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Clapp family papers

Identifier: LaRC-308

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of personal and collected papers of Clapp family members in the southeastern United States, particularly of Lewis and Ida Clapp of New Orleans, La. Included are handwritten and typed family and business correspondence, greeting cards, post cards received from foreign countries, a telegram, family photographs and a negative, a poster advertising sales of antiques in New Orleans, financial documents such as papers concerning utilities, taxes, doctor visits, antique shop transactions and auctions, church programs and religious items, sports bulletins, newspaper clippings and other printed items. Other individuals and families represented in this collection include Griffin, Oates, Kirkpatrick, Stone, and Herman.


  • 1895-1957

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

Lewis A. Clapp, an architect with Moise H. Goldstein, and his wife, Ida M. Griffin Clapp, lived at various New Orleans addresses at least from the 1920s to the mid-1950s, including St. Peter St., Bourbon St., and Pauger St. They were interested in collecting antiques and following sports, and attended Protestant churches. Mrs. Clapp had come from Covington, Tenn. They had relatives in Texas.


1 Linear Feet (1 box )

Language of Materials






Arranged by document type and chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired in 1968 from Mr. Val Sausereau of Curtis & Davis, Co., New Orleans, La..

Clapp family papers finding aid
Written for OCLC/WorldCat by Susanna Powers. Imported into ArchivesSpace and edited by Andrew Mullins, III.
2016 April 15
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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