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Sophie Bell Wright collection

Identifier: LaRC-801

Scope and Contents

Sophie Bell Wright was a New Orleans resident dedicated to the education of children and the physically disabled. At the age of fifteen she opened a day school for girls in her mother's home. She expanded this school into the Home Institute, a boarding school with a full staff. She later founded a night school for boys. The collection was originally mounted in two scrapbooks, consisting of material collected by Jennie Wright. It consists of correspondence, school materials and programs, musical programs, announcements and invitations, news clippings about Wright and her schools, and items of interest to the Wright sisters. Also included is a biography of Wright.


  • 1890-1912
  • Other: Majority of material found within 1898-1901


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.


2.00 Boxes

Language of Materials



The collection begins with a biography of Wright and then the correspondence that follows is arranged chronologically; the other papers in Box 1 are arranged by topic. Box 2 consists of newsclippings and scrapbook page copies that are arranged chronologically. The collection is made up of 2 boxes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jennie Wright.

Processing Information

Collection processed in 1989 by ML and HB.

Archon Finding Aid Title
LAC Group
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US