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Sidney Villere papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-919

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of materials used by Sidney Villere while researching his great grandfather, Jacques Philippe Villere, the first native-born governor of New Orleans. There are genealogical notes on numerous families related to the Villere family, photocopies of documents by and about figures that interacted with Jacques Philippe Villere, as well as Sidney Villere's correspondence. Also included in the collection is material by George C.H. Kernion, a Louisiana genealogist, which includes speeches, typescripts, and correspondence.

Dates

  • 1884-1981
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/01/1989

Creator

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

Sidney Villere (1901-1982) was a researcher of Louisiana colonial history and genealogy as well as an author of two books on Louisiana history. He researched his great grandfather, Jacques Philippe Villere, the first native-born governor of Louisiana. As a young man he was a member of the New Orleans Art League and pursued commercial art, printmaking, and pen and ink drawings. Villere was a member of the National Trust, the Louisiana Historical Society, L'Athénée louisianais, the Louisiana Historical and Genealogical Society, and served as secretary of the Orleans Landmarks Commission.

Extent

4.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by topic as follows: genealogical notes, arranged alphabetically by family name; photocopies of documents and genealogical notes, arranged chronologically and alphabetically; Villere correspondence, arranged chronologically; and Kernion material. The collection consists of four boxes.

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Date
08/07/2011
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US