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Biographies

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:

Antonio de Sedella collection

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-764
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of copies and translations of documents from Documentos Procendentes de la Isla de Cuba, the Society of the Propagation of the Faith, the Roman Catholic Church, and the Michel Pontalba Library relating to Padre Antonio de Sedella (Pere Antoine), who served as parish priest of New Orleans from 1785-1790 and 1795-1805.

Dates: 1778-1816

Bennett H. Wall papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-899
Scope and Contents The collection focuses on the period in Bennett H. Wall's career while he was working at Tulane University as a professor and director of the Center for Business History Studies. While at Tulane, he established himself as a major Louisiana historian, serving as president of the Louisiana Historical Association in 1974. The collection contains Tulane University Graduate School minutes, resolutions, correspondence, proposals, as well as other committee materials. In addition, there is...
Dates: 1968-1976

Bienvenu Family Records

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-B-125
Scope and Contents

Consists of five items: 1. Chart showing descendants of Pierre Antoine Bienvenu and Marie Martha Devince. 2. Biographical sketch of Pierre Antoine Bienvenu and his sons Aléxandre and Mélicourt. 3. Biographical sketch of Brigadier-General John Philip Goujon de Grondel and his descendents. 4. Will of Aléxandre Devince Bienvenu. 5. Map of Township 10 South, Range 5 East, St. Martin Parish, showing location and ownership of land and property in the area.

Dates: 1805-1850

Charles Cassedy Bass papers

 Collection
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 Etienne Arthur Gayarré papers

 Collection
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

Constance Smith papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-914
Scope and Contents The collection consists of biographical material, correspondence, photocopies of correspondence, clippings, and photographs related to Constance Smith and Jefferson Caffery. Jefferson Caffery (1886-1974) served as United States Ambassador to many countries, including El Salvador, Colombia, Cuba, Brazil, France, and Egypt. A relation of Caffery's, Constance Smith collected their correspondence and compiled biographical material about Caffery that is present in the collection. There are also...
Dates: 1940s-1994; Other: Date acquired: 01/02/1996

Don A. Pardee papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-54
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of handwritten and typed personal and professional correspondence, printed biographical material, photographs, post cards, calling cards, invitations, telegrams, poems, political pamphlets, legal and financial papers, newspaper clippings, and other documents relating to the life of Don A. Pardee.

Dates: 1856-1950; Other: Date acquired: 12/07/1956

Edmond Souchon papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-6
Scope and Contents

This collection contains documents related to Dr. Edmond Souchon, an anatomist, surgeon, and sanitarian of New Orleans. These documents include his medical notes and anatomy manuscripts. Some major documents of the collection are letters and correspondence with other doctors concerning the publication of Index Medicus. Personal letters, thank you notes, photographs, clippings, other papers can also be found in this collection.

Dates: 1861-1955; Other: Majority of material found within 1914-1915

Ellsworth Woodward papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-10
Content Description The collection consists of correspondence, speeches and other papers of Ellsworth Woodward. The collection also contains material related to the Louisiana Art Teachers Association, the Southern States Art League, and the American Institute of Architects. Correspondents include Leon Weiss, General Allison Owen, Moise Goldstein, and others. Also included are multiples sketches in both pencil and ink. Drawings are sketches of exhibit set ups, pottery, and scenes from Germany and elsewhere from...
Dates: 1918-1925

Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana records

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-558
Scope and Contents The collection consists of materials relating to the history of the Episcopal Church in Louisiana, Louisiana bishops, the Diocesan House, state and general conventions, the Woman's Auxiliary, individual Episcopal churches in Louisiana, the Episcopal Children's Home, and the Gaudet Episcopal Home and School. Materials include annual reports, scrapbooks, board minutes, newsletters, confirmation records, marriage certificates, journals, registers, correspondence, records of services, financial...
Dates: 1805-1998; Other: Majority of material found within 1868-1963

Erich Arnold Messmer papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-831
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, pamphlets, articles, photographs, memoranda, biographical material, texts of public addresses, certificates, and diplomas of Erich Arnold Messmer (1906-1990). These papers reflect his civil service career, particularly his role as Consul General of Switzerland in New Orleans from 1964 to 1972. His speeches concerned labor laws, technical cooperation with developing countries, and other aspects of Swiss international relations. The materials in the...
Dates: 1936-1991

Evans J. Casso papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-944
Scope and Contents This collection consists of biographical and genealogical material, essays, speeches, photographs, clippings, manuscripts, articles, research material, notes, correspondence, maps, and audiotapes relating to the life and work of Evans J. Casso. Casso, born in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, was an Italian-American author, lecturer, and Napoleonic and Civil War scholar. The collection includes research as well as manuscripts for the book, Lorenzo: The History of the Casso Family in Louisiana, in...
Dates: 1932-1996

Furman B. Pearce papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-920
Scope and Contents Furman Pearce (1878-1950) was a leader of the steamship industry in the Gulf region and president of the Louisiana Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. The collection consists of biographical material, correspondence (1902-1953), and speeches given to maritime and shipping groups as well as Sons of the American Revolution meetings. Pearce's correspondence primarily relates to family genealogy and Sons of the American Revolution business. His speeches often dealt with the shipping...
Dates: 1902-1953

George Whitfield Jack papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-121
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the personal correspondence between George Whitfield Jack, Shreveport, and Edwin Lewis Stephens, Lafayette. Most of the letters from Jack pertain to family members, but they also contain references to Louisiana politics and his activities as United States District Judge, Western District of Louisiana. Edwin Lewis Stephens was the first president of the University of Southwestern Louisiana. There are also a few carbon copies of letters from Stephens to Jack as well...
Dates: 1882-1933; Other: Majority of material found in 1895-1924

Gladys Freeman Cahn papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-907
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the personal and professional papers of Gladys Freeman Cahn (1901-1964), a social welfare and civil rights activist who served as national president of the National Council of Jewish Women from 1949-1955 and was affiliated with the Louisiana Civil Liberties Union, UNESCO, the national Urban League, the Louisiana Conference of Social Welfare, the Civilian Defense Volunteer Office, and other community welfare organizations. Included are transcripts of speeches,...
Dates: 1940s-1984; Other: Majority of material found in 1950s-1960s; Other: Date acquired: 10/06/1988

Hilda Phelps Hammond papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-705
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...
Dates: 1908-1951

J.L. Tupy collection on Adolph J. Sabath

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-203
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...
Dates: 1849-1953

John A. Watkins papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-633
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...
Dates: 1813-1887

John James Audubon papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-628
Scope and Contents The collection consists of personal correspondence of John James Audubon, as well as bibliographical and biographical material collected by William Beer, Howard Memorial Librarian, about Audubon. Audubon wrote about a financial venture with the Roziers that he would subsequently abandon. In his letters he requested Francois Rozier to export various articles Bakewell's New York store in the hopes of expanding business between the two cities by establishing another store. There are also...
Dates: 1807-1927

John Leonard Riddell papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-599
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of diaries, notebooks, newspaper clippings, and other printed material of John Leonard Riddell. There are also several articles by Riddell's bibliographer, Karlem Riess.

Dates: 1829-1977

Joseph Emile Ducros family papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-893
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of family papers collected by Joseph Emile Ducros (1871-1946) and includes correspondence, biographies, clippings, photographs, certificates, genealogical material, and greeting cards. There are letters from Ducros' brothers Fernet (Bob) and delaRonde (Del) in Nicaragua, China, and the Philippines, and stateside, with detailed descriptions. There are also papers of families related to the Ducros family, including, the Patton, Leininger, and Brinkmann families.

Dates: 1784-1993

Joseph Roger Baudier papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-805
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of unpublished manuscripts of "the Creoles of Old New Orleans" and "New Orleans Master Bakers Protective Association, 1892-1952. Together with a general view of Origin and development of the baking industry in Old New Orleans, 1722-1892"; notes from the Paris Archives Nationales for The Catholic Church in Louisiana; and a biography of Joseph Roger Baudier by Monsignor Henry Bezou.

Dates: 1935-1961

Lillian Galt Martin genealogy collection

 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

Luzenberg family papers

 Collection
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

M. Jeff Thompson papers

 Collection
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

Maud O'Bryan Ronstrom papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-903
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a biography, correspondence (1942-1979), photographs, invitations, newspaper clippings (1935-1970s), programs, and movie star memorabilia. There are biographies in addition to photographs of movie stars. Maud O'Bryan Ronstrom was a columnist for the Times-Picayune and the States-Item who wrote a daily advertising column. The clippings are of Ronstrom's own column and writings.

Dates: 1915-1979; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1977

Maximilian Ferdinand Bonzano papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-829
Scope and Contents Maximilian Ferdinand Bonzano (1821-1895) was a physician, minter, and administrator. The collection consists of a diary, observations and calculations on time, an executive order making Bonzano in charge of a lighthouse, an inventory of the surveyor general's office in New Orleans, payment records, and clippings. The inventory of the surveyor general's office was taken while Maximilian Bonzano was surveyor general of the Port of New Orleans. The diary details the sinking of the ship New York...
Dates: 1846-1895

Patrick H. Hanley papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-887
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the professional papers, correspondence, military records, drawings, slides, and other documents primarily concerning the medical and teaching career of Patrick H. Hanley, prominent New Orleans proctologist and surgeon. The collection also includes papers pertaining to his wife, Dr. Jeanne C. Roeling Hanley.

Dates: 1923-1995; Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1979

Paul Tulane papers

 Collection
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

Ray M. Thompson biography of Albert Baldwin Wood

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-M-360
Scope and Contents

The biography, written by Ray M. Thompson, is about the life of Albert Baldwin Wood (1879-1956), who was a prominent engineer and executive with the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board. He designed the pumps for the drainage system for the city. In 1939 he was named head of the Sewerage and Water Board and held that position until his death.

Dates: circa 1960s