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Colonel Bryan Black papers

Identifier: LaRC-97

Content Description

This collection consists of personal, military, and collected World War I papers of Lt. Col. Bryan Black of New Orleans, La. Included are handwritten and typed correspondence, numerous collected post cards, greeting cards, military papers, financial documents, a diary, family and military photographs and negatives, a published set of stereographic photographs concerning World War I, telegrams, programs, items of social ephemera, printed pictures, advertisements, tags, tickets, fabric, medals, a cloth doll, military collar ornaments, buckles, buttons bearing slogans, ribbons, pins, books, pamphlets, newspaper clippings and other printed items. The letters, predominantly written by Lt. Col. Black to his wife, concern family matters as well as his daily activities while stationed in France.


  • 1918-1926


Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

Bryan Black (1872-1962) of New Orleans, La., was an officer in the 140th Field Artillery (Washington Artillery), American Expeditionary Forces, stationed at Messac and Valdahon, France during World War I. He and his wife and three children lived on Arabella St. during the time period of this collection. After his military service, Bryan Black went into the insurance business.


3.5 Linear Feet (7 boxes. )

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Arranged by document type and chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated in 1962 by Mr. and Mrs. Carl Carmer, Mr. and Mrs. C. Frederick Abbott, and Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Black.

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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