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New Orleans (La) -- History -- 20th century

Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 41 Collections and/or Records:

Adella Angella Brunet Brown school papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: LaRC-605
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of printed invitations, photographs, certificates, diplomas, commencement programs and other school memorabilia from Newcomb College and McDonogh High School No. 3 in New Orleans.

Dates: 1900-1929

Benedict family papers

Identifier: LaRC-461
Scope and Contents This collection consists of papers of Benedict family members in the United States, from the early nineteenth century until the late twentieth century.  Included are school and personal papers, correspondence, home recipes and remedies, land ownership papers, photographs, certificates and diplomas including an 1879 pharmacy diploma from the University of Louisiana, an 1890 Tulane Law School commencement program, invitations, financial papers, clippings, maps, a small painting on wood,...
Dates: 1804-1974; Other: Majority of material found in 1855-1917

Bowman family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: LaRC-175
Scope and Contents This collection consists of personal papers of the Bowman family of Maryland and Louisiana. Included are handwritten and typed correspondence, post cards, Valentines and other greeting cards, telegrams, diaries, legal and financial documents, diplomas, certificates, a map, medical papers, life insurance documents, a 1918 passport of Ruth Green Bowman, French World War I rationing stamps for bread, American Red Cross papers, poetry, sheet music, church programs, calling cards and other items...
Dates: 1815-1972

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

Cancer Crusaders records

Identifier: LaRC-965
Scope and Contents Cancer Crusaders is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to raising money and awareness about cancer research.  The organization was originally created in 1976 by Lynda Buring Mahana, who recognized the immediate need for more and better cancer research in New Orleans.  She formed a small group of volunteers and they began Cancer Crusaders.  Many of their original members were part of the American Cancer Society, but felt that not enough of the funds raised by New Orleans were...
Dates: 1978-1998; Other: Majority of material found in 1978-1998

Cecelia Macfarlane Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: LaRC-491
Scope and Contents This collection consists of personal and collected papers of Cecelia C. Macfarlane of New Orleans, La. Included are handwritten and typed correspondence, school papers, scrapbooks, poems, photographs, biographical information, a passport, religious papers, a naturalization certificate, an 1879 high school diploma from New Orleans public schools, financial documents, legal papers, newspaper clippings and other printed items. A letter from Judge Don A. Pardee, and a photograph of him, are...
Dates: 1839-1986

Christian Woman's Exchange records

Identifier: LaRC-257
Scope and Contents This collection consists of records of the Christian Woman's Exchange of New Orleans, Louisiana, including handwritten and typed correspondence, administrative documents, and legal and financial records.  The bound volumes in this collection are chiefly handwritten ledgers concerning the running of the shop and the operation of the rooming house.  The collection also includes minute books, roll books, microfilm, and printed material, including annual reports and issues of the organization's...
Dates: 1881-2000

Communal Hebrew School records

Identifier: LaRC-834
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the financial, academic, and administrative records of the Communal Hebrew School in New Orleans. Included are the charter, board of director's minutes, committee files, correspondence, directories, memorials, student academic files, class schedules, budgets, scholastic supply orders, faculty applications, maintenance records, membership rolls, nursery registration forms, payroll, receipt books, ledgers and financial journals.

Dates: 1912-1972

Denègre family papers

Identifier: LaRC-662
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence, business papers, photographs, clippings, spoken audio recordings, souvenir albums, diplomas and other personal documents of members of Denègre and other related families, including the Gayle, Baldwin, Bayne and Jones families. There is also genealogical research, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings and other documents of various branches of the Denègre family. Much of the research presented in the 2008 accretion was compiled by George...
Dates: 1824-2000s

Dueease family papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: LaRC-528
Scope and Contents This collection consists of personal and business papers of the Dueease family of New Orleans, La., particularly of W. E. Dueease. Included are handwritten and typed correspondence, legal and financial documents, tax papers, insurance papers, divorce and succession papers, and printed items. Correspondents include various banks, attorneys, organizations, and businesses, including the New Orleans Mid-Winter Sports Association, E. J. Hart & Company, Orleans Dredging Company, and Hope...
Dates: 1921-1944

Edmond Souchon papers

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

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

Frank G. Otis papers

Identifier: LaRC-127
Content Description This collection consists of personal, business, and collected papers of Frank G. Otis of New Orleans, La. Included are typed correspondence, greeting cards, post cards, telegrams, business papers, financial documents, family photographs, diaries, insurance and tax papers, calling cards, invitations and other items of social ephemera, a metal calling card case, ribbons, a rubber stamp, travel logbooks and souvenirs, menus, an address book, advertisements, newspaper clippings and other...
Dates: 1800-1961

Friends of Widows and Orphans of the French Resistance, New Orleans Branch records

Identifier: LaRC-307
Scope and Contents This collection consists of organizational records and collected papers of the New Orleans Branch of the Friends of Widows and Orphans of the French Resistance. Included are handwritten and typed correspondence, information about the organization's 1947 charter, post cards, greeting cards, financial documents, a poster, a scrapbook, photographs, newsletter and journal issues, newspaper clippings and other printed items. Printed items concern World War II, conditions in postwar Europe, and...
Dates: 1939-1950

Georgia Bertha Drennan family papers

 Collection — Box 1-2
Identifier: LaRC-164
Scope and Contents This collection consists of personal, professional, and family papers of Georgia Bertha Drennan. Included are handwritten and typed correspondence, post cards, greeting cards, biographical and genealogical information, research notes, numerous notes of explanation or transcriptions added by the collection's donor, family photographs and negatives, a telegram, drawings, diplomas, ribbons, essays, poems, World War II era pins and rationing tokens and stamps, a medal, certificates, invitations...
Dates: 1823-1963.

Gladys Freeman Cahn papers

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

Grace King papers

Identifier: LaRC-564
Scope and Contents The collection consists of Louisiana author Grace King's handwritten and typed correspondence, research notes, fragments of manuscript drafts, genealogical documents and transcriptions about numerous Creole families, poetry, newspaper clippings, and her 1915 Doctor of Letters diploma from Tulane University. Grace King's genealogical research was done in cooperation with the archives of St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, and other sources in preparation for writing Creole Families of New...
Dates: 1906-1920

Ida Weis Friend papers

Identifier: LaRC-287
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.

Dates: 1837-1963

Jacob Dresner collection

Identifier: LaRC-674
Scope and Contents Many of the Dresner items concern Jacob (1883-1976), while there are a few documents concerning his brother , Joseph (1885-1967). The brothers, sons of Helen Glass and Henry Dresner, were natives of Przemsyl, Austria. Jacob, a practicing New Orleans attorney, graduated from New Orleans Boys High School (later Warren Easton High School) in 1900 and Tulane University Law School in 1906. His first wife, Irene Tedesche predeceased him and he later remarried . Joseph also graduated from New...
Dates: 1850-1980

John Karlem Riess papers

Identifier: LaRC-994
Scope and Contents John Karlem "Ducky" Riess (1913-2005) was professor of physics at Tulane University from 1943 to 1978 as well as professor emeritus (1978-2005) and faculty advisor to the fraternity system. The collection consists of Riess' personal papers, research materials relating to his publications, offprints of articles, correspondence, family papers, photographs, stamps, drawings, clippings, and awards. There are also materials related to his research on John Leonard Riddell. John Riess, the father...
Dates: 1866-2002; Other: Majority of material found in 1920s-1990s

John Lanier Mayes family papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: LaRC-378
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of personal and family papers of John Lanier Mayes of New Orleans, La. Included are correspondence, certificates, biographical and genealogical information, partially printed forms, an award, and other printed items. Papers include items from the United Daughters of the Confederacy for John's mother, as well as his Albert Gallatin award upon retirement from federal service. Some photostatic copies and photocopies are included.

Dates: 1897-1963

John Minor Wisdom collection

Identifier: LaRC-230
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, petitions, executive orders, land surveys, pamphlets, receipts, minutes, accounts, licenses, payrolls, bills of sale, roll lists, reports, legal papers, and other material primarily documenting historical aspects of New Orleans from the late eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Subject areas that John Minor Wisdom collected in include World War I, John McDonogh, Charles Gayarre, Adrien Roquette, correspondence of New Orleans mayors, pamphlets,...
Dates: 1710-1960

LaVerne "Pike" Thomas III papers

Identifier: LaRC-991
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the correspondence, diary, and other papers of LaVerne “Pike” Thomas III, of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After graduating from high school in Baton Rouge, Thomas attended Princeton University for his freshman year (1960-1961). While at Princeton, he considered leaving college to enter seminary, and many of the letters from this time period display his family’s concerns and questions about this endeavor. Thomas transferred to Tulane University in the...
Dates: 1942-1965

Louise White papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: LaRC-527
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of personal papers of Louise White of New Orleans, La. Included are correspondence, insurance papers, tax documents, receipts and other financial documents such as medical and personal expenditures, and succession and other legal papers.

Dates: 1914-1958

Louisiana statehood centennial collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: LaRC-756
Scope and Contents This collection consists of papers relating to the Louisiana Historical Society's preparations for the centennial of Louisiana statehood on April 30, 1912. Included are handwritten and typed correspondence predominantly composed of acceptances and regrets for invitations to the festivities as well as congratulatory messages, post cards, telegrams, financial documents, a poem, and items about an essay contest. Correspondents include American and foreign dignitaries, politicians, ambassadors,...
Dates: 1965-2015

Mailhes family papers

Identifier: LaRC-936
Scope and Contents

Items in this collection were dismounted from a Mailhes family scrapbook.  Families mentioned include Estalote, Hebert, Krauss, Weber, and Mouledous. The collection contains birth, baptismal, and marriage records, clippings, obituaries, prayers, a postcard, and portrait photographs created in Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana.  Handwritten genealogical charts are included that describe the ancestry of both sides of Mona Mailhes' family.

Dates: 1863-1967; Other: Date acquired: 04/05/1998

Maurice Mayer Stern papers

Identifier: LaRC-999
Scope and Contents Maurice Mayer Stern was born in Illinois in 1916, but grew up in New Orleans.  He attended school in New Orleans before going to college at Harvard University, graduating in 1936, and Southern Methodist University Institute of Insurance Marketing, graduating in 1949.  He returned to New Orleans and began working in the insurance business.  Maurice Stern worked to get an American Basketball Association franchise in New Orleans.  He succeeded, became co-owner of the team and was instrumental...
Dates: 1916-2007; Other: Majority of material found in 1967-1975; Other: Date acquired: 12/02/2009

Miriam Brown papers

Identifier: LaRC-141
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of personal letters written by Miriam Brown, an instructor in English at Newcomb College, to author John E. Canady, between September 1929 and May 1930. The letters describe events in New Orleans and people that Brown knew in New Orleans and Texas.

Dates: 1929-1930

Mississippi River flood collection

Identifier: LaRC-517
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence, charts, maps,and printed matter related to the Mississippi River flood of 1927. The printed matter consists mostly of advertisements intended to raise awareness of the flooding problems in Louisiana. Some of the printed matter promotes Louisiana in that it demonstrates that only a small portion of Louisiana was effectd by the flood of 1927. These materials were collected A.B. Dinwiddie, former president of Tulane University and member of the Flood...
Dates: 1912-1928; Other: Majority of material found within 1927

Natalie Scott papers

Identifier: LaRC-123
Scope and Contents This collection consists of correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, and other papers pertaining to Natalie Vivian Scott, a New Orleans journalist, author, and activist. Included are letters written during her service in a field hospital in World War I; papers documenting the New Orleans literary community of the 1920s; letters written during Scott's service with the Red Cross in World War II, and documents pertaining to Taxco, Mexico. There are letters to Martha G. Robinson, and...
Dates: 1855-1967