Connie Griffith papers
This collection contains the personal letters of Connie Griffith to family and other relatives, friends, colleagues and others. It also includes items concerning her education, her time teaching, and her time in the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library’s Special Collections at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition, it consists of items related to her personal and professional travels, her memberships in local and regional organizations and personal photographs.
- Majority of material found within 1950-1989
- Griffith, Connie G. (Person)
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Consuelo “Connie” Garza Griffith was born in 1904 in Rio Grande City, Texas, to a wealthy family. She entered the University of Texas when she was 15, majoring in Spanish and French. She graduated with her B.A. in 1922 at the age of 18. Griffith then went on to get her Masters in 1926 from the University of Texas, while teaching at the University. During World War II, she took a leave of absence to go to Washington, D.C. to serve as Director of the Division of Education of the Office of Inter-American Affairs. In this post, Griffith traveled around the country to colleges and universities setting up Latin American programs and workshops. Griffith then arrived in New Orleans and taught language at Newcomb in 1950-1951. In 1953, she took over the Manuscripts Department of the Howard-Tilton Library, becoming the founding head of Tulane University’s Special Collections. In this position she worked tirelessly making Tulane’s Special Collections what it is today. She held this position until her retirement in 1974. Griffith was very active in New Orleans’ society and in many local organizations, such as Le Petit Salon, Louisiana Historical Society, Louisiana Landmark’s Society, and Y.W.C.A. She also enjoyed traveling the world, visiting places like, China, United Kingdom, Russia, and Central America. She died in July 1997, at the age of 92.
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Language of Materials
This collection is arranged primarily in chronological order, except the local organizations, which are arranged alphabetically.
This collection was donated by William R. Cullison, III.
This collection was processed, arranged and entered by Stephanie Jolissaint.
- Garza, Donna, Mrs.
- Howard-Tilton Memorial Library Special Collections (Division) Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- New Orleans (La) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- New Orleans, Louisiana Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- New Orleans- History- 20th Century Subject Source: Local sources
- Rio Grande City (Tex)--History Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- Rio Grande City (Tex)--Maps Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- Tulane University Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Women -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- Women -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Societies and clubs -- History Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
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- Stephanie Jolissaint
- 2017 November 03
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