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Collection of Louisiana Architecture Drawings

Identifier: SEAA-095

Scope and Contents

This artificial collection includes original drawings, which were made for Louisiana architectural projects (such as business, plantation, and residential buildings) or which show Louisiana architectural subjects. Drawings date to the 19th through the 20th centuries and are the work of various architects and artists, most unidentified. Media of drawings includes pencil, ink, watercolor, and combinations of each. Two drawings by Louisiana artist Vera Walker Morel, for the New Orleans Item newspaper series "Country Houses of New Orleans People" (1934), are also maintained.


  • 19th – 20th centuries


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


5.55 Linear Feet (2 folio cases)

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This artificial collection is arranged by subject.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Most items were transferred from other Tulane University Library departments.

Related Materials

Drawings by Morel’s sister, May Sydnor Morel, are located within the European Architecture Prints and Drawings collection (SEAA-103).

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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