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Christian Woman's Exchange records

Identifier: LaRC-257

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of records of the Christian Woman's Exchange of New Orleans, Louisiana, including handwritten and typed correspondence, administrative documents, and legal and financial records.  The bound volumes in this collection are chiefly handwritten ledgers concerning the running of the shop and the operation of the rooming house.  The collection also includes minute books, roll books, microfilm, and printed material, including annual reports and issues of the organization's newsletter, the Exchange news.


  • Creation: 1881-2000


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.


120 Linear Feet

164 Boxes

97 Volumes

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Arrangement Note

Collection has been arranged by organization documents, board documents, minutes of the board, financial documentation, financial volumes, fundraising events, materials pertaining to the Gallier House, materials pertaining to the Hermann-Grima House, administrative records, and volumes relating to the early Christian Woman's Exchanges' consignment shop. There are also oversized blueprints from renovations to the Gallier and Hermann-Grima houses.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Helen M. Shaw, President of Christian Woman's Exchange. Date acquired: 02/04/1973.

Processing Information

Collection originally processed in 1978. Rehoused with minimal rearrangement of materials in 2016 by Andrew Mullins, III and James Scott.

LaRC-Christian Woman's Exchange records finding aid
Manuscripts Collection 257
Eira Tansey, Susanna Powers, Andrew Mullins, III, and James Scott.
2016 July 20
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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