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Louisiana -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 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

Arnous and Lessassier families papers

Identifier: LaRC-159
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence, family documents, land titles, financial records and tax receipts pertaining to the Arnous and Lessassier families, and to allied families, including the Magees, the Fleuriets and the Thibodeaux. Most of the materials concern the business and personal activities of René Arnous, a native of France who was a merchant in New Orleans and Iberville Parish.

Dates: 1772-1944

Barrow family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: LaRC-654
Scope and Contents This collection consists of personal and business papers of the Barrow family and allied families of southern Louisiana. Included are hadnwritten and typed correspondence, financial documents, legal papers, genealogical records, family photographs, papers relating to enslaved African American workers, plantation books, a partially printed New Orleans dray license, a minute book of the New Orleans Medical and Surgical Association, journals, clippings, and other printed items. Families and...
Dates: 1776-1965

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 Etienne Arthur Gayarré papers

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

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

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

French Louisiana Documents

Identifier: LaRC-B-315
Scope and Contents

3 French documents relating to the history of Louisiana, including information on botany, minerals and Indians.

Dates: 1714-1722

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)

Lafargue family papers

Identifier: LaRC-932
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, military records, marriage licenses, and other papers of the Lafargue family, noted for its contributions in a number of areas, including government, journalism, justice, law, medicine, and politics. The papers include the military records of Arnaud Lafargue (1775-1850); correspondence from Arnaud to his son, Pierre-Adolphe Lafargue (1818-1869); correspondence of  Adolphe Jolna Lafargue (1855-1917) and Annie Winn Irion Lafargue (1860-1899); as well...
Dates: 1813-1917; Other: Majority of material found in 1813-1870s; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1994

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

Semple family papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: LaRC-406
Scope and Contents This collection consists of personal papers of members of the Semple family in Mississippi and Louisiana. Included are correspondence, legal and financial documents, hand-drawn maps, certificates, photographs, a poem, newspaper clippings, deeds, and land transactions. Correspondence includes descriptions of economic conditions and statements about the sale of slaves. Family papers include land deed documents from Francisco Luis Hector, Baron de Carondelet. Some documents are in damaged...
Dates: 1794-1936