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Martin Shepard Office Records

Identifier: SEAA-109

Scope and Contents

This collection of records from New Orleans architect Martin Shepard (1875-1962)'s office, as well as Shepard and Riblet, includes project drawings for residences, businesses, and various schools. Projects were done in New Orleans, as well as throughout Louisiana and Mississippi. Professional and personal correspondence and specifications are also maintained.


  • 1909–1930s


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

Shepard was a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology. He worked for the Dierks Blodgett Shipbuilding Company of Pascagoula, Mississippi during the period of the First World War. He later worked for the architectural firm Toledano and Wogan, and then practiced as an architect for a short time with Carl E. Riblet, and then on his own. Shepard was known for his early 20th century bungalows, and Arts-and-Crafts style automobile service stations.


95.16 Linear Feet (28 folders, 4 boxes)

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This collection is arranged into two series: Series 1: Project Drawings; Series 2: Correspondence, Specifications, and Photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records were given by Brent E. Smith to Tulane in 1988.
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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