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A. J. Mann papers

Identifier: LaRC-268

Scope and Contents

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


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

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.


0.50 Linear Feet

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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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Al Rose. Date acquired: 01/11/1968.

Processing Information

Finding Aid information entered into Archon on 3/12/2015

Samantha Bruner
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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US