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Edna B. Freiberg papers

Identifier: LaRC-892

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Edna B. Freiberg's research on the history of Bayou St. John in preparation for her book, Bayou St. John in Colonial Louisiana. There are typed and annotated notes, newspaper clippings, ordinances, biographical material, and correspondence. There are also minutes for both the Orleans Levee Board and the New Orleans City Park Improvement Association. Also included are early manuscript copies of books, New Orleans maps (copies 1723-1953), as well as cartoons by John Chase.


  • 1966-1981


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 the U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

Edna B. Freiberg (1917-1981), a native of Wisconsin, was an author and historian. She was active in the Lyceum, the Tulane Association, Great Books Program, New Orleans Philharmonic Symphony, New Orleans Museum of Art, Brandeis University, Friends of the Cabildo, Louisiana Landmarks, the Bayou St. John Improvement Society, and the Zonta Club of New Orleans. Freiberg published Bayou St. John in Colonial Louisiana, 1699-1803 in 1980, and received the Literary Award from the Committee of the Louisiana Library Association. She was married to Harry A. Freiberg, Jr.


27.00 Boxes

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Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by topic as follows: biographical material and correspondence, speeches and reference material, book front and back matter, manuscripts of Bayou St. John, reference material arranged by historical period, voodoo reference material, law cases, notebooks, maps, and minutes. The collection consists of 27 boxes and one oversize folder.

Source of Acquisition

Harry A. Freiberg, Jr. (husband of Edna B. Freiberg).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Helen Burkes.

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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