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Edgar A. Perilloux papers

Identifier: LaRC-362

Scope and Contents

The Edgar A. Perilloux papers consists of many documents relating to the history of Carrollton including a manuscript of Carrolton's history, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, articles, notes, certificates, correspondence, and club records.The collection also contains financial papers (statements, checkbooks, and stubs) and photographs.


  • 1852-1971


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

Edgar Albert Perilloux (1895-1969) of New Orleans, La., was a son of Louis Ernest Perilloux and Barbara Sharp Perilloux. He worked as an insurance executive, and was active in civic, social, and charitable organizations. He was married twice, and had four children. Edgar A. Perilloux was interested in local history, participated in the Carrollton Carnival Club, and was a member of the Carrollton Business Men's Association, serving as its president in 1948. He authored Carrollton centennial, 1845-1945, and worked to organize the observation of the centennial. Carrollton, La., was incorporated by the state legislature in 1845, became a city in 1856, and was annexed to the City of New Orleans in 1874.


3 Linear Feet

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Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged by subject. It consists of 7 boxes and is 3 linear feet.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Edgar A. Perilloux. Date acquired: 03/08/1971.

Deirdre Barr
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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