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Grace Dunn Drawings

Identifier: SEAA-007

Scope and Contents

This collection includes drawings rendered in ink and pencil on paper, created by New Orleans artist Grace Blethen Dunn (1885-1970). Some were considered as illustrations for the Works Project Administration’s New Orleans City Guide (1938) and Louisiana: A Guide to the State (1941).


  • 1938-1941


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

Dunn was born in Minnesota and graduated from Newcomb College, where she contributed pottery designs for the art program. In the early 1900s, she moved to California and established a studio there. She returned to New Orleans and became involved with the Works Projects Administration during the 1930s. See the digital version of the SEAA exhibit Drawings of Grace Dunn for the WPA.


3.84 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

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Collection is arranged by project name or address.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Drawings were originally in the picture files in the reference department of Howard-Tilton Library, having been acquired form an unknown source. They were transferred to SEAA in 1980.
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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