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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 468 Collections and/or Records:

Brenan family papers

Identifier: LaRC-583
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of letters written by Richard, Mathew, and Octavius McDermit Brenan. Richard Brenan, a lawyer, came to New Orleans and settled there in 1828. The letters are personal and descriptive in nature, describing life and society in New Orleans and Charleston during the 1830s.

Dates: 1828-1863; Other: Majority of material found within 1830-1840

Burruss family papers

Identifier: LaRC-105
Scope and Contents The Burruss family papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, bills and receipts, and other printed matter. The correspondence is made up of three main groups: letters from Mary Burruss McGehee to her brother John W. Burruss while he was a student at Wesleyan University, Connecticut (1834-1835); letters from John W. Burruss to his father John C. Burruss discussing work and activities on the plantation (1840-1859); and letters from John T. Semple and W.W. Semple, Confederate...
Dates: 1827-1902

Byrd D. Fowler collection

Identifier: LaRC-58
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of letters written to Mr. Byrd D. Fowler, a teacher at the Maybin School. The letters were written by about a hundred of his former students who served in the Armed Services during World War II. There are also copies of letters from Fowler, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Dates: 1942-1957; Other: Majority of material found within 1942-1945

Byrne family papers

Identifier: LaRC-1009
Scope and Contents

The Byrne family papers consists of correspondence, copies of deeds, photographs, genealogical research, and writings composed and gathered by Celeste Byrne. Celeste Byrne worked on a book project that documented 300 years of Byrne family history up until her grandfather's death in 1903.

Dates: 1970-1981

Cain family papers

Identifier: LaRC-679
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, personal papers, diplomas, nominations, a photograph and a travel guide. Materials in the collection relate to the Cain, Fatjó, and Tallon families. There is correspondence between Thomas Fatjó in New Orleans and Miguel Boadella in Barcelona about the succession of Fatjó's parents and other family matters. There are also personal documents from the Tallon family and John Cain and his son. Also included are diplomas for Thomas Fatjó and John...
Dates: 1809-1921

Carl Thomas Stockmeyer Letterbook

Identifier: LaRC-B-277
Scope and Contents

The pressed copy letterbook contains the outgoing correspondence of Carl Thomas Stockmeyer, a commission merchant in New Orleans. The letters are to customers and business contacts in the United States and in Europe, which relates to such matters as orders, shipments and sight drafts.

Dates: 1893-84

Caroline Plaff collection on John McDonogh

Identifier: LaRC-1050
Scope and Contents This collection of materials focuses on the life and work of John McDonogh (1779-1850). The philanthropist, at the time of his death, donated a significant amount of money to the City of New Orleans, enough to open over two dozen public schools. Caroline Pfaff, District Superintendent of Schools in New Orleans during the 1930s, studied the "McDonogh" schools opened using the McDonogh funds as well as McDonogh himself. There is also a book on the court case involving the states of Louisiana...
Dates: 1852, 1931-1941

Carpenter and Turley families papers

Identifier: LaRC-120
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of correspondence between the Turley and Carpenter families of Tennessee and Texas. The events recorded by the correspondence are centered mostly in Travis County, Texas and paint a picture of family life in a Texas farm community. The first group of correspondence (1845-1882) consists of correspondence between James M. Turley, Austin and Mamchaca, Texas, from various relatives. The second group of correspondence (1893-1937) is primarily correspondence...
Dates: 1845-1962; Other: Majority of material found in 1893-1937

Catharine Savage Brosman papers

Identifier: LaRC-685
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and published material of Catharine Savage Brosman, poet and Professor Emerita of French at Tulane University. Included are edited manuscripts of Watering (a volume of Catharine Brosman's poetry), and of Jean-Paul Sartre (a scholarly monograph). The correspondence includes letters from other writers; letters from Jules Roy continued for over thirty years.

Dates: 1961-2000

Cecil Morgan papers

Identifier: LaRC-312
Scope and Contents The collection includes materials related to Cecil Morgan's career as a member of the Louisiana Civil Service Commission. He was also a leader of the legislative force that impeached Governor Huey P. Long in 1929. Materials include correspondence, speeches, resolutions, bills and newspaper clippings concerning Louisiana politics, particularly Long and his impeachment. The materials related to the Civil Service Commission include correspondence, hearings and related reports and publications....
Dates: 1922-1971

Centennial of the Battle of New Orleans Celebration Correspondence

Identifier: LaRC-B-353
Scope and Contents

Correspondence received by the Louisiana Historical Society relative to the Battle of New Orleans and its centennial celebration. Contains much genealogical information written by descendants of participants in the battle. Also committee material and poem "Chalmette" relating to the official unveiling of the Battlefield Monument.

Dates: 1914-1915

Cesil Kohlman Levin collection

Identifier: LaRC-928
Scope and Contents

This artificial collection brings together official papers of the New Orleans Brandeis Women's Committee as well as the New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah. Materials include by-laws, constitutions, membership lists, correspondence, financial reports, minutes, study group notes, newspaper clippings, photographs, bulletins, a scrapbook, as well as items for fundraising activities. There are also some materials relating to the Jewish Federation of New Orleans.

Dates: 1883-1996; Other: Majority of material found in 1970s; Other: Date acquired: 09/08/1996

Chaillé-Jamison family papers

Identifier: LaRC-302
Scope and Contents

Letters, certificates, diplomas, photographs, and scrapbooks of the Chaillé-Jamison Family, including histories of the family compiled by Dr. Chaillé. Also includes records and newspaper clippings detailing Mrs. Stanford Chaillé Jamison's activities with the Orleans Club and Orleans Parish Medical Society, Women's Auxilliary; and candid personal memoirs written by Stanford Chaillé in 1892.

Dates: 1847-1966

Charles Cassedy Bass papers

Identifier: LaRC-419
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the correspondence, writings, diplomas, certificates, programs, sympathy notes, clippings, and photographs of Dr. Charles Cassedy Bass (1875-1975). Bass was a professor at Tulane Medical School and later dean (1922-1940). He did research on and promoted the "Bass technique" of preventative dental health care, and there are writings on this topic in the collection. In addition, there are biographies on Bass, as well as writings about him by others. There are also...
Dates: 1899-1975

Charles E. Alter papers

Identifier: LaRC-28
Scope and Contents The papers consist of business correspondence, some personal correspondence, bills, receipts, leases, legal papers, appraisals, and other fiscal documents of Charles E. Alter of New Orleans. Alter had significant real estate holdings in New Orleans and an interest in several plantations like Skaggs Plantation (later known as Victoria Plantation), Ormond Plantation, Australia Plantation and others. Documents related to Dr. Alter's real estate and court cases over this real estate are included...
Dates: 1826-1904

Charles E. Hunter papers

Identifier: LaRC-177
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence and scrapbooks of Charles E. Hunter, a former Rough Rider and prominent Republican politician in the Territory of and later state, Oklahoma. The correspondence deals with Hunter's political and personal affairs, especially his chairmanship of the Oklahoma Republican Central Committee and his clerkship of the Oklahoma Federal District Court. It also includes Rough Rider Association activities, especially the creation of a New York chapter and the...
Dates: 1898-1915; Other: Majority of material found in 1906-1910

Charles Erasmus Kennon papers

Identifier: LaRC-948
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence of Charles Erasmus Kennon (1839-1878) to his wife, Susan Kent Kennon (1848-1922); his older sister, Elizabeth Almeria Kennon; his mother, Nancy Nelson Kennon; and others.  Also included are other documents of the Kennon family of Louisiana as well as poems, a map of the Battle of Shiloh (1862), and special military orders (1865).

Dates: 1854-1969; Other: Majority of material found in 1860-1880; Other: Date acquired: 01/10/1997

Charles Etienne Arthur Gayarré papers

Identifier: LaRC-426
Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials written by or relating to Charles Etienne Arthur Gayarré, a Louisiana historian. There is personal correspondence, manuscripts by Gayarré, genealogical material, a biography of Gayarré, notes on his publications, and personal financial records.

Dates: 1848-1895

Charles L. Dufour papers

Identifier: LaRC-90
Scope and Contents

This collection of manuscripts by Charles L. Dufour includes the research notes, original drafts, revisions, final drafts and galley and page proofs of his books "Gentle Tiger," "The Night the War Was Lost," and "Nine Men in Gray." The collection also contains correspondence and notebooks from his trips to Europe.

Dates: 1803-1984; Other: Majority of material found in 1950-1979; Other: Date acquired: 12/10/1960

Charles L. Harrod journal

Identifier: LaRC-M-923
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Charles L. Harrod's journal that contains copies of letters as well as an account of Christ Church in New Orleans when it was taken over by General Benjamin Butler's military authority in October 1862.

Dates: 1862-1865

Charles S. Priestley papers

Identifier: LaRC-111
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of the personal correspondence of Charles S. Priestley, a physician in Canton, Mississippi. The handwritten and typed correspondence includes letters between Charles Priestley and Rosa Knight during their courtship and marriage, condolences to the family after his death, and other letters from family members and friends. Included also are photographs, clippings, stamped envelopes, greeting cards, receipts from local stores, telegrams, programs, funeral...
Dates: 1813-1929; Other: Majority of material found in 1866-1924

Charter Committee for the City of New Orleans records

Identifier: LaRC-43
Scope and Contents

Minutes, committee reports, and memos for the meetings of the committee that drafted the city charter; also letters to the members from various organizations, individuals, and city officials, offering suggestions for the charter; as well as preliminary drafts and the final draft of the charter.

Dates: 1950-1952

Chesnier Duchesne and Smith families papers

Identifier: LaRC-57
Scope and Contents The collection consists of family correspondence, legal documents, bills and receipts. Most of the correspondence consists of personal letters concerning family affairs, written to Ambroise Alexandre Chesnier Duchesne, in Louisiana, or to his son, Léon, in Natchez, from relatives in France and French Algeria. There are also a number of letters written by A.W. Smith from Aurora, Illinois, to his mother, Mrs. Charles A. Smith. Among the documents in a copy of the marriage contract of François...
Dates: 1780-1972; Other: Majority of material found within 1832-1892

Child Welfare Administrators of New Orleans records

Identifier: LaRC-577
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and records, including meeting minutes, of the Child Welfare Administrators of New Orleans, an association made up of individuals with executive and/or administrative positions in child services agencies. Collection also includes correspondence concerning the 1975 Southern Regional Conference of the Child Welfare League of America.

Dates: 1966-1975; Other: Majority of material found in 1966, 1974-1975

Christian Woman's Exchange records

Identifier: LaRC-257
Scope and Contents This collection consists of records of the Christian Woman's Exchange of New Orleans, Louisiana, including handwritten and typed correspondence, administrative documents, and legal and financial records.  The bound volumes in this collection are chiefly handwritten ledgers concerning the running of the shop and the operation of the rooming house.  The collection also includes minute books, roll books, microfilm, and printed material, including annual reports and issues of the organization's...
Dates: 1881-2000

Churchill family papers

Identifier: LaRC-342
Scope and Contents

The collection is made up of genealogies, documents, correspondence, and memorabilia of the Claudius Belden Churchill family and its ancestry. There are also family trees of related families, including the Thorn, Holliday, Groot, and other families. The collection also includes a facsimile of a letter from Winston Churchill and several eighteenth century deeds.

Dates: 1788-1944