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American Institute of Architects New Orleans Chapter Records

Identifier: SEAA-047

Scope and Contents

This collection of records from the New Orleans Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA founded 1857; New Orleans Chapter founded 1910) includes membership rosters, correspondence of officers, publications, photographic prints used in the 1959 AIA publication A Guide to Architecture of New Orleans, 1699-1959, by Samuel Wilson, Jr., and negatives of copy photographs used for a 1957 AIA exhibition A Century of Architecture in New Orleans.


  • 1926–1980

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


53.50 Linear Feet (2 photographic boxes, 33 boxes)

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This collection is arranged into three series: Series 1: Photographic Prints; Series 2: Photographic Negatives; Series 3: Correspondence, Minutes, and Rosters.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Early records were given by the New Orleans Chapter of the AIA to Tulane in the late 1950s, early 1960s. A latter group of records was given by them in the mid-1970s and another in 1987.

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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