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Dorothy Thomas Hardie papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-1092

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of personal, professional, and family papers of Dorothy Thomas Hardie of New Orleans, La. Included are handwritten correspondence, post cards, greeting cards, telegrams, photographs, negatives and slides, diplomas, certificates, architectural plans, landscape design client lists, ledgers, a drawing, a scrapbook with handwritten notes and pressed flowers, invitations and other items of social ephemera including New Orleans Carnival ephemera, articles and other printed items.

Dates

  • 1848-1987

Creator

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

Dorothy Thomas Hardie (1910-1988) was a landscape architect and garden consultant in New Orleans. Originally named Dorothy May Thomas, she first married Reuben Carnal Penick (1906-1942) and later married Walter Stauffer Hardie (1907-1987). Her nickname was Baby. Travel photographs and post cards in the collection often feature gardens.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 boxes and 1 oversized folder)

Language of Materials

English

German

Arrangement

Arranged by document type.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired in 1989 from Rawley Penick III and Claire Penick of New Orleans.

Title
Dorothy Thomas Hardie papers finding aid
Author
Written for OCLC by Susanna Powers.
Date
2016 December 16
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US