LaRC. Louisiana Research Collection
Found in 2078 Collections and/or Records:
This collection consists of silk screen posters produced by the Federal Arts Project of the W.P.A. on behalf of the War Services Program of Louisiana and other organizations. Artists involved in this project include John McCrady, Roland G. Duvernet, T.A. Byrne, and others. The topics of posters deal with rationing and conservation, recruitment, public health, domestic security and national secrets, and with the sale of war bonds and stamps.
The collection includes a classroom note regarding Paul O. Hébert and William T. Sherman, probably made during academic year 1839-1840 when they were both classmates at West Point. In the letter from Sherman to Mrs. Hébert, he gives advice about the education of her son (1885).
Letter from Wyndham Robertson, a recent settler in New Orleans at the time, to a friend named Reynolds om Charleston, South Carolina giving his reasons for settling in New Orleans and describing social and economic life in the city. He also compares the advantages life in the city presents to life in other towns. This letter dated March 6, 1849, states that Robertson would be dining that day with Henry Clay at Dr. William Newton Mercer's/
This collection contains an acounting book of the Yick Company, Arcola, MI, for 1921 and 1922. Some calculations are done on the reverse side of printed price lists of the Itzig Company, Inc. for fruit, produce, and grocers' specialties for 1921-1923. There are also some notations in Chinese.
The collection consists of over five hundred photographs of Young Men's Business Club events or of individuals associated with its activities. There are many local people in the political, religious, sports, literary, entertainment, and business fields. Many of the images were published in Action, the organization's publication. There are composite pictures of the Board of Directors (1947-1963) as well as pictures of presentations and awards.
This collection contains a typewritten copy of a letter written by Z. T. Fulmore, author of The History and Geography of Texas as Told in Country Names, to John Rose Ricklen, author of several books on Louisiana and an article, "Was Texas Included in the Louisiana Purchase?", concerning boundaries of the Louisiana Purchase.
This collection consists of notes about voodoo taken from New Orleans newspapers and city records. The notes are on the celebrations of St. John's Eve (John the Baptist's Day), African-American and Creole superstitions, voodoo charms, and events in which voodoo was suspected. Also included are the death dates of members of the Laveau and Glapion families as well as a newspaper account of the death of Marie Laveau. There is also information about the death of General Andrew Jackson.