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A. J. Mann papers

Identifier: LaRC-Manuscripts Collection -268
This collection consists of the collected papers of A.J. Mann, of New Orleans, LA. Included are typed correspondence, including outgoing carbons, post cards, partially printed personal tax documents from 1926 and 1927, statistical charts on cotton production, photographs, periodicals, reports, drafts of columns, telegrams, clippings and other printed items. A.J. Mann's columns respond to the stock market crash of 1929 and its ongoing effects on the cotton trade and the American economy. Correspondents include Texas cotton traders W.B. ray & Co. and others, Dow, Jones & Co., the Shreveport Times, and the Wall Street Journal.


  • 1917-1952
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/11/1968


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.


0.50 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

A.J. Mann was a New Orleans reporter specializing in the New Orleans cotton trade and cotton growing in the southern United States. He worked at the New Orleans Cotton Exchange for the New Orleans Daily States, and later sent articles on the cotton trade and Southern agriculture to New York for the Wall Street Journal. He and his wife, Barbara, lived on Eleonore Street in Uptown New Orleans from the 1920s until the 1960s. He was the manager of the New Orleans Cotton News Bureau.

Arrangement Note

This collection consists of one box.

Physical Access Requirements

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

Source of Acquisition

Al Rose
Method of Acquisition Gift.

Processing Information

Finding Aid information entered into Archon on 3/12/2015
Archon Finding Aid Title
Samantha Bruner
Description rules
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Division, Tulane University Repository

202 Jones Hall
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118- US