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Alvin Brizzard collection

Identifier: LaRC-694

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of various types of early currency, including Confederate currency as well as currency from different Louisiana cities and towns, banks parishes, railroads and transportation companies, and some other states. In addition, there are checks, bonds, mortgages, promissory notes, receipts, option tickets, lottery tickets, stock certificates, and correspondence.


  • 1775-1933


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Boxes 1 and 2 of this collection on the shelf are copies and the originals are in restricted houseing. Patrons are asked to utilize copies first. Freight bills from this collection are filed in the Joseph Merrick Jones Steamboat collection #262, Boxes 6-9.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

Alvin Edwin Brizzard (b. 1928) married Lynette Straley and had two children. His family originated from Morgan City, Louisiana. He was an accountant in California.


3.00 Boxes

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged as follows: currency (arranged by type, then arranged alphabetically, then chronologically), checks (arranged alphabetically), bonds (arranged alphabetically) legal papers (arranged chronologically), bills and receipts (arranged chronologically), other printed material (arranged by type, then chronologically), Louisiana State Lottery material, and other items.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Alvin E. Brizzard. Date acquired: 10/12/1968.

Processing Information

Collection processed in 1984 by JAE.

LAC Group
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US