Skip to main content

Ida Weis Friend papers

Identifier: LaRC-287

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of handwritten and typed documents, certificates, correspondence, photographs, literary manuscripts, reports, speeches, club records, journals, clippings, and other papers pertaining to the life and work of Ida Weis Friend, a New Orleans native active in civic and social affairs.


  • 1837-1963


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

New Orleans-born Ida Weis Friend (1868-1963) was active in civic and social affairs in New Orleans during the first half of the 20th century. She founded and served as the first president of the New Orleans Hadassah in 1917. She also served as president of the New Orleans Consumers League, the Tulane Lyceum Association, the Voter's Registration League, New Orleans Traveler's Aid, the Urban League, the Dilbert Memorial Hospital, and the New Orleans Home for the Incurables. She received many local and national honors for her service. Her husband was Joseph Friend, of the firm Julius Weis & Company, cotton merchants.


11 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

Arranged chronologically. The collection consists of 18 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, and 5 volumes. It is 11 linear feet.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Julius Friend.

Processing Information

Collection processed by M. Katz.

Archon Finding Aid Title
Nain Martinez
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