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Georgia Bertha Drennan family papers

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Identifier: LaRC-164

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of personal, professional, and family papers of Georgia Bertha Drennan. Included are handwritten and typed correspondence, post cards, greeting cards, biographical and genealogical information, research notes, numerous notes of explanation or transcriptions added by the collection's donor, family photographs and negatives, a telegram, drawings, diplomas, ribbons, essays, poems, World War II era pins and rationing tokens and stamps, a medal, certificates, invitations and other items of social ephemera, a scrapbook with personal mementos, school papers, newspaper clippings, published works, and other printed items. Correspondents are primarily family members in Mississippi and elsewhere in the United States, but also include the Louisiana State Museum and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Newspaper clippings include Ms. Drennan's published letters to the editor, as well as Carnival articles, images of buildings, and features on a variety of New Orleans historical topics. Individuals and families represented in the collection include Westfeldt, Wofford, Campbell, Davis, Agnew, Torrey, Brown, Watson, Devlin, and Wallace.


  • 1823-1963.

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

Georgia Bertha Drennan (1882-1967), usually known as Bertha Drennan, was born in Mississippi, but lived most of her life in New Orleans, La. Her parents were Judge William Augustus Drennan and Georgia Torrey Drennan. Bertha Drennan was educated at Newcomb College, and later worked in New Orleans as Project Supervisor on the Historic American Buildings Project of the Works Projects Administration. From a young age, she was actively interested in genealogy, doing research about her ancestors through correspondence. Remaining unmarried, she donated her papers to Tulane University to support historians' research.


1 Linear Feet (1.5 (2 boxes) (linear feet))

Language of Materials



Spanish; Castilian


Arranged by document type and chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired in 1966 from Georgia Bertha Drennan of New Orleans, La..

Georgia Bertha Drennan family papers finding aid
Written for WorldCat by Susanna Powers. Edited and entered into ArchivesSpace by Andrew Mullins, III.
2016 April 12
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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