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Hewitt L. Ballowe papers

Identifier: LaRC-273

Scope and Contents

Dr. Hewitt L. Ballowe was a physician and folklorist from Buras and Diamond, Louisiana. The collection consists of Ballowe's correspondence, a large number of handwritten and typewritten drafts of his books, newspaper clippings, bills and receipts, certificates, genealogy, a photograph, and a scrapbook containing William L. Shirer's Berlin Diaries in newspaper clippings. Most of the correspondence is with Dr. R. Matas, M.M. Wilkerson of Louisiana State University Press, the Louisiana Historical Society, and Guy Lyle of the Louisiana State University Library.


  • 1818-1951


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.


3.00 Boxes

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Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by topic as follows: Groleau genealogy; correspondence (1923-1951); invitations, tickets, and other papers; financial records (1825-1888, 1923-1940); maps; photograph; newspaper clippings (1947-1949 and undated); a poem; certificates; drafts of literary works; and a scrapbook of the Shirer's "Berlin diary" and notebooks of handwritten drafts. The collection consists of three boxes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dr. Charles Roland. Date acquired: 11/02/1956.

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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