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John Geiser, Incorporated Office Records

Identifier: SEAA-055

Scope and Contents

This collection of records from John Geiser, Incorporated — painting and interior decorating contractors of New Orleans — includes project drawings, watercolor renderings, stencils for projects, and some correspondence.


  • 1874–1980


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

Biographical / Historical

The company was founded by John Geiser (1869-1943) in 1907. His son John Geiser, Jr. learned the business and eventually became head of the company. He was later joined by his son, John Geiser, III. John Geiser, Incorporated continued in operation until 1983. In its day, it was the premier painting and decorating company in New Orleans.


150.17 Linear Feet (22 boxes)

Language of Materials



Arrangement pending; no current inventory.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records were given by John Geiser, Jr. and John Geiser, III in two main groups, the first in 1972, and the second in 1983.

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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