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Mrs. William J. Behan collection on Confederate memorials

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-1058

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of newspaper clippings (1800s-1940s) collected by Mrs. William J. Behan that reflect her active involvement in honoring Confederate veterans and casualties. Behan was president for many years of the Ladies' Southern Memorial Association of New Orleans, which is often mentioned in both correspondence and clippings. She was also involved in the Jefferson Davis Monument Association of New Orleans as well as the Presbyterian Church in the Confederate States of America. Also included in the collection are poems by William Watson McWhan.

Dates

  • 1800s-1940s

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

Mrs. William J. Behan (née Kate Walker) is the wife of General William J. Behan, who fought with the Washington Artillery during the Civil War. Behan was also mayor of New Orleans (1882-1884). She was president of the Confederate Southern Memorial Association and the Ladies' Southern Memorial Association of New Orleans. She was also involved in the Jefferson Davis Monument Association of New Orleans as well as the Presbyterian Church in the Confederate States of America.

Extent

2.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by topic. The collection consists of two boxes. It is two linear feet.

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2011 by LAC Group.

Title
Mrs. William J. Behan collection on Confederate memorials
Author
LAC Group
Date
06/04/2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

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