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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

19th and early 20th cent. Wallpaper Collection

Identifier: SEAA-083
Scope and Contents This collection includes wallpaper dating from the early 19th through the early 20th centuries, particularly a number of French block printed remnants from the early 19th century Jean Zuber et Cie scenic cycle L’Helvetie. These reputedly came from the de la Ronde plantation house in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. There are also examples of late 19th and early 20th century floral papers, and textured papers from the 1920s and 1930s. Handblocked wallpaper remnants are undated, but range from...
Dates: 1830s–1930

Clara Compton Raymond memoirs

Identifier: LaRC-M-766
Scope and Contents The memoirs of Clara Compton-Raymond cover her childhood in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, during the Civil War, post-war years in Switzerland, and return to Rapides Parish during Reconstruction. She gives detailed descriptions of the furnishings and household ritual at Evergreen and Flowerton Plantations. Among the subjects mentioned are Indians coming to trade, slavery, Union soldiers, governor Thomas Overton Moore's status after the war, sugar production, river travel, and plantation social...
Dates: 1896; Other: Date acquired: 01/08/1978

Clarence John Laughlin Photograph collection

Identifier: SEAA-026
Scope and Contents

This collection includes photographic prints with views of buildings in and around the New Orleans area, as well as some Louisiana plantation views by Louisiana photographer Clarence John Laughlin (1905-1985).

Dates: 1930s–1950s

Destrehan estate litigation records

Identifier: LaRC-673
Scope and Contents This collection consists of handwritten legal documents relating to the settlement of the estate of Louisiana sugar planter Jean Noel Destrehan and his wife, Celeste Robin Delogny Destrehan. Each item has a transcription, a translation from French into English, and/or a summary. Included are a will, financial statements, and legal decisions. Other individuals named in the documents include: Nicholas Noel Destrehan, Louise Odille Destrehan and her husband Pierre Edmond Foucher, René...
Dates: 1824-1826

Frank H. Boatner Collection of Louisiana Architecture Photographs

Identifier: SEAA-150
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 16” x 20” copy photographic prints of New Orleans and Louisiana architectural subjects. Photos date to late 19th century through 1960s and consist of a set of 10 volumes for New Orleans, and 9 volumes for Louisiana plantation houses and subjects outside New Orleans.

Dates: Late 19th century – 1960s

Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) Collection of Louisiana Drawings

Identifier: SEAA-013
Scope and Contents This collection includes measured drawings (both originals and copies) for Louisiana plantations and early New Orleans buildings, made as documentation for the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) for the U.S. National Parks Service. The earlier drawings from the 1930s are mostly half-sized blue line prints of the originals, which are housed with the official HABS records at the Library of Congress. Much of this work was done under the direction of New Orleans architect, Richard Koch...
Dates: 1930s-2002

Howard "Cole" Coleman Photograph Collection

Identifier: SEAA-110
Scope and Contents

This collection of photographic prints, made by New Orleans photographer Howard “Cole” Coleman (1883-1969), includes views of Louisiana architecture, particularly New Orleans buildings and plantation houses outside New Orleans. Views of Mardi Gras/Carnival, Louisiana, other personages, and other subjects are also maintained. Prints are gelatin silver, 8” x 10”, and are organized by volume.

Dates: 1958-1960s

Jesuit plantation survey

Identifier: LaRC-M-1114
Scope and Contents

A Jesuit plantation survey report in English translation, 1763. The original English translation of the official report and minutes of the survey of the Jesuit plantation above New Orleans. The survey was certified 1763 July 22, by Olivier Duvezin, Surveyor General of Louisiana, and the minutes are dated November and December of that year. The document established the boundaries of the Jesuit lands seized by the French Crown.

Dates: 1763

Koch and Wilson Office Records

Identifier: SEAA-003
Scope and Contents

This collection of records, from New Orleans architectural office Koch and Wilson, includes project drawings, specifications, and professional correspondence (with attached photographs and contracts) regarding business, commercial, educational, medical, and residential buildings and additions. Projects were done in New Orleans, throughout Louisiana, and a few cities throughout the United States.

Dates: 1916-1980s

Louisiana folktales collection

Identifier: LaRC-521
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a series of folktales told by a nurse on a Louisiana sugar plantation. These tales are similar to those of Edwar Avery McIlhenny printed in the Louisiana Progress (1938).

Dates: Other: Undated

Louisiana Landmarks Society Records

Identifier: SEAA-038
Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, minutes, announcements, and photographic prints collected by the society. Photographs of Pontchartrain Beach Amusement Park in New Orleans, circa 1982 to 1983, were taken before its demolition by an unidentified photographer; these are maintained within the materials. Photographers include G. Wilson Small, Jr., Ronald J. Caire, Tebbs and Knell, and Betsy Swanson.

Dates: 1940–2004

Louisiana Plantation Ephemera

Identifier: LaRC-Ephemera-Plantations
Scope and Contents The Louisiana Plantation Ephemera collection contains a wide range of materials about plantations in Louisiana related to their history, marketing, tourism, architecture, and restoration. All material, with the exception of the Whitney Plantation, relate to the history of the property and families that owned or operated the plantation. The types of ephemera found in this collection include architectural theses written by Tulane University students, brochures, flyers, invitations, maps,...
Dates: 1887-2013

Louisiana Plantation Photographs Collection

Identifier: SEAA-064
Scope and Contents

This collection includes photographic prints of historic Louisiana plantation houses along River Road. Photographs are copy prints of original photographs, made by Shell Oil Company, to use as illustrations for invitations to a social event (photographer unknown) in 1968.

Dates: Late 1960s

Map of the Jesuit Plantation

 File — Oversize folder M-1256
Identifier: LaRC-M-1256
Scope and Contents

This map contains a brief history and an estimated location of the Jesuit Plantation.

Dates: 1934 May 18

Morgan Whitney Louisiana Architecture Photograph Collection

Identifier: SEAA-069
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 248 5” x 7” platinum photographic prints of views of Louisiana architecture, particularly plantations, courtyards, and historic sites. These photographs were made from 1890-1906 by Morgan Whitney (1869-1913).

Dates: 1890–1906

Pedro Federico Darinsbourg will

Identifier: LaRC-M-540
Scope and Contents

Pedro Frederico Darinsbourg will, written in New Orleans, 1788. In Spanish. Includes an English transcription. Darinsbourg of St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, describes how his plantation and other belongings, including slaves, are to be dispersed following his death amongst his family members and acquaintances.

Dates: 1788

Philip M. Denman Photograph Collection

Identifier: SEAA-017
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of photographic series taken by Philip M. Denman, dating from 1969-2017. Supplementary information (1978-2017) includes biographical and historical documentation relevant to the photographer and the sites he photographed.One group pertains to the historic plantations Laurel Valley and Seven Oaks. The majority document Laurel Valley Plantation, located along Bayou Lafourche in Thibodaux, Louisiana. These photographs show the complex as it existed...
Dates: 1969-2017

Plantation collection

 Collection — Oversize folder 1
Identifier: LaRC-531
Scope and Contents

This collection is made up of surveys, crop reports, a scrapbook, plantation record books, land sale records, correspondence, plantation histories, reminiscences, and photographs.

Dates: 1780-1969

Richard Koch Papers and Photographs

Identifier: SEAA-080
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographic negatives and contact prints of architectural subjects, made by New Orleans architect Richard Koch (1889-1971). The majority of negatives show historic architecture of Louisiana, but there are also views of buildings in the American Northeast, Europe, and elsewhere. Negatives are mostly 4" x 5". Louisiana negatives were mostly made during the 1930s and 1940s in connection with Koch’s work as head of the Louisiana Division of the Historic American...
Dates: 1882–1960

Rudolf Hertzberg Louisiana Architecture Photograph Collection

Identifier: SEAA-079
Scope and Contents

This collection includes hundreds of 5”x7” contact prints, several 8”x10” prints, and associated glass plate negatives of Louisiana architecture, made by New Orleans civil engineer Rudolf Hertzberg. Views are mostly of New Orleans buildings, with a few Louisiana plantation houses. Negatives were made to illustrate the book New Orleans and Its Environs by Italo William Ricciuti (New York, 1938).

Dates: 1937

San Francisco Plantation House Measured Drawings Collection

Identifier: SEAA-087
Scope and Contents

This collection includes measured drawings, which were prepared for the restoration of San Francisco Plantation House in St. James Parish, Louisiana (1974-1976) by Koch and Wilson, Architects, New Orleans.

Dates: 1974-1976

Seebold family papers

Identifier: LaRC-821
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of manuscripts for the books Old Louisiana Plantation Homes and Family Trees, and Azalea Villa by Herman de Bachellé Seebold (1875-1950). In addition, there are photographs and negatives of Louisiana plantation homes and personal photographs of the Seebold family. There is also business and personal correspondence, as well as journals, legal documents, a scrapbook of business receipts, a homework notebook from 1851, clippings, publication advertisements,...
Dates: 1851-1965