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Harry L. Moses Office Records

Identifier: SEAA-006

Scope and Contents

This collection of records, from New Orleans interior designer Harry L. Moses' office, mostly includes professional project drawings of business, commercial, and residential buildings and alterations. Projects were done in New Orleans, throughout Louisiana, and a few cities throughout the United States. Scattered correspondence and specifications are also maintained.


  • 1899-1927


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

Moses had a successful career as an interior designer in New Orleans during the early part of the 20th century. His commissions include the interior for the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 30 in New Orleans, as well as residential projects in New Orleans.


81.29 Linear Feet (24 folders, 1 box)

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The collection is arranged into two series: Series 1: Project Drawings; Series 2: Project Specifications and Correspondence.

Custodial History

Drawings were stored in the attic of Moses at his last business address, 313 Royal Street, New Orleans, where they were forgotten after his death. They were discovered by architect Leon Impastato, during a survey of the building, who arranged for the building’s owner, Kenneth Nahan, to make them a gift to Tulane in 1981.

Physical Description

Drawings and blueprints are very brittle.

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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