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New Orleans (La) -- History

Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

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

Bernard Lemann papers

Identifier: LaRC-237
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of academic and personal papers of Tulane Professor of Architecture, Bernard Lemann. Included are correspondence, manuscripts and typescripts of reports, galley proofs, handwritten notes, and other research, photocopies, printed material, and newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1936-1981

Blanchard and Williams families papers

Identifier: LaRC-109
Scope and Contents

Correspondence of the Blanchard and Williams families of New Orleans, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. The letters deal with the struggle of the Civil Service, the U.S. Pension and Census Bureaus, the Washington political scene, and general family matters from the 1860s to the 1920s. Also included are a group of letters from the Blanchard children at St. Joseph's Academy (1880-1897) and the Williams children at Jefferson College (1916-1918).

Dates: 1867-1961

C. Edmund Kells papers

Identifier: LaRC-281
Scope and Contents This collection is composed primarily of the professional papers of Louisiana dentist and inventor, C. Edmund Kells, D.D.S. (1856-1928). Included are his printed patents with ribbons and seals, issued by the United States and by Canada, correspondence, printed material such as brochures and a few miscellaneous issues of dentistry journals, invitations, letterhead stationery, envelopes, business cards, calling cards, appointment cards, accounting sheets, checks, drawings of his inventions and...
Dates: 1875-1930

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

Cruzat family papers

Identifier: LaRC-249
Scope and Contents The collection is made up of family papers (1674-1939), letters, copies of letters and documents, historical notes, and genealogical material of Marie Cruzat de Verges. Some of the families represented in the collection include the Hulse, Cruzat, and Innerarity families, as well as the East Florida trading firm of Panton, Leslie, Forbes & Company, with which the Inneraritys were associated. There are copies and extracts of correspondence between Louisiana Governor Miro and Joseph...
Dates: 1686-1961; Other: Majority of material found in 1686-1939

de la Vergne family papers

Identifier: LaRC-146
Scope and Contents The de la Vergne family papers includes the papers of Hugues Lavergne (1792-1843), Lavergne's son Jules (1818-1887), including several commissions and letters. Post-Civil War materials include personal correspondence and other papers of Hugues Jules de la Vergne (1867-1923) and his wife, the former Marie Louise Schmidt (1876 -1961), who later married Henry J. Landry de Freneuse. The collection consists of materials relating to the de la Vergne family of New Orleans and includes...
Dates: 1741-1971; Other: Majority of material found in 1812-1935

Edgar A. Perilloux papers

Identifier: LaRC-362
Scope and Contents

The Edgar A. Perilloux papers consists of many documents relating to the history of Carrollton including a manuscript of Carrolton's history, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, articles, notes, certificates, correspondence, and club records.The collection also contains financial papers (statements, checkbooks, and stubs) and photographs.

Dates: 1852-1971

Edgar B. Stern collection

Identifier: LaRC-235
Scope and Contents

This collection includes of Edgar B. Stern's personal correspondence, legal and financial records, military papers, college papers and memorabilia, invitations, international and New Orleans post cards, clippings, pamphlets, scrapbooks, certificates, diplomas, speeches, essays, reports, telegrams, maps, photographs and photographic negatives, cartoons, and printed material. Financial records of cotton firms include massive (up to 59 cm.) ledger books.

Dates: 1880-1970

First German Lutheran Congregation of New Orleans records

Identifier: LaRC-119
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of handwritten registers of births, deaths, marriages and communions; a Constitution of the Orphans Society; correspondence; course notebooks; and an account book. There is a copybook containing letters written by Charles G. Modinger, Pastor at the German Lutheran Church from 1868 to 1880. Also included is a volume of names of people who registered for Holy Communion.

Dates: 1838-1902

Girod Street Cemetery records

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: LaRC-220
Scope and Contents This collection consists of carbon copies and photocopies of an alphabetical listing of burials in the Girod Street Cemetery in New Orleans, La. It was compiled in 1956-1958 by the local Spirit of '76 Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and incorporates information from the earlier work done by the Louisiana State Museum, through a WPA project in 1935-1936.  Information from tombs includes, when available, names of individuals, their birth and death dates, place of birth and...
Dates: 1956-1958

Giuseppe Ferrata papers

Identifier: LaRC-773
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of personal and professional correspondence, biographical information, scores, music manuscripts, concert programs, handwritten and typed notes, printed material, and clippings regarding the life and career of music professor and composer, Giuseppe Ferrata. Ferrata founded the Newcomb College Piano Department in 1909 and taught there until his death in 1928.

Dates: 1884-1952

Irish Channel architectural survey

Identifier: LaRC-505
Scope and Contents The collection is a survey of the New Orleans, Louisiana neighborhood known as the Irish Channel, an area which is bounded by Philip, Delachaise, and Constance Streets and the Mississippi River. For each of the approximately 3,600 housing units, there is a 5 x 8 inch printed form with handwritten notes regarding: street, number, original use, present use, style/type, materials, architectural/historical rating, physical condition, number and kind of trees, general comments and negative...
Dates: 1974-1976

John Chase papers

Identifier: LaRC-187
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)

Kate A. Holmes papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: LaRC-568
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of literary papers of Kate A. Holmes of New Orleans, La. Included are poems with citations, typed and signed by the author during the early 1970s. Her notes indicate that these were published in various journals between 1950 and 1973. Subjects of poems include description of New Orleans and Mardi Gras. Also included are newspaper clippings of short articles written by Kate Holmes.

Dates: 1971-1973

Marchand and Loubat families papers

Identifier: LaRC-594
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of family and legal documents of the Marchand and Loubat families of New Orleans, Louisiana.  Included are birth, marriage, confirmation, and death certificates; successions; land sales; voter registration and citizenship documents; correspondence; and genealogical notes. Other families named in this collection include Franck, Priez, Ecrot, Cousserat, and Schneller.

Dates: 1807-1966; Other: Majority of material found within 1859-1896

M.D. Girard papers

Identifier: LaRC-638
Scope and Contents This collection consists mostly of French handwritten correspondence by Marie Drivon Girard (1814-1913); her father, Antoine Tauvin Bernard Drivon; her first husband, Jean Marie Aquart; and her cousins, the Alexanders. Also included are notebooks with theological and historical writings by Girard; account books; birth, baptismal and marriage certificates of members of the Drivon, Aquart and Girard families; French grammatical exercises; newspaper clippings from the Louisiana French...
Dates: 1774-1902

New Orleans Friends of Music records

Identifier: LaRC-389
Scope and Contents The New Orleans Friends of Music is a volunteer music organization, established in 1956, that is enthusiastic about chamber music and brings visiting artists to play at Dixon Hall at the Tulane University campus. The collection is made up of the organization's articles of incorporation, by-laws, and amendments, membership lists, officer lists, minutes, correspondence, subscriptions, calling lists, financial records, artists' contracts, publicity, programs, promotional records, grant...
Dates: 1955-2008

New Orleans, Yesterday and Today manuscript

Identifier: LaRC-779
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of uncorrected and corrected manuscripts for New Orleans, Yesterday and Today: A Guide to the City, written by Walter J. Cowan, John C. Chase, Charles L. Dufour, Osborne K. LeBlanc, and John Wilds. The guide was published by the Louisiana State University Press in 1983.

Dates: 1982

Orleans Citizens' Memorial

Identifier: LaRC-B-109
Scope and Contents

Memorial to Congress dated January 1812, from the representatives of the people of Orleans Territory in Convention assembled requesting the annexation of Florida to Orleans Territory.

Dates: Other: 1812

Orleans Parish Medical Society records

Identifier: LaRC-925
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the business records of the Orleans Parish Medical Society from its origin until the 1996. Included are proceedings, registers of members, account books, correspondence, constitution and by-laws, hospital reports, manuals, certificates, medical cartoons, photographs, and printed materials, which include members' scholarly publications.

Dates: 1878-1996; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1995

Paul Tulane papers

Identifier: LaRC-49
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the personal and business papers of Paul Tulane, the nineteenth-century American businessman and philanthropist. Included are legal and financial papers, inventories of his real estate holdings, promissory notes, social and business correspondence, genealogical information relating to the Tulane family, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, portraits, photographs and negatives.

Dates: 1791-1974; Other: Majority of material found within 1801-1887

Société française records

Identifier: LaRC-47
Scope and Contents This collection consists of records of the Société française de bienfaisance et d'assistance mutuelle de la Nouvelle Orléans, and of its Hôpital français. Included are handwritten, typed, and printed financial records, minutes, correspondence, clippings, hospital forms, poster of hospital guest rules, and other records. The collection also contains issues of the Rapport annuel de la Société française de bienfaisance et d'assistance mutuelle de la Nouvelle Orléans, which document...
Dates: 1849-1937

St. Charles Hotel records

Identifier: LaRC-204
Scope and Contents The earliest handwritten record is in Spanish, and dates back to the 1789 sale of a plot of ground by Beltran Gravier and his wife, Maria Josefa Delonde, to Jacques A. Percy for the sum of 1,500 pesos, which later became the location of the St. Charles Hotel in New Orleans. Subsequent sales by the Percy heirs are documented with a chain of titles, to Robert Montgomery and Greenbury R. Stringer, to the Freret Brothers, to John Hagan, the Exchange Hotel in 1835, and to the St. Charles Hotel in...
Dates: 1789-1931

Theola Bordelon Bartee collection

Identifier: NA-137
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photographs, cartes de visite, postcards, and a Dutch wedding invitation. Also included are two volumes: Harper's Young People: An Illustrated Weekly, comprising issues from November 1, 1887 through October 30, 1888; and The Gibson Book: A Collection of the Published Works of Charles Dana Gibson, 1907.

Dates: 1887 - 1907