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Found in 468 Collections and/or Records:

Le Gardeur and Montegut families papers

Identifier: LaRC-88
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence and official documents pertaining to Dr. Joseph Montegut, Chief Surgeon of the Royal Hospital, later the Charity Hospital in New Orleans; Joseph Montegut, Jr. New Orleans official in the Spanish colonial and Claiborne regimes; Raymond Montegut, Lieutenant of Marines at the Battle of New Orleans; and Gustave Le Gardeur, Jr. Colonel in the Louisiana State Militia. There are letters (1832-1833) from Joseph Roffignac, Angoulème, France, former mayor of...
Dates: 1728-1968; Other: Date acquired: 12/10/1961

League of Women Voters of New Orleans records

Identifier: LaRC-556
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of administrative records chiefly of the New Orleans and Baton Rouge League of Women Voters, including financial records, minutes, correspondence, clippings, scrapbooks, memorabilia, broadsides, informational flyers, and mimeographed sheets.

Dates: 1915-2008

Lemann family papers

Identifier: LaRC-168
Scope and Contents This collection consists of papers of the Lemann family of Donaldsonville, Louisiana. In addition, there are records of the Lemann Company, B. Lemann & Brothers, and related agricultural and other businesses, including Donaldsonville Ice Company, Belle Terre Incorporated, Ascension Hook & Ladder Company, Palo Alto Company, and Hotel Donaldson Company. Materials in the collection consist of legal documents, correspondence, journals, financial statements, ledger books, invoices,...
Dates: 1801-1968

Leonard Huber papers

Identifier: LaRC-879
Scope and Contents Leonard V. Huber (1903-1984) was a businessman, historian, civic leader, and writer. He was president of Victor Huber and Sons, Incorporated, owner and builder of Hope Mausoleum as well as Louisiana's first crematory. He was active in many local historical societies and authored several books and articles on subjects including steamboats, cemeteries, postal history, Mardi Gras, and New Orleans landmarks. The collection consists of Huber's correspondence, lectures, articles, research,...
Dates: 1870-1982

"Let's Tell a Story" records

Identifier: LaRC-970
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the records of the National Council of Jewish Women, New Orleans section, that document the local children's television shows "Magic Tree" and "Let's Tell a Story." A collaborative effort between the National Council of Jewish Women, WDSU-TV, the New Orleans Public Library, and New Orleans public and parochial schools, these programs encouraged reading and literacy as well as the use of the public library amongst New Orleans-area children. The collection contains...
Dates: 1951-1975

Letterbook of the Lady of Lyons Boat Club

Identifier: LaRC-B-39
Scope and Contents

This volume contains manuscript copies of letters written on behalf of the Lady of Lyons Boat Club, usually by the secretary of the organization. The letters deal with membership, elections, commissions for new boats, and  other club business.

Dates: 1839-1841

Letters from Occupied New Orleans

Identifier: LaRC-M-1154
Scope and Contents These two letters are thought to have been sent to Charles Edgar Appleby (1824-1913). Known as Edgar to his family, he was a real estate investor during the last half of the nineteenth century. The donor believes that the author of the letters may be John Appleby (1822-?), Charles Edgar Appleby's brother. The letters concern a trade business operating in New Orleans, and discuss prices and the market for several different commodities such as sugar, salt, molasses, and hay. The 1863 letter...
Dates: 1862-1863

Lewis Hanke Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 054
Scope and Contents 1935-1985. Professional correspondence, papers, and reprints of this eminent Latin American historian with extensive material relating to Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas. 45 cubic feet.The Lewis Hanke Collection is composed of the papers of the prominent Latin American historian Lewis Hanke. It includes his professional correspondence with colleagues in the U.S. and abroad, correspondence relating to his study of Bartolomé de Las Casas, his files of materials having to do with...
Dates: 1935-1985

Lillian Galt Martin genealogy collection

Identifier: LaRC-890
Scope and Contents The collection consists of genealogical material relating primarily to the Strong, Clarke, and Stevens families that was used by Lillian Galt Martin (1916-1993) to write a family history. The book, Lewis Strong Clarke and his wife Lillian Keener Lyons and their families, ancestors, and descendants (1991) was one of several books of family history written by Martin and her husband, Fontaine Martin. Lillian Galt Martin attended Newcomb College and graduated with a bachelor's degree in...
Dates: 1822-1991

Lise Mitchell papers

Identifier: LaRC-195
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of the personal correspondence of Lise Mitchell, the daughter of Mary Davis and Charles Jewett Mitchell and godchild of Jefferson Davis. After the death of her mother, Lise Mitchell was adopted by her grandparents, Joseph E. Davis and Eliza Van Benthuysen. There are letters from Jefferson Davis both to Lise Mitchell and to Davis' brother, Joseph, most of which were written after the Civil War and have family matters as their topic. Other correspondents...
Dates: 1838-1936

Louis Charles de Blanc St. Denis papers

Identifier: LaRC-484
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of commissions, appointments, letters, and an order relating to the military career of Louis Charles de Blanc St. Denis, an officer in the Louisiana Militia who served as commandant of both the Natchitoches and Attakapas (St. Martinsville) posts. There are documents signed by Charles III and Charles IV of Spain as well as other signed by Baron de Carondelet, governor of Louisiana (1791-1797).

Dates: 1787-1797

Louis Panzeri papers

Identifier: LaRC-791
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of research notes Louis Panzeri (1902-1983) used for his book, Louisiana Composers; programs and brochures; music associations material; and early letters on musical subjects. Panzeri, a music teacher and voice coach in New Orleans, collected Louis Moreau Gottschalk correspondence, mementoes, and newspaper clippings, which are also included. There are obituaries of other musicians as well as a photograph of the choir at St. Patrick's Church, New Orleans.

Dates: 1898-1981

Louis Placide Canonge collection

Identifier: LaRC-738
Scope and Contents

The collection is made up of manuscript copies of parts of Louis Placide Canonge's plays Un Grand D'Espagne and Le Comte de Carmagnola, a letter, "Rigoletto" or "Le Bouffon du Prince" translated from Italian into French, and an inventory of Canonge's library by George William Nott. All materials in the collection are written in French. The letter praises Canonge's article in the Bee about St. Bernard Parish.

Dates: 1890-1941

Louisiana Banking collection

Identifier: LaRC-539
Scope and Contents

This collection is made up of bank letters, promissory notes, bills of exchange, correspondence, stockholders lists, an article reprint, property records, mortgages, bonds, tax receipts, and pamphlets from different Louisiana banks.

Dates: 1812-1961

Louisiana Civil Service League records

Identifier: LaRC-118
Scope and Contents The Louisiana Civil Service League records consist of League founder Charles E. Dunbar's personal and professional papers, as well as the League's meeting agendas, scrapbooks, and financial records. Also included in the collection are clippings, general and presidential reports, publicity, minutes, membership information, legislative affairs material, the Louisiana Watchman (1946-1948), and annual reports. The collection also contains some records of the Louisiana Civil Service Commission,...
Dates: 1932-1992

Louisiana Historical Society records

Identifier: LaRC-854
Scope and Contents The oldest historical organization in the state, the Louisiana Historical Society was founded in 1835. The collection consists of the organizational records of the Louisiana Historical Society, including correspondence, a history of the Society, newsletters, agendas, reports, cassettes, receipts, other financial records, member lists, publications, pictures, minutes, and proceedings. There is a significant amount of correspondence from President Hugh Wilkinson in 1962 as well as minute books...
Dates: 1877-1997

Louisiana politics and elections collection

Identifier: LaRC-536
Scope and Contents

This collection is made up of broadsides, poll tax receipts, pamphlets, candidate lists, registration certificates, reports, correspondence, fliers, election reports, biographical sketches, letters of application, letters of recommendation, and certificates of appointment.

Dates: 1805-1993

Louisiana Purchase Exposition records

Identifier: LaRC-830
Scope and Contents The collection consists of material relating to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition held in St. Louis, Missouri in 1904 collected by William C. Stubbs, Executive Commissioner of the Louisiana Board of Commissioners, as well as his assistant, Robert Glenk. This collection contains meeting minutes (1903-1906), letters of acceptance and other correspondence, (1904-1906) as well as invitations to state days and openings and from foreign countries. In addition, there is an invitation booklet with...
Dates: 1903-1906

Louisiana Spanish Period Documents.

Identifier: LaRC-B-316
Scope and Contents

Typescripts of "Cedulas y Ordenes" in the National Archives. Includes royal orders and correspondence of Alexandro O'Reilly, Bernardo de Galvez and Diego Josef Navarro.

Dates: 1770-1782

Louisiana State Advisory Council on Employment Security records

Identifier: LaRC-161
Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, minutes, press clippings, membership lists, state and federal government pamphlets on employment security. The Louisiana State Advisory Council on Employment Security was led by Chairman Donald M. Halley during the administration of Governor Robert F. Kennon. The correspondence is to and from Halley and includes letters from J. Hadley Heard and Richard E. Walker, Administrators, Louisiana Department of Labor, Division of Employment Security.

Dates: 1952-1956

Louisiana State Dental Society records

Identifier: LaRC-626
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of correspondence of the Louisiana State Dental Society, a professional organization within the twelfth district of the American Dental Association. The Louisiana State Dental Society is comprised of eight districts located throughout the state. The collection includes lists of members who have paid their Louisiana State Dental Society and American Dental Association dues, acceptance and rejection letters of those appointed to various committees of the...
Dates: 1942-1948

Lusher Playground Project records

Identifier: LaRC-809
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, general papers, accounts, architectural plans, a photo album, and checkbook, all of which relate to the construction of the playground at R.M. Lusher Elementary School. Includes fund raising papers of Robert Bermudez and preliminary drawings and final architectural plans by William K. Turner of the Tulane School of Architecture.

Dates: 1967-1974

Luther E. Hall papers

Identifier: LaRC-182
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to the campaign that preceded the Louisiana Democratic Primary Election held 1918 September 10 to choose a candidate to fill the unexpired term of United States Senator Robert F. Broussard, who died in office. The main contenders were former governor Luther E. Hall and Edward J. Gay of Iberville Parish. Hall's campaign manager was J.F.C. (Ferd) Claiborne. When Gay won a plurality, Hall, who came in second, withdrew from the race.

Dates: 1912-1918; Other: Majority of material found in 1918

Luzenberg family papers

Identifier: LaRC-625
Scope and Contents This collection consists of correspondence, documents, and petitions concerning the confirmation of nobility of the family of Charles Aloysius Luzenberg, a New Orleans physician. There are family papers in German as well as translations, excerpts from records of the Court Commission for Imperial and Royal Archives concerning the 1833 petition of Charles Luzenberg for an authorized copy of the patent of nobility of Joseph Gottfried Luzenberger, as well as the velvet-bound confirmation of...
Dates: 1805-1873

Lyle Saxon papers

Identifier: LaRC-4
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, research notes, manuscripts and other personal papers of journalist and author Lyle Saxon. He published four books between 1927 and 1930: Father Mississippi, Fabulous New Orleans, Lafitte the Pirate, and Old Louisiana. In 1935, Saxon became director of the Works Progress Administration's Louisiana Writers Project, publishing the New Orleans City Guide, the Louisiana Guide, and Gumbo Ya-ya. His book, Children of Strangers was published in 1937.

Dates: 1879-1949; Other: Majority of material found in 1929-1945

M. Alston Read collection

Identifier: LaRC-796
Scope and Contents The collection was gathered together by M. Alston Read as collection of photographic and pictorial likenesses of his forebears. Included are members of the Alston, Hayne, Rutledge, Burr, Pinckney, Freer, Blacklock, Blake, Cabel, Cooper, Flagg, Ladson, Motte, Pettigrew, Smith, Weems, and Read families. The collection also includes a diary kept by Mary A. Read in 1893 as well as correspondence of M. Alston Read. In addition to photographs, there are also lithographs, etchings, engravings,...
Dates: 1800-1989

M. Jeff Thompson papers

Identifier: LaRC-72
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence, commissions, diaries, photographs, clippings, currency, stocks, legal documents, certificates, a wallet, biographical information, and other items relating to Confederate Brigadier General Meriwether Jeff Thompson, and other members of the Thompson family of Missouri and Louisiana. Included are handwritten secret codes used by the Confederate Army.

Dates: 1848-1959

Mabson, Beall, and Lea families papers

Identifier: LaRC-966
Scope and Contents

The collection is made up of a Mabson-Beall-Lea family genealogy, correspondence, scrapbooks, Louisiana Power and Light material, family photographs, autograph books, and a certificate. The material primarily centers on the lives of Eugene Mabson and his wife, Eva Lea Mabson of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dates: 1882-1957; Other: Date acquired: 01/07/2002

Maduell family business records

Identifier: LaRC-191
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the records of three Maduell family businesses dealing with electronic equipment sales and/or service. The companies were called Delta Electronics, Louisiana Quik-Chek, and Minute Men Service Company. There are minutes, correspondence, certificates, balance sheets, ledgers, receipts, stock certificates as well as a brief history of the firms by Charles Maduell, Jr. In addition, there are five articles about the Maduell family, the Viosca and Percy families, the...
Dates: 1946-1969

Mailhes family papers

Identifier: LaRC-936
Scope and Contents

Items in this collection were dismounted from a Mailhes family scrapbook.  Families mentioned include Estalote, Hebert, Krauss, Weber, and Mouledous. The collection contains birth, baptismal, and marriage records, clippings, obituaries, prayers, a postcard, and portrait photographs created in Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana.  Handwritten genealogical charts are included that describe the ancestry of both sides of Mona Mailhes' family.

Dates: 1863-1967; Other: Date acquired: 04/05/1998