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Howard Memorial Library Plans Collection

Identifier: SEAA-142

Scope and Contents

This collection includes blueprint copies of original 1886 drawings for Howard Memorial Library, New Orleans, Louisiana, by Henry Hobson Richardson (1838-1886) of Boston, architect. Blueprint copies for shelving in the library’s annex from the 1930s, and an original 1932 drawing by Clare Hightower for a garden (intended for the space later occupied by the annex, but likely unexecuted) are also maintained.


  • 1886-1930s


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


3.33 Linear Feet (1 folder)

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Collection is arranged by project.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Drawings were given by Louis Goldstein, along with records of his and his father’s, Moise Goldstein, offices, to Tulane in 1965. Moise Goldstein was responsible for designing the Howard Memorial Library annex. His office also designed the first Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University in 1939, which now serves as the home of Tulane’s Special Collections.
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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