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Samuel Stanhope Labouisse Office Records

Identifier: SEAA-141

Scope and Contents

This collection includes project drawings from the office of New Orleans architect Samuel Stanhope Labouisse (1879-1918), and project drawings from Labouisse’s association with the office of DeBuys, Churchill, and Labouisse (Rathbone DeBuys, 1872-1960; Frank G. Churchill, 1878- 1924), in which Labouisse was a named partner. Drawings are mostly blueprints with a few original tracings. A student project done by Labouisse at the Atelier Preparatoire d’Architecture Godefroy and Freynet in Paris, and a sketchbook from his European travels are also maintained.


  • 1911–1919


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

Samuel Stanhope Labouisse was the father of New Orleans architect F. Monroe Labouisse, Sr. (1911-1998), and the grandfather of Monroe Labouisse, Jr. (1940-1986) who were also architects in New Orleans.


5.8 Linear Feet (1 folder, 1 box)

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This collection is arranged into two series: Series 1: Project Drawings; Series 2: Travel Sketches, Student Work, and Small Project Drawings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records were given by Louis Goldstein to Tulane in 1988. Goldstein acquired the drawings through F. Monroe Labouisse, Sr., son of Samuel Stanhope Labouisse, while they were in partnership in the New Orleans architectural firm Goldstein, Parham, and Labouisse. Travel sketchbook was given by Milton Scheurmann, Jr. in 2006.

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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