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Alfred S. Lippman collection of Civil War letters

Identifier: LaRC-993

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of Antebellum and Civil War letters collected by donor Al Lippman. The letters were primarily written by Union soldiers in the south to their families in the north. The letters describe news of skirmishes and fighting, daily camp life, illness and disease, slavery and opinions and observations about their experiences. Many of the letters were written by soldiers stationed in Louisiana. The collection also contains 41 Civil War postal covers.


  • Creation: 1848-1866

Protective Storage

Collection has been placed in protective storage. Please speak with an employee about access the collection.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions. Collection is housed in protective storage. Please speak with an employee about requesting this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

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


0.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

The letters are arranged chronologically. The collection consists of 1 box and 1 oversize folder. It is 0.5 linear foot.

Physical Access Requirements

Some letters may need to be removed from enclosures to be read in their entirety. Please use care when handling letters.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Alfred S. Lippman. Date acquired: 10/05/2010.

Related Materials

The postal covers in this collection have been digitized and are fully viewable online through LOUIS Digital Library.

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2010 by intern Lindsay Luken.

Archon Finding Aid Title
Eira Tansey and Lindsay Luken
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US