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René F. Clerc collection

Identifier: LaRC-266

Content Description

This collection consists of professional and collected papers of René F. Clerc of Louisiana. Included are numerous inscribed photographs of politicians, groups, steamboats, the Huey P. Long Bridge and various places; edited texts; maps; journal issues, newspaper clippings and other printed items. Subjects of photographic portraits in this collection include Jimmie Davis, John Nance Garner, F. Edward Hébert, Richard W. Leche, Huey P. Long, Russell B. Long, John H. Overton, Sam T. Rayburn, Sam H. Jones, Allen J. Ellender, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as a signed photograph of René Clerc. Also Included are photographs and items of ephemera concerning the Jefferson Islands Democratic Club, and printed items concerning waterways, and the International House in New Orleans.


  • 1911-1953

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

René Ferdinand Clerc, Sr. (1875-1954) was a Louisiana businessman and a president of the New Orleans Board of Trade. He associated with politicians of the Democratic Party, and travelled to Washington, D.C., as well as the exclusive Jefferson Islands Club gatherings in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland.


2.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes and 1 volume. )

Language of Materials



Arranged by document type and alphabetically by subject of photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired in 1969 from Philip B. Clerc of Lafayette, La., a son of René F. Clerc.

Related Materials

Louisiana Image Collection (Manuscript Collection 1081).

In Progress
OCLC record by Susanna Powers. Entered and edited by Andrew Mullins, III.
2016 March 6
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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