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Hermann Bacher Deutsch papers

Identifier: LaRC-130

Scope and Contents

The Hermann Bacher Deutsch papers consist of the writer and journalist's correspondence, photographs, financial materials, scrapbooks, family papers, Lee Christmas materials, Huey Long materials, and materials on New Orleans cuisine. Also included in the collection are Deutsch's manuscript of the Huey Long Murder Case, Frances Parkinson Keyes' manuscripts of Steamboat Gothic and Blue Camellia, as well as materials from Deutsch's collaboration with Isadore Cohn for the book the Biography of Dr. Rudolph Matas.


  • 1827-1970
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1920-1970


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

Hermann Bacher Deutsch was a journalist with the New Orleans Item for over four decades. He also wrote for the Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Collier's, the Literary Digest, and several books. Deutsch also wrote, in collaboration with Isidore Cohn, the Biography of Dr. Rudolph Matas. The Huey Long Murder Case was written with the permission of Russell Long. He also wrote about the state of Louisiana, with close attention to New Orleans' cuisine.


27.00 Boxes

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Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by topic and then chronologically as follows: family papers, biographical materials, writings, gourmet materials, published writings, daily diaries (1916-1970), correspondence (1911-1970), photographs, work books (1903-1913), financial papers (1922-1969), Deutsch ledgers and writings of others, Lee Christmas materials, Huey Long material, Frances Parkinson Keyes material, and Rudolph Matas material.  The collection is made up of 27 boxes, 24 volumes, and 3 oversized folders.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Eberhard Deutsch. Date acquired: 11/30/1969.

Related Materials

The papers of Frances Parkinson Keyes (842) contain some business correspondence with Hermann Deutsch, 1944-1968.

Processing Information

Collection processed in 1993 by Helen Burkes

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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