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Frank H. Boatner Collection of Louisiana Architecture Photographs

Identifier: SEAA-150

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 16” x 20” copy photographic prints of New Orleans and Louisiana architectural subjects. Photos date to late 19th century through 1960s and consist of a set of 10 volumes for New Orleans, and 9 volumes for Louisiana plantation houses and subjects outside New Orleans.


  • Late 19th century – 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


40.68 Linear Feet (20 volumes)

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This collection is arranged into two series: Series 1: New Orleans Volumes; Series 2: Louisiana Volumes, Including Plantation Homes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Copy prints were purchased by Frank H. Boatner and assembled by him in large, 2’ x 1 ½’, wood covered volumes. Wood covers have since been removed. Sources for prints are unidentified. Boatner’s widow, Florence Gilpin Boatner, gave the collection to Tulane in 1968.

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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