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J. Buchanan Blitch and Associates, Incorporated Office Records

Identifier: SEAA-133

Scope and Contents

This collection of records, from the office of New Orleans architects J. Buchanan Blitch and Associates, Incorporated (James Buchanan Blitch, (1923-1998), includes project drawings for civic, commercial, educational, religious, and residential buildings, as well as institutions like juvenile detention centers and orphanages. Projects were done in New Orleans, throughout Louisiana, and a few other cities in the United States. Buildings include the Home of the Aged for Little Sisters of the Poor, the School of Medicine at Louisiana State University, the Louisiana World Exhibition, the Milne Municipal Boy's Home, Southern University, St. Mary's Dominican College, the United States Mint, the WVUE Channel 8 building, and Young Men’s Christian’s Association.


  • 1913–1970s


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

Active during the mid-20th century, J. Buchanan Blitch and Associates executed public and institutional commissions in Louisiana and Mississippi, including many buildings for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Drawings are from 1913 through the 1970s, and do not include records of successor firms Blitch Architects, Incorporated, or Blitch-Knevel Architects.


360.00 Linear Feet (108 folders)

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Collection is arranged by project.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records were given by Blitch Architects, Incorporated to Tulane in 1984.

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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