New Orleans (La) -- Social life and customs
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents This collection consists of minutes, treasurers' reports, membership lists, hostesses' notebooks, program announcement post cards, and other records of the Friday Afternoon Club in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Scope and Contents Helene d'Aquin's typescripts of Souvenir's of America and France by a Creole, translated into English. In it, Allain describes her family's relationship with the enslaved people on their plantation, describes her family's genealogy as well as immigration to Louisiana, and explores various social customs of all Louisianians, both enslaved and free.
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the early papers of the l’Athénée Louisianais, an organization established in New Orleans in 1876 devoted to perpetuating the French language and scholarly French literature in Louisiana. The society held meetings several times a month, the minutes of which were published in the Comptes-Rendus de l’Athénée Louisianais, its journal, usually in addition to transcriptions of the notable lectures given at the meetings. It sponsored a yearly literary contest; the winning...
Dates: 1834-1987; Other: Majority of material found in 1870-1885
Scope and Contents This collection consists of business records, articles of incorporation, financial documents, correspondence, membership lists, minutes, original and reproduction photographs of member groups and tournament play, negatives, slides, a patch, a certificate, clippings and other printed material. Included is the fall 1985 issue of Southern Tennis which includes an article on the history of the organization. An alternate name sometimes used in the twentieth century is the New Orleans Lawn Tennis...
Scope and Contents This collection contains a thesis for honors in history at Dartmouth College, Broadening the Horizons of Life: The Beginnings of a Women's Literary Club in Nineteenth Century New Orleans. Documents the development of the Quarante Club, a women's literary club founded in 1886 for the purpose of providing self-education and literary study. The Quarante Club is the oldest continuous women's literary discussion group in New Orleans.
Scope and Contents Six scrapbooks created by Mary Louise Walker Harris, wife of Rufus C. Harris, pertaining largely to her husband’s career as Dean of Tulane Law School (1927-1937) and President of Tulane University (1937-1959). The scrapbooks also shed light on Mrs. Harris’ role at Tulane University and the couple’s involvement in New Orleans society and social life from the 1930s to the 1950s. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, football programs, commencement programs, social group announcements, and...
Dates: 1934 - 1949
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, typescripts, biographical material, and newspaper clippings. Thomas Ewing Dabney was a journalist for the Times Picayune as well as a prolific writer on the history and customs of Louisiana and the South, especially New Orleans. There are manuscripts of articles, novels, a play, and histories.