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Mary B. Walle collection

Identifier: LaRC-100

Scope and Contents

This collection primarily consists of printed items collected by Mary B. Walle of Louisiana. Included are pamphlets, brochures, restaurant and banquet menus, programs, reports, advertisements, holiday greetings, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other printed items. Topics represented include Louisiana politicians such as Huey P. Long, Earl K. Long, Chep Morrison, Sam Jones and others; the Ku Klux Klan; Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré; the Sugar Bowl; and the Mississippi River bridge later named for Huey P. Long. Some items are undated.


  • 1868-1954.


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

Miss Mary B. Walle (1908-1996) attended college at Loyola University in New Orleans. She was one of two state stenographers to whom Huey P. Long dictated his life story. She was a collector of Louisiana-related manuscripts and other papers.


1 Linear Feet (0.5 (1 box) (linear feet))

Language of Materials



Arranged by document type and topic.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired in 1959 from Mary B. Walle of New Orleans, La., via Kenneth Trist Urquhart..


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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