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Louisiana Landmarks Society Records

Identifier: SEAA-038

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, minutes, announcements, and photographic prints collected by the society. Photographs of Pontchartrain Beach Amusement Park in New Orleans, circa 1982 to 1983, were taken before its demolition by an unidentified photographer; these are maintained within the materials. Photographers include G. Wilson Small, Jr., Ronald J. Caire, Tebbs and Knell, and Betsy Swanson.


  • 1940–2004


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

The Louisiana Landmarks Society is the oldest preservation organization in Louisiana, founded in 1950.


1049.58 Linear Feet (46 boxes, 550 photographic prints, 5 volumes in ring binders, 6 volumes, and 11 folders)

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This collection is arranged into five series: Series 1: Records of Louisiana Landmarks Society; Series 2: Betsy Swanson Photographs and Lloyd Sensat Drawings; Series 3: G. Wilson Small and Louisiana Photographs; Series 4: New Orleans Volumes; Series 5: Clem Binnings and Ronald J. Caire Photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records and photograph collections were given by the Louisiana Landmarks Society to Tulane in 1985. Additional records are given on an irregular basis. No financial records are kept by SEAA.

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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