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Koch and Wilson Office Records

Identifier: SEAA-003

Scope and Contents

This collection of records, from New Orleans architectural office Koch and Wilson, includes project drawings, specifications, and professional correspondence (with attached photographs and contracts) regarding business, commercial, educational, medical, and residential buildings and additions. Projects were done in New Orleans, throughout Louisiana, and a few cities throughout the United States.


  • 1916-1980s


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is the physical property of Tulane University Special Collections. Copyright belongs to the creators or their legal heirs and assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or owner’s heir for permission to publish where Tulane University Special Collections does not hold the copyright. For further information, please contact Research Services at

Biographical / Historical

Richard Koch (1889-1971) and Samuel Wilson, Jr. (1911-1993) founded the architectural office Koch and Wilson with other associates and are known primarily for restoration work on New Orleans historic buildings and Louisiana plantation homes. They also designed buildings and structures in the Modernist and International styles.


338.92 Linear Feet (234 boxes; 11 folders)

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This collection is arranged into five series: Series 1: Project Drawings; Series 2: Richard Koch Correspondence; Series 3: Koch and Wilson Correspondence; Series 4: General Correspondence; Series 5: Project Specifications.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records were given by Koch and Wilson to Tulane starting in 1978. Additional records have been given in separate groups during the 1980s and 1990s.

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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