Al Lippman. The letters were primarily written by Union soldiers in the south to their families in the north. The letters describe news of skirmishes and fighting, daily camp life, illness and disease, slavery and opinions and observations about their experiences. Many of the letters were written by soldiers stationed in Louisiana. The collection also contains 41 Civil War postal covers.

Dates: 1848-1866

Alfred Talbot Richardson papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-939
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of original and transcribed business correspondence, photographs, and a published monograph, titled Forebears Fareing, by Otis Dunbar Richardson, which includes biographical information about the extended Richardson family history.  Business letters in the collection deal with sale of land and property, timber production, and personnel and racial issues, including mention of the Ku Klux Klan.

Dates: 1914-1970

Algernon Badger family papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-1080
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence, legal documents, financial records, photographs and ephemera collected or created by the Badger family. Much of the correspondence is focused on the military and political career of Algernon Badger. The majority of the letters are addressed to John Beighton Badger, Algernon Badger's father. A significant portion of the records deal with family affairs taking place in Milton, Massachusetts, Algernon Badger's hometown. Algernon Badger's letters to his...
Dates: 1813-1920

Alice Monroe Labouisse papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-283
Scope and Contents The collection contains photographs, correspondence, bills and receipts, cards and invitations, clippings, church publications, and photo albums. There is a commonplace book of Alice Blanc dated 1875 September and 1876 that includes observations on the United States Centennial in Philadelphia. The photograph albums include images of the Gulf Coast, North Carolina, New York, and New Orleans (buildings). There are also family photographs of the Labouisse family as well as desk diaries of Alice...
Dates: 1875-1965

Alice Rogers diploma

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-M-821
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a diploma of promoter of the Apostleship of Prayer for Alice Rogers of the Center "St. Alphonsus" in New Orleans.

Dates: 1917

Alice Walworth Graham papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-93
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of manuscripts of Alice Walworth Graham's Lost River, The Natchez Woman, The Vows of the Peacock, Shield of Honor, galley proofs of Shield of Honor, and incomplete manuscripts of Dark Earth, Deep River.

Dates: 1938-1957; Other: Date acquired: 01/05/1964

Alin, William tax record

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-M-643
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a record kept by William Alin of taxes paid on such commodities as tobacco, cloth, and rum, 1777-1780. Several lines were added at the end in 1807-1808.

Dates: 1777-1808

Allain and Swigart families papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-775
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Elise Allain Swigart's genealogical research in addition to original documents, including a scrapbook, photographs, articles, programs, a marriage contract, baptismal records, death notices, wills, promissory notes, land claims, and correspondence. The scrapbook (1882-1968) consists of genealogical material as well as newspaper clippings on Louisiana history and people.

Dates: 1777-1974