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J. Mitchell Pilcher papers

Identifier: LaRC-306

Scope and Contents

Joseph Mitchell Pilcher was a poet, newspaper writer, social worker, and religious educator. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and bound typescripts. There are also journals containing Pilcher's poems or information about him. Much of the correspondence is with his friend, George Kent, as well as with various publishers. There are Alabama Writers' Conclave and National Poetry Day materials as well as copies of songs for which Pilcher wrote the lyrics.


  • 1890s-1972


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Mitchell Pilcher was a poet, newspaper writer, social worker, and religious educator. He was born in Marksville, Louisiana and spent most of his life in Alabama. He was the poet-laureate of Alabama and was a member of the Alabama Writers' Conclave and the chairman of the Alabama National Poetry Day.


7.00 Boxes

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Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged as follows: correspondence, arranged chronologically; other papers; University of Chicago Home Study course; photographs and newspaper clippings; pamphlets, bulletins, and journals; and bound volumes. The collection consists of 7 boxes and 77 volumes (2 copies of Volume 76).

Source of Acquisition

Gift of J. Mitchell Pilcher. Date acquired: 11/30/1968.

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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