Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 468 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The Herman Arthur Metzger papers include Metzger's business and personal correspondence while he was a petroleum executive in South America from 1924-1954. During that time he worked for the Tropical Oil Company in Colombia (1924-1936) and Standard Oil of New Jersey's Argentine affiliate (1944-1954). From 1954-1962, he worked for Creole Oil in New York. The collection also consists of memoranda, financial records, and production accounts.
Dates: 1925-1977 (bulk: 1925-1967)
Scope and Contents The Hermann Bacher Deutsch papers consist of the writer and journalist's correspondence, photographs, financial materials, scrapbooks, family papers, Lee Christmas materials, Huey Long materials, and materials on New Orleans cuisine. Also included in the collection are Deutsch's manuscript of the Huey Long Murder Case, Frances Parkinson Keyes' manuscripts of Steamboat Gothic and Blue...
Dates: 1827-1970; Other: Majority of material found in 1920-1970
Scope and Contents In this collection, there are eight letters dated 1861-1862 from Nicholas Herron to Anne McCarthy, New Orleans, describing camp life with the Confederate Army at Camp Moore, Fairfax, Virginia, Camp Carondelet, and other sites. The remainder of the correspondence consists chiefly of letters to Stella Herron from "M.W.", "Cousin Sue", and "Bella" about family affairs. There are also sketches and postcards in the collection.
Scope and Contents Dr. Hewitt L. Ballowe was a physician and folklorist from Buras and Diamond, Louisiana. The collection consists of Ballowe's correspondence, a large number of handwritten and typewritten drafts of his books, newspaper clippings, bills and receipts, certificates, genealogy, a photograph, and a scrapbook containing William L. Shirer's Berlin Diaries in newspaper clippings. Most of the correspondence is with Dr. R. Matas, M.M. Wilkerson of Louisiana State...
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence between Hilda Phelps Hammond, who was chairwoman of the Louisiana Women's Committee (established in 1933) and members of the United States Senate. She fought for years to force the Senate to investigate charges of corruption and election fraud against Senators Huey P. Long and John Overton. Letters from other members of the Committee are also included. There is a bound copy of the transcripts of the 1933 Overton hearings before a Special Senate...
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, bills, receipts, genealogical notes, prayer cards, envelopes, and photograph, all of which relate to the Hincks family and other closely-connected families. There is the personal and business correspondence of John W. Hincks, his wife Lise Lambert, and their children, Leda Hincks and Joseph Anatole Hincks, who corresponded while he was serving in the Confederate Army. Also included is a group of papers related to David Olivier and his daughter, Eliza...
Scope and Contents The collection is made up of correspondence and manuscripts of Emile Hoehn (1842-1917), Swiss Consul in New Orleans, of his son Werner Conrad Hoehn (1882-1940), an engineer and painter in New Orleans, and of Werner Hoehn's wife Marie Louise Müller. There are letters written by Werner Hoehn to his father during the 1890s while attending school in Switzerland. There are also letters that pertain to his career as a painter, a scrapbook that contains catalogues and reviews of exhibits in which he...
Scope and Contents The collection consists of clippings, scrapbooks, theater programs, music exercises, photographs, correspondence, and recital programs. There are programs from solo performances by Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) and Enrico Caruso (1873-1921). The scrapbooks contain material about Mrs. Dupuy L. Harrison and her music school, in addition to articles about her activities with the Cercle Lyrique, Athénée louisianais, and the New Orleans Music Teachers' Association. They also contain clippings about...
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of personal correspondence between Hovey K. Clarke, a Michigan attorney, and Martha Upham, before they were married in 1852. There are also letters from friends and family as well as a circular letter (1849) concerning an anti-slavery resolution presented by Clarke at a town meeting in Marshall, Michigan. In addition, there are photographs, newspaper clippings, and issues of the Portland, Maine, Daily Press describing the 1866 fire that destroyed a large part...
Dates: 1849-1922; Other: Majority of material found in 1849-1890
Scope and Contents The collection consists of copies of correspondence, bills and receipts, genealogical materials, and other documents of the family of Asa Hursey, a saw mill owner from Pearlington Mississippi during the mid-19th century. His correspondents included J. Marzilly, R. Foster, and other business partners. Most of the correspondence regards sawmill matters. Of special interest are letters from R. W. Hursey and William Lovejoy describing Guatemala and California, respectively. Also included in the...
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.
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the organizational records of the Independent Women's Organization, which was founded during the late 1930s and early 1940s, and consisted of Louisiana women anxious to eliminate government corruption. In particular, they initially organized to support the anti-Huey P. Long gubernatorial candidate, Sam Houston Jones, moving on to advocate issues such as public integration and governmental reform. The collection contains bylaws, membership lists, attendance records,...
Scope and Contents This collection consists of land transactions, land surveys, receipts, tax receipts, correspondence, legal documents, financial papers, land titles, maps, medical treatments, and photographs. The collection primarily concerns the land transactions and legal matters of the Collins, Littell, and Cadish families near Opelousas, Louisiana. Irving Novick was the notary public involved in the adoption papers of William T. Cadish as well as Rosalie Jean Marie's sale of land to Cadish.
Dates: 1806-1952 (bulk: 1829-1952)
Scope and Contents The Isaac N. Marks papers consist of a variety of business and personal letters. Among these are a letter to the City Council on behalf of the Fireman's Charitable Association, letters asking for assistance, and letters suggesting Marks for positions such as governor, mayor, appointment as alderman (1848), board member of the State Board of Health (1879), and School Director of New Orleans (1875). This collection also contains one bound volume, newspaper clippings relevant to Marks' involvement...
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 034
Scope and Contents April 29-June 21, 1965. Correspondence between J. Eric Thompson, Robert Wauchope, and Marjorie LeDoux related to Thompson's request for information concerning a 17th century facsimile manuscript by Fray José [Joseph] Delgado on the Chol Mayas in the Latin American Library. 7 pieces.
Scope and Contents The collection consists of letters written by J. Harvey Brown of Company B, 91st Infantry of New York during the Civil War. Brown spent much of his time in Louisiana in cities that included Baton Rouge, Opelousas, New Orleans, Port Hudson, and Brashear City. His correspondence began with the formation of his unit in Albany, New York and ended when he was wounded and lost his right thumb at Port Hudson. He later became ill and died in 1864. The collection also includes a photograph of J. Harvey...
Dates: 1861-1864; Other: Date acquired: 06/11/2000
Scope and Contents Joseph Mitchell Pilcher was a poet, newspaper writer, social worker, and religious educator. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and bound typescripts. There are also journals containing Pilcher's poems or information about him. Much of the correspondence is with his friend, George Kent, as well as with various publishers. There are Alabama Writers' Conclave and National Poetry Day materials as well as copies of songs for which Pilcher wrote the...
Scope and Contents Jackson Thornwell Witherspoon (1900-1940) was a native of New Orleans, a prolific writer, and gynecologist. The collection contains numerous drafts of articles by Witherspoon, both popular and technical, written primarily while he was Associate Professor of Gynecology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. There is also correspondence regarding the negotiations and progress of his published textbook, "Clinical Pathological Gynecology" (1939) as well as a scrapbook of advertisements and...
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence of organizations that Jacob H. Morrison was interested in including Friends of the Cabildo, Louisiana Historical Association, Louisiana Landmarks, Vieux Carré Historic Preservation District, Garden District Association, Community Renewal Program, Gallier House, Sprint Fiesta, Gallery Circle, as well as the Louisiana and New Orleans Bar Associations. There are also papers related to the airplane crash of his brother, deLesseps "Chep" Morrison, and his...
Dates: 1920s-1974; Other: Majority of material found within 1950s-1960s
Scope and Contents The collection is primarily made up of correspondence of James H. Dakin and his family. Dakin was a prominent architect who designed many significant structures in New Orleans, including the University of Louisiana during the mid nineteenth century, which would later become part of Tulane University. There is an 1843-1845 minute book of the Louisiana Volunteer Regiment kept by Dakin. Also included is reference material used by author Arthur Scully, Jr. to write James Dakin, Architect-His Career...
Dates: 1816-1973; Other: Majority of material found in 1816-1850
Scope and Contents James M. Todd (1896-1970) was an engineer in Louisiana and was very active in both local and national engineering organizations. The collection includes correspondence, articles, clippings, biographical sketches, photographs, invitations, certificates, as well as a large amount of printed material related to the organizations and activities in which Todd was active. There are proceedings from the Louisiana Engineering Society, of which Todd was president and a scrapbook with clippings,...
Scope and Contents The collection consists of copies of correspondence (1788-1818) and two original land transactions (1818-1819) involving James Wilkinson (1757-1825). Wilkinson was governor of the Louisiana Territory in 1805. He was also known to be involved in what was known as the "Burr Conspiracy." Correspondents include George Washington, Juan Ventura Morales, Thomas Jefferson, and W.C.C. Claiborne.
Scope and Contents The collection contains the business papers of Jean Baptiste Meullion, a free man of color, who was a sugar and cotton planter in Saint Landry Parish, Louisiana. He corresponded with many merchants, including Toledano and Gaillard, Louallier Brothers, Miramond O'Duhigg Company, Follain Fux, and A. Vincent Rillieux. The collection includes a manumission of a slave, the inventory of Meullion's estate, including his slaves, as well as a circular asking planters to retain cotton until the Union...
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the correspondence, articles, poems, and notes of Jeanne des Dunes Guérin Bengston (1909-1992). The majority of her work found in this collection was written for the Christian Science Publishing Society and the United Methodist Publishers. Also included are a biography of Bengston, as well as newspaper clippings, notes for a play, a manuscript copy of Flowers of the Mind, and index cards.
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, personal papers, certificates, Tulane memorabilia, clippings, certificates, photographs, and scientific programs belonging to Jeannette Laguaite (1912-2005), professor of speech pathology and audiology at the Tulane School of Medicine. In addition, there are Laguaite's writings and her curriculum vitae, religious material, a certificate of appreciation from the City of New Orleans, as well as a scrapbook of her parents' fiftieth wedding anniversary and...
Scope and Contents The collection includes correspondence (1961-1963), ledgers, account statements, business records, burial preparation records, bank statements, cancelled checks, check stubs, deposit receipts, and a rubber stamp. The business records include certified copies of the organization's resolutions and the preparation records include the names of the deceased in English and Hebrew as well as the names of the preparers of the bodies.
Dates: 1948-1965 (bulk: 1954-1965)
Scope and Contents The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans records consists of administrative, organizational, financial, and subject files, as well as photographs, scrapbooks, and other ephemera that reflect the activities of the organization between 1914 and 1994. Included in the collection are the merger documents that consolidated the Jewish Charitable and Education Federation and the Jewish Welfare Fund into the Jewish Federation of New Orleans in 1962. Financial materials, consisting of contribution...
Dates: 1914-1994 (bulk: 1925-1990)
Scope and Contents The collection consists of unpublished autobiographical and biographical material about United States Democratic Congressman Adolph J. Sabath, a Czech immigrant who was Representative from Chicago's Fifth District from 1907 to 1952. Sabath was Chairman of the House Rules Committee for many years. The collection contains correspondence, telegrams, reference material, notes, typescripts, speeches, articles, manuscript material, and reports. There are autobiographical notes as well as biographical...
Scope and Contents The collection consists of several manuscripts of works by John A. Watkins as well as other material written by other authors. There is a bound volume of his biography of the Choctaw chief, Pushmataha, as well as reference notes on Pushmataha and on the folklore and customs of the Choctaw people. In addition, there are Watkins' recollections of Jefferson County, Mississippi, as well as a biography of William Weatherford, a distinguished Creek Indian warrior who was involved in the Tragedy of...
Scope and Contents The John Chase Cartoon collection consists of cartoons drawn by John Chase for New Orleans newspapers, magazines, football program covers, court drawings, advertisements, and storyboards of his political editorials on WDSU-TV. There are also manuscripts, correspondence, and illustrations for publications, including Frenchmen, Desire, Good Children, and Other Streets of New Orleans, We the People, Louisiana Purchase, Of Time and Chase, and...
Dates: 1880-1988 (bulk: 1925-1986)