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A.B. Paterson papers

Identifier: LaRC-908

Scope and Contents

The collection is made up of A.B. Paterson's photographs, newspaper clippings, memorial material, a photograph album, awards, and scrapbooks. Paterson was one of the founders of the International House, a member of Young Men's Business Club of New Orleans, and active with the New Orleans Area Council Boy Scouts of America, Louisiana State Board of Industry and Commerce, and New Orleans Aviation Board.


  • 1908-1958
  • Other: Date acquired: 09/08/1988


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

A.B. Patterson (1883-1952) was a New Orleans businessman and civic leader. He was active with the New Orleans Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, the Louisiana State Board of Industry and Commerce (1937-1938), and the New Orleans Aviation Board. Paterson was also one of the fourteen founders of the International House in New Orleans in 1943.


3.00 Boxes

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Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by topic, as follows: awards and commendations; family photograph album; scrapbook of newspaper clippings; personal papers; loose newspaper clippings; photograph album on Arkansas Light and Power; and Paterson photographs. The collection consists of three boxes.

Source of Acquisition

Mrs. Eugene Countiss.

Method of Acquisition


Processing Information

Collection processed in 1996 by H.B.

A.B. Paterson papers
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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