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J. Herndon Thomson Papers

Identifier: SEAA-158

Scope and Contents

This collection of papers from J. Herndon Thomson (1891-1969) includes a small number of miscellaneous notes, photographs, and drawings.


  • 1920s – 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

Biographical / Historical

Thomson taught in the Tulane Department of Architecture, and served as its department head in the 1920s. In 1930, Thomson participated in Frans Blom’s expedition to the Yucatan, and a small number of photographic negatives and other items from that trip are included in these records.


4.62 Linear Feet

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This collection is arranged into two series: Series 1: Photographs, Drawings, and Studies; Series 2: Project Drawings and Sketches.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers were given by Sally Thomson Parker, daughter of J. Herndon Thomson, to Tulane in 1989.
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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