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Lars Alvin Welo papers

Identifier: LaRC-802

Scope and Contents

The collection contains personal and professional papers of Lars Alvin Welo (1888-1967), a physicist as the Southern Regional Lab, New Orleans (1946-1950). It includes letters from relatives to Welo and his wife Edna Meacham Welo (1884-1948), papers regarding the Welo family farm in South Dakota, and reprints of articles that Welo wrote. After Welo's retirement, he began to write individual state histories of the United States, and the collection includes research notebooks and manuscript drafts from this project, in addition to clippings and other research materials.


  • 1909-1970


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

Lars Alvin Welo (1888-1967) was a physicist at the Southern Regional Lab, New Orleans from 1946-1950. After his retirement, he began to write individual state hsitories of the United States. His wife, Edna Meacham Welo (1884-1948) corresponded with relatives, who relayed information about the Welo family farm in South Dakota.


3.00 Boxes

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The collection is organized as follows: documents and clippings, arranged alphabetically by state; maps, arranged alphabetically by state; manuscripts, arranged alphabetically by state; writings by Welo; and articles by others. There are also bound materials that include ring binder pocket notebooks and other bound research notes. The collection consists of three boxes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift. Date acquired: 11/30/1966.

Other Descriptive Information

OCLC Number: 741690044

Processing Information

Collection processed in 1989 by Whitney McCray.

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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