Harry L. Moses Office Records
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.
- Moses, Harry L. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
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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)
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged into two series: Series 1: Project Drawings; Series 2: Project Specifications and Correspondence.
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.
Drawings and blueprints are very brittle.
- Architectural drawings Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Architecture -- Louisiana -- New Orleans Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Architecture -- United States -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Design drawings Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Interior Design Subject Source: Local sources
- Interior decoration Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Language of description
- Script of description