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Edward B. Silverstein Associates Office Records

Identifier: SEAA-056

Scope and Contents

This collection of records from New Orleans architects Edward B. Silverstein Associates (Edward B. Silverstein, 1909-1989)'s office, as well as records from predecessor offices, includes drawings, mounted renderings, photographs, and correspondence related to commercial, social, and institutional projects in New Orleans, across Louisiana, and throughout the United States.


  • 1915–1978


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

Silverstein designed many prominent New Orleans buildings, including, in collaboration with Curtis and Davis, et al, The Rivergate Convention Center and the Louisiana Superdome.

Office chronology: Rolfs and Silverstein (1945-1948) (Arthur Rolfs, Jr., 1901-1977); Weiss and Silverstein (1949-1953) (Leon C. Weiss, 1882-1953); Edward B. Silverstein Associates (1953-1976).


411.56 Linear Feet (108 folders, 1 folio case, 38 boxes)

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This series is arranged into four series: Series 1: Project Drawings; Series 2: Mounted Project Renderings; Series 3: Project Correspondence; Series 4: Project Photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records were given to Tulane by Edward B. Silverstein in 1979.

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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