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Angela Gregory papers

Identifier: LaRC-1002

Scope and Contents

The Angela Gregory papers consist of materials produced by the artist Angela Gregory (1907-1990), as well as ephemeral materials on Tulane-Newcomb, the city of New Orleans, and the Unitarian Church in New Orleans that Gregory collected. In addition, the collection also contains family materials, including the Bres Family Papers, the Katherine Bres School, and papers of her father, William Benjamin Gregory.


  • 1784-1991 (bulk: 1907-1988)



The collection is stored offsite. Researchers must contact at least two business days (48 business hours) in advance for access to these materials.

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

Angela Gregory (1903-1990) was an artist, sculptor, and educator. She graduated from the Art School of Newcomb College in 1925 and then went to Tulane School of Architecture (1940). Her father, William B. Gregory, was a Tulane engineering professor and her mother, Selina E. Bres, was a Newcomb potter. After graduating from Newcomb, Gregory was awarded a scholarship to the Parson's School in Paris and Italy. While in Paris, she studied under the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle. Gregory taught at Newcomb, St. Mary’s Dominican College, and was State Supervisor for the Work Project Administration Art Program During World War II. Gregory’s career is highlighted by major works including the New Orleans monuments to Bienville and McDonogh, as well as sculpture on the Criminal Courts Building in New Orleans and the Capitol in Baton Rouge. Also notable in her life are her friendships with the writers Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) and Thornton Wilder (1897-1975).


320.00 Linear Feet

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Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by topic alphabetically, then chronologically. The collection consists of 461 boxes and 8 volumes. It is 320 linear feet.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Angela Gregory in 1980. Date acquired: 01/12/1980.

Accruals and Additions

Additional material added to the collection after the original donation.

Related Materials

Additional material related to Angela Gregory, the Bres family, and the Katherine Bres School located in Collections 659 and 659A.

Processing Information

Collection processed by LAC Group in 2012.

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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