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Found in 192 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

A.B. Paterson papers

Identifier: LaRC-908
Scope and Contents

The collection is made up of A.B. Paterson's photographs, newspaper clippings, memorial material, a photograph album, awards, and scrapbooks. Paterson was one of the founders of the International House, a member of Young Men's Business Club of New Orleans, and active with the New Orleans Area Council Boy Scouts of America, Louisiana State Board of Industry and Commerce, and New Orleans Aviation Board.

Dates: 1908-1958; Other: Date acquired: 09/08/1988

Abram Joseph Ryan Scrapbook

Identifier: LaRC-B-312
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook made for the UDC Louisiana Division about the preparation and erection of the monument to the Confederate poet-priest, Rev. Abram Joseph Ryan, a Vincentian. Contains poems, programs, reports, letters, addresses, comic book, news clips, pictures, photos, Confederate currency and blue print.

Dates: 1950

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

Adolfo Biener Guatemala Photograph Collection

 Collection — Box 5, Folder: 39
Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 38-(39)
Scope and Contents

c. 1935.  A group of four hand-colored photographs (5 1/2" x 3 1/2") on beige mounts (9" x 6 1/2"). Each is titled and signed by the photographer on the mount. Mayas from the towns of Atitlán and Sololá are the subjects of Biener's images.

Dates: c. 1935

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 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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

Arthur A. Crais papers

Identifier: LaRC-785
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, certificates, clippings, photographs, pamphlets, bills, minutes, and other materials that relate to Arthur A. Crais' career in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1960 to 1972. Crais was particularly involved with Delgado Trade School, higher education, flood control, pharmacy workers, and political reapportionment. There is a large number of clippings that cover his political career from 1950 to 1972.

Dates: 1935-1972

Arthur Silverman papers

Identifier: LaRC-992
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photographs, sketches, designs, plans, correspondence, and other papers of New Orleans sculptor, Dr. Arthur "Art" Silverman. The binders have been assembled by Silverman and his staff to document the creation, installation, and display of his sculptures, jewelry, and other works.

Dates: 1944-2007; Other: Majority of material found in 1975-2007; Other: Date acquired: 02/11/2009

Artigues and Riecke families papers

Identifier: LaRC-201
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a group of papers, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings (1949-1985), scrapbooks, and genealogical materials of two New Orleans families, the Artigues family of France and the Riecke family of Germany. Includes the complete service record of Jean Joseph Artigues (1848-1852), in the first Company of Workers of Artillery in Algiers and the Extra de l'Estafette. Also includes documents of conscript, birth certificates, financial documents, promissory notes,...
Dates: 1809-1985

Batture Dwellers Association records

Identifier: LaRC-305
Scope and Contents The collection includes correspondence, meeting notices, lists of activities, membership lists and other items related to the Batture Dwellers Association and the eviction controversy. There are materials that pertain to the court actions and hearings, including claim sheets and receipts of the Batture residents, which their lawyers based their case upon. Also included are pamphlets, photographs, newspaper clippings, and two scrapbooks of Batture Dwellers materials (1952-1954) compiled by...
Dates: 1949-1958

Ben Lucien and Alice Caddy Burman papers

Identifier: LaRC-529
Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, articles, book drafts, scrapbooks, photographs, and sketches documenting the lives and work of this Southern husband and wife, who collaborated as novelist and artist. There are also awards, notes, biographical material, photographs, contracts, and audio recordings.

Dates: 1927-1984

Benjamin Bernard Weinstein papers

Identifier: LaRC-885
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the personal papers of Benjamin Bernard Weinstein, including biographical material, correspondence, typescripts of medical writings and other records of medical societies with which Weinstein was affiliated. Also included are newspaper clippings, bookplates, and photographs.

Dates: 1927-1984

Benjamin Morgan Harrod papers

Identifier: LaRC-253
Scope and Contents

The Benjamin Morgan Harrod papers consists primarily of materials about the construction of the Panama Canal, as well as flood control and navigation. Included is correspondence, a minutebook of the Isthian Canal Commission, a speech by Harrod, photographs, reports, and a bound volume.

Dates: 1878-1910

Bob Borsodi papers

Identifier: LaRC-979
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts of plays, photographs, newspaper clippings, menus, drawings, poems, flyers, scripts, notes, and receipts that represent Bob Borsodi's life and work. Borsodi operated coffeehouses in Uptown New Orleans and produced numerous poems, plays, and drawings.

Dates: 1960s-2003; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/2002

Boston Club of New Orleans records

Identifier: LaRC-214
Scope and Contents The Boston Club was founded 1841, and was named not for the city of Boston, but for a card game.  Its members were leading business gentlemen of New Orleans.  Its first quarters were on Royal Street, and moved several times to different locations in downtown New Orleans. The collection consists of handwritten and typed correspondence, financial records, minutes, charters, bylaws, histories, annual reports, photographs, invitations with stamped and postmarked envelopes, printed programs for...
Dates: 1870-1966

Brouerman family photographs

Identifier: LaRC-1008
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of portraits, family photographs, interior images of a woman's clothing shop called "Maison Maurice," as well as photographs of furniture and a restaurant.

Dates: 19th century-1950s

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

Caravonica Cotton Plantation Company Report

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 043
Scope and Contents 1912.  A report compliled by consulting engineer D. Sterrett Pindell about the production potential for lands in highland Guatemala. The Caravonica Cotton Plantation Company, incorporated in New Jersey in 1912, secured lease from R.J. Echeverría to 10,000 acres in Escuintla on the Coyolate River to cultivate Caravonica cotton and extract hardwoods. The data contained in the engineer's report was to inform potential investors about the climate, soil fertility, plant yield, production and...
Dates: 1912

Carol Eiseman papers

Identifier: LaRC-1016
Scope and Contents The collection consists of personal correspondence, financial and legal correspondence, and genealogies relating to Carol Eiseman and the various branches of her family. There is Dreyfous family correspondence (1882-1960s), including that of Felix Julius Dreyfous and A.D. Dreyfous. Carol Eiseman and her brother, F. John Dreyfous, settled the estate of their father, Felix Julius Dreyfous, and the correspondence documenting this process is included in the collection. Eiseman did extensive...
Dates: 1922-1983