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Rathbone DeBuys Office Records

Identifier: SEAA-035

Scope and Contents

This collection of records, from New Orleans architect Rathbone DeBuys's office, includes a substantial amount of photographs featuring buildings that he designed, some of which are illustrated in drawings. His writings (including college theses) and a few sets of project drawings are also maintained.


  • 1904–1929


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

Trained at Tulane University, Rathbone DeBuys (1874-1960) practiced during the early part of his career with Frank G. Churchill and Samuel Stanhope Labouisse (DeBuys, Churchill, and Labouisse). He worked later under his own name.


7.96 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 folder)

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This collection is arranged into two series: Series 1: Writings and Project Photographs; Series 2: Project Drawings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Biographical material was given by DeBuys’ daughter, Maxine Bray, to Tulane in 1980. The photographs were in the picture files in the Reference Department of Howard-Tilton Library and then transferred to the Louisiana Collection (now the Louisiana Research Collection) of HowardTilton Library, and then transferred to SEAA in the 1980s.

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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