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Leonard Huber papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-879

Scope and Contents

Leonard V. Huber (1903-1984) was a businessman, historian, civic leader, and writer. He was president of Victor Huber and Sons, Incorporated, owner and builder of Hope Mausoleum as well as Louisiana's first crematory. He was active in many local historical societies and authored several books and articles on subjects including steamboats, cemeteries, postal history, Mardi Gras, and New Orleans landmarks. The collection consists of Huber's correspondence, lectures, articles, research, photographs, postcards, publications and drafts that relate to his various research interests. There is a collection of lithographs that fall under the categories of stock certificates, bonds, invitations, bills, invitations, other financial records. Glass negatives of cemeteries as well as photographs and drawings of steamboats and wharfs are also present.

Dates

  • 1870-1982

Creator

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

Leonard V. Huber (1903-1984) was a businessman, historian, civic leader, and writer. He was president of Victor Huber and Sons, Incorporated, owner and builder of Hope Mausoleum as well as Louisiana's first crematory. He was active in many local historical societies and authored several books and articles on subjects including steamboats, cemeteries, postal history, Mardi Gras, and New Orleans landmarks. The collection consists of Huber's correspondence, lectures, articles, research, photographs, postcards, publications and drafts that relate to his various research interests. There is a collection of lithographs that fall under the categories of stock certificates, bonds, invitations, bills, invitations, other financial records. Glass negatives of cemeteries as well as photographs and drawings of steamboats and wharfs are also present.

Extent

22.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged as follows: correspondence, addresses, writings and supporting material, biographical material, photographs, a lithograph collection, and volumes. The collection consists of 22 boxes, one oversize folder and six volumes.

Source of Acquisition

Leonard Huber and Leonard Huber, Jr.

Processing Information

Collection processed in 1994 by Helen Burkes.

Author
LAC Group
Date
07/12/2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US