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Guy Seghers Office Records

Identifier: SEAA-041

Scope and Contents

This collection includes property survey drawings for commissions throughout Lousiana from the office of New Orleans civil engineer and surveyor Guy Seghers, Jr. (1930-1979), and those of three successive generations of Seghers: Guy Seghers, Sr.; Guy Seghers, Jr.; and Walter J. Seghers, father of Guy Seghers, Sr. Survey drawings and other items from predecessor offices of other Seghers family surveyors are maintained and arranged by project, most by city square number. Records mostly cover the 20th century, but there are a few surveys from the early to late 19th century.


  • 1814–1976


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


147.92 Linear Feet (96 boxes, 31 folders)

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This collection is arranged into two series: Series 1: Survey Drawings; Series 2: Early and Large Survey Drawings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records were given by Guy Seghers, Sr. to Tulane in 1980, through his son Marion Seghers, in memory of his son Guy Seghers, Jr. who died in 1979.

Separated Materials

The collection was recently reorganized. Duplicates were removed and non-Seghers produced maps, real estate brochures, and other items were transferred to the Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC).

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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