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Bennett H. Wall papers

Identifier: LaRC-899

Scope and Contents

The collection focuses on the period in Bennett H. Wall's career while he was working at Tulane University as a professor and director of the Center for Business History Studies. While at Tulane, he established himself as a major Louisiana historian, serving as president of the Louisiana Historical Association in 1974. The collection contains Tulane University Graduate School minutes, resolutions, correspondence, proposals, as well as other committee materials. In addition, there is biographical material about Wall. He was also a member of the executive committee of the Louisiana American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, and the collection contains records of planning meetings as well as published pamphlets and papers.


  • 1968-1976


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

Bennett H. Wall (1914-2003) was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. He earned his bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University, and his master's and doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina in 1941 and 1946, respectively. Wall taught history at the University of Kentucky from 1944 to 1964. In 1974, he moved to Tulane University to be a professor and director of the Center for Business History Studies (1974-1980). In 1974, he served as president of the Louisiana Historical Association. Wall also published Louisiana: A History in 1984. In 1980, Wall moved to Athens to become a faculty member at the University of Georgia until his retirement five years later. He was active in the Southern Historical Association, serving as secretary-treasurer for thirty-three years.


3.50 Linear Feet

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Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by topic as follows: biographical material, Tulane University Graduate School material, Louisiana American Revolution Bicentennial Commission records, and American Revolution Bicentennial records. The collection consists of four boxes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Bennett H. Wall. Date acquired: 12/02/1975.

Processing Information

Collection processed by H. 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