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Christian Woman's Exchange records

Identifier: LaRC-257
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.


  • 1881-2000
  • Other: Date acquired: 02/04/1973


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

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.

Other Descriptive Information

OCLC Number: 489712963

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
Description rules
Language of description

Revision Statements

  • 2011: Revised and inventory entered into Archon by LAC Group in 2011.
  • 2016 July 20: Additional materials added to the collection, inventory updated, and some revisions made to the Scope and Contents and Arrangement sections of the notes.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Division, Tulane University Repository

202 Jones Hall
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118- US