Louisiana State Museum Holdings


The Louisiana State Museum Historical Center, housed in the Old United States Mint, opened its doors in January, 1977. In addition to maps and manuscripts, the Center houses sheet music, microfilm, scrapbooks, pamphlets, and newspapers.

The Historical Center is open to researchers Monday and Tuesday 10-12 and 1-4:30, and by appointment Monday through Friday. Please enter the Mint through the courtyard facing the French Market. Contact Sarah-Elizabeth Gundlach at (504) 568-3660 or (800) 568-6968.

 Description of all holdings of the Louisiana State Museum

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RECORD GROUP 1
JUDICIAL RECORDS OF THE FRENCH SUPERIOR COUNCIL
Acc. #’s 1848, 1867
1714-1769, n.d.
108 ln. ft (216 boxes); 8 oversize boxes
These criminal and civil records, which comprise the heart of the museum’s manuscript
collection, are an invaluable source for researching Louisiana’s colonial history. They record the
social, political and economic lives of rich and poor, female and male, slave and free, African,
Native, European and American colonials.
Although the majority of the cases deal with attempts by creditors to recover unpaid debts, the
colonial collection includes many successions. These documents often contain a wealth of
biographical information concerning Louisiana’s colonial inhabitants. Estate inventories, records
of commercial transactions, correspondence and copies of wills, marriage contracts and
baptismal, marriage and burial records may be included in a succession document.
The colonial document collection includes petitions by slaves requesting manumission,
applications by merchants for licenses to conduct business, requests by ship captains for
absolution from responsibility for cargo lost at sea, and requests by traders for permission to
conduct business in Europe, the West Indies and British colonies in North America
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RECORD GROUP 2
SPANISH JUDICIAL RECORDS
Acc. # 1849.1; 1867; 7243
Acc. # 1849.2 = playing cards, 17790402202
Acc. # 1849.3 = 1799060301
1769-1803
190.5 ln. ft (381 boxes); 2 oversize boxes
Like the judicial records from the French period, but with more details given, the Spanish records
show the life of all of the colony. In addition, during the Spanish period many slaves of Indian
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ancestry petitioned government authorities for their freedom. These requests, usually granted
upon proof of native ancestry, are also a part of the collection.
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RECORD GROUP 3
FRENCH MANUSCRIPTS, MISSISSIPPI VALLEY
Acc.# 1852.1-40
May 7, 1679-Mar 23,1769
.5 ln. ft
Includes 1724 Code Noir [1852.1.23], letters patent regulating Superior Council, decrees re
currency values, edict re validating marriages, appointment of La Chaise and Perrault to audit
Company accounts, regulation re land concessions, prohibition of governors to imprison
residents, maritime regulations, proclamation establishing Superior Council of Louisiana,
regulations concerning payment of servants, carrying passengers, protection of stores and
firewood; regulation concerning preservation of all notary drafts; letter re tobacco; resolution
uniting Illinois Indian land in Louisiana government; proclamation re establishment of the
Company of the West; ordinance granting Louisiana trade to Crozat; declaration re choosing
tutors, prohibition of young people to sell their slaves; prohibition of the killing of livestock;
regulation re sale of slaves; authorization for the establishment of the Jesuits; regulation for the
concession of land.
This collection has been microfilmed.
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RECORD GROUP 4
MISCELLANEOUS Oversize COLONIAL DOCUMENT STORAGE
Acc. #1890.1-7; 1893.1; 225.1; T025.2003.01.1-4
Aug 21, 1769-May 18, 1803
1 oversize box
Collection houses O’Reilly proclamations re clemency, foreigners, establishment of taverns and
pool halls, auction of goods seized after 1768 rebellion, abolishment of Superior Council and
establishment of the Cabildo, prohibition of Indian enslavement. Includes Unzaga proclamation
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re fires; Galvez proclamation regulating locally produced foodstuffs and services; order of
Carondelet re policing the Mississippi River. Documents re transfer of Louisiana to United
States: proclamation of Laussat declaring re-establishment of French rule in Louisiana and
proclamation by Salcedo setting forth procedures for the transition of government from Spain to
France. 14 items.
This collection has been microfilmed.
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RECORD GROUP 5
LOUISIANA STATE TREASURY RECORDS
Acc. # T025.2003.02
1812-1835, n.d.
12.5 ln. ft (25 boxes); 2 oversize boxes
This collection contains business records about the early state department of the treasury.
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RECORD GROUP 6
NEW ORLEANS LAZARETTO WARRANTS
Acc. #.2003.03.1-.4
May 6 – Dec 19, 1818
.5 ln. ft
Fiscal records generated during the establishment of a “Quarantine Ground” for leprosy victims.
Includes warrants issued for land bought from Augustin Dupre, salaries, flag, newspaper
subscription, office supplies. 41 items
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RECORD GROUP 7
MERCIER/DARCATEL PAPERS AND RECEIPTS
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Acc. #T025.2003.04
3.5 ln. ft
Business and family records, many notary acts, and other papers are included in this collection of
an early Louisiana family. Originally housed with “English Language documents.”
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RECORD GROUP 8
ESTATE OF JACOB HART PAPERS
Acc. #T025.2003.05
1817-1832
.5 ln. ft
Family and business interests as documented in the succession of Jacob Har, an early nineteenth
century Louisianan. Originally housed with “English Language documents.”
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RECORD GROUP 9
COPIES OF LOUIS T. CAIRE NOTARIAL ACTS
Acc. #T025.2003.06.01-.32
1810-1859, n.d.
.3 ln. ft
Originally housed with “English Language documents.” Houses working papers of Louis T.
Caire, New Orleans notary public and rough drafts of various types of documents along with
some certified copies of documents written by Caire. Includes some signed promissory notes,
receipts, land and slave sales, parts of a succession, and a separation from bed and board. 32
folders
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RECORD GROUP 10 (open record group)
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PRAYER BOOKS/MISSALS/PSALTERS
Various acc. #’s:
8796, 9431, 11095.4-3, 11485, 11609, 11633, 13051,
1970.25.5, 1971.7, 1971.74.2-13, 1971.74.14-14
1974.12.1, 1984.56.2, 1990.80.15.1-21; T16.1994 a-b, T17.1994; T21. 1982
T025.2003.07.1-.5, 1990.080.15.23, 11950
1834-1911
2.5 ln. ft (5 boxes); 1 folder o/s storage
Collection includes 1911 Hebrew Prayer Book.
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RECORD GROUP 11
ADRIEN EMMANUEL ROUQUETTE COLLECTED PRINTED MATERIAL
Acc. #T025.2003.08.01-.11
1869 – 1881, n.d.
1 oversize box
Newspaper/magazine articles re Rouquette collected and mounted into a scrapbook by WPA. All
in French except English translation of Catherine Tegahkwitha. 11 items.
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RECORD GROUP 12
JOHN SLIDELL PAPERS
Acc. #T025.2003.09
Oct 11, 1822 – 1918, n.d
3 ln. ft; 1 oversize box
Legal papers, business correspondence, land claims, maps.
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Includes acts of sale, several township and range maps of Red River, Donaldsonville, areas; few
letters to/from Slidell, mostly re property matters, promissory notes, taxes. Of interest is a bound
volume containing memorandum of receipts while Slidell served as New Orleans District
Attorney. Receipts dated c.1829 – Mar 6, 1833.
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RECORD GROUP 13
PAPERS OF JOHN MCDONOGH
Acc.#’s 10363.1-247; 12701.3
1813 -1846
2 ln. ft
Correspondence to and from business associates, members of American Colonization Society,
former slaves residing in Liberia. Majority of collection (104 items) is correspondence to
McDonogh from Andrew Durnford, free black planter from Plaquemines Parish, during the years
1831 – 1845. 247 items
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RECORD GROUP 14
GRACE AND O.W. CHAMBERLAIN PAPERS
Acc. # 7400,7434,7451,10573A,11324,11328
1850-1918
1.5 ln. ft; 1 oversize box; 2 folders o/s storage
Eclectic collection of material related to woman’s suffrage movement in Louisiana (including
letter from Dr. Anna Howard Shaw), Equal Rights for All [ERA] Club, charter, stock certificate
in Chamberlain & Nixon, Ltd., Inc., retail confectionery business. Includes health certificates
used as passes during 1897 yellow fever epidemic, National Christian Temperance Union pledge
to abstain from alcohol (1875), some WW I items, a menu (1903), invitations, some material re
Sophie B. Wright, early 20C union activities, an organization named Ladies of the Maccabees,
state Constitutional Convention of 1913.
Acc. #’s 7400/7434 stored in oversize boxes.
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Although the suffrage material has been arranged and calendared, additional items belonging in
this record group have since been identified and placed in the collection.
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RECORD GROUP 15
MOSSMIER FAMILY PAPERS
Acc. # 1979.92
c. 1725-1873
1 ln. ft
Personal, business, legal papers of the Giobert, Hurel, Valois and Biguerrier families, and others.
St. Domingue, Cuba, New Orleans. Includes passports, plantation inventories, concessions at
Port-au-Paix, funeral receipt (1856).
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RECORD GROUP 16
HENRICK W. VANDERWALL COLLECTION
(Louisiana’s Acadian Bicentennial)
Acc. #T025.2003.10.01-.21
1895-1955
1 oversize box
Only two items dated 1898: Portland, Oregon business cards. Includes two blank forms re
Louisiana Sesquicentennial (1903). Remainder of collection is material re Vanderwall’s art
exhibit at the Louisiana Acadian Bicentennial (1955-56); three issues of The Federalist, “Labor’s
Paper ” (April, 1955), which includes articles re the celebration and reprints of Vanderwall’s
paintings; posters of the event. 21 items.
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RECORD GROUP 17
BIRCH AND OUVRY FIRM PAPERS
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Acc. #T025.2003.11.1-.3
Jun 7, 1795 – Nov 23, 1797
1 oversize box
Augusta, Georgia commodities factors – slaves, tobacco, salt, general merchandise, sundries, etc.
One volume business correspondence, two volumes are ledger/account books. 3 items.
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RECORD GROUP 18
FRERET COLLECTION
(David Hunt Papers)
Acc. # 7834, 7833
Dec 17, 1800 – Jul 13, 1839
.5 ln. ft; 1 oversize box
Papers re Hunt & Smith Co., mercantile business in Huntston, Mississippi (Jefferson County),
near Natchez, Mississippi. Mostly letters, some receipts (for goods purchased and services
performed). Includes statement of affairs of Ferridays & Co., New Orleans, bound volume,
accounts of Hunt & Smith (1805 – 1807), notice of public slave sale (in Mississippi). Letters
contain references to Aaron Burr’s trial, cholera in Mississippi, purchase of milk cows and oxen.
26 items.
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RECORD GROUP 19
DUNCAN F. KENNER PAPERS
(Sloo Collection)
Acc. # 8450.1-23
Jun 1, 1863 – c. 1877
Includes material re negotiations for a loan to the Confederacy to be made by a French banker;
1867-8 state constitutional convention; 1876 gubernatorial election; passenger list of “S.S
America” (sailing from Bremen. Kenner aboard, traveling under assumed name); Duncan’s Oath
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of Allegiance and Amnesty. Principal correspondents: B. Baruc, G.A. Trenholm (treasury
secretary, C.S.A.), Judah P. Benjamin, James Madison Wells. 23 items.
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RECORD GROUP 20
BYRON HUMPHREY EDITORIAL CARTOONS
Acc. #’s: 1980.88.1-200, 1980.124.1-153,
1981.47.1-104, 1981.106.35-123, 1983.23.1-26
Feb 16, 1975 – Dec 18, 1982
14 oversize boxes
Humphrey was the editorial cartoonist for the New Orleans States Item and the New Orleans
Times Picayune during the years 1975-1982. This collection contains selected original pen and
ink cartoon drawings made by the artist and published on the editorial pages of the two papers.
All depict Louisiana/New Orleans area-related subject matter such as Edwin W. Edwards, Dave
Treen, other national, state and local politicians, Brilab, “Korean Probe,” NOPSI transit strike,
Charity Hospital, public schools, gambling, state/local agencies, New Orleans sports
teams/events, Ku Klux Klan, New Orleans Athletic Club, Superdome, crime, Mardi Gras. Other
images depicted are alligators, Napoleon, streetcars, state seal, Jackson Square.
Collection has been arranged (by accession number) and photostatic copies of images arranged
by date of publication for use of researcher. Card catalog arranged by accession number.
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RECORD GROUP 21
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD OF LAND CLAIMS
IN ORLEANS/LOUISIANA TERRITORY
Acc. #T025.2003.12
1811 –1829
.5 ln. ft
Excerpts from American State Papers: claims to public land sold by US government during early
territorial period; includes names of land owners, location and size of grant, district of Kaskashia
and Indiana. Index of names as part of the record.
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RECORD GROUP 22
T.P. THOMPSON COLLECTION
July 1, 1776 – c. 1914
various acc. #’s: 022 – 3000
T005.2003, T006.2003, T008.2003, T010.2003, T011,2003, T012.2003, T013.2003, T014.2003.
T015.2003.1-.2
.5 ln. ft; oversize box; 8 folders o/s storage
See also oversize record group storage boxes for accession #’s 148, 2637, 2655, 2803, 2824 -25)
Very eclectic collection. Includes: Booker T. Washington letter, Charity Hospital expenses
(1821), draft of Louisiana petition to Congress for statehood, W.C.C Claiborne circular (Mar
1814), botanic scrapbook, Library Society subscription (1808), documents pertaining to slavery,
letter to Edward Livingston, Globe Ball room lease (1855), two Civil War soldiers letters,
General order re plantation regulations (1865), poem written by Fr. Adrian Rouquette (1877),
announcement of P.G.T. Beauregard’s death, ticket for ballroom ride.
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RECORD GROUP 23
LOUISIANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
(Papers of Robert Glenk)
Acc. #T025.2003.13
Dec 6, 1877 – c.1939
6 ln. ft
Includes correspondence (1877 – 1939), minutes (1897 – 1919), announcements, invitations,
membership lists, committee reports.
Although the majority of this collection has been arranged, additional items belonging in this
record group have since been identified and placed in the collection.
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RECORD GROUP 24
LELONG FAMILY PAPERS
Acc. # T012.1998.1-
c. 1837 – 1910
9.5 ln. ft; 28 oversize boxes
Business records of the P.A. Giraud, D.A. Chaffraix and Champomier & Giraud New Orleans
merchant companies. Includes letter from Nathaniel P. Banks to Major General Halleck,
Commander in Chief, USA, dated Feb 20, 1863, re the “Battle of the Handkerchiefs.” Banks
described the event as a “brilliant victory” during which federal troops “captured” 3,000
handkerchiefs, 1,000 fans, 600 parasols & parasolettes. # T12.1998.1-3 on exhibit in 1850
House.
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RECORD GROUP 25
CAMP CLAIBORNE PAPERS
Acc. # 1980.57.1-40
Mar 22, 1941 – Feb 16, 1942
2 ln. ft
Daily bulletins, training schedules, from 34th Division of Camp Claiborne.
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RECORD GROUP 26
JOSEPH LLADOS PHARMACY PRESCRIPTION LEDGER
Acc. # 11101.la-f
Feb 7, 1884 – May 5, 1885
1 oversize box
Pharmaceutical ledger kept by druggist located at 203 Chartres Street (1884 city directory) and
comprised of 440 pages containing pasted-on prescriptions. Prescriptions do not usually include
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the name of the person for whom the medicine was prescribed. Apparently a separate ledger [not
part of the collection] was kept which cross-indexed the patient by name. Some of the
prescriptions are signed by [Rudolph] Matas, others by Madame L[ouise] Verges [Vergez}, sagefemme
de la faculte de Toulouse [midwife of the {medical} faculty of Toulouse {France}]. The
1885 city directory lists Verges’ address at 188 Royal street.
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RECORD GROUP 27
W.C. EHLERS COLLECTION
Acc. #’s: 11688,11815,11829,11931,
12119,12147,12224,12284,12486,12519
c. May 2, 1898 – Dec 24, 1910
1 ln. ft; 4 oversize boxes; 5 folders o/s storage
Includes Spanish American War scrapbook.
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RECORD GROUP 28
OCTAVIA CAMPBELL WHITE PAPERS
Acc. # 12746
1820 – 1946
1 ln. ft
Letters, manuscripts, patent papers, clippings primarily re lawsuit brought against Mc Cormick
Harvester Co., for infringements on Alexander Campbell’s [1791 – 1855] patents for a reaper.
Includes some correspondence with Cyrus McCormick. Other correspondents: Benjamin Palmer,
Jefferson Davis, other members of Campbell’s family.
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RECORD GROUP 29
CHARITY HOSPITAL PAPERS
Acc. # 4096A – 4194
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1811 – 1912
1 ln. ft
Records of the Treasurer’s office of Charity Hospital, New Orleans: administrative files and
correspondence dealing primarily with historical revenues, supplies, buildings. Includes the
unclaimed personal papers of several transient patients who died at the hospital, contract between
the hospital and Henry Sellon Bonneval Latrobe for construction of a new building; act of sale
between hospital and Compagnie de Navigation d’Orleans [Orleans Navigation Company] for
ruins and property formerly owned by the hospital and destroyed by fire; New Orleans Savings
Bank passbook of Dr. Joseph Spicer; acts of sale of slaves to Charity Hospital, documents
relating to the Union Cotton Press; Samuel S. Relf; correspondence and accounts concerning the
construction of a Nurses’ Home.
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RECORD GROUP 30
JOHN SMITH COLLECTION
Various accession numbers, mostly c. 3100’s
1799 – 1869
7 ln. ft
stored in oversize and regular sized boxes
This is a very large, eclectic collection of material about trade, commerce and politics in New
Orleans, Gulf Cost region, and various American, European and West Indian ports. By
reviewing the accession books, it has been determined that many pieces not previously stored in
this collection actually belong there.
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RECORD GROUP 31
J.PATRICK HAND COLLECTION
Acc. #’s 1989.65.1-3, 1989.52, 1989.92.1-5, 1991.47.8-9; 1992.38
c. 1980 – 1990
1 oversize box
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Ephemera: blank checks, Pontchartrain Beach; cover for menu, restaurant at Fairmont Hotel; patch
from waiter’s coat, The Roosevelt; menu for Bali Hai Restaurant [at Pontchartrain Beach]; certificate
for brick at Aquarium of the Americas; D.H. Holmes ephemera; Aids fundraiser, 1990. 8 items.
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RECORD GROUP 32
WORLD’S PANAMA-PACIFIC EXPOSITION COMMISSION PAPERS
Acc. #T025.2003.14
c. 1910
5.5. ln. ft; 4 oversize boxes; 1 folder o/s storage
Papers of the Louisiana Committee of the Panama Canal Exposition
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RECORD GROUP 33
PAPERS OF THE IMMIGRATION DIVISION, LOUISIANA STATE BOARD OF
AGRICULTURE
(Justin F. Denechaud)
Acc. #T025.2003.15
c.1912 – 1915
7.5 ln. ft
Papers generated by Justin F. Denechaud as Secretary, Immigration Division, Louisiana State Board
of Agriculture. Many circular letters, information about available vacant lands in Louisiana and the
potential development of same, letters written to and from Denechaud in his official capacity re
agricultural conditions, potential agricultural industries such as bee farms, cattle raising, timber, the
Negro State Fair [1913], rice, etc.
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RECORD GROUP 34
NATHANIEL COX PAPERS
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(George Smith collection)
Acc.# 9334b.10.1-7
1802 – 1809
Letters written between Nathaniel Cox and Gabriel Lewis. Most written from New Orleans to
Lexington, Ky. re social, political and economic conditions in New Orleans. Includes references to
cotton and sugar industries, Aaron Burr, and the Embargo Acts. 17 items.
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RECORD GROUP 35
GEORGE SMITH COLLECTION
Acc. #’s 9334b.1-9, 9976.1-19
c. 1759 – c. 1912
.5 ln. ft, 1 o/s folder
Miscellaneous material pertaining to William Beer [1849 – 1927]; genealogy of Napoleon I; letter by
W.C.C. Claiborne to Samuel Smith re appointment of William Marshall, collector; Confederate
General Order # 9 re approval of court martial sentences; letter from Charles Etienne Arthur Gayarre
[1805 – 1895] to his acknowledged natural son Charles Nicolas Arthur Gayarre, f.m.c. [b.1825] AKA
Charles Gayarre, Jr., challenging the latter’s attempt to pass for white (1859); certificate of
membership in Louisiana Histrionic Association; letter from Mercantile Library Association;
documents relating to Schweitzer family: naturalization paper, voter registration, passport; letter re
Civil War naval operations on Mississippi river below New Orleans (1862); nineteen documents
relating to state expenditures for criminal prosecutions. Includes various warrants, travel expenses,
room rent for judges chambers, fall term, 1830.
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RECORD GROUP 36
JAMES CURRELL PAPERS
(Mrs. H.H. Cruzat Collection)
Acc. # 9288.1-14
1864-1865
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Currell was a major in the Confederate army. The collection pertains to the exchange of prisoners of
war in the Mobile area. Includes document permitting passage through Federal lines; Currell’s
letterbook re the exchange of prisoners (May 21, 1864 – April 27, 1865; 76 pages; poor condition).
14 items.
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RECORD GROUP 37
CENAS FAMILY PAPERS
Acc. # M571
1780-1919
4.5 ln. ft; 1 oversize box; 1 folder o/s storage
Collection of letters, papers, memorabilia of Hilary B. Cenas family. Documents nineteenth
century education, travel, travel routes (especially over water), economy, politics, slavery,
construction costs and supplies, medicine, mourning customs, hurricanes, yellow fever, cholera,
Jenny Lind, Oakley plantation, railroads, Lafayette’s visit to the United States 1824-25,
antebellum banking problems in New Orleans, 1844 presidential election, dueling, gambling, St.
Charles Hotel, Norbert Rillieux, receipt issued by Freedman’s Board, WW II membership card,
Civil War letters, Sam Houston, receipts (1916-18) from various New Orleans merchants
including pharmacies, opticians, dry goods merchants, jewelers, booksellers and stationers,
Solari’s. Contains genealogical data on Cenas, Baker, Pierce (Peirce), Williams families.
William H. Christy figures prominently in this collection because of his marriage to Blaise
Cenas’ widow Pauline Catherine. The collection includes a series of letters written by Hilary
Cenas which document his education in South Carolina and the U.S. Naval Academy as well as
his activities during the Civil War. After Hilary Cenas’ (pére) death in 1859 his widow Margaret
opened a school known as the Cenas Academy at the corner of Esplanade and Claiborne
Avenues. The collection includes the contract for additions to the building in 1877. There is
little additional information about the school in this collection. Some material in French. See
also RG 263 for additional Cenas/Beauregard material and RG 440 for additional Peirce family
material.
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RECORD GROUP 38
PAPERS OF THE LOUISIANA ENGINEERING SOCIETY
Acc. #T025.2003.16
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1897 – 1930
1.5 ln. ft
Collection includes drafts of organization constitutions, meeting minutes, membership lists,
correspondence, and material relating to fiscal matters. The majority of the collection consists of
items dating 1898-1908 and concerns financial matters of the organization.
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RECORD GROUP 39
JUSTICE WALTER HAMLIN PAPERS
Acc. # 1978.97.1- 114
1936 – 1973
4 ln. ft
Mostly speeches and clippings of Walter B. Hamlin (1898- ), judge, Civil District Court
(1948-58), Associate Justice, state Supreme Court (1958-72), Chief Justice, Supreme Court of
Louisiana (1972-73). Speech topics include Americanism, various state history topics
(Reconstruction, Battle of New Orleans, Francis T. Nicholls); federal constitution, amendments,
Bill of Rights; various legal profession topics such as women’s rights under Louisiana law,
remarks to young lawyers, legal research and the ‘electronic computer'; commencement and
introduction addresses, rededication of Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre. Includes some letters of
acknowledgement and certificates of award; programs to several functions including: induction
of Pascal F. Calogero as Associate justice of state Supreme Court, retirement of Chief Justice E.
Howard McCaleb and Justice Frank Willard Hawthorne, and Law Day, USA.
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RECORD GROUP 40
NEW ORLEANS MINT PRESERVATION SOCIETY PAPERS
Acc. #T025.2003.17
c. 1960-1980
2.5 ln. ft
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RECORD GROUP 41
GEORGE HEBARD MAXWELL PAPERS
Acc. #T025.2003.18
1894 – 1940
9 ln. ft; 2 oversize boxes
Correspondence, clippings, and other printed matter relating to Maxwell’s work between 1899-
1938 in the national irrigation and flood control, National Irrigation Association (later named
National Reclamation Association, and Maxwell’s tenure in New Orleans where he participated,
in conjunction with Walter Parker, in promoting Mississippi river flood control.
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RECORD GROUP 42
BOURG FAMILY PAPERS
Acc. # 1979.80.001-.209
1813 – 1920
Primarily tax receipts. All issued in St. Bernard parish. 209 items.
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RECORD GROUP 43
GENERAL CLAIRE LEE CHENNAULT PAPERS
Acc. # 1979.16.1-36
Dec 7, 1956 – Jul 28, 1958
Letters written to Chennault (1893-1958) while hospitalized with lung cancer at Ochsner
hospital. Includes copies of letters written by his second wife, Anna Chan, to various individuals
during her stay in New Orleans with her husband, several letters re Mme. Chaing Kai-Shek’s visit
to Chennault in the hospital, some letters advising Chennault of “miracle” cures for the disease,
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and others from men who served under Chennault’s command. Interesting documentation of a
public person’s fight against a terminal disease. 36 items. NOTE: see also RG 450
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RECORD GROUP 44
HARRY B. CAPLAN COLLECTION
Acc. # 11169
Apr 1927 – Dec 1929
7 ln. ft
Documentation of 1927 Mississippi river flood in Louisiana; 14 volumes.
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RECORD GROUP 45
MARGIE DAVIS PAPERS
Acc. # 1982.5
1977 – 1978
.5 ln. ft
Material related to King Tut Exhibit.
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RECORD GROUP 46
BEEBE FAMILY PAPERS
Accession # 1973.13.1-208
Nov 9, 1840 – Oct 12, 1877
1 ln. ft
Collection of newspapers, business documents, bills receipts and letters.
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Junius Beebe, president of New Orleans General Council in 1848, campaigned for the NO
Mayoralty before ill health forced him to withdraw from the race. His brother Decius was a
merchant in the city before he moved to Massachusetts during the late 1840’s. Almost all of the
correspondence in this collection, addressed to Decius Beebe in Massachusetts, was from family
members and business associates living in New Orleans.
Much of the correspondence deals with yellow fever epidemics. Other pieces concern the
Vigilance Committee uprising in 1858, economic conditions in NO and the problems of
communication between northern and southern states during the Civil War. Collection contains
a wedding invitation (n.d.), and receipts from various NO merchants: including Giguel &
Johnson on Chartres St.; newspaper subscription; for marble; tuition at New Orleans Female
Academy; a plumber, a confectioner, taxes, D.H. Holmes, passage on steamers, groceries,
building supplies, coal, dancing lessons, shoes and boots, household supplies, clothing, furniture,
medical services, church pew rental, house rental, cleaning of privy.
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RECORD GROUP 47
JAMES MADISON WELLS PAPERS
Acc. # 12680
Apr 1816 – Aug 3, 1899, n.d.
Family papers. Includes correspondence from Wells to his daughter and others, as well as
correspondence to JMW. Letters describe JMW’s visit with Andrew Johnson, his opinion of
Nathaniel Banks, the destruction of some of his property by federal troops while building
[Bailey’s] dam across Red River during the Civil War, some references to yellow fever, and
family news. Includes invitation to JMW’s inauguration as Governor of Louisiana, death notices
of LMW and other family members. 23 items.
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RECORD GROUP 48
BERNARD JANIN SAGE PAPERS
Acc. # 1974.75.7.1-134
Aug 9, 1851 – Feb 13, 1917, n.d.
.5 ln. ft
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Sage [1821-1902] was a Connecticut native who studied for the bar in the law offices of New
Orleans attorney Thomas H. Lewis. During the Civil War he served in the Confederate navy,
with special duties of an executive or secret nature, and was sent abroad on secret missions by
Jefferson Davis. Sage was chosen as counsel during the projected trial of Davis. After the war
Sage spent a few years in Washington, D.C., but spent the last thirteen years of his life in New
Orleans. For further biographical details see the Dictionary of American Biography and Who
Was Who in America.
This collection houses some of the personal correspondence from Lewis family members in
Opelousas and the Atchafalaya region as well as some correspondence from Sage.
Correspondence includes family news, river plantation operations, land sales, affects of
Reconstruction on these areas, Australia Plantation, camp meeting and religious revivals.
Collection also houses Sage’s notes on Constitutional principles and governmental theories
especially as they relate to states’ rights and secession. (Apparently generated in preparation for
his defense of Davis.) Some references to yellow fever, National American Convention (1856),
Jefferson Davis. 134 items.
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RECORD GROUP 49
LEWIS H. WEBB DIARIES AND PAPERS
Accession # 1978.27 a-f
Jan 12, 1853 – Jul 5, 1853, letter, 1886
Webb, from Rockingham N.C. spent less than a year in New Orleans during the year 1853. He
worked as a clerk in a mercantile firm. His diaries describe, in minute detail, his daily life and
observations in the city, especially the customs of New Orleanians, immigrants, public morals
and public health. Some information re yellow fever. The letter, badly deteriorated, is to Miss
Leslie G. Webb, N. C. 6 items.
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RECORD GROUP 50
LOUISE ALCUS SIMON COLLECTION
Accession # 1994.111.27-38
August 24, 1931 – Jan 21, 1932
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Invoices and receipts from various retailers for household goods such as bed, table, and kitchen
linens, to become part of a wedding trousseau. Includes two New Orleans Retailers: La Maison
de France and Catherine Labouisse. List of trousseau items for “Fanny.” 12 items.
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RECORD GROUP 51
BRIANT FAMILY PAPERS
Accession # 1978.45.1-66
Mar 26, 1830 – Jun 27, 1976
.5 ln. ft
Collection houses Civil War journal written by G[abriel] Briant, Company A, 23rd Regiment of
Louisiana Volunteers, Feb 20, 1863 – May 23, 1863 [Briant was captured a few weeks after the
last entry]; correspondence from Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, land sales, legal documents,
genealogical chart, death notices re Briant family of St. Martinville and New Orleans. 66 items.
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RECORD GROUP 52
JAMES PARKERSON KEMPER PAPERS
Accession # 1974.6.1-43
1926 – 1965, n.d.
.75 ln. ft
Kemper, born in St. Mary parish Aug 5, 1868, was a pioneer in flood control in Louisiana and the
author of a book titled, Rebellious River. He first advocated his flood control plan, which
included the construction of a spill dam or spillway to relieve flooding from the Mississippi river
through a direct channel to the Atchafalaya basin, around 1912. The collection houses three
typed manuscripts titled, “Down Where the Sugar Grows,” “O, He’s a Farmer,” and
“Recollections of a Sugar Planter,” as well as genealogical sketches of the Bayou Teche area.
Additionally, the collection contains articles, papers, pamphlets, and reports (most of them
authored by Kemper), and newspaper clippings concerning flood relief and control, spillways,
and the Atchafalaya Basin Flood Protective Association. There are some pieces authored by
Walter Parker (see Record Group 41) and a program for the fifth Annual Banquet of the
Louisiana Engineering Society (see Record Group 38). 43 items.
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RECORD GROUP 53
WILLIAM S. MITCHELL PAPERS
(Varina Mitchell Connor Collection)
Accession # M441-482
Apr 27, 1861 – Sep 6, 1865; 1892-96; 1938; n.d.
Personal papers of William S. Mitchell, Louisiana surgeon in the Confederate States of America
First Louisiana Infantry, Northern Virginia, during the Civil War. Collection houses notes on
surgical cases (1862), special orders, letters of recommendation, appointments, some
correspondence. Includes power of attorney, letter from Varina Howell Davis to Varina Mitchell
re visit to Beauvoir, invitation to anniversary dinner of the reunion of the Association of the
Army of Tennessee (1886) and two military rank insignias. 40 items.
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RECORD GROUP 54
ISAAC MONROE CLINE COLLECTION
(1927 Mississippi Flood Collection)
Accession # 10218
Mar 23, 1927 – Jul 15, 1927
Cline (1861-1955) was a meteorologist with the U.S. Weather Service stationed in New Orleans.
This collection houses special flood bulletins (some with Louisiana maps) issued by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture during the 1927 flooding of the Mississippi. 61 items.
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RECORD GROUP 55
BRENT COLLECTION
(Richard Taylor)
Accession # 8932.1-5
1862 – 1896, n.d
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3.5 ln. ft
Correspondence and dispatches (Oct 1864-May 1865) to and from General Richard Taylor, while
commander of the Confederate department of Alabama, Mississippi, East Louisiana. Includes
muster rolls of paroled members of Taylor’s command surrendered at Mobile and Citronelle, Ala.
(May 1865). Principal correspondents were Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Joseph E. Johnston,
P.G.T. Beauregard, Edward Farrand, W.J.Hardee, Dabney H. Maury, Nathan Bedford Forrest,
Joseph Wheeler, E.R.S. Canby, and others. Also housed in this collection is material relating to
Duncan F. Kenner and the sugar, rice, salt, sulphur, industries; 1874 Mississippi river flood–
flood control, proposals for spillway, Bonnet Carre Crevasse.
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RECORD GROUP 56
FLORIAN OCTAVE CORNAY PAPERS
Accession # 11871.1-40
July 13, 1845 – 1864, n.d.
1 oversize box
Cornay, a member of the Corps of cadets of the Western Military Institute of Kentucky, became
surveyor of St. Mary Parish. During the Civil War Cornay served the Confederate cause as
Captain of the 1st Field Battery, Louisiana Artillery. Collection includes appointments, degree,
certificates, some correspondence and roll of St. Mary Cannoneers. Among the correspondents is
General Richard Taylor. Cornay was killed Apr 26, 1864. 40 items.
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RECORD GROUP 57
META H. GATES COLLECTION
(U.S.)
Accession # 1976.123.1-17
Jan 12, 1839 – c. 1923
Collection of documents relating to U.S. Mint in New Orleans, including several re coining dies.
17 items.
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RECORD GROUP 58
GEORGE MOSS PAPERS
Accession # 1978.96.1-109
Ap 14, 1854 – Mar 9, 1868, n.d.
1 ln. ft
Collection of Civil War correspondence from Louisianans fighting in Virginia, Mississippi.
Contains information re economic, military and social conditions during/after Civil War. George
Moss, a dry goods merchant affiliated with L.H. Letchford & Co., remained loyal to the federal
cause during the conflict. Receipts included in the collection portray contemporary
economic/social conditions. Other material documents the Crescent City Rifles, invitation to
Mistik Krewe of Comus (1862), license for private carriage (1864), W.H. Letchford & Co.,
statement re impressment of three towboats by CSA. 315 items.
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RECORD GROUP 59
CHRISTOPHER VALLEY, Sr. PAPERS
(Elks Krewe of Orleanians)
Accession # 1982.105; 1983.101
Ap 5, 1927 – Feb 16, 1978. n.d.
3.5 ln. ft, 1 oversize box
Valley, a New Orleans realtor and civic activists, organized the first Elks Krewe of Orleanians
Mardi Gras Truck parade in 1935. The collection consists of annual files 1935-1978 which
contain correspondence and documents pertaining to the organization of each year’s parade and
associated activities such as awards banquets, publicity or fund raising. Some documents re
Alkane (doubloon). Oversize box contains some posters, awards certificates, etc. Photographs
are housed in LSM’s photographic collection.
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RECORD GROUP 60
CHARLES BARRE -JOSEPH DURAND FAMILY PAPERS
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Accession # 1978.114.01-.21
1865 – May 14, 1892, n.d.
Collection houses documents re the succession of Charles Barre and Joseph Durand. 21 items.
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RECORD GROUP 61
MANSFIELD LOVELL COLLECTION
Accession # 1977.17.2-4,.6
Jan 1, 1861 – May 5, 1865
Lovell [1822-1884] served as Major General of the Confederate army during the fall of New
Orleans, 1861. Collection contains two daily memorandum books, Jan 1, 1861-Jan 19, 1863, and
a day book with copies of correspondence (Apr 18, 1865 – May 5, 1865). Includes letter to
Lovell from Pierre Soule declining invitation to review troops stationed at Chalmette because of
illn.ess (Mar 21, 1862). 4 items.
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RECORD GROUP 62
HARRIET C. JOOR COLLECTION
Accession # 1978.4.1-18
.5 ln. ft
Joor [1875-1965] was a member of the first class of pottery decoration (1895) at Newcomb
College, New Orleans. Successful in literary work and illustration, she spent 15 years as an art
teacher at the University of Southwestern Louisiana. This collection houses 16 original
typescript manuscripts and 2 scrapbooks. See Cultural Vistas, Fall 1993, Vol.4,#3, P.4-5 for
article.
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RECORD GROUP 63
CRAWFORD FAMILY PAPERS
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Accession # 1966.60.34.1-77
Jan 22, 1857 – 1901, n.d.
.5 ln. ft
Family correspondence of W.G Crawford (“Willie”), his wife Louise Bienvenue Crawford, other
family members and friends. Includes miscellaneous ephemera: used railroad ticket, advertising
postcards, invitations to subscription ball given by Southern Art Union, graduation exercises
(McDonogh #3, 1901), program–L’Athenee Louisianais, visitation cards, acceptances and regrets
to a debut (c.1885). Also includes letter written from Mechanics Institute after 1866 riot.
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RECORD GROUP 64
ANITA PRING PAPERS
(Audubon Society of Louisiana)
Acc. #T025.2003.19
Aug 15, 1892 – Feb 8, 1909, n.d.
1 ln. ft
Correspondence to Pring, secretary of the Audubon Society of Louisiana. During the period
represented in the collection, the society was influential in securing passage of laws protecting
non-game birds and requiring the appointment of game wardens. Collection includes list of
newly-appointed wardens (1904), letters of support from influential citizens such as H.C.
Warmoth, Jean Gordon, Leonce M. Soniat, financial records and receipts. Correspondence re
membership dues comprise majority of collection.
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RECORD GROUP 65
ALCEE FORTIER COLLECTION
(Valcour Aime)
c. 1832 – 1956
2 ln. ft
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Collection of papers/books of several generations of the family of Alcee Fortier [1856-1914],
Louisiana historian and professor of Romance languages at the University of Louisiana and
Tulane University in New Orleans. Included in the collection are several plantation journals and
slave records (c. 1832-1856) compiled by Valcour Aime [1797-1867], Fortier’s maternal
grandfather. Aime was a pioneer in sugar cultivation and refining in St. James parish, Louisiana.
In 1878, Albert Perry, Fortier’s cousin, published a translation of Aime’s plantation records. This
work is included in the collection, as is a bound typescript of the diaries.
The collection also houses lectures, scant correspondence, historical notations and printed
materials [c.1880-1910] of Fortier, as well as four copies of a memorial program to the
dedication of Alcee Fortier Boys’ High School (1931) which contain the texts of several
addresses recapitulating Fortier’s life, works, genealogy. In addition, there are copies of Fortier’s
addressees in honor of the visits of Presidents McKinley (1901) and Taft (1909).
Works, papers and scrapbook of Alcee Fortier’s son, James Joseph Alcee [1890-1961] are also
represented in the collection. See also RG 194.
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RECORD GROUP 66
LEVERT FAMILY PAPERS
Accession # 1983.81; 1984.66.2; 1984.73; 1985.103;
Nov 1, 1817 – 1943, n.d.
3 ln. ft
Eclectic, interesting collection which includes 1868 recipe book, civil War letter–husband to
wife, “do not fear I will be led astray by the attractions of vanity fair;” correspondence re 1878
yellow fever epidemic in New Orleans between Charlotte Morgan Gilmore and her parents,
Judge P.H. Morgan and wife Beatrice), Christmas letter; correspondence of Thomas Gibbes
Morgan family; material re Hope Estate plantation; documents re slave sales; promissory notes,
receipts from New Orleans businesses, invoices, Civil War passes, leaves, surrenders (CSA);
contract for manufacture of spirits (1879), wedding invitations (1890, 1903), inaugural program–
Le Petit Theatre de Vieux Carre (1922-3), World War II ration books; love letter (c. 1860),
account of household goods. See RG 123.
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RECORD GROUP 67
WILLIAM HEATLY WILDER PAPERS
(Myra Clark Gaines)
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Accession # 1986.2.1-124
1789(?) – 1903, n.d.
.5 ln. ft ; 1 oversize box
William Heatly Wilder [1813-1898] was counsel to Myra Clark Whitney Gaines [1805-1885]
during the latter’s many suits to recover land in New Orleans once owned by her father, Daniel
Clark [1766-1813]. Collection houses correspondence (some to and from Myra Clark Gaines–
including one from her mother, Zulime) and working notebook of Wilder, as well as copies of
documents relating to Clark, Gaines. Among the Wilder papers is a pass signed by Benjamin
Butler, an incomplete brief by Wilder for a lawsuit to be filed against the U.S. government for
damages caused by the cavalry in 1844 to a Lafourche plantation leased by Wilder. Some
material re Maison Rouge land grant.
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RECORD GROUP 68
MISCELLANEOUS MANUSCRIPTS AND MODERN EPHEMERA
Various accession numbers; some unnumbered documents
1584 – present (open collection)
c. 36 ln. feet (varies); 16 oversize boxes
This collection houses those documents which do not yet have a discernable accession number
and those pieces which were not assigned a record group number (criteria: 2 or less items from a
single donor).
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RECORD GROUP 69
PERSONAL PAPERS OF ROBERT S. MAESTRI
Accession # 1986.103.5.1-10
1905 – 1982
1.5 ln. ft; 8 oversize boxes; 1 over oversize folder
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Robert Sidney Maestri [1899-1974] served as mayor of New Orleans, 1936-1946. The majority
of the documents housed in this collection date from those years. Most numerous are hundreds
of congratulatory letters, telegrams and gift cards received by Maestri after he became mayor in
1936. Included are annotated copies of several Maestri campaign speeches, numerous
certificates of appreciation, achievement and appointment. There is some correspondence, most
relating to Maestri’s 1942 bid for the mayoralty. The collection documents Maestri’s many
charitable activities and his reputation as one willing to assist persons “down on their luck.”
Included in the collection is a transcript of a 1939 public meeting held to study New Orleans
recreation, a printed copy of a brief in a lawsuit filed against the Times Picayune, and documents
concerning a suit filed by a federal employee after he was terminated for alleged involvement in a
postal scam. Additionally, there are documents re Italian-Americans, Catholicism, the Industrial
Canal, building Mercy Hospital, and Magnolia Racetrack, several copies of an elaborate
Christmas card (c.1937), autographed menus and programs held at the Roosevelt Hotel honoring
Douglas Corrigan (aviator), two scrapbooks documenting the Louisiana Department of
Conservation. Much of the correspondence is written on letterhead stationary and thus
documents such diverse concerns as the Supreme Court of Louisiana, the Monroe Hotel, L & L
Stereotype & Map shop, Touro Synagogue, Louisiana Civil Service League, Tuberculosis
Association of Greater New Orleans, local banking facilities, Cosmo Shoe Repair Shop and
Laundry.
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RECORD GROUP 70
HELENE ROBBINS COPE COLLECTION
1963 – 1978
Acc. #T025.2003.20
1 ln. ft
Manuscript and correspondence re Cope’s book, They Saw Louisiana.
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RECORD GROUP 71
WASHINGTON ARTILLERY COLLECTION
Accession # 1767; 6499a; 9791; 11524; 12059;
12949; 1956.20; T025.2003.21.01-.58
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1854 – 1920
1 oversize box, 1 o/s folder
Collection includes memorandum book of C.C. Bier (1861-2), scrapbook of World War I
memorabilia (compiled by Alfred D. McBryde, Jr.), ball invitations 1884-5, 1914, 1902-3. 58
items.
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RECORD GROUP 72
CARROLL FAMILY PAPERS
Accession # 10347; 11144; 11147; 1974.70
1800 – 1880
.5 ln. ft, 1 oversize box, 1 o/s folder
Collection houses letter from Fred Carroll to his mother and other family members written during
Civil War, letter from Martha Washington; contract with Chinese ship physician. Farcical
material re Benjamin F. Butler; documents re Fenner’s Battery, diary of a trip abroad, love note,
poem re Battle of the Handkerchiefs, scrapbooks containing sermons of Theodore Clapp (1848-
58), information about women in 1870’s and their families, as well as photographs of
Confederate generals.
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RECORD GROUP 73
HENRY HILL GOODELL PAPERS
Accession # 1979.83.3-8
Aug 16, 1851 – Feb 24, 1900, n.d.
Henry Hill Goodell [1839-1905] served as aide de camp to Colonel Bissel of the 19th army
corps, Union army, and as a correspondent to the New York Observer during the Civil War. He
was a member of Connecticut 25th regiment where he came to serve as the acting adjutant. Most
of the items housed in this collection are letters written by Goodell to his brother-in-law, Dr.
Edward Dore Griffin Prime a contributing editor of the New York Observer concerning the siege
at Port Hudson, La., during the late spring and summer, 1863. The letters contain information re
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prices, attitudes of Confederate women, Bayou Bouef, Bayou Sara, Thompson’s Creek, southern
flora and fauna, cowardice of Federal officers. 31 items
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RECORD GROUP 74
ARABELLA ELKINS PAPERS
Acc. #T025.2003.22.01-.25
1899 – 1973
1 oversize box
Family papers of three generations: immigration to New Orleans, American citizenship. 25
items.
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RECORD GROUP 75
PALM FAMILY PAPERS
Acc. #T025.2003.23
Mar 31, 1851 – Dec 27, 1893, n.d.
.5 ln. ft; 2 o/s folders
Family miscellany concerning Louis Palm and his wife Elizabeth. Primarily tax receipts and
insurance on property on Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans and in St. Bernard parish. Includes
some letters (usually asking for money); receipts for medical visits, a lawsuit titled, Elizabeth
Byrne v. her husband, Louis Palms, 1852. Includes receipts issued to/from William H. Wilder
(see RG 76).
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RECORD GROUP 76
GRIMA COLLECTION
(William Carter Stubbs)
Accession #00386; 12408; 12482; 12609
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c. 1820-1934
2 ln. ft
Eclectic collection including architectural documents re property of Ursuline nuns, and other
New Orleans properties. Includes some material re opera in New Orleans.
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RECORD GROUP 77
STUBBS COLLECTION
Accession # 11783
1904 – 1921
1 ln. ft; 1 oversize box; 7 o/s folders
Eclectic collection generated by William Carter Stubbs [1843-1924] and his family. Stubbs was
the founder of the Louisiana State Museum, and much of the material in the collection concerns
this institution. Included are several pieces relating to the Louisiana Purchase Exhibition.
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RECORD GROUP 78
LEWIS FAMILY PAPERS
Acc.# T025.2003.24.01-.18
1835 -1918
Collection houses miscellany such as a power of attorney, baptism certificate, receipts, some
letters. 18 items.
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RECORD GROUP 79
CONFEDERATE VETERANS COLLECTION
Acc. #T025.2003.25.01-.27
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1891 – 1923, Jan 19, 1962 – Jun 21, 1964
1 oversize box
Collection of programs, some memorabilia, circular; scant correspondence. Includes 5
scrapbooks (Jun 1, 1894 – Apr 9, 1908; Jan 19, 1962 – Jun 21, 1964) of newspaper clippings,
printed general orders and some correspondence. The 1962-4 scrapbook includes photographs,
clippings re Port Hudson, Camp Beauregard, Fort Jackson. 27 items.
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RECORD GROUP 80
N.E. BAUMGARDEN COLLECTION
Accession # 9749
1839 – 1874
Collection houses documents re property owned by Theophelus Nash: receipts, notarial acts of
sale, land survey certificate of land sold by Cordovoitte & Lecroiz, free men of color. 9 items.
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RECORD GROUP 81
NEW ORLEANS CHORAL SYMPHONY PAPERS
Acc.# T025.2003.26.01-.92
1903 – 1909
Collection contains some correspondence, newspaper clippings, programs. 92 items.
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RECORD GROUP 82
LEONARD HUBER COLLECTION
Acc.# T025.2003.27.01-.19
1921 – 1929
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Collection houses material re Louisiana politics, a copy of the 1921 state constitution, material
alleged to be related to the impeachment of Huey P. Long. 19 items.
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RECORD GROUP 83
KERKHAM COLLECTION
Acc.# T025.2003.28.01-.14
1856 – 1864
Collection contains 19c correspondence. 14 items.
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RECORD GROUP 84
LOTTERY TICKETS COLLECTION
Acc.# T025.2003.29.01-.43
1889 – 1955
Collection of lottery tickets issued by the Louisiana State Lottery Co., in Havana, Mexico City,
Honduras; some correspondence. 43 items.
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RECORD GROUP 85
ELDER FAMILY PAPERS
Acc.# T025.2003.30.1-.9
1845 – 1889
Collection of collected memorabilia re Jefferson Davis: lock of hair, poem, ribbons, etc. 9 items.
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RECORD GROUP 86
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ALFRED F. PAGE COLLECTION
1771 – 1842
Acc.# T025.2003.31.1-.7
Almanacs: Boston (1771-2); Massachusetts (1793); National (1838); Farmer’s (1832, 1840,
1842). 7 items.
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RECORD GROUP 87
FREDERICK CABLE OCHSNER COLLECTION
Acc.# T025.2003.122.1-.6
1925
Law school notebooks. 6 items.
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RECORD GROUP 88
FREDERICK SPEED COLLECTION
Accession # 1985.55.1-6
1863 – 1866
Record of the court martial of Captain Frederick Speed. Speed was in charge of transporting
liberated federal soldiers formerly imprisoned in Confederate prisons, including Andersonville.
The soldiers were placed aboard the Sultana at Vicksburg for transport to Missouri and Ohio.
On board were more than 2,400 passengers, six times the boat’s legal capacity. Approximately
1,800 passengers, most of them Union soldiers on their way home, were killed or drowned or
died as a result of injuries sustained in an explosion near Memphis when the vessel blew up on
April 27, 1865, in the worst maritime disaster in American history. Speed was found guilty and
sentenced to dismissal from the Army. Brigadier General Joseph Holt, Judge Advocate General,
reversed the court’s decision. Speed received an honorable discharge Sep 1, 1866. The
collection houses a few additional documents re Speed. 6 items.
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RECORD GROUP 89
MARION STEM COLLECTION
Accession # 12451; 1981.33.97; 1990.97; other unidentified numbers
1830 – 1937
.5 ln. ft; 1 oversize box
Eclectic collection housing several pieces documenting the Women’s Social and Industrial
Association, a scrapbook of condolence messages compiled at the time of her death, a 1843
marriage manual, a copy of The Betrayal by Helen Pritkin Schertz (1913), and an account
payable ledger of the firm, John Hoey & Co. (Jul 1846 – Ap, 1848), a wagon building and repair
enterprise. The business, which also sold bridles and saddlers, was located at Bank’s Arcade.
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RECORD GROUP 90
WREN FAMILY PAPERS
Accession # 1987.57. 1-4
Aug 6, 1859 – May 25, 1941
.5 ln. ft; 1 oversize box
Collection of scrapbooks and family papers, most compiled by Hayden Wren, a Louisiana
politico who supported John M. Parker and Richard Leche as well as reform politics during
1910-20’s. The collection is comprised mainly of newspaper clippings and a copy of History of
Who’s Who in Louisiana Politics in 1916, compiled by Dave H. Brown. Some correspondence,
including a letter from Parker, John Overton, as well as greeting cards, student pass to LSU
athletic events (1935-36), LSU meal ticket (1932) and report cards (1935), programs–Masonic,
Central Baptist Church, Miss Aiken’s Primary School (1935-40); some memorabilia re Veterans
of Spanish-American War.
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RECORD GROUP 91
LOUIS V. ECKERT COLLECTION
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Accession # 8642; 11125; 11159; 11167;
11785; 12213
1881 – 1932
.5 ln. ft; 1 oversize box; 1 o/s folder
Collection of miscellaneous items: scrapbook of New Orleans baseball scores (May 17, 1886 -
Oct 10, 1887) from newspaper clippings, baseball schedules; Tulane University programs and
invitations; some 1886 opera programs; Army of Tennessee, Elks Club, New Orleans Fire
Department (Philadelphia Co. #14) memorabilia; by laws of Philadelphia Steam Fire Company;
photograph of volunteer firemen at 1913 reunion at local restaurant; restaurant interior;
membership in the Square and Compass; scrapbook of collected ephemera re music in New
Orleans–April 6, 1890 – Jul, 1891–(Eckert was manager of a new music store at #14 Baronne,
the White-Smith Publishing Co.,(owned by Charles A. White and N.F. Smith). The scrapbook
contains programs of piano recitals featuring Eckert, newspaper clipping re the store, music
written by Eckert, interior of the store.
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RECORD GROUP 92
MEYER LEVY LEDGER BOOKS
Accession # 1970.72
1883 – 1887
5 oversize boxes
Ledgers kept by dry goods store located 171 S. Rampart, New Orleans–mostly accounts payable,
1 accounts receivable. Includes list of those purchasing tickets to a drawing.
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RECORD GROUP 93
KLORER-ROELING COLLECTION
(Huey P. Long)
Acc.# T025.2003.32.001-.157
1923 – 1948
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11 folders; 12 oversize folders
(stored in map case 1, drawer 10)
Collected newspaper clippings of (mostly) Huey Long era. 157 items.
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RECORD GROUP 94
SAMUEL H. BUCK COLLECTION
Accession # 11453; 11461
1863 – 1935
Material re Samuel H. Buck [1841-1928], confederate soldier, later a participant in the Battle for
Liberty Place (1874) and director-general of the 1884 World’s fair. Includes a letter to
Washington D.C. noting Buck, a bearer of dispatches to the Western Confederacy apprising them
of Lee’s surrender, disguised himself as a woman in order make his way through the line. Mostly
newspaper clippings published at the time of Buck’s death, but does contain some original Civil
War documents: request for leave, certificate of parole, amnesty oath and discharge from CSA.
19 items.
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RECORD GROUP 95
JAMES DALY COLLECTION
Accession # 7694.1-.9
1914 -1915
1 oversize box
Collection houses proclamations and posters issued by the German military while in Belgium. 9
items.
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RECORD GROUP 96
MERCI TRAIN COLLECTION
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Acc.# T025.2003.33.01-.35
1949
Documents re arrival in New Orleans of the French “Merci” train . 35 items.
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RECORD GROUP 97
LOUISIANA POLITICS
Acc.# T025.2003.34.001-.209
1910 – 1935
(1 folder stored map case 1, drawer 10)
Campaign literature and correspondence of city and state candidates. Collection houses some
Huey Long material–primarily broadsides. 209 items.
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RECORD GROUP 98
JULIEN POYDRAS (attributed) LETTERBOOK
Acc.# T0010.1998
c. Jan 10, 1794 – Oct 25, 1800, n.d.
1 oversize box
Poydras [1746-1824], a wealthy planter, merchant and philanthropist, owned a cotton and indigo
plantation in Pointe Coupee parish. The letters, attributed to Poydras, represent the writer’s
private and commercial correspondence and contain information re slaves, business dealings,
yellow fever, French Revolution. Correspondents include Poydras’ brother Claude, Andre
Almonaster, [Guillermo?] Marre, Felix Dematerre, Dulcide Barran, Cavalier & Petit, William
Dunbar, Joseph Joffrion, James Freret, Samuel Moore, Pierre Baillie, Daniel Clark. Although
there are no specific references to the 1795 slave conspiracy organized from the Poydras’ estate; a
letter dated “1795” and written to Goeau Duffief, a Pointe Coupee merchant, notes, “I have not
heard anything of Cadet or from any of your family only that this was done at sea and they found
themselves in the midst of the melee. Everything was entirely burned [ ] women, children cattle,
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homes [ ] keeps silent and never speak of what I have written of this revolution in any way.” It
is possible this reference is to events occurring in France rather than Pointe Coupee. Most of the
letters were written in French. The collection houses a complete English translation of the
letters. 1 item.
Note: the collection has been microfilmed. See “Records of Antebellum Southern
Plantations.” A WPA typescript is housed with the original.
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RECORD GROUP 99
VALCOUR AIME LEDGERS
Acc.# T025.2003.36.1-.9
c. 1840
Francois Valcour Aime [1798-1867] was a prosperous sugar planter in St. James parish,
Louisiana. These ledgers document information about Aime’s slaves: their names, shoe sizes,
children born and died, clothes size, etc. See RG 65. 9 items.
Note: the collection has been microfilmed. See “Records of Antebellum Southern
Plantations.”
should possibly be placed w/RG65
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RECORD GROUP 100
BUTLER ISLAND PLANTATION SLAVE HOSPITAL RECORDS
Acc.# T025.2003.37.1-.4
1838 – 1843
Records of slave admissions to slave hospital located on a plantation in the Georgia Sea Islands,
near the Altamaha river. Includes name, plantation of origin, type of malady, remarks, date of
discharge. 4 items.
See Frances Anne Kemble, Journal of a Residence on a Georgia Plantation in 1838-39. John A.
Scott, ed. Knopf, 1961.
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NOTE: this collection has been microfilmed; in 35mm box labeled, “Records of Antebellum
Southern Plantations from the Revolution to the Civil War.”
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RECORD GROUP 101
FRANCOIS ROZIER RECEIPTS
Acc.# T025.2003.38.01-.55
1843 – 1852
Collection of miscellaneous receipts issued to Rozier for various items. 55 items.
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RECORD GROUP 102
WILLIAM A. FRERET LAWSUIT
Acc.# T025.2003.120.01-.41
1865 – 1901
Collection of documents re lawsuit filed against Freret by the city of New Orleans for back taxes.
Includes tax receipts, property deeds, defendant briefs. 41 items.
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RECORD GROUP 103
ORLEANS PLANTATION RECORDS
(John Flathers)
Acc.# T025.2003.121
1805-1876
.5 ln. ft
Collection of receipts, bills of sale, chains of title for Orleans and Valentine plantations.
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RECORD GROUP 104
MARIAN BLACK FAMILY PAPERS
Accession # 1965.20.01-.44
1809 – 1964
1 ln. ft; 5 o/s folders
Miscellany. Includes scrapbook re United Daughters of the Confederacy. 44 items.
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RECORD GROUP 105
JOUBERT FAMILY PAPERS
Accession # 1966.26.01-.15
1863 – 1935
Primarily genealogy of the Joubert family. Includes scrapbook containing clippings re yellow
fever epidemics in New Orleans — 1868, 1874, 1897. 15 items.
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RECORD GROUP 106
MANUSCRIPTS OF COLLECTED POETRY
Acc.# T025.2003.39.01-.25
c. 1870
Manuscripts of original and (mostly) copied poetry collected by unidentified person. Some
pieces dedicated to “Pupils.” 25 items.
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RECORD GROUP 107
ORDER BOOK, LOUISIANA MILITIA
(Battle of New Orleans)
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Accession # 9374
1815 – 1828
Contains much information re W.C.C. Claiborne, Andrew Jackson, codes used during Battle of
New Orleans. Includes WPA transcription and inventory notes. 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 108
JOSEPH JONES COLLECTION
Accession #’s 1825; 1826; 2965; 6049; T025.2003.40
c. 1840-1910
3 oversize boxes
Includes ledger book from a rice plantation near Butler’s Island, Ga. (Jan 1, 1845 – Jun 26, 1854)
See also RG 100.
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RECORD GROUP 109
BIENVILLE’S NEW ORLEANS by Sam Wilson, Jr.
Acc.# T025.2003.41
1968 – 1970
.5 ln. ft
Publication negatives and correspondence re the publication of this work.
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RECORD GROUP 110
HENRY WILSON PAPERS
Acc.# T025.2003.42.01-.76
45
1825 – 1878
Official papers, petitions, military orders, correspondence of Henry Wilson, army officer who
served in the Seminole War and the Mexican American War. 76 items.
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RECORD GROUP 111
BOEHM FAMILY COLLECTION
Accession # 1968.26.01-.11
1856 – 1892
Small manuscript collection of family memorabilia, few pieces of correspondence. 11 items.
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RECORD GROUP 112
GASPAR CUSACHS GIFT
Accession # 9894
1770 – 1890, n.d.
.5 ln. feet; 2 o/s folders
Collection includes Osorno letters, items re Battle of New Orleans (letters between Chotard and
Morgan); dueling, P.G.T. Beauregard, a letter from De Bow, c.1890 lithograph of New Orleans.
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RECORD GROUP 113
SAMUEL WILSON, JR. COLLECTION
Accession # 1979.81.1-2
1795 – 1832
Collected manuscripts re Cabildo and Presbytere. 6 items.
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RECORD GROUP 114
RENE PERDREAUVILLE COLLECTION
Acc.# T025.2003.43.01-.14
1797 – 1835
Primarily family documents: birth certificates (from France), correspondence to Perdreauville
from Minister of France. 14 items.
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RECORD GROUP 115
JOHN AND JEAN ROUSSEAU COLLECTION
Acc.# T025.2003.44.01-.13
1814 – 1838
Married free persons of color. Collection includes legal documents re purchase/ownership of
slaves, tutorship of their children after their mother’s death, statement of parents separate and
joint assets. All documents in French. 13 items.
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RECORD GROUP 116
SOPHIE [LIVE OAK] PLANTATION RECORDS
Acc.# T025.2003.45.01-.32
1824 – 1829
Note: the collection has been microfilmed. See “Records of Antebellum Southern
Plantations.” 35 items (2 are o/s folders)
originally part of “English language documents”
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RECORD GROUP 117
GOVERNOR ISAAC JOHNSON PAPERS
Acc.# T025.2003.46.01-.25
c. 1848
Mostly requests for political appointments, pardons. 25 items.
originally part of “English language documents”
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RECORD GROUP 118
GOVERNOR PAUL O. HEBERT PAPERS
Acc.# T025.2003.47
c. 1850
4.5 ln. ft
Mostly requests for political appointments, pardons.
originally part of “English language documents”
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RECORD GROUP 119
GOVERNOR ROBERT CHARLES WICKLIFFE PAPERS
Acc.# T025.2003.48
c. 1856
.5 ln. ft
Mostly requests for political appointments, pardons
originally part of “English language documents”
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RECORD GROUP 120
GOVERNOR THOMAS OVERTON MOORE PAPERS
Acc.# T025.2003.49
c. 1862
.5 ln. ft
Mostly requests for political appointments, pardons
originally part of “English language documents”
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RECORD GROUP 121
BEAUREGARD MONUMENT ASSOCIATION COLLECTION
Acc.# T025.2003.50.1-.7
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RECORD GROUP 122
JOSEPH AMOROS SUCCESSION
Acc.# T025.2003.51.01-.28
1820 – 1834
28 items
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RECORD GROUP 123
PAPERS OF THOMAS & JOSEPH GILMORE
Unidentified accession number; 1988.13.2, T025.2003.52
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1849 – 1894
The brothers Gilmore, attorneys-at-law. Collection houses (mostly) checks and receipts and a
receipt book (1849 -1871). see RG 66, 137. 129 items.
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RECORD GROUP 124
THOMAS DUFFY PAPERS
Acc.# T025.2003.53.01-.25
1881 – 1889
Duffy served as Civil sheriff of New Orleans. 25 items.
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RECORD GROUP 125
RECEIPTS OF JANE MARSDEN, WIDOW OF THOMAS
Acc.# T025.2003.54.01-.35
1867 – 1885
Primarily receipts for piano rental signed by Philip Werlein; see RG 137. 35 items.
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RECORD GROUP 126
RECEIPTS OF WILLIAM T. RICHARDS
Acc.# T025.2003.55.001-.203
1857 – 1895
Primarily tax receipts. Includes papers from the estate of Edward Quade. See RG 137. 203
items (1 is o/s folder).
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RECORD GROUP 127
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS
Accession # 1976.26.1-28
1812 – 1850
1 oversize box
Collection houses printed pamphlets, mostly excerpts from the U.S. Congressional record,
pertaining to the relationship between Louisiana and the federal government. Many reflect
efforts of early Louisiana governments to cope with the hostility of her colonial neighbors and
her new foreign-born citizens. Documents of interest include a copy of the 1812 state
constitution, establishing diplomatic relations with Rome, complete transcript of the Juan
Francisco Rey trail, articles of incorporation for banks and railroads, a survey of a future levee
system. 28 items.
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RECORD GROUP 128
BONAVENTURE PLANTATION LEDGER
Acc.# T025.2003.56
Jan 1, 1850 – Dec 31, 1851
Plantation ledger for plantation located near Riceboro, Ga. Ledger includes slave sick list,
inventory of livestock farm implements. Peas, rice and corn were cultivated at Bonaventure.
1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 129
VERA R. GRAFF COLLECTION
Accession # 1991.32.11-31
1829 -1929
1 oversize box
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Manuscripts documenting the Americanization of German (Prussian) Catholic immigration to
Louisiana. Includes birth certificates, baptismal certificates, marriage of Henry Boecklemann
and Mary A. Boeklemann (Robinson), two D.H. Holmes shopping bags, wallet and papers
carried during Spanish American war. 20 items.
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RECORD GROUP 130
MAUD O’BRYAN RONSTROM PAPERS
Accession # 1978.103
1915 – 1978
.5 ln. ft; oversize box
Ronstrom was advertising reporter for the Times Picayune newspaper. This collection includes
correspondence, sample articles: re New Orleans opera, belly dancing (Habeba, Yasmin), her
stories published in Dixie Roto magazine (1943-57), newspaper clippings of her writing (1943-
57), some images of musicians (1915, 1928). Ronstom was a member of the court of Venus in
1963.
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RECORD GROUP 131
M. CHIAPELLA COLLECTION
1885 – 1939
Accession # 10068, 10406
.5 ln. ft; 3 oversize boxes
Collection of scrapbooks, programs re Round Table Club, Le petit Theatre, New Orleans opera
and symphony, Tulane Theatre, private recitals, many other theatre presentations, Sarah
Bernhardt, a lottery ticket from the Turin lottery, a pamphlet concerning presentation of P.G.T.
Beauregard sword.
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RECORD GROUP 132
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ALBERT STOCKOVIS AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION
Accession # 9497.2-45
1530 – 1928
1 oversize box
Stockovis was an autograph collector. Included in this collection are documents signed by Louis
XIII, XIV, XV, XVIII, Tallyrand, Dumas, Voltaire. 4 items.
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RECORD GROUP 133
GALVEZ – LOUISIANA’S PARTICIPATION IN THE [AMERICAN] REVOLUTION
COLLECTED PAPERS
Accession # 1978.101.01-.91
1973 – 1976
Correspondence, script, photostatic copies of letters written by Oliver Pollack, generated for this
production, a bicentennial project of the Louisiana Council for the Vieux Carre, Mrs. August
Mysing, president. 91 items.
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RECORD GROUP 134
ALICE M. MAGEE COLLECTION
(Isaac Johnson)
Accession # 12515.01-.52
1847 – 1848
1 oversize box
Letters of resignation sent to Louisiana Governor Isaac Johnson from various state officials. See
RG 117. 52 items.
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RECORD GROUP 135
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HUEY LONG SPEECHES
Acc.# T025.2003.57.1-.8
c. 1935
1 oversize box
Collection houses 78 r.p.m phonograph records of Long speeches. Produced by Earle J.
Christenberry. 8 items.
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RECORD GROUP 136
MARK KAISER PAPERS
Accession # 10778
1873 – 1936
.5 ln. ft
Collection houses primarily seventieth birthday wishes to Kaiser, a musician. Includes
scrapbook, clippings, some programs.
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RECORD GROUP 137
GENEVIEVE LEVERT COLLECTION
Accession # 10785
1831 – 1901
.5 ln. ft; 1 oversize box
Collection contains material re W.T. Richards, Thomas P. Marsden, Thomas Gilmore, mostly
receipts. Includes interesting material re 19c medical remedies and the recipes for them, last will
and testament of Marsden, scrapbook of greeting cards. See also RG 123, 125, 126.
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RECORD GROUP 138
LEON GODCHAUX FAMILY COLLECTION
Accession # 1979.18.01-.28
1880 – 1952
1 oversize box
Scrapbook of collected newspaper clippings, biography of Godchaux, scant correspondence,
some information re sugar industry, a dairy at Belle Pointe (in St. John the Baptist Parish), the
Gus Mayer, Godchaux department stores. 28 items.
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RECORD GROUP 139
FLORENCE AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION
Accession # 6154 – 6231
1768 – 1893
1 oversize box
Includes signatures of Queen Victoria, Victor Hugo, Robert Browning, Longfellow, William C.
Bryant, Sumner, Robert E. Lee, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Presidents Calhoun, Polk, Buchanan,
Filmore. 61 items.
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RECORD GROUP 140
MRS. R.S. TOPPING COLLECTION
(Manuel Gayoso, Elie Beauregard, H.L. Hunley)
Accession # 8321.01-.20; 8660.32
1795 – 1860
Collected miscellany: Gayoso marriage contract, correspondence of Elie Beauregard, pocket
notebook and letter of Hunley (inventor of Confederate submarine). 20 items.
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RECORD GROUP 141
LT. JOHN JACKSON COLLECTION
Accession # 4628.02-.41
1850 – 1900
Mostly land grants, some receipts issued to various individuals in the Philippines. Includes
correspondence from American war department re Jackson’s delinquent accounts while in the
U.S. army. Some receipts for sale of horses. Spanish/English. 40 items.
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RECORD GROUP 142
BONHOMME CAHN FAMILY PAPERS
Accession # 7496.01-.20
1843 – 1870
Collection includes naturalization certificate, masonry membership, tax receipts, marriage
certificate, settlement of lawsuit Caroline Mayers v. her husband. 20 items (1 is o/s folder).
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RECORD GROUP 143
MEIGS O. FROST COLLECTION
Acc.# T025.2003.58
1936
.5 ln. ft
Penciled WPA worksheets indexing newspaper articles written by Frost 1919-1937. Contains
some editorial comments by Walter Daly re Frost’s political activities during the 1920’s.
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RECORD GROUP 144
GEORGE COPPEL PAPERS
Accession # M169-219
1862 – 1901
1 oversize box
George Coppell was British Consul in New Orleans during the Civil War. Collection houses
some correspondence, newspaper clippings, receipts, most dated 1864-66. 59 items.
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RECORD GROUP 145
CHARLES PATTON DIMITRY PAPERS
Accession # 8081.01-.70
c. 1880-1890 [?]
1 ln. ft
Manuscripts lectures, addresses by Charles Patton Dimitry [1837-1910 ] re Louisiana and New
Orleans history. WPA typescripts of Dimitry’s articles are located LHC 910.2 Dim; some of his
work is reproduced in the multi-volume series, Louisiana LHC 810.8 m.
Subject matter includes New Orleans theatre, banking, opera, churches, hotels, cotton press,
canals, Charity Hospital, the Mint, levees, Jesuits.
See Fortier’s Louisiana, Vol. 1. Dimitry’s obituary appears Times Picayune, Nov. 11, 1910 p.5,
c4. 70 items.
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RECORD GROUP 146
LETTERS (COPIED) OF BARON PONTALBA TO ESTEVAN MIRO
Acc.# T025.2003.59.01-.19
57
April – October, 1792
Includes 1902 letter from then-Baron Pontalba re this correspondence. 19 items.
RESTRICTED COLLECTION: NO REPRODUCTION WITHOUT PERMISSION (from
Sam Wilson, now deceased)
All letters in French
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RECORD GROUP 147
MICHAEL HAHN LETTERS
Acc.# T025.2003.60.1-.2
Sept – Oct, 1885
Two letters to Urban Moses, Hahn’s nephew, re family news. One letter is a birthday letter. 2
items.
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RECORD GROUP 148
MRS. ALBERT JACOBS COLLECTION
Accession # M487-89
1779 – 1781
Manuscripts (2) re Adam Hubly; (1) signed by John Jay. 3 items.
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RECORD GROUP 149
HOULN.E COLLECTION
Accession # M383-89
1827 – 1868
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Broadsides from Theatre d’Orleans, Theatre l’Opera, Park Theatre. Includes French midwifery
diploma, 1837. 6 items.
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RECORD GROUP 150
THOMAS DONNELLY PAPERS
Accession # M429 – 432
1853 – 1873
1 oversize box (4 items)
Papers reflecting the Americanization of Irish immigrant Thomas Donnelly: citizenship papers,
certification as voter, election to New Orleans Fire company (Mississippi #2), certification of six
years’ service in fire company.
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RECORD GROUP 151
NEW ORLEANS MECHANIC’S INSTITUTE PAPERS
Accession # 1907, no #
1850 – 1882
1 oversize box
Collection houses the organization’s constitution/by-laws, membership lists, invitation and
memorabilia for laying cornerstone for Mechanics Institute, the 1857 officers, minute book (Jul
22, 1869 – Jan 22, 1882), information re Fisk Free Library, University of Louisiana. 9 items.
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RECORD GROUP 152
PUGH FAMILY PAPERS
Acc.# T025.2003.61.1-.5
1882 – 1885
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Collection includes invitation to a dance, birthday card, death notice of Richard Pugh,
Assumption Parish (Leighton Plantation). 5 items.
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RECORD GROUP 153
BATTLE OF LIBERTY PLACE, COLLECTED CLIPPINGS
Acc.# T025.2003.62.1-.4
1874 – 1875
Newspaper clippings after the battle, a poem by Edward J. Virtue, Jr., commemorating the one
year anniversary of the event. 4 items.
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RECORD GROUP 154
HENRY BEEBE MASONIC TRIAL
Acc.# T025.2003.63
June 26, 1824
Printed transcript of the trial conducted by the Grand Lodge of Louisiana to evict Beebe, a coach
maker, for having murdered Jean Baptiste Nicholas Oddo, doorkeeper of the Orleans Theatre on
Feb 17, 1824. 1 item
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RECORD GROUP 155
MILDRED GUEL COLLECTION
Accession # 1965.25.a-f
1862 – 1874
Collection houses two documents re Gus Guel, other pieces relate to the Black Hawk steamer, the
Louisiana Avenue Methodist Church. 18 items.
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RECORD GROUP 156
DUCHAMP FAMILY PAPERS
Accession # 7346-7, 7349, 7351, 1974.12
1865 – 1952
Small collection, mostly re Charles and Eugene Duchamp. Includes unsigned 1952 writ of Marie
Rose Helene Duchamp, some clippings, photograph of unidentified woman. See also RG 165.
28 items.
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RECORD GROUP 157
LSM PROPERTIES: DEEDS, LEGACIES, OPINIONS
Accession # 1967.02.01.13
1907 -1932
Collection includes deed to Huey Long for house in Audubon Place, New Orleans; deed to
former owner of Creole House; speech by Soniat re ownership of property on which Cabildo
stands; copy of William R. Irby legacy to LSM. 13 items.
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RECORD GROUP 158
MATHEIU/KRACKE PAPERS
Accession # 1979.35.1-.9
1862 – 1946
Documents relating to Dr. Jules Mathieu: pistol and arms permit, substitute for military service
during Civil War; letter to John Kracke from soldier in Cuba during Spanish-American War;
Register of Female voters, Ward 6, Precinct 8, Orleans parish 1930-1934; letter of protest re
eviction notice; ink blotter advertisement. 9 items.
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RECORD GROUP 159
REESE COLLECTION
Accession # 1976.36.1-.4
1816 – 1881
Collection houses a lithograph of W.C.C. Claiborne; document signed by Claiborne rejecting
1816 constitutional amendments; enlistment and clothing record of a Battle of New Orleans
soldier.
4 items.
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RECORD GROUP 160
AL ROSE COLLECTION
Accession # 1975.98.1-.5
c. 1900-1920
Collection of ephemera: token to Original Club Forest; invitation to Alabama Barbecue; ticket to
New Orleans Baseball Club; business cards of H.F. Sewell, F. Randon. 5 items
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RECORD GROUP 161
SUE TURNER COLLECTION
Accession # 1985.79; 1996.70a, 1996.70.2-9, 12; 1997.36.1-2; 1997.14.1-2; 1999.49.1-4;
1999.125;2003.54.1-.5; 1999.125; 2001.110.4-.9; 2003.74.1-.7; 2001.44.5-.6; 2001.53.1-.2;
2005.024.01-08.
1976- (open collection)
Stored in o/s box
Collection houses John J. Audubon stamp; program, invitation to inauguration of Allen Copping
as President of the Louisiana State University system (Baryshnikov ballet), tourist information re
St. Mary Parish, Frankin, La., Oaklawn Manor, Arlington Plantation; Bal des petits Lis Blancs
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ephemera; retirement of Delores R. Spikes, Southern University – Baton Rouge President; burial
customs; paper fan; laying of cornerstone at Old State Capitol; program, dedication ceremony,
LSU War Memorial; Franco Fete invitation and program, Gala Celebrating Louisiana’s
Tricentennial; program, Jimmie Davis 100th birthday celebration.
Invitation to Rosedown Celebration (2000); program – inaugural prayer service St. Joseph’s
Cathedral, 2000,2001 (inauguration of public officials); business card, Godchaux’s department
store (size undies for Him); ephemera re Mike Foster’s inauguration 2000; ephemera related to
Pens to parchment 1803-2003, a tribute to the Louisiana Purchase held at Old State Capitol Dec.
3, 2002; ephemera related to symposiums, theatre productions NOMA exhibitions held in
conjunction with Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial celebration; program for 2003 Humanities
Awards Ceremony; program for Louisiana Preservation Alliance Gala honoring donor R. B.
Long Federal Building dedication; program 75 years under Oaks, LSU program; program Jimmie
Davis’ 100th birthday. Order of worship Russell B. Long funeral, ephemera re LSU
commencement address given by George W. Bush, including new post 9/11 terrorism guidelines.
40+ items
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RECORD GROUP 162
GOLDEN GATES OF PRAYER SYNAGOGUE
Accession # 1982.106.1-.6
1901
1 oversize box
Collection houses pamphlet containing members of the congregation (c. 1901), a few newspaper
clippings, a leaflet. 6 items.
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RECORD GROUP 163
PRISONERS OF WAR HELD AT THE CUSTOMSHOUSE
(Civil War)
Accession # 12797
Sep 4, 1863 – Sep 5, 1863, n.d.
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Autograph book kept by Julia Kate Tyler of Confederate soldiers imprisoned at the Customs
House. Includes name, regiment, home address. Book is indexed according to order of name as
it appears in the book. 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 164
ROSS/STACKHOUSE PAPERS
(Belle Chasse Plantation)
Accession # 7644.01-.30
1800 -1881
Fine collection of slave and plantation sales. Includes documents re mass sale of slaves from
Marigny plantation in 1852; some correspondence. Names mentioned: Jesse Ross, H.A. Ross,
William Stackhouse. 30 items.
Note: the collection has been microfilmed. See “Records of Antebellum Southern
Plantations.”
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RECORD GROUP 165
MELACHÉE COLLECTION
Accession # 7450, 8548, 8551
1817 – 1873
Collection houses property sales, baptismal records, marriage certificates, succession, license to
practice medicine in Louisiana, declaration of coming of age, certificate of nobility, Ursuline
Boarding school student card. Family documents re Duchamp, Villere, Pedescleaux, Durel
families, and Charles D. Yancy. All in French or Spanish. 22 items.
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RECORD GROUP 166
JOSEPH W. MONTGOMERY COLLECTION
Accession # 1983.116.1-.8
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1870 – 1978
1 oversize box
Collection houses resolutions re Joseph Montgomery in the Boston Club; other documents re
United Fruit Co., Tulane University, poetry notebook (1870, possibly a penmanship notebook)
belonging to George W. Stanton; a diary of trip to Scandinavia in 1925 kept by Caroline Wilmot.
8 items.
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RECORD GROUP 167
CORDELLE KEMPER BALLARD PAPERS
Accession # 1987.105.1, 1989.49.1-5
1990.32, 1991.40.1-2
1924-1987
2 ln. ft
Collection of essays, lectures, papers re a wide range of topics including science, psychology,
history, war, personal recollection.
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RECORD GROUP 168
MARTIN SMITH COLLECTION
Accession # 9132,1-.8
1870 – 1917
Miscellany; includes documents re Joseph Jones, Cotton Exposition, Woman’s suffrage, 1916.
8 items (1 is o/s folder) .
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RECORD GROUP 169
W.A. HOPKINS COLLECTION
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Accession # 9120.01-.21
1827 – 1860
Collection of limericks, ballads (c.1860), theatre programs: American Theatre, New Orleans;
Civil War ballads. 21 items.
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RECORD GROUP 170
GALLY FAMILY PAPERS
Accession # 9777.1-.4
1814 – 1834
Includes Legion of Honor, Fluer de Lis; appointment of Hipolyte Gally as Vice Consul to the
Two Sicilies. 4 items (1 is o/s folder).
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RECORD GROUP 171
ALFRED JOSHUA LEWIS FAMILY PAPERS
Accession # 9431-33; 9463; 9475; 9519;9433b
1793 – 1912
1 regular box
1 oversize box; 4 o/s folders
Collection houses some correspondence while Lewis in boarding school (1825-30); memo book
(c.1850); names included: Joshua Lewis, Andrew Lewis (American Revolution). Alfred Joshua
was admitted to the Louisiana Bar; includes 1852 wedding invitation. 74 items. See also
1995.03.22 Dec. 26,1823 stored in RG68
See also 1995.3.22, Dec 20, 1823, RG 68.
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RECORD GROUP 172
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BILLS OF LADING FOR COTTON
accession number 1970.94.1-12
July – Aug, 1865
Bills of lading (12); includes Documents re cotton shipment on Ellwood Cooper, bound for
Liverpool. 13 items.
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RECORD GROUP 173
MISCELLANEOUS NEW ORLEANS PROGRAMS
Accession # 1970.68; 1971.23
1969 – 1971
Programs included; New Orleans opera season, symphony, Preservation Hall Jazz band,
deLesseps S. “Chep” Morrison monument (dedication?). 12 items.
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RECORD GROUP 174
CHAFFRAIX COLLECTION
Accession # 9899.1-.2
1842, 1890
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings re rechartering the Louisiana Lottery (1890); History of
Jefferson College by F. Malus (1842). (POOR CONDITION). 2 items.
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RECORD GROUP 175
CHARLES KILBOURN COLLECTION
Accession # 10552.1-.9
67
1804 – 1859
Legal documents re land located in Feliciana Parish. 9 items.
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RECORD GROUP 176
SCHNEIDAU COLLECTION
Accession # 9906.01-.10
1852 – 1912
10 folders
Admit cards and invitations to various social functions: Continental Guards, Washington
Artillery, Crescent Greys, Shakespeare Club, Les Cent Gardes, Mississippi Steam Fire Company.
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RECORD GROUP 177
GIDEON T. STANTON DONATION
Accession # 10745,1-.2
1873 – 1905
Typescript copy of order by King of Carnival to Xariffa, Poet Laureate, to accept a Butt of Wine
as salary for services rendered. Includes Xariffa’s acceptance. 2 items.
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RECORD GROUP 178
CORINNE MILTENBERGER COLLECTION
Accession # 10545.1-.4
1780 – 1818
68
Appointments of Fabra Dornoy to Louisiana Artillery, honorary commission (1804). 4 items.
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RECORD GROUP 179
DANIEL MORIARTY PATENTS
Accession #5273, 5274, 11428.01-.10
1902 – 1922
Patent documents issued for vases, wheels, tire casings, tire rims (automobile), issued by United
States, France, England, Belgium, Sweden, Italy. 15 items.
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RECORD GROUP 180
ETHEL W. PERKINS COLLECTION
Accession # 11387, 11394, 11400
1862 – 1932
Scant correspondence of James L. Wilkins, engineer, and Union Army, Civil War. Wilkins also
attempted to receive some of the bounty money offered for the capture of Southern cotton
shipments (1875). Includes genealogy of Maria Delores Esturias y Navares, 1874 wedding
invitation, 1870 Christmas card. 35 items.
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RECORD GROUP 181
ROSIE WEST COLLECTION
Accession number 9379.01-.33
1779 – 1915
Eclectic collection includes: Report of the investigation of the riot in St. Bernard (October, 1868);
copied lists of members of the military in Louisiana (1780’s); list of delegates to the Democratic
convention, Pointe Coupee Parish, 1870; material re the Women’s Social/Industrial Association,
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1890; greeting card; program–Scottish rite freemasons; documents re actress Clara Morris, Marie
Louise, Queen of Spain, children of Francois Bouligny. 33 items (1 is o/s folder).
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RECORD GROUP 182
GOUSSEBARTHE/WATKINS COLLECTION
Accession number 11296.01-.13
1865 – 1896
Collection houses documents re: Marie Goussebarthe, Vincent Illich, Kate Watkins, 1885 World’s
Exposition, a New York Bill of fare. 13 items (1 is o/s folder).
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RECORD GROUP 183
HENRI WEHRMANN COLLECTION
Accession # 11852.01-.10
1837 – 1855
Collection includes payment from U.S. postmaster, document re clothing for two slaves, sale of
cemetery lots in St. Louis #2. 10 items.
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RECORD GROUP 184
ELIE BEAUREGARD LETTERS
Accession # 11793.1-.2
1808 – 1809
Correspondence from Andrew Stark and A. Perault re business matters. Includes WPA photostat
and English translation from the French. 2 items.
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RECORD GROUP 185
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HENRY TRONCHET COLLECTION
Accession # 11595.01-.42
1888 – 1926
Interesting small collection primarily re French Opera Fire Corps. Includes: 1913-14 souvenir
program documenting season’s soloists and employees–including Louis Placide Canonge (manager
1873-1878); program lists directors and principal artists appearing at the opera 1859-1914; image of
James Gallier, newspaper clippings; notice of meetings; appointment of Tronchet as special officer,
1888. 42 items.
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RECORD GROUP 186
MEILLEUR FAMILY PAPERS
Accession # 8942.01-.37 ;8942.b-c.01-.23
1805 – 1922
23 folders
Collection houses birth and marriage certificates, diplomas [names mentioned–Jacques Esnard,
Alfred, Simon, J.B. Millieur, Henry, L. Vignaud; includes parody of New Orleans city council;
funeral rites of Adams and Jefferson; act of sale of Fanny (slave), 1836 passport. 37 items (1 o/s
folder) .
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RECORD GROUP 187
ALEXANDER COLLECTION
Accession # 9342.01-.15
1843 – 1892
Small collection of miscellany — some shipping receipts, promissory notes, 1865 playbill New
Orleans Academy of Music, letters to Joseph Jones re Zacharie map of Battle of New Orleans, 1886
5th Ward election tickets, 1888 certificates of voter registration. 15 items.
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RECORD GROUP 188
J. WILLIAM NOYES COLLECTION
Accession # 8695.1-.8
1815 – 1861
Small collection of miscellany — 1815 passport, several governor’s signatures appointing James Ross
flour inspector, letter from Confederate States of America re payment of draft “held on late U.S.
Mint” [1861]. 8 items.
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RECORD GROUP 189
J.B. LARESCHE FAMILY PAPERS
Accession # 7923.1-.5
1805 – 1829
Small collection of miscellany — includes 1826 document re murder of Mr. Laresche and his son in
San Domingue. 5 items (1 is o/s folder) .
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RECORD GROUP 190
JULIA MASSIE COLLECTION
Accession # 8626, 8631
1862 – 1864, c.1920
.5 ln. ft
Includes passes issued to civilians by Confederate States of America, certificate for purchase of
Confederate bonds; also houses “Scrapbook 100″, re New Orleans artists (B.A. Wikström).
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RECORD GROUP 191
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ANONYMOUS I
Accession # 9545
1769 – 1905, n.d.
Collection of miscellany — order to possess Illinois (1769); behavior of General David B. Morgan
during Battle of New Orleans; President Andrew Johnson’s order to arrest Jefferson Davis and
others; last will of Virginia Reeds; letter re revolt in South America (n.d.) [19th century]. 12 items
(1 is o/s folder).
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RECORD 192
ASSOCIATION OF THE ARMY OF TENNESSEE COLLECTION
Accession # 9475.01-.31
1879 – 1923
Collected material re organization, mostly programs. 31 items (1 o/s folder).
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RECORD GROUP 193
COPIED/TRANSLATED FAMILY PAPERS OF BARON DE PONTALBA
Accession # 12406; 1983.69
1736 – 1911
Non-original copies of Pontalba family history compiled by Micaela’s grandchild. Includes five
original documents, in French, not translated, from 1830’s. 69 items.
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RECORD GROUP 194
FORTIER FAMILY PAPERS
Accession # 12259.1-17
73
1862 – 1949
.5 ln. ft
Mostly re J.A.A. Fortier and son (20c).
See also RG 65.
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RECORD GROUP 195
J.E. LEAR COLLECTION
Accession # 12345.1-.5
1833 – 1877
Small collection of miscellany: first issue of The Sun newspaper (New York); promissory note and
receipt for slave purchase (1845); letter re reducing amount of wood needed to fuel (sugar?) boiler–
St.James Parish, 1870. 5 items.
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RECORD GROUP 196
ED TILLERE COLLECTION
Accession # 9398.01-.13
1840 – 1854
Documents re 4 law suits: 2 involving death after child abuse (1854); murder of John Blair by
Margaret and Terrance Dunn; one re will of Mary Amanda Addison, widow of Phillip Nott. 13
items.
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RECORD GROUP 197
UNITED STATES INFANTRY REPORTS
(Battle of New Orleans)
74
Accession # 10324.01-.24
Nov 1814 – Feb 1815
Daily and monthly reports of enlisted men, musicians and others of various regiments–East and
West Tennessee, Mississippi at Fort Claiborne, Fort Borgne, Camp Mandeville. 26. items (1 o/s
folder).
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RECORD GROUP 198
J. S. KENDALL COLLECTION
Accession # 7975, 7979, 8115
1862 – 1898
Collection houses some documents re Spanish-American war, including muster roll of 2nd Regiment
Louisiana Infantry and roster of 1st Regiment Louisiana at Camp Cuba Libre; partial list of those
wounded at Shiloh; Benjamin Butler’s proclamation of May, 1862 (poor condition); Courriers
Address to patrons of the Picayune. 17 items (5 o/s folders).
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RECORD GROUP 199
MORGAN FAMILY COLLECTION
Accession # 11365; T007.2003; T009.2003; T021.2003.1-.2; T022.2003.1-.2; T023.2003
1758 – 1790
Includes journal/memorandum notebook from father to son on the occasion of the son’s entry into the
army (advice re proper conduct, morality, etiquette, dueling). 11 items. Daily Picayune listing of
wounded from Battle of Shiloh, 1862; Proclamation by Benjamin Butler, 5/1/1862; two addresses by
Carrier to the readers of the Daily Picayune 1/1/1861 and 1/1/1863; Rosters of the 1st Louisiana and
the 1st Texas, 1898; Sermon on Job, no date, in Chinese(?) characters.
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RECORD GROUP 200
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HENRY W. ROBINSON COLLECTION
Accession # 11205, 11225, 7334
1843 – 1930
1 ln. ft
Collection of miscellaneous documents re various subjects: William B. Mumford, Civil War oath of
allegiance to federal government; Walt Whitman original manuscript “Walt Whitman gossips of his
sojourn…as a newspaper writer,” Jan 11, 1887 (not the Picayune); some mention of the Mexican-
American war, Zachary Taylor at the St. Charles; 2 scrapbooks re Spanish-American war.
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RECORD GROUP 201
GEORGE F. FARISH COLLECTION
Accession # 12210.1-.2
1898
Collected material re Spanish- American War: orders # 1 and 25 from Jacksonville, Fla.
2 items.
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RECORD GROUP 202
MICHAEL W. GLOSSINGER COLLECTION
Accession # 1982.25.01-.18
1917 – 1953
1 oversize box; 1 o/s folder
Collection of certificates, commissions, appointments of Glossinger who served in World Wars I and
II. Includes material re New Orleans Navy Day, certificate re Glossinger broadcasting on WWL
television (1939); some certificates signed by Harry Truman, National Order of the Purple Heart.
18 items.
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RECORD GROUP 203
COLLINGWOOD GORDON LETTERS
Accession # 1982.1.20.1-7
1847
Letters written by “Cousin Milton” who came to New Orleans to exhibit and sell a group of
paintings. Includes titles of works exhibited and unfavorable references to the Mexican American
war and the Polk presidency. 7 items.
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RECORD GROUP 204
DOUSSAU FAMILY PAPERS
Accession # 1982.155 a-g
1769 – 1818
Documents contain references to Henry Doussan, Honore Levan, Marie Louise Mounet, Surgeon
Doussan. 8 items.
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RECORD GROUP 205
(open record group)
UNITED STATES MINT, NEW ORLEANS BRANCH
Accession numbers 10326.27, .33.01b; 1968.10; 1976.34; 1977.81
1978.38.1; 1978.53.1; 1983.70; 1985.7.; 1992.23; 1993.67
1854-1944
2 oversize boxes
This is an artificial collection, added to as pieces are acquired. For accession number 1978.38.1,
the folding plan not included in collection (missing 11/7/91 KP). Includes ledger book of
Superintendent of Repairs 1856-1858; material collected while US Coast Guard occupied the
77
building c. 1944, and an identification card for 1,000 silver dollars.
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RECORD GROUP 206
M.L. HUTTON COLLECTION
Accession # 1986.27.1-.8
1929 – c. 1967
Correspondence of Stanley Faye and Dr. E.A. Fossier, authors of a history of Pere Antoine and
colonial/territorial Louisiana. Letters contain references to secondary sources. Collection houses a
manuscript history of the founding of New Orleans, apparently written by Vera Morel (?). 8 items.
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RECORD GROUP 207
MRS. DON B. PORTER COLLECTION
Accession # 1974.27.1
c. 1920 – 1925
Collection documents tourism in New Orleans during early 1920’s: pamphlets re Yellow Cab tours
of the city. 6 items.
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RECORD GROUP 208
POLITICAL PROTEST POSTERS
T025.2003.64.02-.96
1967 – 1968
12 oversize folders
(stored oversize-map case 6, drawer 2)
Collection of political posters carried in picket lines. 96 items.
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RECORD GROUP 209
POLITICAL PROTEST POSTERS
Acc.# 1985.091.01-.44; T025.2003.65.01-.44
1970’S
8 oversize folders
(stored oversize map case 6, drawer 3)
Collection of political posters carried in picket lines. 44 items.
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RECORD GROUP 210
JOHN MCGINTY PAPERS
Accession # 1980.21.1-2; 1980.47.8-9
1879-1895
Documents re St. Patrick’s Hall and the city of New Orleans which leased the building; sale of sugar
plantation by Patrick John Kennedy to John McGinty; partition of McGinty’s estate. LSM has
portrait of McGinty in Visual Arts storage. 4 items.
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RECORD GROUP 211
PIERRE JOSEPH LANDRY NOTEBOOK
Accession # 1955.45
1769-1843
Includes discussion of a trip to France, list of children from two marriages, purchase of slaves, death
of slaves, weather notes 1755-1806, marriage/death dates. Interesting source for study of pregnancy
statistics for the colonial period, colonial commodities and prices (especially men’s clothing).
Original in French, has English calendar of events. 1 item.
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See also “Les Tactiques Militaires ecrits et illustres par le Colonel Pierre Joseph Landry.” c.
1820.
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RECORD GROUP 212
ALBERT L. LIEUTAUD COLLECTION
Accession # 12459; 12582; 12775; 12798; 12846; 12848
1735-1896
Collection of miscellany. Includes Martinique correspondence re slave trade, the brigand
L’Hirondelle de Gagane, slave cargo, Constance S. Besse, Washington Artillery, notes re fertilizer
for Evan Hill Plantation (Donaldsonville); valentine. 30 items.
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RECORD GROUP 213
DE BRUEYS FAMILY COLLECTION
Accession #: 12852; 12856
1770-1820
This is a small family collection consisting primarily of typed copies of family documents. Includes
marriage and birth certificates of Francois de Brueys and his wife Martha Cyprene Reynaud de
Brueys served in the French military with honors; collection houses mss re his pension and a drawing
of de Brueys who was killed in 1797. 8 items.
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RECORD GROUP 214
BUISSON FAMILY PAPERS
Accession # 13018.01-10
1793-c.1861
80
Family papers of Pierre Benjamin Buisson. Includes birth certificates, military orders and a copy of
Haswell’s Engineer’s and Mechanic’s Pocket Book, c. 1848. All pieces are in French. Collection
includes translations. 10 items.
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RECORD GROUP 215
CHOCTAW INDIAN TREATY ATTEMPT
Acc.# T025.2003.66.1-.4
Oct. 15-27, 1818
Includes minutes of meetings, two original treaty proposals, letter to John C. Calhoun, then U.S.
Secretary of War. The treaty attempt occurred at the Choctaw Trading House on the Tombigbee
(Ala.) river near Fort Confederation. 4 items.
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RECORD GROUP 216
CANADY COLLECTION
Accession # 1982.82.104.1-.4
July 6-13, 1864
Four lawsuits filed in Recorder’s Office, 2nd District, Orleans Parish. 4 items:
–State of Louisiana v. Rosa Jones (Breach of Promise)
–State of Louisiana v. Mrs. Garvin
–State of Louisiana v. Rosalie (larceny)
–State of Louisiana v. Dominique Larieu (violent assault and battery)
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RECORD GROUP 217
ROUZEAU FAMILY PAPERS
Acc.# T025.2003.67.1-.5
1771 (historical) – 1812
81
Collection of family papers, all in French. Includes baptismal and death records, division of
inheritance, marriage contract. Family names: Marie Rose Fontenay, Fontenay Bretagne, Francois
M. Rouzeau, Pierre Berlineau. 5 items.
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RECORD GROUP 218
HUGH McCALL COLLECTION
Accession # 12501.1-.5
1857-1867
Includes bank drafts, letter, copy of mortgage. 5 items (1 is o/s folder).
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RECORD GROUP 219
STANLEY C. ARTHUR COLLECTION
ACCESSION # 4222-24; 12421
1800-1907
Photocopies of miscellaneous documents; original mss. letters re Battle of New Orleans: D. Kerr, Dr.
Heerman on treatment of prisoners. 8 items (1 o/s folder).
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RECORD GROUP 220
NAHRGANG FAMILY PAPERS
Accession # 12558.1-.3
1849-1864
Collection houses 2 passports issued to Auton Nahrgang and a telegram sent to Mrs. Zehnder from
the vessel “Enterprise.” 3 items.
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RECORD GROUP 221
JAMES B. BRUNS COLLECTION
Accession # 12559.1-.2
Collection houses typed manuscript, “Life and Genius of Henry Tremrod, September 14, 1874;” with
cover letter signed “B.” 2 items.
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RECORD GROUP 222
CHARLES E. FENNER COLLECTION
Accession # 12571.01-.10
1862-1904
Small collection of Civil War material. Includes Union Democracy Admission Ceremony; document
re Fenner’s Battery, dedication of Robert E. Lee statue in New Orleans (1874), letters to Stephen Lee,
history of Fenner’s Battery. 10 items.
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RECORD GROUP 223
W.J. PENNINGTON COLLECTION
Accession # 12622.1-.4
1899-1928
Collection houses confirmation and baptismal certificates of Harold Sean Roberts, picture card of
Casanova’s boots and shoes, lithograph of Racine. 4 items.
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RECORD GROUP 224
FRANK H. MORTIMER COLLECTION
Accession # 12164.1-.4
83
1883-1894
4 items
Includes death notice of Paul E. Mortimer, 1890 lottery bill and Francis T. Nicholls’ veto message
against lottery bill, menu for dinner honoring E. D. White (1894), certificate issued to Mrs. P. A.
Mortimer by Louisiana State National Guard, for support during the Second Battle of the Cabildo,
January, 1877.
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RECORD GROUP 225
J. E. DUCROS FAMILY PAPERS
Accession # 12216.01-.18
1757-1898
1 oversize box; 1 o/s folder
All items except one (1873) are photocopies of family documents: baptisms, births, commission
granted Ducros. Includes some issues of Harper’s Weekly (1861-62), July 1898 (Spanish American
War). 18 items.
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RECORD GROUP 226
JES DALTON COLLECTION
Accession # 12218.1-.3
1865-1866
Collection houses 2 Civil War letters written by L.M. Mason: “In the trenches, Petersburg,” and a tax
receipt issued to Betsy Jones (1866). 3 items.
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RECORD GROUP 227
N. WELLS LONGSHORE COLLECTION
84
Accession # 12282.01-.22
1866-1915
Collection of family papers. Longshore was a candidate for Clerk of First City Court, 1892, and
collection includes [electioneering?] tickets, memorial cards of Charles Hatter Thorn, five business
cards, an Elks Burlesque Circus ticket, 19 c. valentines. 22 items.
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RECORD GROUP 228
G.L. LE BON COLLECTION
Accession #12347.01-.10
1846-1910
Small collection which includes a memory book belonging to Pauline Luciani (period lithographs,
poetry, autographs); pass through Federal lines (1863); Civil War letters re prize money for U.S.S.
Pensacola; a program for dedication of Henry Clay monument. 10 items.
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RECORD GROUP 229
HENRY CHOTARD COLLECTION
Accession # 12005, 12038
1814-1857
Chotard was a major commanding a company of soldiers during the Battle of New Orleans. The
collection houses an order to Chotard to take command of New Orleans, a letter requesting
likenesses of those who accompanied Andrew Jackson to Judge Dominic Hall’s court (1857), notice
of Chotard’s death, muster roll, “descriptive list” for Chotard’s company. 3 items.
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RECORD GROUP 230
NEW ORLEANS ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Accession # 11220.1-.2
85
1886-1917
Collection houses the constitution and by laws of the organization and a list of books (1914-17).
2 items.
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RECORD GROUP 231
R. GENNY COLLECTION
Accession # 11377.1-.6
1840-1861
Collection of slave sales. Includes boarding fee for one slave and a large sale of many slaves and a
plantation: Lisle D. Duffossat to T. Soniat (1853). All but one in French. 6 items.
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RECORD GROUP 232
DAVID POKORNEY COLLECTION
Accession # 10365.01-.13
1924
Collection houses miscellaneous items, apparently memorabilia from a trip to the Far East and Japan
made by Mr. and Mrs. Pokorney in 1924. Includes photograph and program of a dinner party:
Miyako-Odiri (cherry dance), program of Singapore sightseeing tour, Dutch Indies newspaper, and a
“list of tickets to have made on foreign novelty footwear.” 13 items.
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RECORD GROUP 233
J. P. COULON LETTERS
Accession # 10454.1-.3
1869-1870
86
Three letters written by Coulon to his brother-in-law, G. D. Coulon, New Orleans portrait artist. All
in French. 3 items.
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RECORD GROUP 234
MRS. WALTER STAUFFER COLLECTION
(Zachary Taylor)
Accession # 10551.1-.5
1830-1863
Collection houses a letter re issuing a pass to Mrs. Phil. Dandridge, Taylor’s daughter who was
thought to be a “rebel” (1863), another concerns the use of a private [railroad] car. Includes an “at
home” card to Elizabeth Taylor and a genealogy of the Taylor family. 5 items.
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RECORD GROUP 235
EDWARD F. HAAS COLLECTION
Acc.# T025.2003.68
c. 1986
Includes the text of Haas’ paper, “Men of Stability and Influence: the Regular Democratic
Organization of New Orleans.” 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 236
STANLEY C. BROOKS COLLECTION
Accession # 9822.1-.3
Jan-Oct, 1861
Collection houses three documents relating to Louisiana’s secession from the union: the federal laws
in force, turning over the Baton Rouge arsenal to the Confederate States of America, and a letter re a
block tin at the arsenal. 3 items.
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RECORD GROUP 237
IMPRINTS OF BENJAMIN AND ALEXANDER LEVY
Acc.# T025.2003.69.01-.27
c. 1815-1857
Checks from the Louisiana State Bank. 27 items.
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RECORD GROUP 238
RICHMOND FAVROT COLLECTION
Accession # 10008
c. 1940
.5 ln. ft
WPA worksheets re documents once housed at LSM. Original documents now located at Tulane
University.
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RECORD GROUP 239
LETTERS OF JEFFERSON DAVIS
Accession # 10258.1-.2
August 29 – December 20, 1884
2 folders
Correspondence of Davis to T. E. Marx and Julius Weis re the construction of a new levee and/or the
repair of the Ursins and Brierfield levees.
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RECORD GROUP 240
EDWARD SCHEHR COLLECTION
Accession # 9115.1-.6
1858 – 1867
Small collection of miscellany: 2 receipts in German and English for purchase of a barbershop by
Valentine Schehr, letter ordering whisky if wife receives some money, report card from Soule
college (1867). 6 items.
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RECORD GROUP 241
C. D. WELLS COLLECTION
Accession # 9119.1-.6
1815-1890
Small collection of miscellany: grog shop license (verso: 1832 act that forbids selling of liquor to
slaves) awarded to P. Bonecaze (1856); receipt for a dozen silk hats (1871); shipping receipt for
coffee (1815). 6 items.
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RECORD GROUP 242
A.W. MOFFIT COLLECTION
Accession # 9133.1-.5
1813-1917
Small collection of miscellany; includes 1813 constitution of the New Orleans Bible Society, letter
from Louisiana Railroad and Navigation Co., re protest against the building of a passenger depot
(1917). 5 items.
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RECORD GROUP 243
NICHOLAS BAUER COLLECTION
(John McDonogh)
Accession # 9464.1-.6
1830-1859
Collection houses 46 page memoranda re disposition of McDonogh’s estate, receipts issued to
Durnford and E. Flood, letter re a Protestant university in New Orleans, auction notice of
McDonogh’s Baltimore estate. 6 items.
Note: the collection has been microfilmed. See “Records of Antebellum Southern Plantations.”
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RECORD GROUP 244
PETER SAMUEL ANDERSON COLLECTION
Accession # 1975.60.01-.12
1862-1910
Collection houses Civil War era bureaucratic forms: oath of allegiance to federal government, draft
notice, pass. Includes letter from Jefferson Davis (1884). 12 items.
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RECORD GROUP 245
EUSTIS FAMILY PAPERS
Accession # 1975.110.1-.7
1871-1903
Collection houses family papers of the Eustis family. One member married Zachary Taylor’s sister in
1871. Includes Eustis family genealogy. 7 items.
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RECORD GROUP 246
T.TUPPER PAPERS
Accession # 9492.01-.21
1871-1905
Collection includes telegrams from James B. Eads (1879); documents regarding New Orleans
Chamber of Commerce’s interest in a postal service between New Orleans and Brazil (1879-81) and
shipping/barges in Mississippi river. 21 items.
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RECORD GROUP 247
SAMUEL RYAN CURTIS COLLECTION
Acc.# T025.2003.70.01-.10
1857-1912
Small collection re Civil War and Native Americans. Curtis (1805-1866) served as Peace
Commander to Indians in 1865. Collection includes a drawing of a Sun dance at Fort Sully, special
order #450 re a treaty, letter to Mrs. Curtis from J.H. Johnson upon the death of her husband, a
biographical sketch of Curtis, and a deposition re Curtis’ death. 10 items.
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RECORD GROUP 248
CHARLES I. & JUSTIN F. DENECHAUD COLLECTION
Accession #’s: 4462-4507, 6533, 7160, 7359, 7995
c. 1876-1922, n.d.
.5 ln. feet; 1 o/s folder
Eclectic collection consisting of some correspondence, pamphlets broadsides and memorabilia re
Louisiana politics. Also includes material re: Robert Charles Riot (1900); minute books of the
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Louisiana Lottery and the anti-lottery and material re the 1888, 1892 lottery election; material re
Murphy Foster, the Council of Jewish Women (1 item only); Italian and French money.
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RECORD GROUP 249
KERNION COLLECTION
Accession # 8046.1-.4
1781 – 1796
Collection houses image of the seal of Don Carlos and Bernardo de Galvez (1781); letter to Gilberto
Guillemard: warning of the dangers of the Creek Indians; Guillemard was on a mission to stop
General Collot. Includes two letters from Carondelet (French). 4 items.
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RECORD GROUP 250
MAXINE BLUM COLLECTION
Accession # 1986.11.6; 1991.58.2.1-20; 1993.47; 1995.44.1-28;
1995.136.1-4; 1996.32.2-3; 1996.62; 2000.127.1-16; 2003.70.01-.11; 2005.84.1-8; SC2006.3.1-42
1980 – (open collection)
2 ln. ft
Collection houses programs from the New Orleans Opera Association, Tulane Summer Lyric
Theatre, Rivertown Repertory Theatre, Saenger Performing Arts Center, Southern Repertory Theatre;
True Brew Theatre; Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra; Odessey House; Louisiana World’s
Exposition, New Orleans City Ballet, funeral masses, holy cards, memorial service for AIDS victims.
Includes invitation to Louisiana Council for Music and Performing Arts, issue of Washington Post
Magazine article re Cokie Roberts (Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs Roberts);
program for gala benefiting LSU Eye Center; prayer card, “Confronting Violence.” Programs,
Borden Theatre, Hammond, Jesuit Jubilee New Orleans, Metairie Country Club, Le Petit Theatre,
UNO Department of Music.
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RECORD GROUP 251
92
LETTERS OF FRANCIS M. FISK AND LT. H. ST. JOHN
Acc.# T025.2003.71.1-.4
1837-1842
Letters exchanged between Fisk, an exchange broker, and St. John, re business matters. 4 items.
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RECORD GROUP 252
THE STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ETIENNE SYLVAN, f.m.c
Acc.# T025.2003.72.1-.4
Feb 11, 1828 – May 13, 1828
Manuscripts in poor condition. Documents re interesting lawsuit arising from a brawl which
occurred at “a certain public ball” on Feb 3, 1828. The state sued several free men of color (named)
for unlawful assembly and riot. The charges were eventually dismissed. Includes depositions. 4
items.
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RECORD GROUP 253
RECORDS OF THE HELPING HAND MISSION
Accession # 7553.2.1-4
Feb 1898 – Dec 1899
Notebooks kept by J. J. Hoffman, apparently an itinerant Lutheran preacher who ministered to
Finnish, eastern European, German, Dutch, etc. communities in small Louisiana towns such as
Bowie, Lutcher, Slidell, Chauvin, Coteau. All notebooks are written in an unfamiliar language–
perhaps Finnish–with various entries in English, French, Flemish and German. 4 items.
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RECORD GROUP 254
BENJAMIN HERROD COLLECTION
93
Accession # 7606.1-.9
1878-1909
1 oversize box
Miscellany: appointment as chief engineer; stock certificate, Young Men’s Business League;
appointment as member of Isthmian Canal Commission signed by Theodore Roosevelt; degree from
Tulane Law School. 9 items.
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RECORD GROUP 255
H.G. O’CONNELL COLLECTION
Accession # 7790.1-.5
1893-1920
Miscellany: cast of the last performance at the New Orleans French Opera; 1893 cast of characters;
opening performance at Tulane Theatre; Sara Bernhardt. 5 items.
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RECORD GROUP 256
EDWARD WISNER COLLECTION
Accession # 10016.01-.61
1898 – 1914
1 oversize box, 61 items
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RECORD GROUP 257
STEPHEN MOSES DONATION I
(Waldhorn’s)
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Accession # 1997.16.3.1-32
1870-1940
1 oversize box
See also Record Group 473. This collection houses manuscripts documenting the establishment of
Waldhorn’s antique and (at first) jewelry store and the People’s Loan Office by Theodore Bruno,
Moise Waldhorn, and Joseph Bier in 1880. Included in the collection are Waldhorn family
documents, such as birth certificates, successions, a marriage certificate issued to Moise Waldhorn
and Albertine Lob by Congregation Shangarai Chasses (Gates of Mercy of the Disciples of Judah),
and a certificate of U. S. citizenship issued to Moise Waldhorn in 1890. Also documented is Samuel
L. Waldhorn’s military service during World War I. A complimentary printed recipe for crêpe
suzette from Galatoire’s restaurant is also housed in the collection. Of special interest are two
manuscripts documenting early twentieth century New Orleans theatrical activities: a certificate for
one share in the Scarlet Letter Productions, apparently a company raising funds to support the
production of a theatrical play based on Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter. 50 items. (see also RG 473))
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RECORD GROUP 258
NEW ORLEANS COLLEGE OF PHARMACY COLLECTION
Acc.# T025.2003.73.01.34
1901-1918
Collection includes commencement programs and menus. 34 items.
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RECORD GROUP 259
J.A. FORTIER COLLECTION
Acc.# T025.2003.74
1909 – 1949
.5 ln. ft; 2 oversize boxes; 1 o/s folder
Collection consists mostly of Huey Long broadsides.
95
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RECORD GROUP 260
NANCY KELLER COLLECTION
Acc.# T025.2003.75
1882-1982
1.5 ln. ft
This collection is of unidentified provenance. Keller served as executrix for an unidentified
individual’s estate. The collection houses pamphlets and few manuscripts, mostly tourist and popular
history of New Orleans publications. Includes some material re George Maxwell (RG 41), Charity
Hospital, some LSM and state tourist publications, Plaquemines parish, Margaret Houghey, George
W. Cable, Garden District.
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RECORD GROUP 261
H. ROEHL COLLECTION
Accession # 6740.133.1-3
1882-1893
Collection houses three letters to Mathilde Braud sent from Europe by W.H. Watkins; manuscript
proclamation of F.T. Nicholls re floods and the protection of levees (1890). 6 items.
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RECORD GROUP 262
E.A. FOWLER COLLECTION
Accession # 6757-6762
1817-1874
96
Small collection of miscellany: letter requesting smallpox scab (1825); Daily Delta extra re Mason
and Slidell Affair (1861); two letters of Nat Perkins (Virginia–1817); letter from soldier after Battle
of Liberty Place (1874). 5 items.
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RECORD GROUP 263
P.G.T. BEAUREGARD COLLECTION
Various accession numbers: 3067, 3042,4288-89,4319
4349-50, 4410, 6985, 6995, 7008, 7227-28, 7231-34, 7237-39, 7242
1813-1904
(some items stored RG oversize boxes: 3677, 3678, 3734,
7235, 7236, 7240, 7241, also T025.2003.16-.20)
Small, eclectic collection. Includes Beauregard’s pocket journal while in London (1866); invitation
to Beauregard from Gladstone, prescription for sleep medication; vote taken to elect delegates to
Secession convention. Some documents re Cenas family. see also RG #37. 48 items (3 o/s folders).
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RECORD GROUP 264
JOHN BOFFATO COLLECTION
Accession # 7258, 7259, 6261
1825 – 1889
.5 ln. ft
Small, eclectic collection. Includes probate and parish court proceedings for Jefferson parish (July
27, 1825 – Dec 28, 1836); 1825 minutes of the Jefferson Assembly of [Commissioners]; lawsuit of
Ebenezer Howell v. Municipality #1 (1843); succession of Mme. Jose Hidalgo (1861); city tax
receipts issued to Francis T. Nicholls (1880-1889).
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RECORD GROUP 265
97
JOURNAL OF THE LOUISIANA SECESSION CONVENTION
Accession # 9803
Jan 23, 1861 – Mar 26, 1861
1 oversize box
Includes inventory of the U.S. Mint (p. 143). I item.
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RECORD GROUP 266
CECIL B. DEMILLE SCRIPT, MOVIE “THE BUCCANEER”
T025.2003.35
July 30, 1937
3 oversize boxes
Copy of bound, annotated, typed script used during the filming of the movie, “The Buccaneer,”
romanticized story about Jean Lafitte. Annotations describe cast changes and included 35mm film
clips (positive) of selected movie scenes. In 1988 the film was removed from the script pages and
placed in acid-free storage envelopes. They are stored with the manuscript and note the pages from
which they were removed. 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 267
MINUTE BOOK OF THE CIVIL ENGINEER ASSOCIATION OF THE GULF STATES
Acc.# T025.2003.76
Mar 10, 1880 – Mar 3, 1883
P.G.T Beauregard served as president of the organization. 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 268
DOCUMENTS CONCERNING THE DESIGNER OF THE CONFEDERATE FLAG
Acc.# T025.2003.77.01-.33
1913-1915
Collection houses mostly typescript copies and some original mss. affidavits in support of either
Orren Randolph Smith or Nicola Marshall, reputed designers of the Confederate flag. 33 items.
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RECORD GROUP 269
PLAYING CARDS
Accession # 11249.001-.100
c. 1870
Includes playing cards and Tarot cards. 100 items.
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RECORD GROUP 270
PAPERS OF THE GRAND MASONIC LODGE: LAFAYETTE #25
Acc.#T025.2003.78.01-.25
1824 -1825
Correspondence to the lodge; collection includes letter announcing plans for Masonic fete on the
occasion of Lafayette’s visit to New Orleans. All in French. 25 items.
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RECORD GROUP 271
N. FARWELL COLLECTION
Accession #6401-7
99
Mar 1864 – Mar 1865
Collection of Civil war documents: exemption of W.H. Peets; passes and letters of introduction
issued to Richard A. Milliken; certificates verifying passports. 8 items.
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RECORD GROUP 272
ALBERT LESSEPS (Delesseps) COLLECTION
Accession # 6689, 6556, 6637, 6587, 6548, 6001, 7302,7427
1811-1910
Collection includes documents re: land sales in Lafourche Parish (1811); 1828 slave sale; land sale
between Charles Lessepps and Theodore Nicolet; stock receipt for the Improvement Bank; insurance
policy of W.P. Armes; liquidation of Louisiana Insurance Co. of New Orleans; funeral notice of
Vicotriene Ranson; insurance policy of Armentine Rouquette. 10 items.
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RECORD GROUP 273
VIRGINIA REED COLLECTION
Accession # 6573-76
1898-1909
Collection houses life/accident insurance policies (Sun Insurance Co. of New Orleans); receipt for a
dog license; West End concert program. 11 items.
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RECORD GROUP 274
FRANCIS R. LAWLER COLLECTION
Accession # 6652-60
1838-1864
100
Small collection includes: letter to Jared Y. Sanders re sugar/molasses/slave trade; Civil War
citizen’s patrol in Bayou Boeuf. 9 items (2 are o/s folders) .
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RECORD GROUP 275
VICTORIA M. O’KEEFFE COLLECTION
Accession # 4204-4209
c.1840-1886
Collection includes badges in honor of Andrew Jackson (probably worn at later Battle of New
Orleans anniversary celebration); donation of slaves by John Mitchell; pension circular to Mary
Mitchell. 6 items (1 folder is o/s storage).
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RECORD GROUP 276
“ROBINSON PURCHASE” COLLECTION
Accession #: 00098, 00099,00090, 00094,00085,,00084, 00086, 00072, 00073, 00092, 00102,
00103, 00074, 00959, 00209, 00210.1-.2, 00214, 00215, 00056, 00279, 00277, 00268, 00082,
00083, 00208, 00267, 00250, 00213, 00346, 0055.13, 01302.1-.2, 00093, 00391, 00939, 00075,
00976, 00957, 00980, 00399, 00933, 00353, 00352, 00280, 00272, 00281, 00271, 00910, 00839,
00958, 00978, 00276, 00385, 00274, 00135, 04064, 01265, 02697, 01287.02-.13, 01288.02-.10,
01276.1-.4, 01269, 01259, 01252, 01291, 01296, 04060, 04160, 04065, 01267, 01253, 01298,
02799, 04226, 04283, 04227, 04287, 01260, 01254, 01256, 01266, 01261, 01255, 02838
Sep 8, 1740 – Mar 19, 1902
.5 ln. ft; 4 o/s folders
Collection of unrelated material. Wm. M. Robinson, who served as editor of the New Orleans
Republican and later, the Picayune, was an antiquarian. Various pieces from his collection were
purchased by LSM during the first part of the 20th century. Includes: documents from or about
George Washington Cable, James Wilkinson, New Orleans artists, Edward Livingston, W.C.C.
Claiborne, Christian Roselius, Aaron Burr, Jefferson Davis, P.G.T. Beauregard, Daniel Clark; some
letters to Robinson as editor of the Picayune.
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RECORD GROUP 277
H.H. STRAWBRIDGE COLLECTION
Accession # 4811-4817; 8902
1838-1853
Collection includes original, annotated manuscript of poetry written by Strawbridge; receipt for
membership in the Library Society and a power of attorney. 22 items (2 are o/s folders).
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RECORD GROUP 278
JOHN J. AUDUBON LETTERS
Accession # 2389-90; 4844-46
1811 – 1847
Letters of introduction for Eban Gray, Robert J. B. Wilke, and Thomas M. Brown written by
Audubon; two letters to Jean F. Rozier. 5 items.
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RECORD GROUP 279
LETTERS OF FREDERICK AND CHARLES GRAFF
Accession # 1994.31.1-4
1852-1856
Four letters (1 incomplete) written by brothers. Frederick Graff lived in Pointe Coupee where he
practiced medicine. Letters document life in Pointe Coupee and contain information re mosquitoes,
politics, Mississippi River, levees, consumption, dropsy, attitudes held by American immigrants to
the area. 4 items.
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RECORD GROUP 280
102
SOL WEXLER COLLECTION
Accession # 3733-3745
1815-1830
All but one of the documents in this collection relate to the Battle of New Orleans. Letters from
David B. Morgan, Major Arnaud, A. deCluet. One document re 1830 candidacy of J. M. Bradford,
Louisiana, for Senate. 13 items (1 o/s folder).
arranged; needs calendar
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RECORD GROUP 281
J.L. RIDELL FAMILY GENEALOGY & PAPERS
Accession # 13.1-.8
1851-1855
Collection houses family genealogy to 1852; articles re Professor W.P. Ridell lectures. 8 items.
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RECORD GROUP 282
W. H. SEYMOUR COLLECTION
Various accession #’s between 842-898
1778-1902
Collection of miscellany, apparently a collection of autographs: Miro, Claiborne, Sedella, Roman,
Moore, Kellogg, Foster, Heard, Nicholls. Includes loyalty oath of Joshua Baker (1868).
24 items ( 7 o/s folders).
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RECORD GROUP 283
H. GIBBS MORGAN COLLECTION
103
Various accession #’s 947-1000; 2375
1776-1864
Collection houses certificate of Free Mason membership (1776); letter by Barbe Marbois (1781);
letter of W.C.C. Claiborne re loyalty oaths (c.1812); two Camp Street Theatre programs; notice to
Adjutant General’s office signed by Andrew Johnson (1864). 8 items (2 o/s folders).
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RECORD GROUP 284
H. P. DART COLLECTION
Accession # 9224; 9525; 10692; 10770
1618-1776; 1878-1920
1 oversize box
Eclectic collection. Seventeenth and eighteenth century documents on parchment; late 19c items are
mostly receipts for property taxes issued to Constance Hearing. Includes typescript, dedicated
manuscript of Grace King. 46 items.
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RECORD GROUP 285
B. P. HERMANN COLLECTION
Accession # 12660.01-.12
1897-1901
Collection houses St. Charles and Tulane Theatre programs; one featuring Sarah Bernhardt (Mar 4,
1901). 12 items.
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RECORD GROUP 286
FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH OF NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION
Acc.# T025.2003.79.1-.4
104
1906, 1927, n.d.
Collection of pamphlets re the Unitarian faith. 4 items.
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RECORD GROUP 287
PATRICK DUNNE COLLECTION
(Myra Clark Gaines)
Accession # 1988.92
1870
Bound pamphlet entitled, “Exposition of the nullity of Mrs. Myra Clark Gaines’ Pretensions to the
City of New Orleans, with copies and translations of the testimony abstracted from the government
records, and suppressed by her and her Confederates.” 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 288
MARY DAVIS COLLECTION
(open collection)
Accession #’s 1988.77; 1989.64.3; 1989.90; 1990.15;
1992.30; 1993.24.4; 1993.36.16-19; 1994.58.2-3; 1995.47.1; 1998.9.1; 2000.23.3-5
1988- (open collection)
1 oversize box
Collection of miscellany includes documents re U.S.S. “Forstall” visit to New Orleans; Big easy
Entertainment awards, Sun King exhibit at LSM; funeral of Ernest “Dutch” Morial, image by John
McCrady re Huey Long assassination, photostatic copy of Hans Baade paper re slavery; items re
New Orleans Arena, Harrah’s Casino, New Orleans. 104 + items.
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RECORD GROUP 289
ART WORK OF NEW ORLEANS
105
By John Ficklen
Acc.# T025.2003.80
1895
1 oversize box
Book of photographs of New Orleans’ public buildings and landmarks: schools, churches,
monuments. 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 290
NEW ORLEANS MISCELLANY I
Accession # 1988.88.1-.5
1910-1915
Collection houses menu from the Gem Restaurant (1910); 1910 tour guide pamphlet; 1911 program
for New Orleans French Opera; 1915 pamphlet re transportation in New Orleans by rail and river;
address by Martin Behrman. 5 items.
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RECORD GROUP 291
MAGNOLIA PLANTATION LEDGER AND JOURNAL OF JULES VILLERE
(Plaquemine Parish)
Accession # 1984.1.3
Jan 19, 1829-Jul 25, 1853
Journal of accounts. Rear of volume consists of speeches re Democratic party, the annexation of
Cuba. In French and English. 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 292
AVIS REYNICK OGILVY COLLECTION
106
Accession # 1982.26.210 a-b; 1986.7.1-4;
1988.91.1, 1993.19.89a-c; 1995.41.6-7
1880-1886; c. 1942; 1947, c. 1972
3 oversize boxes
Two scrapbooks compiled by donor during her debut in New Orleans in 1947; includes book, The
Debutante Register (1947); telephone and address book kept by Rita Stem Reynick; WW II Savings
Bond booklet; autograph book kept by Marion Hoey (1880-1886).
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RECORD GROUP 293
LEILA BECK COLLECTION
Accession # 1988.89.1-.8
c. 1900-1921; 1950-1971
Collection houses 1900 Hoyle’s Game Rules; sugar cane factor’s calculations (1904); invitation to
wedding anniversary; corporation laws of Louisiana (1921); mardi gras programs (1950, 1968);
Carrollton Carnival history, program. 8 items.
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RECORD GROUP 294
DOROTHY ELLIS COLLECTION
Accession # 1988.6.1-3
1923-1932
Collection houses certificates of membership for Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Sigma Alpha, Disabled
American Veterans of World War. 3 items.
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RECORD GROUP 295
CLUB MEN OF NEW ORLEANS IN CARICATURE
107
Accession # 1988.11
1917
Caricature drawing of businessmen/politicians in New Orleans drawn by W.K. Patrick and
Associates. Includes images of Martin Behrman, Walter Parker, Justin Denechaud, J. Klorer,
Rudolph Matas. Name index in rear of volume. 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 296
DIRECTOR’S SCRIPT, MOTION PICTURE “FRENCH QUARTER”
Accession # 1987.16.7
1978
Annotated script for movie re prostitution in French Quarter, c. 1920. 1 item (stored 20 folders)
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RECORD GROUP 297
EIGHTEENTH CENTURY FRENCH COMMERCIAL PUBLICATIONS
Accession # 1986.12.1-7
c.1750
Publications re American/Louisiana trade in tobacco, cacao, indigo, sugar, tortoise/tortoise shell
(includes recipe for turtle soup), commerce of Louisiana and America regulations. 7 items.
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RECORD GROUP 298
MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF VARIETIES OF PEACHES AND PEARS
Accession # 9289.b
c. 1850
108
Book describing varieties of peaches and pears with hand-colored drawings by Alf. T. Moore,
Woodville, Miss. Very beautiful. 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 299
EDWARD M. BOAGNI COLLECTION
(Battle of New Orleans)
Accession # 1986.105.1-2
1815
1 oversize box
Broadside, “General Assembly of Louisiana Resolution regarding the Battle of New Orleans,” (Feb
1, 1815); broadside, “State of Louisiana Militia General Orders in French and English issued by
W.C.C. Claiborne,” (Jan 26, 1815.) 2 items.
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RECORD GROUP 300
COLLECTED MAGAZINE ARTICLES CONCERNING HUEY P. LONG
Accession # 11798; T025.2003.81
1932-1941
3 oversize boxes
Artificial collection houses issues of American Mercury, New Outlook, American Magazine,
Atlanta, Collier’s, Real America, Plain Talk, Liberty, Harper’s, Time, Life, Famous Detective,
Saturday Evening Post.
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RECORD GROUP 301
MADAME BEGUE’S BREAKFAST GUEST BOOK
Acc. #T101.1996.23
109
Feb 10, 1910 – Mar 7, 1929
1 item
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RECORD GROUP 302
MIKE LUCKOVICH EDITORIAL CARTOON
(1988 Cabildo fire)
1988.119
1988
Original drawing used for editorial cartoon published in Times Picayune after 1988 Cabildo fire.
1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 303
REPUBLICAN PARTY NATIONAL CONVENTION MISCELLANY
Acc. # 1988.87; 1988.106-107; 1988.115-6
August, 1988
1 oversize box
Collection houses souvenirs, memorabilia generated by the Republican party’s national convention
held in New Orleans. 146 items.
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RECORD GROUP 304
G. MILLER COLLECTION
(Dr. A. Davila)
Accession # 10485.1-.3
1818-1841; 1863-1893
110
1 oversize box
Collection houses three account books. Two are account books kept by Dr. A. Davila, who practiced
medicine in New Orleans. First volume dated Nov, 1818 – Jan 1833, ailment entries date 1819-1832.
Second volume houses ailment entries for Jan 16, 1826 – Jan 27, 1830. Entries include such names
as Marigny, Roffignac, Lafon, Pitot, Mercier, Macarty as well as entries for slaves and free persons
of color. Both volumes indexed.
Volume C is an account book kept by Bertram Vignaud, who kept a boarding house/Grog shop.
Entries date 1863-1893 and include the names of patrons and their running accounts, which are
itemized. 3 items.
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RECORD GROUP 305
GLOUCESTER, VIRGINIA DOCUMENTS
T025.2003.82.01-.31
1798-1859
Miscellaneous family and business papers. 31 items.
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RECORD GROUP 306
HENRY M. HYAM LETTERBOOK
Accession # T19.1982
Oct 9, 1855 – Dec 14, 1857
1 oversize box
Letterbook of Hyam, first Jew to hold the office of Lt. Governor in Louisiana (in 1859) who also was
Judah P. Benjamin’s cousin. In 1855 Hyam served as a state senator. All letters written by Hyams
from St. Francisville. 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 307
111
CORRESPONDENCE OF JAMES R. RANDALL
Accession # 11446.1-.9
1905-1907
Letters written by Randall, who visited New Orleans in 1901, to his niece Lillian; mostly family
news. 9 items.
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RECORD GROUP 308
JAY K. DITCHY MANUSCRIPT
Accession # 9092.1-2
c.1900
1 oversize box
Original manuscript, of Ditchy’s book, Les Acadiens Louisianais et leur Parler. 2 items.
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RECORD GROUP 309
SOUVENIR BOOK, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION CHIEFS OF POLICE
Accession # 11472
1903
During May 12-16, 1903, this association held their annual meeting in New Orleans. This
publication contains images of each Crescent City precinct station, the policemen assigned to them,
including the Cabildo; also contains images of other New Orleans locations such as Jackson Square
and the cemeteries. 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 310
PASSPORTS OF BARTOLOME DUBUISSON
112
T025.2003.83.01-.10
1803-1840
Dubuisson, a dentist, travelled widely. The collection houses passports issued to Dubuisson. All in
French. 10 items.
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RECORD GROUP 311
FORTIER LETTERBOOK
T025.2003.84
April 6, 1801 – Dec 21, 1804
Correspondence of Fortier, a New Orleans merchant, to his son residing in Bordeaux, France. Much
discussion concerning the commercial trade between France and Louisiana. Louisiana exported
cotton, indigo, and coffee to France; vessels returning to Louisiana from France were laden with
manufactured items and slaves. The diary notes prices of products. This trade was frequently
disrupted because of the war with England and the insurrection in Santo Domingo. Some discussion
about the retrocession of Louisiana to France. Contains political news re Napoleon and Louisiana
(from the French perspective) and notes that General Bernadotte (later King of Sweden) would not
take the appointment as Louisiana governor; includes discussion of free masonry. In French. 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 312
MAVIS GROVE PLANTATION JOURNAL
(Barataria, Jefferson parish)
Accession # 9785
Nov 17, 1856 – Mar 1, 1859
Daily journal of activities on the plantation. Unidentified author. Plantation operated sugar and corn
mills. 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 313
113
SARA T. MAYO FAMILY BIBLE
T025.2003.85
1833-1930
Standard New Testament published 1832. Contains family genealogy, holographic note on verso of
Sara T. Mayo stationery (fragment of patient’s file?). 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 314
STORYVILLE, NEW ORLEANS
By Al Rose
Accession # 1986.10
c. 1974
.5 ln. ft
Collection houses a photostatic copy of the original manuscript, and galleys for the book.
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RECORD GROUP 315
PAT MAJOR COLLECTION
Accession #1974.5
1936-1957, n.d.
.5 ln. ft
Collection of government publications concerning river navigation; marine rules and regulations
concerning marine vessels and tankers. Marginal notes by H.L. Stoody.
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RECORD GROUP 316
LEDGER BOOK OF LOUIS T. CAIRE
Accession # 5280-1
1842 – Dec 11, 1844
Record of transactions by a New Orleans notary. English and French. 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 317
LA LORGNETTE
T025.2003.86
Mar 24, 1842 – Dec 1842
Volume 2 of publication subtitled, “Revue des Theatres, Courrier des salon, journal des artistes.”
Apparently Placide Canonge’s subscription.
Includes 2 typescript translations of volumes 1 and 2 of this publication; only volume 2 found in
original (4/17/95 KP). 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 318
115
BIBLE SOCIETY OF NEW ORLEANS & LAFAYETTE
Accession # 7553.1
Feb 16, 1841 – Jul 2, 1850
Minute/correspondence book of an organization founded by Protestant ministers to distribute bibles.
Includes constitution of the society. 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 319
“ANNEE DE RHETIRIQUE – PETITE SEMINAIRE DE EROYET”
T025.2003.87
August 29, 1839
1 oversize box
Manuscript script for [morality?] play, “Year of Rhetoric in the little seminary of Troyes.” Eight
characters, 803 pages. 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 320
ALBERT G. BLANCHARD DIARY
Accession # 5262-3 (LOAN)
1846-1848
.5 ln. ft
Diary kept by Blanchard while in Mexico during Mexican American war. Includes typescript and
research accumulated about the Blanchard family and used for Zachary Taylor exhibition held in
Presbytere, 1988-1996. 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 321
AUGUST DELPIT COLLECTION
Accession # 1988.140.1-9
1861-1879
Collection houses 2 Civil War diaries (mostly in French) and some 1879 correspondence. Both
diaries translated. Diaries contain entries concerning cost of items, list of clothing issued by CSA.
Delpit was taken prisoner by Butler, then exchanged. He was stationed in Vicksburg (1863); then
became ill with yellow fever. Second diary recounts the siege of Spanish Fort, end of the war.
Delpit was the nephew of Farragut’s wife. Includes translation. 4 items.
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RECORD GROUP 322
WALLPAPER NEWSPAPERS
Accession number 8121; 12359; 1991.79
1862-1863
1 oversize box
Includes issues of The Thibodeaux Sentinel, Opelousas Courier, and the Daily Citizen (Vicksburg,
Miss.) Of the latter publication, only one is an original copy, the others are reproductions.
7 items.
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RECORD GROUP 323
P.A. ST. MARTIN COLLECTION
T38.300 (for CW pass only) + T025.2003.88.1-.7
1860-1865
St. Martin, from St. John Parish, was a candidate for election to Louisiana’s secession convention.
The collection houses an address by St. Martin, a pass signed by Butler, two letters to the provost
marshall, three documents re the levee. 8 items.
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RECORD GROUP 324
HENRY W. SAWTELL LETTERBOOK
T025.2003.89.001-.480
1896-Jan 12, 1898
1 oversize box
Letterbook kept by Henry W. Sawtell, surgeon in command, during the 1897 yellow fever epidemic.
The hospital was located on Tchopitoulas. The correspondence concerns maintenance and building
supply requisitions and orders, employee salaries and resignations. Some correspondence re medical
matters, notification of family members after the death of a patient. During Sawtell’s absence, the
correspondence was signed by Norman Seaton, assistant surgeon. Includes some post mortem
reports; correspondence re small pox. 480 pieces.
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RECORD GROUP 325
LOUISIANA PURCHASE DOCUMENTS
T025.2003.90.01-14
April 30, 1803-Dec 27, 1803
14 folders – o/s box
Photostatic and facsimile copies of National Archives documents concerning the Louisiana Purchase.
Includes purchase treaty, boundary specifications, proclamation that Louisiana was returned from
Spain to France, appointment of Claiborne as governor, copies of the Lussat proclamation. Includes
facsimile documents produced for sesquicentennial celebration
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RECORD GROUP 326
CONFEDERATE HOSPITAL RECORDS
(Mrs. Joseph Jones Collection)
Acc. #1824.1-.8
118
Oct 4, 1862-Feb 3, 1865
1 oversize box
Includes ledger book of furloughs/discharges Oct 4, 1862-Jun, 1864; letterbook of orders and official
letters from the surgeon’s office, Salera hospital Jan 1863- Feb 1865; letterbook of letters and orders
received from surgeon general’s office Sep 30, 1863-Dec 1864. 8 items.
See Joseph Jones Collection, RG 108
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RECORD GROUP 327
MOISE STEEG COLLECTION
Accession # 1989.26.1-52; 1993.32
1690-1969, n.d.
.5 ln. ft
Primarily an autograph collection. Includes documents signed by all U.S. presidents except Lincoln.;
autograph book signed by members of the 1836 U.S. Congress; autographed copy of Edward
Livingston’s work, Codes of Louisiana; two letters of Zachary Taylor, one re 1847 Whig convention
sent to Latrobe; 1840 slave sale; 1842 letter of Andrew Jackson re Domenick Hall and the Louiallier
affair.
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RECORD GROUP 328
TABITHA ROSSETER PAMPHLET COLLECTION
T025.2003.91.01-.11
1955-1969
Collection of miscellaneous pamphlets. Includes pamphlet re mural paintings in New Orleans
passenger terminal; illustrated guide to New Orleans; Fort Jackson in Plaquemine parish; the miracle
at Grand Coteau; cemeteries; story of Royal and Bienville streets; antebellum homes; Oaklawn
Manor; Louisiana names. 11 items.
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RECORD GROUP 329
WYVERN CLUB PAPERS
May 7, 1958-present
(open collection)
Accession #’s 1989.66; 1990.37; 1990.38; 1990.63.1-14;
1991.10; 1991.36; 1992.12; 1993.14.1-4; 1993.52; 1993.100.1-2;
1994.17.1-2; 1994.33.1-4; 1994.57.1-3; 1994.27.1-5; 1995.27.6-14; 1996.30.1a-c; 1996.30.2-6;
1997.19.1-3; 1998.15.15b; 2000.94.1-15
4.5 ln. ft
Papers presented at the Wyvern Club, an all-male literary dinner group which meets once a moth,
Sep-May, each year. Organization founded by W.W. Waring. Collection houses copies of most
papers presented since 1958, when the club was organized. Includes a “play” illustrating behind-thescenes
operation of the meetings which were usually held at Antoine’s, menus, announcements,
invitations, some correspondence.
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RECORD GROUP 330
LE MOQUER, JOURNAL DES FLANEURS
Accession # 9050
Mar 22-Sep 10, 1837
Bound issues, #1-31, of satirical French journal, a publication dedicated to loiterers (loungers).
1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 331
COTTON INDUSTRY IN AMERICA COLLECTION
Accession # 1985.8.1-47
1910-1972
120
1.5 ln. ft
Pamphlets and booklets concerning the U.S. cotton trade, primarily in the South. Includes
charter/constitution of the New Orleans Cotton Exchange, 1931; membership lists and committees
for the Texas Cotton Association; trade rules of many nation-wide and international cotton
exchanges (Ghent, Amsterdam, Italy, etc.); Buentings Cotton Code (1929).
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RECORD GROUP 332
POLMER BROTHERS ACCOUNT BOOK
T025.2003.92
Feb, 1928-Jan, 1946
1 oversize box
Account ledger of a chain of stores supplying general merchandise and plantation supplies; home
office located in Schriever, La. Includes accounts of various Louisiana plantations including Ducros
plantation, Ellendale, Bull Run; constitution and by-laws of the Donaldsonville Bottling Co., 1899.
The Polmer Brothers were agents for Shell Oil Co. 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 333
VIRGINIA LAZARUS RICH COLLECTION
Accession # 1988.74.3-18
Jan 20, 1882-Sep 15, 1945
Collection houses a life insurance policy, some opera programs, business card of Guisseppi
Lucchesi, programs from the Grunwald Hotel, Harvey Field’s history of Huey P. Long, material of
the Glendy Burke Literary Society (Tulane), high school diploma awarded to Eldon Lazarus from
McDonogh (1898).
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RECORD GROUP 334
121
ACHILLE MURAT COLLECTION
T025.2003.93.01-.24
1836-1837
Collection houses notarial act re partnership between Archille Murat and Alexander Servant
Gregnae; power of attorney; slave sales (one for runaway slave Henry); checks and bills of lading;
list of Murat’s assets in 1836. 24 items.
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RECORD GROUP 335
MISCELLANEOUS FRENCH DOCUMENTS
T025.2003.125
1726-1830
All typescripts. Includes retirement of Louisiana colony debt (1760); estimate for a town hall (1802);
1763 land measurement of Jesuit plantation; 1799 repairs/improvements to Royal jail (Cabildo);
Bienville’s sale of property to the Jesuits; sale of property by Marigny (1805-1830).
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RECORD GROUP 336
LLOYD SENSAT/FRENCH QUARTER KIDS
T025.2003.126
1988
Collection includes booklet, “Eugene Cizek and Other Famous Creoles,” other material re French
Quarter Kids program. 13 items.
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RECORD GROUP 337
CORRESPONDENCE OF THE LOUISIANA LOTTERY COMPANY
T025.2003.94.01-.18
122
Sep 1-21, 1902, n.d.
Collection houses form letters sent to attract agents and advertise; letters declining offer to become
agents, letters enclosed with money raised from selling tickets. The company conducted a direct
mail campaign and enclosed unsolicited tickets to potential agents. 18 items.
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RECORD GROUP 338
ORLEANS PARISH TAX ASSESSMENT LEDGER
T025.2003.95
1910
1 oversize box
Printed listing of Orleans Parish property owners used to prove there were more female than male
property owners in New Orleans. Entry includes name, street, real estate. Introduction by Jean
Gordon. Describes boundaries for municipal districts 1-7. 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 339
CORRESPONDENCE OF J. Y. SANDERS
T025.2003.96.1-.4
May, 1910
Collection houses a letter from Sanders declining the office of U.S. Senator; three letters from the
governors of North Carolina, New York, Oklahoma, all in support of Louisiana as the site of the
Panama Exposition. 4 items.
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RECORD GROUP 340
CORRESPONDENCE RE ITEMS ACCESSIONED INTO LSM’S COLLECTIONS
Acc# T025.2003.97.1-.7
123
1905-
7 items
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RECORD GROUP 341
REUTER SEED COMPANY COLLECTION
Accession # 1989.48
3 ln. ft; + 5 oversize boxes
Collection houses documents, seed catalogs, empty seed packets, planting guides, price lists, of the
Reuter Seed Co., founded by Chris Reuter and his brother; includes material from the Southern
Cooperage Company (founded before the seed company), Pointe Coupee Stave and Lumber Co., four
documents re union problems with the Cooper’s International Union (1920), accounting ledgers for
the cooperage operation.
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RECORD GROUP 342
NEW ORLEANS CITY BONDS
Acc# T025.2003.98
c. 1870 – 1923
18 oversize boxes
Municipal bonds and all paper work associated with them.
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RECORD GROUP 343
D. H. HOLMES COMPANY COLLECTION
Accession # 1989.84.3.
Jan 1, 1868-c. 1989
124
36 ln. ft (23 boxes, 19 o/s boxes, 2 unboxed ledger books)
Collection includes minute books of the board of directors (1905-1979); annual reports, sales
records, scrapbooks, miscellaneous posters, store newspaper, some receipts (very few), advertising
promotions, history of the business, report on the Confederacy of Dunces, weather logs.
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RECORD GROUP 344
SCHULZ FAMILY PAPERS
Acc# T025.2003.99.1-.6
Nov 5, 1882-Mar 17, 1940
1 oversize box
Collection includes certificate of baptism (Margaretha Schulz), 1897 certificate of merit issued to
[Sophy?] Schulz, membership certificate issued to Peter Schulz by the Orleans Benevolent
Association (1899), 1907 certificate of confirmation issued by Lutheran Church to Mary Schulz, two
postcards from the English Evangelical Church (1939, 1940). 6 items.
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RECORD GROUP 345
BLAINE BUTLER COLLECTION
(open collection)
Acc# T025.2003.100.01-.19
June 19, 1989-present
Collection houses programs from organ concerts held at various New Orleans Catholic churches;
miscellaneous programs for Christmas in the oaks, concerts, ballets, New Orleans Museum of Art
Odessey Ball, Men’s Gay Chorus, Preservation Resource Center, Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals (fund raiser, “Howling Success,”) invitation to AIDS benefit sponsored by Wood
Enterprises and held at the Good Friends Bar, the Young Men’s Christian Association, Aquarium of
the Americas. 19 items.
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RECORD GROUP 346
EUGENIE LEMERLE RIGGS COLLECTION
Acc# T025.2003.101.01-.33
c. 1970-1980
Collection houses mostly photostatic copies of family documents re John Calhoun Bach, Manuel
Toledano, New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern Railroad. 33 items.
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RECORD GROUP 347
LEWIS H. STANTON INVESTMENT COMPANY COLLECTION
Acc#T025.2003.102.001-.110
Jul 15, 1927-Jan 3, 1930
1 oversize box
Collection houses Official Quotations, Curb Securities of the New Orleans Stock Exchange. Does
not include sheets dated Sept 27, 1929-Nov 11, 1929. 110 items.
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RECORD GROUP 348
NEIL CURRAN COLLECTION
Accession # 1989.85.2, 1996.26
1962-1988
15 ln. ft (includes 1 o/s unboxed item)
Collection houses material generated by Curran, a New Orleans area political consultant. Includes
public relations material generated by candidates, many of them Republicans, who consulted Curran
such as David C. Treen who opposed David Duke in 1988. Others who consulted Curran were the
New Orleans School Board, the Alliance for Good Government, and other political action groups as
well as candidates from Jefferson, St. Charles and St. John parishes.
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RECORD GROUP 349
JACOB MULLER COLLECTION
Acc#T025.2003.103.1-.7
1918
Notebooks kept by soldier stationed in U.S. army training camp. Includes information re: Marlin
aircraft machine gun, Lewis machine gun, artillery observation, instruments and photography;
annotated printed booklet, “Notes on Military Subjects.” 7 items.
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RECORD GROUP 350
SAMUEL METCALF COLLECTION
Acc#T025.2003.104.1-.8
1835-1837
Manuscript items re establishment of dry goods store Rutherford & Metcalf at #5 Chartres Street;
includes letter concerning 1835 fire in New York, 1836 bill of lading for women’s clothes. 8 items.
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RECORD GROUP 351
LOG BOOK OF THE BRIG CREOLE (selected portion)
(The Creole Affair)
T191.1973
Nov 6, 1841-Dec 20, 1841
Selected (copied) pages from the log book of the brig Creole (commonly referred to as the “Creole
Affair,” a revolt/mutiny involving 135 slaves.) The vessel, bound from Richmond to New Orleans,
was carrying not only human cargo but tobacco as well. Several slaves (including women) wounded
the captain, then compelled the first mate, Z. Gifford, to sail to Nassau, where they could escape onto
free soil (all but four choose to remain on the British island.) The event engendered six lawsuits
against the New Orleans Insurance company for recovery of lost property. See the Louisiana
127
Historical Quarterly and Louisiana Supreme Court case titled, McCargo v. New Orleans Insurance
Company. 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 352
ARCHBISHOP FRANCIS B. SCHULTE INSTALLATION
Accession # 1989.51.1-7
1988-Feb 19, 1989
Press packets, invitations, wallet photograph, issued by archdiocese at the time of the installation of
Schulte as Archbishop of New Orleans. 7 items.
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RECORD GROUP 353
KISS THE CHILDREN FOR ME
(by Vaughn Glasgow and Carol Hester)
Acc#T025.2003.105
1987
3 oversize boxes
Working manuscript and research files for publication concerning Jacques T. Roman and Oak Alley
plantation.
RESTRICTED – MUST HAVE AUTHOR’S PERMISSION TO USE
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RECORD GROUP 354
ORANGE GROVE PLANTATION LEDGER
Accession number 1990.33.1
Jan 27, 1911-Jun 25, 1921
1 oversize box
128
Ledger maintained by this Plaquemine parish plantation’s overseer. Contains information re wages
paid, tools, equipment used to process sugar cane. The plantation, located in Braithewaite, La., was
owned by a British syndicate during this period. 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 355
175TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS
Accession # 1990.34.1-4; 1990.35.1
1990
1 oversize box
Memorabilia generated by celebration of the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans includes;
broadside, commemorative poster, newspaper clippings, stamps, Schwegmann (grocery store)
shopping bag, program. 8 items.
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RECORD GROUP 356
WILMOT MCCLUNG COLLECTION
Accession # 1981.106
Sept 27, 1899-c.1900
1 folder
Collection houses a prescription for a foot bath; introduction of Miss Wilmott written on a
prescription form; mourning calling card; other material re the Robert Watson Wilmot family,
owners of a coal company which supplied steamboats, and plantations. Names mentioned in some of
the documents include Mesdames Shakelford Miller, Henry B. Smith, Sam Henderson, Robert Johns.
13 items.
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RECORD GROUP 357
GAYNELL CUNNINGHAM COLLECTION
129
Accession # 1990.64.1-13; 1992.73.1-5;
1989-1992
Collection includes campaign material generated by Donald Mintz Mayoral campaign (1989); casino
gambling; ship christening; fundraising function for D.M. Taylor; recall of Edwin Edwards;
presidential campaign of William J. Clinton. 45 items.
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RECORD GROUP 358
SAM HOUSTON JONES POLITICAL MEMORABILIA
Acc#T025.2003.129.1-.8
1939-1948
8 items (stored in oversize box)
Collection houses material re Jones’ gubernatorial races; anti-Jones and anti deLesseps Morrison
cartoon; campaign brochure, tabloid, broadside. 8 items.
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RECORD GROUP 359
1879 LOUISIANA CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION
(Record book of Ordinances)
Acc#T025.2003.107
Apr 29, 1879-Jul 23, 1879
Receipts issued by William H. Harris to various convention committees for ordinances submitted to
that committee. Each receipt signed by the committee chairman. Volume also apparently used by a
child, Olive Jennings (of Jennings, La.) as a scrapbook. 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 360
PAUL VILLERE COLLECTION
(Pierre de laRonde)
130
Accession # 9639.1-.6
1626-1736
Documents from the first generations of the dela Ronde’s of Quebec. Includes documents concerning
Denis dela Ronde, Louise Charteu, Pierre delaRonde, Simon Denis; marriage certificate of Joseph
Ray Villere and Margaret Louise Delachaise; one 1685 document names the siblings and spouses of
Pierre Denis delaRonde; family genealogy to 1736; many are parchment manuscripts. 6 items (1 o/s
folder).
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RECORD GROUP 361
JUAN Y DE EGANA SUCCESSION
Acc#T025.2003.124.1-.6
Jan 11-30, 1864
Six newspaper clippings re the succession dispute between Egana’s heirs and Egana’s former partner
in a mercantile firm, Manuel J. deLizardi. Egana’s estate was valued at $708,904.00. deLizardi lost
the suit. 6 items.
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RECORD GROUP 362
HENRY H. STANLEY COLLECTION
Acc#T025.2003.108.1-.6
1875-1878
Stanley was a contractor in New Orleans. The collection houses two insurance policies on buildings,
a receipt from Dr. Henderson and Our Home Journal and Rural Southland. 6 items.
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RECORD GROUP 363
131
FORTUNE SELLES COLLECTION
Accession # 10952.1-.4
1863-1888
(stored in oversize box)
Membership certificates issued by: Association of the Army of Tennessee, Louisiana State Militia
(1877), Guibert’s Battery Benevolent Society, Special Officer with police powers during 1888
election; 1863 military record. 4 items.
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RECORD GROUP 364
THOMAS JOSEPH BUTLER COLLECTION
Accession # 1989.11.1-.3
c.1925-1949
Sports-related material: souvenir program LSU v. Tulane; broadside re handicap wrestling in Baton
Rouge; broadside–LSU tips for football players. 3 items.
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RECORD GROUP 365
EDITH LONG COLLECTION
Accession # 1975.115.2.18-
c.1935-1973
6 ln. ft
Long and her husband published a New Orleans newspaper The Vieux Carre Courier. They were
also active in the effort not to have an elevated expressway built along the French Quarter. The
majority of the collection consists of the research conducted for the Vieux Carre Commission during
the early 1960’s which later became the basis for her continuing series “Along the Banquette,”
articles written about the history of various Quarter buildings. Included is material re: the Historic
New Orleans Collection, a Friends of the Cabildo New England tour, collected ephemera from area
132
plantation houses; includes annotated texts for many of her Courier articles about St. Joseph’s Day,
Christmas, Mardi Gras.
NOTE: maps and sheet music for this collection housed separately
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RECORD GROUP 366
CLARKFIELD AND SMITHFIELD PLANTATION ACCOUNT BOOK
Accession # 1978.80.2.1-.2
Feb 20, 1893-Apr 7, 1894
Plantation account book kept by Richard Milliken. The plantation, located in West Baton Rouge,
produced sugar. The collection includes a license to operate issued to Milliken. 2 items.
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RECORD GROUP 367
WALTER WADE WELCH COLLECTION
Accession # 1988.118.1-204, 1991.42.1-26
Feb 1960-(open collection)
6 ln. ft, 4 o/s boxes
Original drawings, sketchbooks of a New Orleans cartoonist, creator of the “Mugwumps.” Welch’s
work was published in City Business, as well as several publications of collected works. The
collection houses a copy of all of his published work, some correspondence, articles written about
Welch, copies of commissioned work (printed and original), announcements to showings of his
work, awards and certificates.
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RECORD GROUP 368
GALLERY CIRCLE THEATRE COLLECTION
Accession # 1990.88
133
1946-1977, n.d.
Documents re production of the play, “Ragtime Blues,” about musician Scott Joplin. Because the
play featured an almost all-black cast, the landlord of the property on which the theatre was located
attempted to evict the Theatre. 112 items.
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RECORD GROUP 369
ASCENSION PARISH NOTARIAL ACTS
Accession # 10995
Aug 26, 1834-Mar 14, 1849
((stored in oversize box)
Ledger book kept by Joyn H. Ilsley, notary. NOTE: FIRST 20 PAGES MISSING. Includes some
non-notarial entries after 1849 and an act of sale dated Aug 4, 1883. 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 370
ALBERT J. TATE XEROGRAPHIC COLLECTION
Acc.# T025.2003.109.01-.37
1759-1800
Selected Louisiana-related documents from the Papales de Cuba, copied from microfilm reels.
Includes Spanish census data from Rapides, Spanish West Florida, Tensas, Ouachita, Pointe
Coupee, New Iberia; military attachments to places located in Louisiana; a description of Louisiana;
list of persons taken prisoner at Mobile (1780); list of prisoners taken by British from the sloop
“Baton Rouge” (1780); correspondence from A. Campbell to Miro re contraband in Pensacola: oath
of allegiance of British soldiers (1787); list of slaves owned by Attakapas citizens (1795). 37 items.
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RECORD GROUP 371
FRANK KANE COLLECTION
134
Accession # 1979.35.1-136
1857-1937
(stored in oversize box)
Collection of miscellany: 1857 Louisiana Almanac (in French); blank checks from various banks;
dedication of Stonewall Jackson monument; 1939 tabloid, “louisiana,” some illustrated Sunday
magazine pages; Metairie Jockey Club; business cards from Markham & Bush, A.K. Miller Co.;
Knights of Pythias (1884). 30 items.
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RECORD GROUP 372
BOARD OF ROAD SURVEYORS/COMMISSIONERS MINUTE BOOK
(Liberty County, Georgia)
Acc.# T025.2003.110
Jan 26, 1756-Feb 9, 1795
(stored in oversize box)
Records of the road surveyors in Newport/Sunbury Georgia. 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 373
AMERICAN LEGION, HERBERT STAFFORD POST, #221, MINUTE BOOK
(Mandeville, La.)
Acc.# T025.2003.111
1918-1943
(stored in oversize box)
Includes minute book (Sep 29, 1934-Jan 5, 1938); constitution, circular. Collection also houses
some material re Vetivert Oil Co and William Tieman–correspondence, articles of incorporation
(1941-1943). 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 374
LETTERBOOK OF WILLIAM REHM, FLORIST
Accession # 12526
1895[?]-May 26, 1904
(stored in oversize box)
Letterbook of a New Orleans florist, located at 9830 Canal Street. Includes copies of contracts (p.93,
181) to decorate boxes at the French Opera House, some account ledger entries. On p. 193 Rehm
noted he “finished the majority of the large weddings in New Orleans especially at the Harmony
Club.” 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 375
ADELE SALAZAR COLLECTION
Accession #1980.197.1-3
Jul 1, 1857-Oct 22, 1874
(stored in oversize box)
Collection houses: $1,000 school bond (Jul 1, 1857); $100 state bond from Vidalia, Concordia
parish (Jan 1, 1867); warrant to pay C[harles] Planchard, Metropolitan policeman. 3 items .
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RECORD GROUP 376
EBEN CHADWICK LETTERS
Accession # 11063.1-.8
May 11, 1840-Feb 14, 1849
Business correspondence concerning cotton shipments to various buyers, especially Merrimack
[Mills] Manufacturing Co. Five letters sent from New Orleans and signed by Thomas P. Bancroft.
136
One signed by C.D. Hubbard (New Orleans); one signed by Stetson and Avery, commission
merchants in New Orleans. 8 items.
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RECORD GROUP 377
PHOTOCOPIED LOUISIANA FRENCH COLONIAL DOCUMENTS
(copied from Library of Congress Holdings)
Acc.# T025.2003.112
Jan 9, 1704-Feb 28, 1731
4 ln. ft
Collection of photocopied letters of information/instruction, issued by the French government,
Company of the Indies, Company of the West, to early colonials, such as Bienville, La Salle,
Cadillac, and many others. Includes lists of supplies, letters patent, commissions, pardons,
interdictions, ordinances, memorials, appointments, some documents re women being brought to the
colony (1719); commission of Sister Gertrude, in charge of “student girls” being brought to the
colony (1720), and charged with establishing a hospital in the colony; establishment of prices for
various types of slaves; establishment of conditions applicable to Dame Doville, sent to the colonies
to serve as midwife (1721). All documents in French.
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RECORD GROUP 378
ROBERT J. CANGELOSI COLLECTION
Accession #1988.10; 1988.42; 1989.16; 1992.46.6; 2000.59.17-19
c. 1925-1987
Collection of miscellaneous documents: includes prescription for medicinal liquor, medicine bottle
labels, New Orleans shopper credit card, promotional packet for 1984 World’s Fair; tickets, programs
for inauguration of Edwin W. Edwards; booklet re horse racing in New Orleans (includes horse
named “Cabildo.”) 22 items.
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RECORD GROUP 379
137
WORLD WAR II EDITORIAL CARTOONS
(Keith Temple, John Chase, Roy Aymond)
Accession # 12651.1.1-93; 12651.2.1-29; 12651.3.1-43
1939-1944
(stored in 3 oversize boxes)
Editorial cartoons published in Times Picayune (Temple; 1939-1943); New Orleans Item (Chase;
1941-1945); New Orleans States (Aymond; 1942-1944) concerning war-time issues. Includes
images dealing with price controls, hoarding, inflation, rationing, black markets, war bonds, paper
drives, “Japs” and “Nazis”, blood drives, casualties, flag, food, shortages, Hitler, Stalin, victory
gardens, jingoism, women in industry and military service, nationalism, patriotism, racism, the Axis,
Allies, swastika, Office of Price administration (OPA), postwar uncertainties, oil. 165 items.
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RECORD GROUP 380
STANLEY STEIN/SIDNEY LEVYSON COLLECTION
Accession # 1990.65.1-32
April 1928-1990
(most date 1959-1968)
1 ln. ft
Stein, a victim of Hansen’s disease (leprosy), edited the newspaper at Carville, La.’s United States
Public Health Service hospital titled, The Star. He also wrote an autobiography titled, Alone No
Longer. The manuscript of his work, as well as the manuscript for an unpublished work, “Stubborn
Ounces,” is housed in the collection. Included is correspondence to Stein’s cousin, Trudy Caspar,
donor of the collection, and book reviews, notes from Otto Passman, Norman Vincent Peale,
Tallulah Bankhead, Ann Landers, Norman Cousins.
The collection contains Stein’s autopsy report, a copy of the eulogy given by Rabbi Marvin
Raznikoff, sympathy cards, articles re Hansen’s disease, obituaries of Stein.
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RECORD GROUP 381
JEWELL’S CRESCENT CITY ILLUSTRATED
Acc.# T025.2003.113
1873
.5 ln. ft
Unbound copy of the publication, arranged in order of [WPA binder’s] pagination. Not a complete
volume.
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RECORD GROUP 382
1991 LOUISIANA LOTTERY MISCELLANY
Accession # 1991.78; 1992.13.1-8
1991-1992
1 oversize box
Collection houses pamphlets, bumper stickers, lottery tickets (unscratched and scratched), distributed
during the start-up campaign. 17 items.
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RECORD GROUP 383
NEW ORLEANS FIRE DEPARTMENT 100TH ANNIVERSARY
Accession # 1992.10.01-.17
Dec 15, 1991
1 oversize box
Collection consists of programs, medals, ribbons, table decorations distributed during anniversary
banquet. 17 items.
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RECORD GROUP 384
DUPLICATE HUEY P. LONG BROADSIDES
Acc.# T025.2003.114
c. 1930-1934
1 oversize box
Collection of duplicate miscellaneous broadsides (see RG 259). 23 items.
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RECORD GROUP 385
THOMAS LEATHERS COLLECTION
Accession # 12268
1889, 1914, 1937
Collection houses two letters written by Jefferson Davis to Leathers mourning the loss of the
shipwrecked steamboat, “Natchez;” a license to operate steamboats issued to Blanche and Bowling
S. Leathers. 4 items.
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RECORD GROUP 386
ANTI-ANDREW JACKSON BROADSIDES
Accession # 1980.53.2-3
1828
(stored map case 6, drawer 5)
Handbills circulated during the 1828 presidential campaign. The broadsides concern Jackson’s role
during the Battle of New Orleans and “other bloody deeds” committed by Jackson. 4 items.
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RECORD GROUP 387
MRS. C. FRERET COLLECTION
Accession number 3692, 3694-3704
1829-1862
Collection of miscellany: several items re George Salkfeld, British consul; Edward Livingston letter
to L.C. Duncan; slave sale; city tax receipts; pass issued by Confederate States of America to J.
Lande. 13 items.
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RECORD GROUP 388
PAUL FITCH COLLECTION
Accession # 1992.85.5.1-6; 1993.71.3-11
Sep, 1896-Feb 6, 1951
Fine example of treasured family papers documenting the immigration, first of Pasguale D’Anna,
then his wife Concetta and two children to Louisiana from Italy at the turn of the century. The
family settled in New Iberia. Includes passports, certificate of first communion, boarding pass, death
and funeral announcement, 1931 funeral expenses, certificate of identification, alien registration.
Some documents in Italian. 16 items.
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RECORD GROUP 389
STEPHEN R. PROCTOR COLLECTION
Accession # 1989.3.1-3
1812-1820
Proctor served as a Captain in the U.S. army during the War of 1812. Collection houses: receipt for
enlistment bonus (bounty); letter re promotion of soldiers; letter from an auditor re vouchers. 3
items.
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RECORD GROUP 390
JAQUES DE MOLAY COMMANDRY #2 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR EPHEMERA
Accession # 1993.1.4.1-5
Dec 1, 1874-Jan 27, 1875
Ephemera generated by the deMolay organization for events held at the Grunwald Hotel: program,
invitations, admit cards. 5 items.
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RECORD GROUP 391
GARRICK CLUB (OF NEW ORLEANS) EPHEMERA
Accession # 1993.1.6.4.1-5
Aug 13, 1875
Collection houses invitation to Family Entertainment to be held at the Varieties Theatre, two passes
to an event signed by E. A. Burke, two seat tickets. 5 items.
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RECORD GROUP 392
IRA MCCUNE COLLECTION
Accession # 1993.21.2.1-20
June 4, 1918-Aug 17, 1919
Correspondence home by WWI soldier stationed in France. Includes several post cards featuring
images of ships used for transportation of troops, patriotism, areas in France; small photograph;
Christmas card written from “somewhere in France.” 20 items.
LSM houses McCune’s uniform in the costume collection.
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RECORD GROUP 393
142
FRANCIS ALBERT WALK COLLECTION
Accession # 1993.3.1-20
Nov 22, 1888-Nov 25, 1896; 1912; c. 1958-1978
Documents, mostly weigh bills, re shipments of sugar and molasses, issued to the account of John
Hill by L.C. Keever Co. Includes image of the U. S. S. Colbert. 119 items.
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RECORD GROUP 394
FREEMASON CERTIFICATE COLLECTION
Accession # 1956.533d
1802-1811; 1857-1865
(stored in oversize box)
Certificates issued to John Merieult; dePontalba; Louis [Giouellina?]. Among the signatories on
Merieult’s certificate are August Macarty, Thomas Urquhart, Francois X. Martin, Pierre Pedescleaux,
P.F. DuBourg. Collection includes 2 items sent to dePontalba from the Michigan lodge re
DePontalba’s dues which were paid by his father. 6 items.
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RECORD GROUP 395
HENRY THOMAS CAREW HUNT COLLECTION
Accession # 12272.1-6
Aug 1, 1883-Aug 7, 1899
(stored in oversize box)
Four appointments of Hunt as British consul in Haiti and Prussia signed by Queen Victoria. Includes
facsimile letter from Queen Victoria re Albert’s statue; Hunt’s passport. 6 items.
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RECORD GROUP 396
143
ALFREDE COUVREUR COLLECTION
Acc.# T025.2003.115.01-.12
Sep 17, 1835-Aug 26, 1872
(stored in oversize box)
Collection houses birth certificates, passports, patent of knighthood signed by Queen Isabella,
appointments, death certificate, draft exemption, certificate of baptism, first prize certificate for
mechanical drawing. 12 items.
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RECORD GROUP 397
ALEXANDER DIMITRY COLLECTION
Accession # 1046-1054
Jun 16, 1840-Feb 4, 1865
(stored in oversize box)
Collection houses commissions and appointments of Dimitry [1805-1883] to various posts (Minister
to Nicaragua; Superintendent of Public Schools {Louisiana}; Special Agent, Confederate Post
Office; Minister to Costa Rica, others) issued to Dimitry. Signatories include Van Buren, Jefferson
Davis, Joseph Walker, James Buchanan, Isaac Johnson, John H. Reagan. 9 items.
Note: portrait of Dimitry’s mother is in LSM collection
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RECORD GROUP 398
DONALD RENSHAW COLLECTION
Accession #11861
c. 1921-1923
(stored map case c6 d1)
144
Documents presented to the American Relief Administration and Renshaw by various Russian
institutions/organizations in appreciation of the ARA’s effort to feed starving Russians after WWI.
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RECORD GROUP 399
JAMES F. SEFCIK COLLECTION
c.1990-2003
Acc. # 1993.72.1.2; 1993.99.1-2; 1994.16; 1994.32 1995.27.7-10; 1995.26.5-11;
1995.26.3a-c; 1995.20.1-2; 1995.22.1-4; 1995.26.16.1-2; 1995.26.15.1-3; 1995.26.17a-b; 1996.27.1-
5; 1997.15.2-4, 6; 1997.35.1, 3; 1998.13.1, 4-13; 1999.47.5-6; 1999.124.1-2; 2000.132; 2001.54.1-
2; 2004.34.1-16;
.5 ln. ft
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RECORD GROUP 400
GERTRUDE BURGUIERES GIFT
Acc. # 1993.15.1-37; 1993.85.34a-b; 1993.85.57; 1994.30.1; 1994.45.7-10
May 21, 1896 – Aug 20, 1918
.5 ln. ft
Collection of letters (most of them black-bordered). Correspondence of Trufant/Burguieres family.
The bulk of the collection consists of letters received by Bertha Todd Trufant from her married
daughter Sara Hyams Trufant Burguieres, who lived in St. Mary parish. The collection also houses
four small notebooks: three kept by Sara Todd Hyams Chapman (Bertha’s sister) and a debutante
engagement book and scrapbook kept by Sara H. Trufant [Burguieres] when she made her New
Orleans debut 1908-1909. Several of Sara’s letters include instructions, requests for purchases of
items from New Orleans retail establishments such as D.H. Holmes, Katz, Maison Blanche,
Papworth’s.
Of special interest are five letters written by G. K. Fazende, a Louisiana woman residing in France
during World War II. This correspondence includes information about daily life in Paris during the
war. Collection includes one letter written by “Cousin Ida, ” a Red Cross nurse in Paris.
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RECORD GROUP 401
PAUL WHALEY COLLECTION
Accession # 1993.73.1-4
Jun 30, 1836-Apr 23, 1857
Collection of miscellaneous documents including: 1836 statement of the Union Bank of Louisiana;
receipt for city taxes and court costs; receipt for merchandise from D.P. Scanlon & Co.; receipt for
silk material from M.R. Haggarty. 5 items.
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RECORD GROUP 402
DEDICATION OF THE LOUISIANA POLITICAL MUSEUM AND HALL OF FAME
(Winn Parish)
Accession # 1993.98.1-4
August, 1993
(stored in oversize box)
Material received during dedicatory ceremony of this museum. 4 items.
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RECORD GROUP 403
“TOGETHER APART: THE MYTH OF RACE,” Newspaper series
No accession # (research file)
May 3, 1993 – November, 1993
1 oversize box
Collection of New Orleans Times Picayune articles re race in New Orleans. 9 items.
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RECORD GROUP 404
146
BARRY TRINCHARD COLLECTION
(Bentley Hotel, Alexandria, La.)
Accession # 1994.28.11-13
1966-1967
Photocopies of reports and information. Fiscal and renovation reports of the hotel. 4 items.
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RECORD GROUP 405
FORT BAY BRAND OYSTERS LEDGER BOOK
(Fort St. Phillip)
Accession # 1994.55
May 20, 1907 – Dec 28, 1929
(stored in oversize box)
Ledger book used a) detailing guard mount at Fort St. Phillip, May 20-Oct 16, 1907; b) account
book for Fort Bay Brand Oyster Seafood packing plant located in Ostrica, La. Includes employee
names, salaries, job performed, supply accounts, Aug 9, 1929 – Dec 28, 1929. 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 406
ISSUES OF THE MARDI GRAS PARADE and BEACON
Acc.# T025.2003.116.01-.14
May, 1946 – Spring, 1951, c. 1948
Obscure mimeographed literary publication. Collection houses Vol.1:5; 2:1-4; 4:1, 4:3-4; also some
c. 1948. Edited and published by Violet Brown Shay and (for a while) Jack Shay. Early volumes
voice strong anti-communist/Russian sentiments. Under title, The Mardi Gras Parade, published
original poetry submitted from all over USA; under the name The Beacon, published only selected
non-original works. In 1947 the publication became a “non-profit magazine” and eliminated all
subscriptions. 1949 City Directory lists John H. Shay as a clerk with Celotex Corp. Violet Brown
Shay was active in various literary organizations such as the National Poetry day Committee and was
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the founder of Poetry Day in Louisiana. She also edited a publication entitled, “The Nutshell.” 14
items.
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RECORD GROUP 407
J. V. LEVIGNE LEDGER/LETTER BOOK
(Delassize family)
Accession # 1977.21.1
Feb 25, 1872 – May 1, 1875
Ledger kept by Levigne, a free lance clerk. It is divided into two distinct sections: 1) copies of
private letters written by Levige for his clients and 2) copies of accounts, receipts, letters re New
Orleans property owned by Louis Theodule Delassize, one of Levigne’s clients. These latter letters
paint a picture of the demise of the antebellum way of life during Reconstruction. Includes records
of rent received for various New Orleans properties and detailed accounts of action taken on the
properties. There are references to yellow fever and other illn.esses. 1 item.
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RECORD GROUP 408
FRIENDS OF THE CABILDO ARCHITECTURE SERIES RESEARCH FILES
Accession # 1980.24 (vols. 1-3); # 1995.36 (vols. 4-7); TL4.1996
1970-1991
30.5 ln. ft; 1 o/s box
Collection houses research notes generated by editors, authors of this series and is arranged by
volume, then alphabetically by street address.
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RECORD GROUP 409
SOUTHERN GARDEN SYMPOSIUM AND WORKSHOP PROGRAMS
Accession # 1994.29.2-7
148
Oct 22, 1988 – Oct 15, 1993
Programs documenting lectures about Louisiana gardens in the 18th, 19th, 20th centuries. 6 items.
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RECORD GROUP 410
PAPER FAN (non-political) COLLECTION
(open collection)
Accession # 1990.99a-b; 1991.58.1; 1993.90.2, 1996.21.2; 2001.15.1, 2000.153.1-.2; 2006.95
c. 1935 -
1 oversize box
Collection of paper fans: Upperline Restaurant, Cabildo opening (1940; Old State Capitol Castle
Campaign; Fleur de Paris (woman’s clothing store); WDSU television Midday Program
advertisement, Napoleon House Restaurant. Exchange Bank of Natchitoches, Blanchard Funeral
Home, (Bastrop, LA). Amos Moses Barber shop, New Orleans (racism).
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RECORD GROUP 411
KOLB’S RESTAURANT MEMORABILIA
Accession # 1994.3.35.12-15,48, 51-60
1962 – 1988, n.d.
1 oversize box
Includes restaurant menus, blank stationery, miscellaneous flyers, Oktoberfest menu. 18 items.
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RECORD GROUP 412
CATHOLIC PRAYER CARDS AND COLLECTED EPHEMERA
Study collection # 1971
149
c. 1900 – 1910
Miscellaneous collected prayer cards, religious cut-outs, pamphlets. Includes St. Roch, Francois
Janssens, Our Lady of Prompt Succor. 29 items.
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RECORD GROUP 413
BASSICH DONATION
Accession # 1994.106.34-36
1986 – 1992, n.d.
.5 ln. ft
Bulk of collection houses manuscripts/memorabilia re Operation Hero’s Welcome held in New
Orleans, June, 1991, for veterans of Operation Desert Storm. Includes program for inauguration
Sidney Barthelemy, material re dinner for Margaret Thatcher Foundation, some material re 1992
U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials held in New Orleans, 1992.
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RECORD GROUP 414
OUR PROMINENT CITIZENS AS WE SEE THEM
Acc.# T025.2003.117.001-140
c. 1922
(oversize box)
Tinted lithographs in cartoon format depicting area businessmen and politicians. Each image,
executed by Dennis McCarthy and Albert Sutton, includes a “pictoral biography of the men who are
contributing to the commercial and civic upbuilding” of Louisiana. It was “intended as an art record
of the personalities of progressive Louisiana.” Included are: John M. Parker, Martin Behrman,
Benedict M. Grunewald, Walter B. Hamlin, T.S. Walmsley, S.A. Trufant. 104 items.
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RECORD GROUP 415
150
KING TUT EXHIBIT EPHEMERA
Acc.#T025.2003.118.01-.19
Jan 21, 1896; 1976-Jan 2, 1978
19 folders
(stored in oversize box)
Includes programs for Odyssy Weekend, volunteer badges & miscellany; label copy, photographs of
objects in exhibit, 1977 Guide to New Orleans; visitor hand-outs; articles from secondary sources re
exhibit. 47 objects.
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RECORD GROUP 416
PAULETTE IRONS CAMPAIGN EPHEMERA
1995.23.2-10
Sep 21, 1994-Oct 15, 1994, n.d.
Includes push card, flyers, mailed campaign material; invitation, table reservation card for 34th
Annual Gridiron show, “Kids in the Hall.” 11 items.
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RECORD GROUP 417
ARTS AND LETTERS MAGAZINE
1995.3.15a-b
April, August, 1887
Volume 1 #2 and #4 of illustrated bi-monthly magazine published in New Orleans by the New
Orleans Publishing Company and edited by the Arts and Letters Association. Includes illustrations
by E. Woodward, B.A. Wikstrom (see RG 190), A. Molinary. #4 includes article by William Preston
Johnson. 2 items.
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RECORD GROUP 418
BETTE BORNSIDE COLLECTION
(open collection)
1995.45.1-33; 1997.13.1-5; 1998.48.1-6
c. 1943-
.5 ln. feet
Bornside (1933- ), a politically active woman in New Orleans who served as president of the
Louisiana League of Women Voters (1983-1987) and the New Orleans League of Women Voters
(1992), did much local volunteer work (including at LSM). Collection houses Christmas cards from
Bennett Johnston, Robert Livingston, Dave Treen and other political ephemera from Buddy Roemer,
Edwin Edwards, Johnston and Treen. Additional items include material re women: booklet re
women and work in NO, items from the Women’s Pavilion in City Park; collection houses material
re 1984 World’s Fair, including issues of Exposition World; purse-sized advertising mirror from
Tujaque’s Restaurant; political button, pro-land-based casino gambling; material re 1977 King Tut
exhibit at NOMA; program/menu to governor’s luncheon in honor of Valery Giscard d’Estaing,
WWII ration book envelope advertising Louis Sporl Shoe Stores (NO); material related to
sesquicentennial celebration at St. Peter and Paul church.
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RECORD GROUP 419
GAINER NISSEN COLLECTION
1995.49.1a-b
1917, 1957
(1 oversize box)
Collection houses 2 diplomas: 1) NO grammar School (1917) 2) St. Aloysius High School (1957). 2
items.
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RECORD GROUP 420
T. FONVILLE WINANS COLLECTION
152
1995.4.152.1.2.1-13; 1995.4.1.2; 1995.4.6.1-48
1995.4.7-12; 1995.4.15.1-2; 1995.4.207
1927-1993, n.d.
7 ln. ft
Papers, correspondence, appointment books, processing ledgers, negative printing logs, of wellknown
Baton Rouge photographer. Collection includes material re Krewe of Romany (BR carnival
organization); mss re Fonville’s inventions, texts of speeches, his involvement with Civil Air Patrol
during WWII; some material re BR Bicycle Club; mid 20th century etiquette books; note from Amy
Vanderbilt; guest books (including one signed by visitors to a 1988 exhibition of Winans’ work at
Grand Isle signed by Andy Valance, mayor); technical data; some personal correspondence and
announcements, voter registratioin cards; poll tax receipts; mss journals kept by Fonville (early
1930’s) and his son Robert while RLW was working offshore in 1962; 1927 Boy Scouts of America
membership card.
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RECORD GROUP 421
1938 SPRING FIESTA EPHEMERA
T025.2003.123.1-.9
1937-38
(stored in oversize box)
Collection includes receipt, material re home of Dr. and Mrs. Herman Seebold, program booklet, 1
brochure. 9 items.
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RECORD GROUP 422
JAMES J. FORTIER WWL RADIO BROADCAST SCRIPTS
Acc.# T025.2003.119
November 14, 1938 – October 4, 1940
.5 ln. ft
153
Collection houses typed, annotated radio scripts for broadcasts given by Fortier, Curator of Louisiana
State Museum. Subjects include Lafitte, Battle of New Orleans, A. Lincoln., Reconstruction, Marie
Laveau, John J. Audubon, Washington Artillery, duelling, John L. Sullivan, James Bowie,
Kaintucks, steamboat races, cock and bull fighting, Louisiana Purchase, Mme. Lalaurie, Iberville and
Bienville’s mother, Louis Gottschalk, Cotton Week, Poydras, Miln.e, Girod, McDonogh, Lafon, Paul
Tulane, Jesuits, presentation to LSM (on WWL) of sword belonging to John B. Glynn (Battle of
Liberty Place).
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RECORD GROUP 423
ANNE RICE 1995 MEMNOCH BALL EPHEMERA
1996.29a-c
October 28, 1995
Collection houses a ticket stub, souvenier program, autograph paddle fan from social event held at
Anne Rice’s home (formerly St. Elizabeth’s orphanage and school for girls.) 9 items.
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RECORD GROUP 424
ST. BERNARD PARISH POLITICAL EPHEMERA COLLECTION
1995.25.2-3
1995
Political flyers distributed by Sammy Nunez, candidate for reelection to state senate. Includes anti
Lynn Dean flyer Nunez’s opponent who won the election), two flyers distributed by Debra Coleman
Warner council-at-large candidate, West St. Bernard. 8 items.
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RECORD GROUP 425
MR. AND MRS NICHOLAS GIAMBELLUCA COLLECTION
(open collection)
1995.96.1-2; 1996.23.1-7; 1997.33.1-5; 1997.33.10, 12-14; 1999.25.6; 1999.11.6-7,1999.111.6-
.7, 1999.32.9, 2001.102.06-.14
154
1978- (open collection)
(stored in oversize box)
Ephemera re 1984 World’s Fair; 1992 Olympic trials; gambling casino miscellany (Bally’s,
Flamingo, Grand Casino Gulfport, River City, Harrah’s) and opening of Jackson Brewery, 1984;
Jefferson Parish sheriff Harry Lee’s bid for governor (1995); Super Bowl XI football game (1997)
ephemera; Pontchartrain Beach cancelled season ticket, Super Bowl XV (1981), XII (1978, 1982;
push card, Irma Dixon, candidate for Public Service Commissioner; paper fans; Upperline
Restaurant, Iberville.
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RECORD GROUP 426
GRAND PRIX DU MARDI GRAS EPHEMERA
1996.21a-e
1995
Collection houses brochure, two tickets and catalog. 5 items.
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RECORD GROUP 427
MISCELLANEOUS BOOKPLATES
1996.1.19-21
c. 1840
Auctioned (and purchased by LSM) as part of ephemera package; contains one Louisiana book
dealer’s plate: Mermet & Company, New Orleans. Others include D. Woodruff (Tuscaloosa, Ala.);
Duncan (Auburn); William H. Neal (U. of Alabama); Richard Corbin (Laneville, Va.). 21 items.
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RECORD GROUP 428
JOHN SLADE POLITICAL CARTOON COLLECTION
1995.139.1-123; 1996.28.1-23
155
March 30, 1983 – August, 1995
4 oversize boxes
Original cartoons by John Slade (1957- ), an African American artist whose whork was published in
the Spectator, News Journal, Louisiana Weekly, New Orleans Tribune, Best Editorial Cartoons of
the Year, USA Today. Slade’s work documents late twentieth century New Orleans/Louisiana
politics and politicians such as Buddy Roamer, David Duke, Ernest N. Morial, Sidney Barthelemy,
Edwin Edwards. Other issues illustrated include crime, racial tension, economy, sports, Mardi Gras,
New Orleans Symphony, 1987 Papal visist to New Orleans, 1988 Republican Convention, Aquarium
of the Americas, closure of D.H. Holmes department store, gambling casinos, New Orleans Saints
football team, 1984 World’s Fair.
NOTE: MAY NOT BE PHOTOCOPIED/PHOTOGRAPHED/REPRODUCED WITHOUT
DONOR’S WRITTEN PERMISSION
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RECORD GROUP 429
DALE RICHARD COLLECTION
(Melinda Schwegmann)
1995.138.1-5
1995
1 oversize box
Political ephemera distributed by Schwegmann during her 1995 bid for the state governorship.
Includes bumper sticker, push card, paper and plastic grocery bags. 5 items.
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RECORD GROUP 430
LEON C. CAHN COLLECTION
1995.87.21.1-48
1937-1952
(stored in oversize box)
156
Records of Cahn, kept while he was a member of the U.S. Coastguard Reserve during WW II,
serving in the capacity of Warrent Officer. Includes receipts from various New Orleans retail
establishments (Mayer Israel, Terry & Juden, Godchaux, Friedberg, Maison Blanche and others) for
uniform items; military tobacco rationing card; travel expense vouchers; list of squad members;
training and assignment orders; U.S. Coast Guard certificate and five years mason membership
certificate. 54 items
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RECORD GROUP 431
GASPAR CUSACHS LOAN
Various accession numbers: 00108-7675
1740-1925
1.5 ln. ft, 1 oversize box
This eclectic collection, much of it in poor condition, documents many facets of Louisiana history. It
houses requests for land grants (Caillou and Timballier islands), a document concerning an 1807
divorce, several documents relating to David Morgan and the Battle of New Orleans and a ledger
book kept by the Louisiana Bible Society. Other manuscripts document the emancipation, purchase,
and mortgage of slaves. The collection includes a c. 1840 Democratic ticket, an invitation to a
wedding ball held at the Bayou Goula Hotel, a copy of the act of sale of La Concession sugar
plantation in Plaquemine Parish and a 1878 yellow fever patient register (Howard Association).
Several documents concern the Civil War: a military pass, a Quartermaster’s account book and
inventory of stores, an amnesty oath, a housing expense voucher issued to David Collie, several
General and Special orders and the muster rolls of the M. McDougall, David Collie, and C. C.
Campbell Companies, Crescent Regiment, Louisiana Volunteers are included.
Those wishing to document late nineteenth century education in New Orleans should consult the
ledger of Marie Girard which notes the names of those parents paying tuition to Girard 1874-1908.
The collection also houses a daily journal for Corine Plantation, Plaquemine Parish, and a “record of
work” performed at an unidentified rice plantation.
Late nineteenth and early twentieth century documents include Jordan Noble’s ticket to the 1884
World’s Fair, invitations to events commemorating the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase, and
several pieces concerning World War I: included are a field service pocket book of Joseph Cusachs,
coupon book, troop billet for ship passage, furlough ticket, and four printed postcards from Barnett
Cusachs.
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Included in the oversize box is a letter patent signed by Napoleon, several non-Louisiana nineteenth
century land grants, a specimen copy of a stock certificate for two shares of capitol stock in the
Public Belt Rail Road Association to the Mechanics Dealers and Lumberman’s Exchange, three
botanical scrapbooks (acc. #2144-2146) and several documents concerning Pierre Soulé’s
ambassadorship to Spain.
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RECORD GROUP 432
WALTER S. MCILHENNY COLLECTION
(Zachary Taylor)
1987.100.7, 27, 32, 36-38
1834-1985.5 ln. ft and 1 oversize box
Collection of ephemera re Robert and Zachary Taylor: slave sale, eulogy for Z. Taylor, acquisition of
fuel, Yale University degree to R. Taylor, Z. Taylor commission promoting him to Major General.
Includes some correspondence (mostly 20th century); photocopied genealogy and ephemera re
Taylor/Stauffer families. Some contemporary newspaper clippings.
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RECORD GROUP 433
RALPH AND FREDA LUPIN MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION I
Accession #1996.87.2-7
Jan 20, 1830 – Jan 2, 1837
Antebellum New Orleans license/bond documents. Includes licenses issued to tavern keepers and
two dray license bonds. 6 items.
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RECORD GROUP 434
MELINDA SCHWEGMANN CAMPAIGN EPHEMERA
Accession # 1996.44.6-24
1991-1995
158
(stored in oversize box)
Collection houses political ephemera documenting Schwegmann’s 1991 bid for the Lt. governorship
(which she won) and her 1995 bid for the governorship (which she did not win). Includes position
papers, newspaper article, paper bag-cum-fan, bumper stickers, lapel stickers, yard sign. 20 items.
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RECORD GROUP 435
1995 BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF THE 2OTH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE LOUISIANA SUGAR INDUSTRY
Accession # 1996.90.2-8
1995
Collection houses ephemera generated by the celebration: 2 bumper stickers, press packets (news
releases, recipes, exhibition catalog); issues of the Sugar Journal; Sugar Bulletin; mailing seals. 11
items.
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RECORD GROUP 436
WILLIAM B. BURKENROAD, JR. PAPERS
(J. ARON & Co.)
c. 1900-1995
Accession # 1996.71.127; 1997.71.292 9
This collection consists of the person papers of William B. Burkenroad, Jr., executive vice president
and longtime employee of the J. Aron Co, commodities brokers. Burkenroad’s personal collection of
over 600 coffee cups is part of the LSM collection, as well as several paintings and some
photographs, some maps, and science and technology artifacts. The manuscript collection
documents many of the cups, especially those given by Frances Parkinson Keyes. Those wishing to
research the following should consult this collection: William B. Reily and family, WW II rationing
and price controls, Sidney Besthoff, menus/programs {especially special dinners at Antoine’s} and in
honor of Richard Nixon and Moon Landrieu, the opening the Bonnet Carre spillway, sports
{horseracing and fishing}, and upper class leisure activities {mostly vacations in Europe and other
destinations as well as at second home in Pass Christian, Mississippi}.
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Mid twentieth century customs re weddings and how women secretaries performed their jobs as well
as Judaism in the mid-twentieth century New Orleans and the Louisiana/New Orleans coffee and
sugar trade during this period are documented.
Of special interest are .75 ln. feet of correspondence (c. 1945-1962) between Burkenroad and
Frances Parkinson Keyes. This consists mainly of short notes between the two concerning the many
cups Keyes gave to Burkenroad. There are occasional references by Keyes to her work, especially
those novels written about Louisiana. Because she made several references to the J. Aron Co. in her
work All This is Louisiana, Burkenroad hosted a special party for Keyes when the work was
published.
When the Aron Co. moved to new quarters at Magazine street, the interior of the business was
featured in several publications housed in this collection.
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RECORD GROUP 437
USS LOUISIANA TRIDENT SUBMARINE CHRISTENING EPHEMERA
Accession # 1996.96.7.1-7, 12-21; 1996.98.2.1-11; SC1996.24.1, 3-15
July 27 – Aug 1, 1996
(stored in o/s box)
Includes press packets (2); history of previous naval vessels named Louisiana, program.
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RECORD GROUP 438
DR. AND MRS. ISIDORE COHN, JR. COLLECTION
(open collection)
1996.77.2-9; 1998.14.19-21; 2000.63a-b; 2002.11.1-.3; 2002.30.1-.7; 2002.69.1-.3
1956- , n.d.
Voter registration and canvas cards (8), issued to Marianne and Isidore Cohn; invitation to Mayor’s
Mardi Gras Ball, arts gala; genealogy of Antoine Bourg; Hilton Walk of Fame. Antoine’s
Restaurant, Pontchartrain Restaurant (Pontchartrain Hotel). Mayor’s Arts Award, Louisiana Art
Award.
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RECORD GROUP 439
L. C. JUREY AND M. GILLIS COLLECTION
1997.13.6-15
1869-1879
Collection of receipts documenting Jurey and Gillis, New Orleans cotton factors. Included are
receipts: for purchase of supplies; bales of cotton received on consignment, sale of cotton to Elmer
Baden & Co. Includes one receipt issued by Fellows, Ferguson, and Hervey for the sale of six bales
of cotton. 10 items.
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RECORD GROUP 440
PEIRCE (Pierce) FAMILY PAPERS
1997.5.3.1-87
Feb 24, 1790 – 1941, n.d.
.25 ln. ft
This collection, the majority of which is dated 1790-1842, houses letters sent to and from members
of the Levi and Israel Peirce (now spelled Pierce) family who lived in Salem and Boston
Massachusetts. Levi Peirce was the father of Margaret Peirce Cenas, wife of Hilary B. Cenas, a wellknown
antebellum New Orleans attorney. It augments The Cenas Family Papers, RG 37.
Included in the collection are letters from John and William Peirce (uncles of Margaret Peirce
Cenas), John Tichenor, Ann Marie Peirce (sister of MPC), and Humphrey Peirce, Jr. cousin of MPC.
Additional documents include “Church Rules for Ladies,” n.d., and the definition of a “pull-back”
(type of woman’s clothing).
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RECORD GROUP 441
LAMBERT BOISSIERE III, CONSTABLE, ELECTION EPHEMERA
1997.21.1-9
161
1996
o/s storage box
Collection houses bumper sticker , two push cards, six fold-out pamphlets endorsing national, state,
and local candidates issued by various New Orleans PACs (political action committees): Treme
Informational Political Society (TIPS), Modern Organization to Develop Equality (MODE), Great
Organization of Loyal Democrats (GOLD), Development Association of Wards and Neighborhoods
(DAWN) , New Orleans Voters Alliance (NOVA), Democratic Organization for Voters Education
(DOVE), African American Voters League, Community Organization for Urban Politics. 9 items.
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RECORD GROUP 442
MARIANNE COHN COLLECTION
(Sun King Exhibition)
1997.32.1
Dec 29, 1982 – Aug 25, 1986; Sep – Oct 1995
1 ln. ft + 1 o/s storage box
Correspondence, invitations, menus, programs, parking permits, correspondence (some), newspaper
clippings, magazine articles, generated by donor as chair of the Friends of the Cabildo committee
created to assist LSM with the preparation for the Sun King exhibition held at LSM in 1984.
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RECORD GROUP 443
RICHARD A. FAUST, M.D. PAPERS
(New Orleans Surgical Society)
1996.64.1-2
1954-1996
.75 ln. ft
By laws, membership roster, minutes, correspondence, ephemera, of the New Orleans Surgical
Society. 2 boxes.
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RECORD GROUP 444
LSU MEDICAL CENTER, NATIONAL PANCREATIC RESEARCH PROJECT
(Isidore Cohn)
1996.65.1-8
1974-1986
3.5ln. ft
Collection of correspondence, grant requests and renewals, pamphlets, newsletters, medical
literature, and speeches. NOTE: 500 35mm slides housed in LSM Visual Arts Collection.
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RECORD GROUP 445
SURGICAL ASSOCIATION OF LOUISIANA PAPERS
1996.69.1-17
1948-1996
7 ln. ft
Collection houses financial records, membership rosters, correspondence, programs for annual
meetings, constitution, membership applications, invitations.
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RECORD GROUP 446
NEW ORLEANS SURGICAL SOCIETY PAPERS
1996.66.1-7
163
1951-1995
3 ln. ft
Collection of correspondence, constitution, by laws, rosters, minutes, membership applications, and
information re social functions.
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RECORD GROUP 447
JOHN BLISS WARREN LETTERS
(Presbyterian Church in Louisiana)
1997.1.24.4.1-11
1835-1846
11 folders
Warren (c. 1800-1845), described in the Dictionary of Louisiana Biography, was born in New
England (probably Massachusetts). An evangelist assigned to preach the Presbyterian message in
Plaquemines and Ascension parishes in 1839, Warren helped to found the Presbyterian Church in
Mobile, Ala., and then founded the Louisiana Institute. He published an anti-Roman Catholic
newspaper, the New Orleans Protestant, 1844-1846. Warren preached the first sermon delivered
at the First Presbyterian Church in the City of Lafayette (now part of New Orleans) in December,
1844. He presided over this church until it was organized.
Of the 11 letters included in this collection, 9 are addressed to Warren’s brother and sister living
in Massachusetts, and document the efforts of a Protestant clergyman to “spread the word” in
antebellum, pro-Catholic south Louisiana. Several of the letters discuss yellow fever and
cholera. Other letters describe a false report that he was lynched, the possibility of assassination,
the difficulty of converting Louisianians to Protestantism, the difficult economic conditions in
New Orleans, the Mississippi River, temperance, family news. The last two letters in the
collection were written by Warren’s wife, T. K. Warren, after her husband’s death in 1845, and
describe Warren’s final (undisclosed) illn.ess and death and his faith. 11 items.
See also LHQ Vol. 12, #3.
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RECORD GROUP 448
164
UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS EPHEMERA
Acc.# T025.2003.127.01-.13
1890 -1931
13 folders
Collection houses programs, invitations, reports, and souvenirs concerning the organization’s
reunions and activities. It includes a program of ceremonies attending the presentation of a flag
pole to the Soldiers Home of Louisiana.
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RECORD GROUP 449
NEW ORLEANS COMMUNITY CHEST EPHEMERA
Acc. #T025.2003.128
1925 – 1933, n.d.
10 folders, o/s storage
Collection houses pamphlets, brochures, invitations, posters, flyers, hand-outs distributed by the
New Orleans Community Chest during their fund-raising campaigns. Included is a pamphlet
from the organization’s first year of existence noting the names of the board of directors, officers,
and committee members and issues of the Chest Courier, their newsletter (Vol. 1, # 1 – Vol. 3 #4,
1931 – 1933.)
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RECORD GROUP 450
GENERAL CLAIRE LEE CHENNAULT PAPERS II
1982.113.38
c. 1940 – 1958
7 o/s boxes
Scrapbooks, ephemera, newspaper clippings documenting Chennault’s career. See also RG 43.
165
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RECORD GROUP 451
ANONYMOUS WOMAN’S COOKBOOK AND COLLECTED RECIPES
1998.1.22.1.7
1942 – 1988, n.d.
.5 ln. ft
Collection of newspaper and other collected recipes (secondary source and holographic) found in
1942 edition of The Original Picayune Creole Cookbook (included in collection). Also found in
the collection is a ticket to the St. Louis Cathedral Christmas Concert.
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RECORD GROUP 452
BARBARA KEAGY DENT DONATION
1997.63.1-67
Aug 10, 1945 – 1952, n.d.
.5 ln. ft
Collected paper ephemera, originally intended to be pasted into a scrapbook, documenting
donor’s school years as a student at Merrick Elementary School, Mc Main High School, and
Louisiana State University. Included in the collection are issues of Echoes of McMain, published
by McMain High School; a wedding invitation, invitations to sorority parties, football game
tickets, a report card, a menu for a dinner aboard the vessel, T. E. S. Antigua.
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RECORD GROUP 453
DOROTHY LAMOUR COLLECTED EPHEMERA
1998.1.13
166
Sep 6, 1930 – June 14, 1931, nd.
9 folders, o/s box
Collection documenting donor’s participation in the 12th annual International Beauty Contest in
Galveston, Texas, as Miss New Orleans, 1931. Includes an autographed program, a diary
excerpt, tickets, newspaper clippings, a diploma of beauty and grace.
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RECORD GROUP 454
BEQUEST OF ELIZABETH MANN
1997.60.4-9
1846
6 items
Small collection of items related to the Bachelor’s Ball given in compliment to Arraline brooks,
Washington Battalion Ballroom, April 15, 1846. Includes two items re John Stanton: a business
card, Stanton & Co., and a copy of a sale of a lot of ground in Faubourg Lafayette.
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RECORD GROUP 455
LEVITAN FURNITURE COMPANY EPHEMERA
( Donation of New Orleans Mission through Susan Anderson)
1998.50.1-10
1919-1925
10 items
Material found inside building formerly occupied by this New Orleans furniture company by the
New Orleans Mission.
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RECORD GROUP 456
167
SEA SCOUT FLAGSHIP BIENVILLE SCRAPBOOKS
1997.77.1-2
Sep 23, 1933 – Dec 11, 1938
2 o/s boxes
Scrapbooks submitted by New Orleans troop of Sea Scouts led by Sam Wilson, in competition
for regional and national flagship honors. First volume, dated Sep 23, 1933 – June 29, 1935,
includes sections titled, “Reports,” “Ship’s Log,” “Correspondence,” “Forms,” photographs (2
missing in 1935 volume), copies of the Binnacle newsletter. 1938 volume, dated Jan 1, 1938 -
Dec 11, 1938 includes sections titled, “1938 Log,” “Ship,” “Officers,” “Crew,” “Harbor’s Log,”
“Log of Cruise.” This volume houses 210 pasted photographs, including one titled, “Hitler’s
Youth in Aachen, June 19, 1938.”
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RECORD GROUP 457
CHRISTOPHER COLON AUGUR COLLECTION
(Margaret Haughery)
1998.1.28.5-7, 10-12
1843 – 1882, nd
9 items o/s box
Documents accompanying presentation sword given to Augur by Margaret Haughery. Includes
Haughery’s dictated (she was illiterate) letter of presentation, a draft of Augur’s acceptance letter,
an invitation to attend the christening of a steam engine named Margaret’s Bakery, printed
obituary of Haughery, subscription list for raising funds for the “Margaret” statue, diploma
awarded to Augur upon his graduation from the U. S. Military Academy, and the commission of
Augur as Brigadier General signed by Andrew Johnson.
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RECORD GROUP 458
RICHARD A. FAUST, M. D. DONATION
1998.27.1-69
168
Jun 23, 1935 – 1985
1 o/s box
Collection includes a journal kept by the donor (age 13) during a trip taken on a freighter from
New Orleans to Liverpool; items re the New Orleans Academy, first Sugar Bowl Track and Field
meet, Louisiana State Medical Society, prevention of tetanus, tetanus cases at Charity hospital,
collected secondary material re medical care given to Huey P. Long after he was shot.
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RECORD GROUP 459
1940 LOUISIANA STATE ELECTION BALLOTS
1999.44.2-74
February 10 – September 10, 1940
4 folders
Paper ballots cast in New Orleans precincts during 1940 election. Election came under federal
investigations for alleged election irregularities which included assault and battery by the pro
Long/Lesche campaign bosses against pro-Sam Jones voters. Includes an absentee ballot.
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RECORD GROUP 460
ASH WEDNESDAY OPERA COLLECTION
(David Dalia)
1999.9.1-6
September 23, 1998
6 items
Program and tickets for opera written by New Orleanian Frederick Barton, Ash Wednesday, an
opera about two murders in the French Quarter (set in late 20th century).
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RECORD GROUP 461
LESTANT PRUDHOMME COLLECTION
1998.1.32.1-8, 10-11.
October 24, 1812 – June 23, 1861
12 items, stored o/s box
Documents pertaining to Prudhomme’s land and slaves in Natchitoches Parish. Includes
Prudhomme’s appointment as captain of the 4th Company signed by Givernor Henry Johnson.
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RECORD GROUP 462
WALTER WADE WELCH DONATION II
1999.13.1-
1983-1996
5 o/s boxes
Collection houses Welch’s original art and cartoons, as well as some correspondence. See also
RG 367 for first donation.
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RECORD GROUP 463
LEON IRWIN III COLLECTION
2000.78.3-5
Dec 21, 1859 – May 3, 1860
3 items / oversize box
Collection houses two slave sales to John Baker; one contract to hire a slave named John to John
Baker.
Calendar
170
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RECORD GROUP 464
MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM LEDGER
March, 1937 – July, 1938
2000.44.8
1 item / oversize box
Accounting ledger used by municipal auditorium employees to record financial transactions.
Includes entries for rental fees paid by lessors of the facility, payroll, maintenance expenses.
Lessors included various Mardi Gras Krewes, universities, high schools, philharmonic society,
NO Civic Symphony Orchestra, Times Picayune Cooking School (Mar 1938), churches.
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RECORD GROUP 465
RALPH AND FREDA LUPIN MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION II
2000.130.1-12
June 1, 2000 – (open collection)
13 items / oversize box
Collection houses modern paper ephemera: object relating to Ballets Russes Celebration, opening
of National D-Day museum.
Calendared
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RECORD GROUP 466
OPENING OF JAZZLAND THEME PARK EPHEMERA
(Michael Carboni)
2000.103.2-5
May 19, 2000
4 items
171
Paper ephemera documenting opening of Jazzland theme park, New Orleans.
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RECORD GROUP 467
HARRAH’S CASINO, NEW ORLEANS, EPHEMERA
2000.24.2a-b
October 28, 1999
2 items
Paper ephemera documenting opening of Harrah’s casino, New Orleans.
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RECORD GROUP 468
JAMES J. JACOBSON DONATION
Acc.# 2000.016.29-.40
1848 – 1938
58 items / oversize box
Family mementos and records of the Kecke/Brown/Bentz families – Protestant German
immigrants to New Orleans. Collection includes birth/marriage/death records, confirmation
certificate, Protestant hymnal and prayer book with prayer cards, baptismal certificate, baby gift
wrapping paper, D. H. Holmes “baby book,” birthday, Christmas, friendship, New Year’s
postcards (1907-1916).
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RECORD GROUP 469
PHYLLIS MCPHEETERS DONATION
(Samuel and Emma Templeton/William G. Wyly)
2000.131.1-13
172
1863 – 1928
.25 ln. ft
Documents re claims to US Congress for the recovery of money lost from the confiscation of
cotton during the Civil War. Samuel Templeton, a Union sympathizer, owned a cotton
plantation in Carroll Parish, near Goodrich’s landing on the Mississippi River. In order to
protect his cotton, Templeton moved the cotton to higher ground west of Bayou Macon. 30 bales
of Templeton cotton were seized by Union troops and subsequently sold in Cincinnati by the
federal government. The documents housed in this collection record his family’s attempts to be
reimbursed for the confiscated bales. Included in the collection are a Civil War pass, loyalty
oath, and certificate qualifying Templeton to vote.
Of additional significance in the collection are documents relating to William G. Wyly (1831-
1903), who became a justice of the Supreme Court of Louisiana. Wyly and his brother, James G.
Wyly , Templeton’s brothers- in-law, also filed claims for reimbursement for confiscated cotton.
After Templeton’s death, the two men assisted their niece, Emma Templeton Wood, in her
attempt to recover damages from the government. The collection includes letters of introduction,
including one from Henry Clay Warmoth, given to W.G Wyly, Wyly’s deposition, and a
pamphlet outlining the Wyly brothers’ claim against the government.
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RECORD GROUP 470
MICAELA PONTALBA, et. al. v. ROBERT COPELAND, et. al. CASE #12170
(New Orleans Canal and Banking Co.)
1999.1.15.1.1-12
1839 – 1873
12 items
Documents re a multi-party suit concerning some unidentified property. The collection consists
primarily of notices of trial to litigants and their attorneys and includes a ratification of Mrs E.
M. Lanusse of property in Jefferson Parish which she sold to the New Orleans Canal and
Banking Co. (Lanusse’s husband, Charles Barthelemy Lanusse was Micaela Pontalba’s cousin.)
Also included are receipts for documents withdrawn from the clerk’s office and a copy of an 18c
land grant to Lebreton. John McDonogh’s name is mentioned.
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RECORD GROUP 471
CHAIN OF TITLE TO NINE LOTS OF GROUND, SQUARE 577
173
(Bounded by Common, Banks, Dorgenois, and Rocheblave Streets, New Orleans)
1999.1.15.2.1-6
1874
6 items
Documents re land bounded by Common, Banks, Dorgenois, and Rocheblave Streets, New
Orleans owned jointly by Micaela Pontalba, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Moore, and the estate of
Theodore Nicolet. Included in the collection are documents re the chain of title, taxes paid,
names of present owners after the square was subdivided. Includes map of square.
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RECORD GROUP 472
WILLIAM WALLACE WALTERS COLLECTION
1999.1.15.5.1-9
April 11, 1873 – May 26, 1890
9 items
Documents concerning William Wallace Walters, a resident of Troyville, La., Catahoula Parish.
Collection includes a holographic death notice re Williams’ death; notice re family meeting
concerning minor Mamie Walters, receipts for property sales in Troyville; receipts for dues
issued by the Mutual Accident and Endowment Assoc., New Orleans.
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RECORD GROUP 473
STEPHEN MOSES DONATION II
(Waldhorn’s Antique Store)
2000.61.13-25
sc 2.2000.1-4
c.1900 – 1996
os storage
174
See also Record Group 257. Collection houses six Waldhorn’s advertising pamphlets, business
cards, history of the establishment (1880-1991); some items pertaining to the company’s
advertisements; certificate from Visionary Gala held by LSU Eye Care Center (1991); receipts
issued by Waldhorn’s to Walter Weems (1925, 1927); miscellaneous articles re Waldhorn’s in
secondary sources and newspaper clippings.
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RECORD GROUP 474
GEORGE P. AGAR STOCK CERTIFICATE COLLECTION
1999.1.15.9-10
December 30, 1901 – March 23, 1919
4 items
Four stock certificates issued to George P. Agar by the Lone Star and Crescent Oil Company, the
Caddo Mineral Lands Company, and the National Manufacturing and Package Co.
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RECORD GROUP 475
J. LAWRENCE HILL COOKBOOK COLLECTION
2000.1.12.1-22 + T41.2000
1884 – 1967
1 ln. ft
Collection of cookbooks and foodway ephemera documenting Louisiana and New Orleans
restaurants and cooking. Includes Mary Land’s Louisiana Cookery, two editions of the Picayune
Creole Cookbook (1916, 1922), Mme. Begue’s Recipes of Old New Orleans Creole Cooking,
Maylie’s, Scoop Kennedy’s Dining in New Orleans (2 copies, one T41.2000), a Sazarac Lounge
cocktail menu, the New Orleans Carnival Cookbook published by the Women’s Republican
Club, Arthur’s Famous New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix ‘Em, a 1967 New Orleans
Restaurant Cookbook.
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RECORD GROUP 476
PAUL CAPDIEVIELLE (CAPDEVIELLE) COLLECTION
Accession number 2000.1.13.4.14-16, 21-52, 2000.1.13.5.2
1857 – 1937
(most 1880-1920)
.5 ln. ft; 32 folders
Paul Capdeville (1842-1922), an attorney, served as mayor of New Orleans 1900-1904, and was
appointed state auditor in 1904, a position he held until his death in 1922. From 1892-1905
Capdevielle served as president of the Merchant’s Insurance Company.
Many of the documents in this collection were removed from Capdevielle’s wallet. The
collection includes calling cards from Mrs. Albert J. Laplace, John Journée, Mrs. William Alling
Mazarat, Mrs. C. Ricau, Mrs. Louise Dufour Goodrich, Mrs. William Philip Hagerty, as well as
membership cards (Elks, Knights of Columbus, New Louisiana Jockey Club), prayer cards (two
distributed at the funeral of Capdevielle’s son, James in 1920; others signed by Alma
Capdevielle) a few drafts of letters Capdevielle wrote concerning insurance claims, overcharges
on a water bill, and a letter sent to Albert Estopinal, Jr. (St.Bernard Parish), concerning the death
of Estopinal’s father. Three documents concern an agreement to transfer an insurance policy
from M. Schuppert to Edgar Larue.
The collection also houses a ticket to the French Opera Club, a Christmas card from Francis
Janssens, Archbishop of New Orleans, several railroad passes to Capdevielle’s summer home in
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, a certificate conferring the Order of St. Olaf upon Capdevielle in
1901, a family pass to the Crescent City Jockey Club, an invitation to a luncheon held aboard the
steamship Comus honoring Theodore Roosevelt, an admit card to attend a banquet held at the
Hotel Grunewald in honor of William Howard Taft, three prayers written in Capdevielle’s hand
(one of them on the back on a blank pledge to abstain from consuming alcoholic beverages), a
baggage claim check, a receipt for registered mail, and a warrant signed by Capdevielle
authorizing payment to himself for his salary as state auditor (1921). Two of the documents are
from Armand Capdevielle, Paul’s brother, editor of L’Abeille newspaper (The Bee). Some the
calling cards and prayer cards are black-bordered, representing early 20c funereal practices.
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RECORD GROUP 477
KATE THAYER COLLECTION
176
1874 – 1932
Accession # 1981.77.1; 1981.77.3
2 items
Includes small autograph book, Ghosts of My Friends, autographs transformed into inkblots,
dated 1907 – 1932; and a scrapbook of Kate Thayer, from New Orleans, an international opera
soprano. Scrapbook contains mostly newspaper clippings from throughout the United States,
dated Oct 6, 1879 – March 1899. Includes Varieties Theatre program dated April 29, 1894, some
programs (not Louisiana), several broadsides featuring Thayer’s image, and two pieces of
Thayer’s stationery (blank).
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RECORD GROUP 478
ALLEN J. ELLENDER COLLECTION
c. 1972
Accession # 2001.56.1-5
5 items
Includes printed biography, 1972 election push-card, 2 pamphlets, Creole Recipes by Allen J,
Ellender.
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RECORD GROUP 479
MURIEL’S RESTAURANT EPHEMERA
July 25, 2000 – Mar 29, 2001
Accession # 2001.50.1-11
11 items
Includes menus, opening program, fact sheet, photocopied documents re opening of the
restaurant, March 29, 2001.
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RECORD GROUP 480
SCHLESINGER COLLECTION
[Community Concert Association of New Orleans]
1961 – c. 1985
Accession #’s 2001.51.1-9; SC 2001.8.1-3
9 items
Collection of items documenting the Community Concert Association of New Orleans. Includes
programs autographed by Van Cliburn, Jose Greco, John Browning, Leontyne Price, and Leonard
Bernstein. The collection also houses an audio cassette, an 1985 oral history by A. L.
Schlesinger of the Community Concert Association, and a transcription of the interview.
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RECORD GROUP 481
GIAMBELLUCA COLLECTION
[Republican Party in Louisiana]
1978 – 1992
2001.52.3 – 15
15 items
Ephemera documenting the Republican party in Louisiana, including a list of elected officials, an
issue of the Chairman’s Report of the Louisiana Republican Party, a notification of town
meetings held by Congressman Robert Livingston, and a Republican party Executive committee
membership card. Other items in the collection document the Greater New Orleans Floral Trail
festival, the Young Men’s Business Club of Greater New Orleans, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin
Foundation, Asphodel Plantation, and the 125th anniversary of the Claiborne Presbyterian
Church.
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RECORD GROUP 482
SHIRLEY KING PAPER EPHEMERA COLLECTION
2001.87.1-6
178
c. 1960 – c. 1962
6 items (stored in o/s box)
Collection houses Dunbar’s restaurant promotional pamphlet, lobster bib from T. Pitari’s,
program for UNO Workshop Theatre, flyer re Maison Hospitaliere, newslatter re public school
desegregation, and a flyer distributed by striking National Food store employees.
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RECORD GROUP 483
COHN PROGRAM COLLECTION
c. 1932 – 1991
2001.81.2.1-91
.5 ln. ft
Collection of New Orleans theatre, concert, opera, and ballet programs. Included are items
documenting the Philharmonic Society of New Orleans, the Community Concert Association,
New Orleans Grand opera Association, St. Charles Theatre, Tulane University Theatre, Isidore
Newman School Glee Club, Mother’s Day Service at Temple Sinai, Gallery Circle theatre,
Saenger Performing Arts Center, and the Contemporary Arts Center.Artists performing include
Heifetz, Lawrence Tibbet, Eugene Ormandy, Yehudi Menuhin, Enzio Pinza, Alfred Lunt and
Lynn Fontaine, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Eugene Ormandy, Stokowski, Katherine Cornell and
Helen Hayes. Also included are a plybill for “La Farce du Chaudronnier,” featuring Isidore Cohn
as the main character, and a program/menu, newspaper clippings, and guest list re a dinner held
at Antoine’s in honor of Frances Parkinson Keyes’ work or fiction, Dinner at Antoine’s.
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RECORD GROUP 484
OLD COURTHOUSE MUSEUM, NATCHITOCHES, MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION
(Open collection)
1999.92.46-51; 1999.130.1-8,10-14; 1999.86; 1999.124.1-24; 1999.87.2-7,9-10,12,16-17;
1999.91; 2000.151.1-3; 2000.146.2; 2000.152.1,4-9; 2000.64.2-3; DC4.1999.1-12;
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RECORD GROUP 485
LOUISIANA SPOTLIGHTS
2001.109.1-41
Jan, 1959 – Apr 1960
1 ln. ft
Forty issues of a newsletter published by the Louisiana Department of Commerce and Industry.
Includes images of Jimmie Davis, Earl K, Long, beauty queens; information re industrial
development in Louisiana; Cokie Roberts (Corinne Boggs) as queen of 13th Annual Mardi Gras
Ball held in Washington, D.C.
RECORD GROUP 486
E. D. WHITE EPHEMERA (Collection I)
2002.33.13.1-14; 2002.33.20-.25; 2003.111.2
1844 – 1961
7 folders (stored o/s boxes)
Small collection of items removed from E. D. White house when the building was transferred to
LSM. Includes prayer cards, newspaper article re spelling of his name (Douglas) and paying his
income tax, letter of recommendation written by White in support of son of Theodore [Bracy?] to
“enter his son at the college”; wedding announcement, Ed White and Leita M. Kent, 1895; one
prayer card includes verse typed “Christmas Greetings”; another issued on the anniversary of the
vicarage priesthood of the Saint Joseph School of Thibodeaux, December 23, 1865-1890.
Includes photographic enlargement of White’s honorary doctorate (1912) from Princeton and his
appointment as Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court by W. H. Taft (1910); annotated copy of
“Napoleon Bonaparte and other verses by J. M. White, MD” (Ed’s brother James?).
RECORD GROUP 487
ANN BRITTAIN COOKBOOK COLLECTION
2002.47.1-.8
180
1956 – 2000
Includes Melrose Plantation cookbook by Clementine Hunter and Francoise Mignon; Czech-Out
Cajun Cooking; Cane River’s Louisiana Living A Culinary Tour; Recipes from the Isle, Isle
Brevelle, La.
RECORD GROUP 488
THALHEIM FOODWAYS COLLECTION
2002.90.3.1-.15
1938 – 1971
13 Folders
Collection of handwritten, printed and mimeographed recipes collected by Ruth Sophie Thalheim
[1898-1976]. Includes promotional booklets published by New Orleans public Service and the
Home Service Section Louisiana Power & Light, and coupons for Luzianne coffee company and
admittance to Pontchartrain Beach issued by McDonald’s Hamburger Restaurant. One of the
recipes is written on D. H. Holmes Ladies Parlor stationery. Other recipes are for Louisiana fish
cakes, anise cookies, chop suey, cookies.
RECORD GROUP 489
MAX ZANDER COLLECTION
2003.55; 2003.89.1-2
1925 –
Oversized
Includes certificate issued in memoriam of the death of Leo Zander by members of the Green
Coffee Association of New Orleans; booklet re tea and coffee buying, 1925 Coffee Code; list of
special code words made up by Zander & Company, coffee importers, for use in telegrams with
their customers; list of maximum prices of green coffee, 1946.
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RECORD GROUP 490
LOUISIANA PURCHASE BECENTENNIAL
COMMEMORATIVE STAMP EHPEMERA
(ANTHONY J. RUDA)
2003.73.l, .3-.7
April 30, 2003
o/s box
Collection includes stamp, program, press packet, invitations, and formal presentation piece.
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RECORD GROUP 491
ERIC BROCK COLLECTION
2003.64.5-.23,.31
c. 1862 -
Collection of ephemera related to Shreveport –Bossier and New Orleans area. Includes letters to
Herman Loeb, Shreveport; from C. P. Ellis Co., New Orleans cotton merchants, unused Union
envelope featuring image of Butler material related to the hotel Denechaud, Mayer Israel & Co.,
eulogy delivered by Rabbi max Sheller, Southern Hide & Fur Co. (Shreveport), program re
Shreveport Centennial celebration, reprint of 1875 Shreveport CD, inauguration of Keith
Hightower as Shreveport Mayor, first day cover for Elvis Presley commemorative stamp, book,
Shreveport Sketch Book by Jud Acher.
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RECORD GROUP 492
MARY ZETTWOCH WALTZER COLLECTION
2003.27.1-.13, .22-.24
1863 – 1942
12 folders
182
Miscellaneous ephemera documenting the Gildea, Zettwoch, Rasmussen and Mary Zettwoch
Waltzer, a New Orleans midwife. Collection includes two letters discussing the 1876 Hayes-
Tilden election and vote fraud in new Orleans describing Louisiana as “that thieving – Kellog
(sic) place.” Also includes miniature prayer book, letters concerning real estate tax collection,
letterhead stationery featuring the King of Cereals (Robert P. Howell of Lake Arthur, LA), and a
pelican over a nest; two prayer cards.
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RECORD GROUP 493
NEW ORLEANS TOURISM EPHEMERA
2003.78.1.2-.34
1938 – 1998
1 ln..ft., stored o/s box
Collection consists of magazines and pamphlets relating to New Orleans tourism and politics;
includes real estate, growth of city, city planning industry, organized crime, visitors guides,
architecture, French Quarter Walking Tours, Public Affairs Research Council pamphlets. 33
items
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RECORD GROUP 494
WW II LOUISIANA PRISIONER OF WAR CORRESPONDENCE
2003,62.1-.4
February 9, 1944 – December 28, 1945
4 items
Typescript copies of two letters written by George B. Franklin, Tallulah, LA, re German POW’s
used as agricultural laborers and at the Chicago Mill in Tallulah, LA. Includes telegram sent by
George B. Franklin, Jr. requesting ten day extension of convalescent furlough (1944).
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RECORD GROUP 495
E. D. WHITE EPHEMERA (collection II)
2003.111.1-.4,.5
183
March 29, 1834 – c. 1914
oversized
Collection includes note from Chief Justice E. D. White to plantation manager, (c.1914), letter
from U. S. Representative E. D. White to Dr. C. Clement, c.1834; honorary degree to Chief
Justice E. D. White from McGill university; photograph of Susan White, Chief justice White’s
sister.
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RECORD GROUP 496
LEON GODCHAUX COLLECTION
2003.108.1-.36,.39-.42, SC2004.5.1-10
1859 – c.1955
3.5 ln. ft + 4 o/s boxes
Collection includes letter book in French and English; account ledgers, sales receipts, bills of sale
from clothing store, 7 sales accounts books, typescript minutes of stockholders meeting 1913;
postcards c. 1945 Belle Grove and Houmas house plantations; newsletter, The Blue Band;
blueprint maps Godchaux Sugars, Inc. 1953-1954; manuscripts 1869-1885 documenting Leon
Godchaux’s tutorship of four children; photographs of Godchaux’s Department Store interior and
exterior, bond for the Hebrew Education Society of New Orleans.
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RECORD GROUP 497
COLLECTION OF COOKBOOKS
c. 1945 – 1981
2004.003.01 – .29
Collection includes cookbooks from Louisiana, New Orleans, Restaurants, Cajun Country,
Acadian cooking. Also cookbooks from Mississippi, Natchez, Mississippi Plantations and
Georgia.
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RECORD GROUP 498
PATRICK BURNS COLLECTION
2003 –
(open collection)
2004.66.1; 2005.85; 2006.119.1-2; 2006.58.1-30
Political paper ephemera, menu, Katrina, Harrah’s casino, gambling,
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RECORD GROUP 499
EDWIN EDWARDS FAMILY PAPER EPHEMERA
1948 – 1998
2003.112
.5 ln. ft, 1 o/s box
This collection includes campaign material from Edwin Edwards’ 1972 and 1992 campaigns,
birthday, mother’s day, prayer cards, sympathy notes re death of Agnes Brouilette Edwards
(mother); airplane tickets and notes for a New Year’s trip to New York (1997), Edwards family
genealogy charts, sale of Edwin Edwards quarter horse “Dodger.” Included are two scrap books:
one houses newspaper clippings from 1972 campaign and the other contains certificates issued to
Edwin and Elaine Edwards for such diverse subjects as honorary citizenship awards from
southern states including one signed by George Wallace and various Louisiana cities; two
certificates signed by Spiro Agnew, and certificates noting that Edwin and Elaine were
passengers on Air Force One, as well as original political cartoons by Edwin Petcher and David
Norwood. Included in this scrapbook is a holographic poem written on “parchment paper” by
Lola Legier Maduell “What is a Cajun.”
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RECORD GROUP 500
J. WARD GURLEY COLLECTION
1864 – 1919
2004.028.27-45
185
.25 ln. ft
Collection houses letters by J. Ward Gurley [1851 – 1904] to his daughter Aurora while she was
a student at The Castle School for Girls in Tarrytown, New York; his autobiography, political
buttons, certificates to practice law and appointment as Attorney General of Orleans, a Christmas
note, marriage announcement (Aurora), program of 4th of July celebration in Hammond, and
memorials given after Gurley’s assassination. Several documents concern the very early years of
Audubon park: original charter, 1891 financial statement, remarks by Gurley at the hearing of a
railroad company’s request to build a railroad through the park, 1903 park yearbook, and 1919
Glimpses of Audubon Park.
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RECORD GROUP 501
HUEY P. LONG LETTERS TO CHARLES PECOT
1924, 1932
2004.115.1-2
3 items
Autographed letter, HPL to Sheriff Charles L. Pecot, Franklin, La., on Shreveport Elks Lodge
stationery, re political opponents during HPL’s first gubernatorial campaign in 1924. Includes
1932 letter from HPL to Pecot asking Pecot’s help in getting Julius P. Hebert elected to La House
of Representatives. Includes copy of typed letter from HPL to Harry P. Williams, Mayor of
Patterson, La.
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RECORD GROUP 502
WILLIAM RITCHIE WHITAKER MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION
1813 – 1886, n.d
2004.130.1-33
Oversized box, 27 folders
William B. Whitaker (1838-1886), was a student at the Kimball Union Academy in Meriden,
186
New Hampshire. In 1855, Whitaker, while a member of Kimball’s Middle Class, was a founding
member of an organization that came to be known as the Philadelphia Society. The purpose of
the society was to provide an opportunity for members to improve their debating, rhetorical or
composition skills. The collection houses many notes and manuscripts written by Whitaker while
a member of this society. The collection also houses Whitaker’s University of Louisiana
(Tulane) 1864 diploma. Additionally, the collection houses an envelope addressed to Daniel
Kimball Whitaker (1801-1881), an attorney, who served as the editor of the Southern Quarterly
Review. On the reverse of the envelope WRW wrote that if D.K. Whitaker could not be located,
the letter should be delivered to Lily Whitaker, a New Orleans teacher at the Keller School
(1880), St. Simeon (1885), and McDonough (1888).
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RECORD GROUP 503
HURRICANE KATRINA-RELATED SIGNS
2005 – (OPEN COLLECTION)
(oversize box)
2006.014.6-7; 2006.025; 2006.063.01-05; 2006.124.06-08, .024; 2007.027; 2007.28.1-4;
2008.24.1
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RECORD GROUP 504
NOKIA SUGAR BOWL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
(Oklahoma vs. LSU)
Jan 4, 2004
2004.036.1-5
Oversized Box
Collection includes tickets, program, pass, and two newspaper front pages (the New Orleans
Times-Picayune and the Baton Rouge Advocate) proclaiming the Louisiana State University
football team as the national champions.
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187
RECORD GROUP 505
2006 NEW ORLEANS ELECTION CAMPAIGN SIGNS
2005-2006
2006.061.01-11; 2006.063.06-08; 2006.081.2; 2007.032.5;
Oversized Box
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RECORD GROUP 506
BUS PASS AND PHOTOGRAPHS, HURRICANE KATRINA EVACUATION
September 2 – 5, 2005
2006.022.01-13
Collection houses faxed pass for placement in bus window to gain access to New Orleans after
Hurricane Katrina and twelve snapshots taken during the donor’s three-day stay in the city.
Some of the photographs were taken from inside the bus and show a small segment of the pass
visible in the lower left corner of the image. Other photographs show National Guard troops
surrounding the bus parked alongside Canal Place, Camp Street near Julia showing burned truck
and a collapsed building, an unidentified French Quarter street at [sunset ?], interior of the bus as
it traveled across the Huey P. Long Bridge, and parked along side a grassy median at
unidentified location. 13 items.
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RECORD GROUP 507
PRODUCTION SIGNS FOR MOVIES SHOT IN LOUISIANA
1982 – 2005
2006.26.1-8
Oversize box
Collection houses signs posted during filming of various movies shot in New Orleans and
Louisiana. Included are Tightrope, The Big Easy, and Concrete Cowboy. 8 items.
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188
RG 508
MARK J. SINDLER COLLECTION
2005 – (OPEN COLLECTION)
2006.014.08-14, .15-20; 2006.63.9-10; 2006.124.1-27; SC2006.5.1-3
Collection houses (mostly) paper ephemera collected after Hurricane Katrina, ephemera collected
at the New Orleans Po-boy Preservation Festival,
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RECORD GROUP 509
R. J. MATSON HURRICANE KATRINA EDITORIAL CARTOON
April 14, 2006
2006.078.1-2
Oversize box
Original line drawing, editorial cartoon originally published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
“More Realistic F. E. M. A. Guidelines for Rebuilding in New Orleans.” Image depicts four New
Orleans houses in various stages of construction situated atop four large wooded arks surrounded
by front and back yards, along a street. Includes 8” x !0’ color print of the cartoon. The
reproduction of this image is restricted, see master file.
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RECORD GROUP 510
ANN WOODRUFF PAPER EPHEMERA COLLECTION
2005 – 2006
2006.40.2-7: 2006.81.3-4; 2007.032.1-6; SC2006.4;
Collection houses paper ephemera pertaining to post-Katrina New Orleans political campaigns,
hurricane preparedness (dist. By French Consulate); and the rebuilding of the city.
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RECORD GROUP 511
189
NEW ORLEANS ANTI-CRIME PROTEST SIGNS
2006 – (OPEN COLLECTION)
Oversized
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RECORD GROUP 512
GEORGE RICHARD WORLD WAR II MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION
Sep 22, 1924 – 1954, ca. 1975
2007.018.1-30; SC2007.2.1-3
Collection houses manuscripts documenting Richard’s early life in Calcasieu Parish before he
worked for the Munson Steamship Line which ran a passenger and cargo service between New
York and Cuba. During WWII Richard was a marine engine mechanic in Company B and earned
the bronze star. The collection includes a form letter from Harry Truman thanking Richard for
his service and his honorable service certificate. After the war Richard contracted tuberculosis,
and several documents in the collection relate to Richard’s treatment for the disease in VA
hospitals. 33 items.
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RECORD GROUP 513
MR. AND MRS. RAY BRANTLEY COLLECTION
c.1940 – Oct 12, 1946
2007.61.09 – .17
Collection houses paper ephemera and telegrams collected by Mr. and Mr. Brantley who owned
an orange juice shop at 606 Baronne Street in New Orleans. Includes an advertising card for the
S. S. President, telegrams congratulating them on their anniversary, small pamphlet distributed
by Gluck’s restaurant, (A Condensed History of New Orleans), and programs for A Cavalcade of
Flowers and A Night in Old New Orleans. 9 items.
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RECORD GROUP 514
ST. BERNARD PARISH TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES
190
2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008
2007.65.1-2; 2007.122; 2007.143
Three telephone books published in St. Bernard Parish pre-and post Katrina. The ones published
before the hurricane are 3/4” thick; the one published a year later is only ¼” thick. A
comparison of the three publications creates a visually dramatic statement concerning the great
loss of population, infrastructure and businesses in the parish after Katrina. 3 items.
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RECORD GROUP 515
RALPH AND FREDA LUPIN MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION III
2004.039
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RECORD GROUP 516
1940 LOUISIANA GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN EPHEMERA
(Pro Sam Jones and Anti Earl K. Long)
1940
2007.37.01-03, 05
Collection houses a few items collected during the Sam Jones / Earl K. Long election for
governor: flyers, telegram, small business card. 4 items.
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RECORD GROUP 517
GORMAN EPHEMERA COLLECTION
1908-1947; 1986
2007.13.5-10; SC2007.01.1-5
Collection house program re William Howard Taft’s visit to NO in 1909, souvenir cocktail and
food menus from Roosevelt Hotel, some NOP tourism pamphlets, movie promotion re The awful
Truth shown at the Orpheum Theatre, Stuart O. Landry leaflet re letters describing NO in 1847,
program re presentation of Ernest N. Morial painting to City of New Orleans. 10 items.
191
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RECORD GROUP 518
THEODORE O. STARK MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION
(Rivers Lelong Donation)
Jan 22, 1867 – Mar 31, 1909
2007.113.5-30
Collection houses miscellaneous manuscripts re property in Carrollton either owned or subleased
by Stark. The principal area was land bounded by Washington, Burdette, Twelfth, and Carrollton
Rd. Collection houses many tax receipts from Carrollton, and Jefferson and Orleans parishes,
including two for a Convention tax (1867-68 Constitutional Convention?), two contracts between
Stark and sharecroppers, a fragment re a sale of property to the New Orleans Swamp and
Reclamation Co., and a receipt for copies issued by the Dameron-Pierson Co. Some of the tax
receipts were signed by Antoine Dubuclet and George M. Wickliffe, and one of the land leases
was between Stark and W. W. Handlin. Many of the documents have revenue stamps on them.
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RECORD GROUP 519
STEVE SCHAFER POLITICAL EPHEMERA
1987 – 1996
2007.116.1-19
Collection houses political ephemera (bumper stickers, flyer, pamphlets, etc.) re Charles E.
“Buddy” Roemer III’s first and second gubernatorial elections, David Duke and Clyde
Holloway’s 1991 campaigns for governor and Louis “Woody” Jenkins’s 1996 campaign for U. S.
senate, and bumper stickers for Edwin Edwards’s 1991 gubernatorial run and John Breaux’s
1992 campaign for U. S. senator. The collection includes a copy of the Louisiana Republican
party publication, The Red Elephant, Jul 1991, vol 2 #7.
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RECORD GROUP 520
HURICANE KATRINA MISCELLANEUS COLLECTION
(Open Collection)
2005-
192
2006.62.1-3; 2007.115.3-4; 2008.26.1-3;
Menu from closed Vietnamese restaurant, Christmas card re MRE’s and FEMA trailers
Documents from Harvard Medical School re mental health of survivors (Sam Rykels); issues of
Baton Rouge Daily Advocate, Houston Chronicle, and Times Picayune published Aug-Sep,
2005;
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RECORD GROUP 521
CLEARY COLLECTION
(Friends of Harmony Lodge #58, Free and Accepted Masons)
1897 – 1955
2006.120.1-29
Although the collection houses some manuscripts re the Knights of Pythias Washington Lodge:
programs, dance car and information post cards, the bulk of the collection relates to the Friends
of Harmony Lodge #58, Free & Accepted Masons. The collection includes a 1914 roster of all
the members for the New Orleans Lodges of the Free & Accepted Masons, menus, programs, a
1926 booklet issued by the Trestle Board, a 1928 invitation to the annual election and installation
of officers. Other items included in the collection are programs to the dedication of the New
Orleans Masonic Temple (1892 and 1926-27,) the 1918 by-laws of the Cemetery Association
Hebrew Congregation Dispersed of Judah, a 1930 program for the Diamond Jubilee Celebration
of the Jewish Children’s Home, a 1938 program to the 125th anniversary reunion of the Scottish
Rite Bodies, Grand Consistory of Louisiana 32°, and a 1933 advertising card, Livaudais
pharmacy.
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RECORD GROUP 522
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS EXPOSITION
(NARdi Gras)
Nov 10 –13, 2006
2007.19.2.1-2. 5-6
Program and other ephemera distributed at the 2006 National Association of Realtors exposition
held at the Morial Convention Center.
193
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RECORD GROUP 523
COMMUNITY CONGRESS II, UNIFIED NEW ORLEANS PLAN (UNOP) BUS SIGNS
Dec 2, 2006
2007.28.1-4
Laminated bus signs used to identify busses dispatched to transport attendees to the Community
Congress II (UNOP) meeting held in New Orleans post-Katrina. The meetings were designed so
the public would have some input into the future of New Orleans. These signs identified specific
locations were citizens could assemble to be picked up and transported to the day-long meeting.
Bus #1: Mary Queen of Vietnam Church, Chef Menteur and Read, St. Bernard and Broad,
Bus #2: Carrollton and Washington, Canal and Broad, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Bus #: Magazine and Napoleon, Oretha Castle Haley Elementary School, Bethune Elementary
Sign #4: Destination sign – Community Congress II, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. A copy
of this sign was placed in each bus transporting Congress participants.
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RECORD GROUP 524
MARY ELLEN NORTH COLLECTION
1902 – 1973
2006.069.06, 16 – 28
Collection houses several photographs and documents related to Benjamin George North, Jr.
includes baptism certificate, Trinity Lutheran Church; voter registration certificate, 2 tourism
booklets, photograph of North on Canal St., D. H. Holmes sign in background, Masonic Temple
in Algiers, “mammy” figure in front of Kate Latter’s Praline shop. 13 items.
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RECORD GROUP 525
LOUISIANA AVIATION INDUSTRY PAPER EPHEMERA
2007.134
c. 1958 –
194
Collection houses advertising brochure for Petroleum Helicopters, Inc., Lafayette, La;
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RECORD GROUP 526
INAUGURATION OF GOVERNOR BOBBY JINDAL EPHEMERA
2008.23.1-8
Jan 13-24, 2008
Collection houses paper ephemera collected at the time of Governor Jindal’s inauguration:
invitations, programs, and tickets. 10 items.
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RECORD GROUP 527
HIBERNIA BANK EPHEMERA
2008.075.05
20th Century
A large group of correspondence and printed materials related to the operations and history of
Hibernia Bank and Trust Company of New Orleans, Louisiana.
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RECORD GROUP 528
SPORTS MISCELLANEOUS EPHEMERA
(Open Collection)
Collection houses paper ephemera related to sports in Louisiana.
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