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Ethel W. Perkins scrapbooks

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: LaRC-183

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of personal and professional papers of Ethel W. Perkins of New Orleans, La. Included are several scrapbooks covering Miss Perkins's connection to Newcomb College, Tulane University, and Sophie B. Wright High School. Mounted in these are photographs, correspondence, certificates, programs, poems, handwritten music, greeting cards, school papers, coasters, invitations and other items of social ephemera, newspaper clippings, and other printed items. One of her contemporaries and friends was Cornelia Sansum (1868-1960), about whom she wrote a poem.


  • 1893-1965


Biographical / Historical

Ethel Willia Perkins (1871-1968) graduated from Newcomb College, in the class of 1893. She had a long career teaching young women in the New Orleans public schools, including as a chemistry teacher at Sophie B. Wright High School for Girls. Throughout the years, numerous articles about Miss Perkins appeared in local newspapers and newsletters. Her address in the 1960s was 1823 Prytania St.


2 Linear Feet (1 box and 1 v.)

Language of Materials



Arranged by topic and chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired in 1965 from Miss Ethel Willia Perkins of New Orleans, La.

Ethel W. Perkins scrapbooks finding aid
Content written for OCLC by Susanna Powers
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US