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George and Mabel Simmons papers

Identifier: LaRC-739

Scope and Contents

This collection focuses primarily on the journalism careers of Mabel C. Simmons (1899-1988) and George E. Simmons (1898-1972). There are book reviews, correspondence, newspaper clippings, editorials, notes, articles, photographs, Tulane Journalism Department materials, certificates, plaques, and book reviews. George Simmons was a professor of journalism at Tulane University as well as assistant dean of Arts and Science, then acting dean (1944-1947) and associate dean. Mabel Simmons was the book editor of the Times-Picayune for many years as well as the travel editor. In addition, the collection contains a marriage and birth certificate, a will, family photographs, an obituary, genealogies, and scrapbooks.


  • 1910-1986


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

George E. Simmons (1898-1972) was married to Mabel Clark Simmons (1899-1988). They came to New Orleans in 1926 when the Times-Picayune established the chair of journalism at Tulane University. George Simmons was part of the Tulane community from 1926 to1963. He became a full professor in 1937 and also served as assistant dean of Arts and Science, acting dean of Arts and Science (1944-1947) and associate dean. He served as a visiting professor of journalism at several universities and was an editorial writer for the Times-Picayune.


2.00 Boxes

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Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged chronologically. Undated material is arranged by format. The collection consists of two boxes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the estate of George and Mabel Simmons. Date acquired: 11/30/1987.

Processing Information

Collection processed in 1989 by H.B.

George and Mabel Simmons 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