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Howard "Cole" Coleman Photograph Collection

Identifier: SEAA-110

Scope and Contents

This collection of photographic prints, made by New Orleans photographer Howard “Cole” Coleman (1883-1969), includes views of Louisiana architecture, particularly New Orleans buildings and plantation houses outside New Orleans. Views of Mardi Gras/Carnival, Louisiana, other personages, and other subjects are also maintained. Prints are gelatin silver, 8” x 10”, and are organized by volume.


  • 1958-1960s


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


2.00 Linear Feet (5 volumes, 2 boxes)

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This collection is arranged into two series: Series 1: Photographs; Series 2: Photo Negatives.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Photographic prints and negatives were given by Howard Coleman to Tulane in 1967 as a memorial to his wife, Thelma Hecht Coleman.

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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