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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 471 Collections and/or Records:

A. Watson Chapman papers

Identifier: LaRC-896
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of the personal papers of A. Watson Chapman (1906-1972). There are biographical as well as genealogical materials about the Chapman and Watson families. His career as a chemical engineer is documented by work correspondence from Celotex Corporation in addition to Alpha Chi Sigma and other chemistry organization material. Chapman was also involved with the Tulane Board of Visitors, the Round Table Club, Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carré, and the Tulane Alumni...
Dates: 1921-1972

Abraham Bell and Company records

Identifier: LaRC-951
Scope and Contents The collection includes correspondence, a bond of indemnity, financial records, passenger lists, Arkansas land patents, invoices for cotton bales and legal documents produced by Abraham Bell and Company. The Quaker shipping company, based in New York City, was involved in importing and exporting a variety of commodities, but cotton was its mainstay. During the potato famine of the 1840s, the company transported immigrants from Ireland to the United States, some of whose names are registered...
Dates: 1790s-1880s

Acklen family papers

Identifier: LaRC-86
Scope and Contents

The collection consists chiefly of copies of documents and letters from the Louisiana Land Office, covering the granting, surveying, seeling, mortgaging, and other topics, of land in West Feliciana Parish, Greensburg district, and around the Lake of the Cross. The documents pertain to tracts of land purchased by Joseph A.S. Acklen in the 1850s and trace the history of the various titles. There are also maps showing property and personal letters.

Dates: 1804-1889; Other: Majority of material found in 1825-1828

Adeline Sugar Factory Company records

Identifier: LaRC-174
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, contracts, land documents, leases, legal documents, cancelled checks, promissory notes, income tax forms, account records, bills, and receipts of the Adeline Sugar Factory Company and the firm of Sims and Giles, which operated the company store. Much of the material dating after 1932 concerns the personal and business affairs of William F. Giles, administrator of the plant. The correspondence is primarily between W. S. Pardonner, Secretary and...
Dates: 1880-1965; Other: Majority of material found in 1892-1932

A.G.T. Moore papers

Identifier: LaRC-912
Scope and Contents A.G.T. (Andrew Given Tobias) Moore was active in the forestry and lumber industries while also a forest conservationist. He wrote articles and papers on land utilization in addition to giving speeches throughout the United States. Moore was on the Board of Trade, New Orleans and Gainesville, Florida; traffic manager of Southern Pine Association, New Orleans; and director of the Southeast and Southwest Shippers Regional Advisory Board. The collection includes biographical material,...
Dates: 1913-1970; Other: Majority of material found in 1920s-1950s; Other: Date acquired: 11/08/1981

Albert Caruthers Phelps papers

Identifier: LaRC-447
Scope and Contents The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, notes, newspapers clippings, sketches, political cartoons, drawings, paintings, and writings that reflect Albert Caruthers Phelps' career as a journalist. He was an editorial writer for the New Orleans Item, New Orleans Picayune, and the Times-Democrat. He also published his political cartoons and the collection includes both printed cartoons and original sketches. In addition to articles in leading national magazines and newspapers, he...
Dates: 1802-1912

Albert Sidney and William Preston Johnston papers

Identifier: LaRC-1
Scope and Contents The collection consists of business and personal correspondence, business and legal papers, printed and original manuscripts, newspaper clippings, diaries, scrapbooks, and ledgers of William Preston Johnston (1831-1899) and his father, Albert Sidney Johnston (1803-1862). The Albert Sidney Johnston materials date from 1827 when he was a lieutenant stationed at Jefferson Barracks to his death at the Battle of Shiloh in 1862. The materials that relate to William Preston Johnston cover his...
Dates: 1822-1915

Albert Voss collection

Identifier: LaRC-856
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of programs, scrapbooks, clippings, cast lists, photographs, illustrations, correspondence, personal items, invitations, a manuscript score of Aida, playbills, and reviews pertaining to New Orleans musical and theatrical performances between 1843 and 1990. There are also music programs from places outside of New Orleans.

Dates: 1843-1990

Albert Wicker papers

Identifier: LaRC-M-1138
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of personal correspondence of Albert Wicker, an African American educator in New Orleans, who served as principal of the Bienville Public School in New Orleans. Also included are receipts for payments to various benevolent societies including the St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church and Société des Jeunes Amis as well as the publication, The Negro National Educational Congress: By Laws and Constitution.

Dates: 1877-1932

Alfred A. Parmenter papers

Identifier: LaRC-690
Scope and Contents The collection is primarily made up of the correspondence of Alfred A. Parmenter (1836-1880), a musician in the 26th Regiment Massachusetts Voluntary Infantry, to his parents, Horace and Betsey Parmenter in Lowell, Massachusetts (1861-1862). Parmenter corresponds with his parents while he is stationed at Ship Island, Quarantine Station, Fort Saint Philip, New Orleans, and on board the Steamship Constitution. He often describes Ship Island, drilling operations, regimental organization, and...
Dates: 1861-1862; 1962-1963; Other: Majority of material found within 1861-1862

Alfred S. Lippman collection of Civil War letters

Identifier: LaRC-993
Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of Antebellum and Civil War letters collected by donor Al Lippman. The letters were primarily written by Union soldiers in the south to their families in the north. The letters describe news of skirmishes and fighting, daily camp life, illness and disease, slavery and opinions and observations about their experiences. Many of the letters were written by soldiers stationed in Louisiana. The collection also contains 41 Civil War postal covers.

Dates: 1848-1866

Alfred Talbot Richardson papers

Identifier: LaRC-939
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of original and transcribed business correspondence, photographs, and a published monograph, titled Forebears Fareing, by Otis Dunbar Richardson, which includes biographical information about the extended Richardson family history.  Business letters in the collection deal with sale of land and property, timber production, and personnel and racial issues, including mention of the Ku Klux Klan.

Dates: 1914-1970

Alice Monroe Labouisse papers

Identifier: LaRC-283
Scope and Contents The collection contains photographs, correspondence, bills and receipts, cards and invitations, clippings, church publications, and photo albums. There is a commonplace book of Alice Blanc dated 1875 September and 1876 that includes observations on the United States Centennial in Philadelphia. The photograph albums include images of the Gulf Coast, North Carolina, New York, and New Orleans (buildings). There are also family photographs of the Labouisse family as well as desk diaries of Alice...
Dates: 1875-1965

Allain and Swigart families papers

Identifier: LaRC-775
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Elise Allain Swigart's genealogical research in addition to original documents, including a scrapbook, photographs, articles, programs, a marriage contract, baptismal records, death notices, wills, promissory notes, land claims, and correspondence. The scrapbook (1882-1968) consists of genealogical material as well as newspaper clippings on Louisiana history and people.

Dates: 1777-1974

Allison Owen papers

Identifier: LaRC-677
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the papers of Allison Owen, New Orleans architect, as well as material related to the Washington Artillery. Owen commanded the Washington Artillery on the Mexican border in 1916 and the 141st Field Artillery in France, 1918-1919. Owen's papers include correspondence, architectural material with plans and photographs of buildings he designed, a biography, and Owen family genealogical material. Washington Artillery material includes minutes, membership lists, muster...
Dates: 1804-1972

Alvin Brizzard collection

Identifier: LaRC-694
Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of various types of early currency, including Confederate currency as well as currency from different Louisiana cities and towns, banks parishes, railroads and transportation companies, and some other states. In addition, there are checks, bonds, mortgages, promissory notes, receipts, option tickets, lottery tickets, stock certificates, and correspondence.

Dates: 1775-1933

Ambert O. Remington papers

Identifier: LaRC-89
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of Civil War letters written between Ambert O. Remington and his parents between December 1861 and June 1863. The collection chronicles Remington’s service from his deployment to his death. For the first half of the collection the soldier is stationed in Florida, defending the recently captured Fort Pickens on Santa Rosa Island. Later, Remington’s company redeploys to New Orleans, which at the time was the largest city in the American South. He stays in the area...
Dates: 1861-1863; Other: Date acquired: 06/10/1962

Ambrose H. Storck papers

Identifier: LaRC-1042
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, minutes, bulletins, pamphlets, clippings, financial records, notes, publications, and academic schedules reflect the professional and civic activities of Dr. Ambrose H. Storck. A surgeon and faculty member of Tulane University's School of Medicine, Storck was also actively involved with the American Cancer Society, Louisiana Division, as well as the Louisiana Landmarks Society.

Dates: 1925-1975

American Protective League records

Identifier: LaRC-487
Scope and Contents The American Protective League was active during the time of the United States' involvement in World War I. Its letterhead states that it was "organized with approval and operating under the direction of the United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Investigation." Directors of its New Orleans office were Charles Weinberger, Chief, and A.G. Newmyer and M.M. Levy, Deputy Chiefs. This collection consists mainly of circulars, memos and correspondence from the League office calling meetings...
Dates: 1918

Amy Boudreau papers

Identifier: LaRC-689
Scope and Contents The collection includes poems by the poet laureate of New Orleans as well as published volumes, Christ Church Cathedral bulletins, brochures, and programs (1956-1977), the Veterans Administration Hospital programs (Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1935-1960), Le Petit Theatre programs (1961-1975), and the Roosevelt Hotel's Roosevelt Review issues (1952-1967), in which many of the poet's works appear. There are also newspaper clippings, records and recordings of music, correspondence (1953-1978),...
Dates: 1934-1978

André Brousseau papers

Identifier: LaRC-465
Scope and Contents

André Brousseau owned a business firm in New Orleans that handled carpets, linoleum, matting, and more. This collection contains various documents relating to his business such as orders, receipts, and licenses. The majority of the collections consists of correspondece between Brousseau and his business contacts and clients.

Dates: 1852-1867

Andre Brown Moore papers

Identifier: LaRC-736
Scope and Contents The collection consists of materials that reflect Andre Brown Moore's many different roles in public and private life. There is correspondence and photographs from Moore's time as a Judge Advocate on General Patton's staff. Also included are biographical materials and the papers of other family members. Moore was a member of the Boston Club and active in Mardi Gras, which is represented by correspondence, clippings, and administrative records. Speeches, correspondence, clippings and campaign...
Dates: 1932-1985

André Lafargue papers

Identifier: LaRC-552
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of personal papers of André Lafargue, an attorney who supported French culture in New Orleans. Includes minutes of committee meetings of various organizations, certificates, typescripts of articles, speeches, letters, and other writings.

Dates: 1908-1949

Andrew Beirne family papers

Identifier: LaRC-940
Scope and Contents The collection consists of business papers of Andrew Beirne and his family, including his son, Oliver Beirne, and William Porcher Miles, who married Oliver Beirne's daughter. There are deeds, notes, correspondence, receipts, judgments, indentures, agreements, contracts, and account books that document plantation life while the Beirne family lived in Virginia during Andrew Beirne's time and later when the family moved to Ascension Parish, Louisiana. In addition, there is correspondence of...
Dates: 1801-1893; Other: Date acquired: 12/12/1995

Andrew Hynes papers

Identifier: LaRC-32
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence of Andrew Hynes while serving with Tennessee troops in the Battle of New Orleans campaign. The correspondence from Nashville mentions business, political and military affairs. Main correspondents represented in the collection include Willie Blount, Thomas Fletcher and William Hynes. Also included are printed orders, broadsides, roster of officers of the Tennessee army and map of the battlefield of the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812.

Dates: 1814-1951; Other: Majority of material found in 1814-1815

Angela Gregory papers

Identifier: LaRC-1002
Scope and Contents

The Angela Gregory papers consist of materials produced by the artist Angela Gregory (1907-1990), as well as ephemeral materials on Tulane-Newcomb, the city of New Orleans, and the Unitarian Church in New Orleans that Gregory collected. In addition, the collection also contains family materials, including the Bres Family Papers, the Katherine Bres School, and papers of her father, William Benjamin Gregory.

Dates: 1784-1991 (bulk: 1907-1988)

Anna Harrison papers

Identifier: LaRC-1020
Scope and Contents The collection consists of notes, speeches, correspondence, bulletins, pamphlets, family papers, by-laws, minutes, agendas, and journals that reflect Anna Harrison's dedication to social work and public health, particularly the care of the aging. There are materials from several White House Conference on Aging as well as materials from her participation on the Metropolitan New Orleans Council on Aging. There are two nineteenth century papers in the collection belonging to family members, one...
Dates: 1852-1974

Annie Jeter Carmouche papers

Identifier: LaRC-585
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of the memoirs of Annie Jeter Carmouche, which describe her social life prior to the Civil War and during General Butler's occupation of New Orleans, as well as her family's attempt to build a new life after the war, first in South Louisiana and then in Shreveport. There is also genealogical material on both the Jeter and Carmouche families. Xeroxed copies of songs she sang to her children, poems and letters written to Carmouche by suitors, as well as...
Dates: 1860-1934

Antonio de Sedella collection

Identifier: LaRC-764
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of copies and translations of documents from Documentos Procendentes de la Isla de Cuba, the Society of the Propagation of the Faith, the Roman Catholic Church, and the Michel Pontalba Library relating to Padre Antonio de Sedella (Pere Antoine), who served as parish priest of New Orleans from 1785-1790 and 1795-1805.

Dates: 1778-1816