New Orleans (La) -- Religious life and customs
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The bibliography was created for a term paper, "Voodoo in New Orleans," by D. Blake Touchstone (1944-2001). It covers Voodoo from the Civil War period until 1900. There is an extensive list of newspaper accounts.
Scope and Contents This collection consists of organizational records and collected items of the Hebrew Rest Cemetery Association, Inc., in New Orleans, La. Included are legal papers, financial documents, reports, notes, photographs of graves and monuments, records of interments, minutes, agendas, notices of meetings, employment records, and historical information. Original documents date back to 1860; photocopies and carbons are included.
Scope and Contents Minutes, office files, marriage, death, and interment records, and other records documenting Touro Synagogue and its two preceding congregations, Gates of Mercy and Dispersed of Judah. Particularly noteworthy are volumes documenting Gates of Mercy from 1866 and continuing as Touro Synagogue through 1944, and minutes from 1853 -1947.
Scope and Contents The collection contains notes on Voodoo taken from New Orleans newspapers as well as descriptions of ceremonial participation at the St. Michael Number 2 Temple and the Sacred Heart Spiritualist Church.