LaRC. Louisiana Research Collection
Collections of the Louisiana Research Collection at the Special Collections Library, Jones Hall, Tulane University.
Found in 1887 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The collection is made up of forty-four short-entry diaries of civil engineer Arthur Monroe Shaw (1870-1942). Most of the diaries relate to Shaw's various engineering projects, but there are also entries that relate to his social and family activities. Shaw worked first in the Midwest on railroad construction and drainage projects, then went to Mexico to help work on a railroad down there. In 1909 he moved to New Orleans and worked on land reclamation, drainage, and city sanitation. From 1920...
Dates: 1892-1942; Other: Date acquired: 01/04/1972
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photographs, sketches, designs, plans, correspondence, and other papers of New Orleans sculptor, Dr. Arthur "Art" Silverman. The binders have been assembled by Silverman and his staff to document the creation, installation, and display of his sculptures, jewelry, and other works.
Dates: 1944-2007; Other: Majority of material found in 1975-2007; Other: Date acquired: 02/11/2009
Scope and Contents Letter from Arthur Symons, Effingham House, Arundel Street, London, to a friend or colleague named Smithers stating that he is sending the revised proof and commenting on several manuscripts and the publishing house.
Dates: 1896; Other: Date acquired: 10/06/1954
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a group of papers, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings (1949-1985), scrapbooks, and genealogical materials of two New Orleans families, the Artigues family of France and the Riecke family of Germany. Includes the complete service record of Jean Joseph Artigues (1848-1852), in the first Company of Workers of Artillery in Algiers and the Extra de l'Estafette. Also includes documents of conscript, birth certificates, financial documents, promissory notes,...
Dates: 1809-1985; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1967
Scope and Contents This collection contains lists of members of various companies of the Artillerie d'Orleans (Orleans Batallion of Artillery), giving name, age, address, birthplace, and occupation.
Dates: 1876; Other: Date acquired: 03/09/1948
Scope and Contents This collection contains papers including financial statements of the Audubon Park Association for 1906 and 1914, a report of the secretary for 1913 and 1915, and two interest statements for 1915 and one of 1916. It also contains various deposit slips for 1915 and 1916, as well as a few letters dealing with the business of the Association.
Dates: 1906-1916; Other: Date acquired: 01/10/1959
Scope and Contents A collection of sheet music belonging to August Davis and covering the period from 1851-1876 There are approximately 42 items bound in one volume. Many of the pieces were published in New Orleans and were composed by August Davis.
Scope and Contents This collection contains original manuscript sheet music titled "Fantasie on the Beautiful Courtableau." Written in pencil. Four instrument lines, including one C clef, with "Trio" on second page.
Dates: Undated; Other: Date acquired: 08/09/1991
Scope and Contents The collection consists of family papers, primarily of the Augustin family, with notes and papers of the Wogan family. In addition, there are writings by Jeanne Wogan Arguedas, who wrote under the pen name Anne Labranche. The Augustin family papers consist of records of Jean Augustin and his wife Marie Sauton as well as a petition signed by prominent New Orleanians in favor of Honorable Donatien Augustin, Judge of the Fifth District Court (1857). There are genealogies for the Wogan family as...
Dates: 1803-1936; Other: Date acquired: 12/05/1964
Scope and Contents This collection is made up of correspondence, research notes, clippings and other reference material used by Augusto Miceli for writing his books, The Pickwick Club of New Orleans, and The Man with the Red Umbrella, the story of Giacomo Beltrami's exploration of the upper Mississippi River. The Mistick Krewe of Comus in 1857 set up a "front" organization, which they called the Pickwick Club. Miceli was a Pickwick Club historian and lawyer in New Orleans. The collection contains the manuscript...
Dates: 1813-1975; Other: Majority of material found in 1950s-1960s
Scope and Contents The collection contains a document issued by the Louisiana Board of Health that certifies that Doctor Augustus Charles Fowler is licensed to practice medicine in Louisiana. There is also an undated printed advertisement for "Platt's Chlorides" with signatures of the phycisians who endorse the disinfectant.
Dates: 1883; Other: Date acquired: 11/12/1962
Scope and Contents This collection contains primarily presidential autographs. Included are: Grover Cleveland, September 24 1890; Woodrow Wilson, February 3 1911; Manuel Quezon, December 20 1913; Theodore Roosevelt, June 16 1915; Herbert Hoover, June 30 1917; Franklin Roosevelt, October 15 1928; Herbert Hoover, June 30 1941 (and a copy of a letter from Donald Renshaw to Hoover, for which Hoover's letter was a response); and Charles G. Dawes, September 5 1947 and September 7 1950.
Scope and Contents This advertisement is a brochure for the "Columbia Mark XLVI," an automobile manufactured by the Electric Vehicle Company of Hartford, Conneticut. The brochure has a photograph of the car and a detailed list of specifications. Also included is a business card.
Dates: Undated; Other: Date acquired: 12/09/1966
Scope and Contents This collection contains quotation lists and report on the tendencies of the market from Avegno, Binder, and Co. Avegno, Binder, and Co. were Stock, Notes, Exchange, and Real Estate Brokers in New Orleans.
Dates: 1858; Other: Date acquired: 09/01/1984
Scope and Contents This is a collection of letters from Adolphe Avenel, New Orleans, primarily from members of his family in France. Most are of personal nature. Of special interest is one letter from his mother describing recent events in the Revolution in France (June 30, 1848). Among other correspondents are: Victor Martin, France; A. Lecomte, Mandeville; and Jules Grégoire, San Francisco. There are also a few letters to his daughter, Marie Avenel, from relatives in France.
Dates: 1845-1873; Other: Date acquired: 06/06/1962
Scope and Contents This collection contains a volume composed and written by Madame la Duchesse de Ligneville, mistress of Emperor Francis (husband of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria). The Duchesse gave the manuscript to the Emperor, who had it bound and presented to their illegitimate son, the Duke de Ligneville. The imperial crown, mounted on the double cross of the Holy Roman Empire, appears in gold tooling on the four corners of each cover. In French.
Scope and Contents This collection contains a letter, dated March 7 1917, from Dr. Lewis Baker, Dayton, Ohio, to G. K. Reynaud, New Orleans, concerning a prescription which he is sending in the letter.
Dates: 1917; Other: Date acquired: 01/03/1968
Scope and Contents The Bark May Flower ship manifest records contains a freight book, delivery notes, and regulations for the Bark May Flower. The freight book and delivery notes are primarily for cotton, but also for other goods such as leather, tobacco, and sugar. The Bark May Flower was based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The sailing ship's name was sometimes written Mayflower.
Dates: 1848-1866; Other: Majority of material found in 1848-1852
Scope and Contents This collection contains a print by E. Purcell, advertising P. T. Barnum's Great Roman Hippodrome, which occupied the entire block between Madison and Fourth Ave. and 26th and 27th St.
Dates: 1874 June 12; Other: Date acquired: 1983 July 11
Scope and Contents A document dated 1793 July 9, New Orleans, signed by the Baron de Carondelet, Governor of Louisiana, in which he appointed Antonio Gautier "Teniente" of the Post of San Carlos de Misuri. The commission was countersigned by Andrés López Armesto. In Spanish. With a transcription/translation.
Scope and Contents This collection contains a petition for a declaratory judgment that construction of an elevated expressway through the Vieux Carre Section of the City of New Orleans is unconstitutional and, alternatively, the the Vieux Carre legislation is unconstitutional. James J. Morrison, attorney for plaintifs. In Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans.
Dates: 1967; Other: Date acquired: 01/05/1988
Scope and Contents Letter from Baron de Sussy in Paris on August 20, 1817 to Bron Jeannin with refererence to a pension for Jeannin's brother and an order for 500 francs. In the margins there is a note from Jeannin to his brother stating that he had answered the letter and asked that the "mandat" be sent directly to him (the brother) to Périgeaux.
Dates: 1817; Other: Date acquired: 01/11/1953
Scope and Contents Letters written by Baron Marc de Villiers du Terrage, Parisian born author of Louisiana history (probably to Mr. Beer) concerning the publication of his "The History of the Founding of New Orleans." He also mentions another work "The French Expedition in Texas in 1720-1721." There is a copy of article included. Mostly in French with some English translations.
Dates: 1914-1917; Other: Date acquired: 01/10/1948
Scope and Contents This collection contains the second page of a letter written by Dr. A. F. Barrow concerning the difficulties encountered in obtaining appropriations from the Louisiana Legislature for St. Francisville Sanitarium.
Dates: Undated; Other: Date acquired: 01/06/1963
Scope and Contents This collection Consists of personal and business papers of the Barrow family and allied families of southern Louisiana. Included are hadnwritten and typed correspondence, financial documents, legal papers, genealogical records, family photographs, papers relating to enslaved African American workers, plantation books, a partially printed New Orleans dray license, a minute book of the New Orleans Medical and Surgical Association, journals, clippings, and other printed items. Families and...
Dates: 1776-1965; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1977
Scope and Contents This collection consists of correspondence between various members of the Bartlett family collected by Mary Bartlett, later named Mary Weller. Letter writers include Samuel, William, Julia, Amanda, and Lucy. This correspondence spans the American Civil War and the Reconstruction Era. Both William and Samuel served in the Union's Cumberland Army during the American Civil War and William suffered injuries causing him to be hospitalized. Their letters from this period document daily life in...
Dates: 1860-1884; Other: Date acquired: 02/11/1967
Scope and Contents The collection consiss of small coupon cards found in cigarette packs, with colored pictures of professional baseball players printed on one side, and an ad/or coupon for cigarettes, Mother's Bread--The Perfect Loaf, or the "H Weil Baking Company" on the other side.
Dates: Undated; Other: Date acquired: 09/08/1965