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Harry S. Michel papers

Identifier: LaRC-126

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence and other papers of Harry S. Michel of New Orleans. Michel helped found the Daily City Item in 1877, and there is correspondence (1880-1881) between stockholders of the company dealing with newspaper matters. The collection also contains copies of the Anti-Taxer (1933), a newspaper dedicated to criticizing the politics of Huey P. Long; the American Progress (1940), which concerns the Louisiana gubernatorial race of 1940; as well as the Federationist (1945), a union newspaper that is covering the liquidation of the Hibernia Bank.


  • 1877-1945


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

Harry S. Michel (1858-1933), of New Orleans, helped found the Daily City Item in 1877. He dealt with stockholders of the company and other newspaper matters during the end of the nineteenth century.


1.00 Boxes

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Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by topic, then chronologically, as follows: papers pertaining to the founding of Daily City Item, other papers, correspondence, other printed material, and copies of the Anti-Taxer, the Federationist, and American Progress. The collection consists of one box and one oversize folder.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Douglas Black. Date acquired: 11/30/1961.

Other Descriptive Information

OCLC Number: 772190001

Processing Information

Collection processed in 1963.

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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