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The History of New Orleans After the Civil War

This guide contains descriptions of manuscript materials on the history of New Orleans since the Civil War. These materials include the records of New Orleans residents, physicians, attorneys, politicians, journalists, writers and authors, educators, students, soldiers, clergymen, planters, merchants, factors and commission brokers, businesses, clubs and organizations. The history of New Orleans since 1866 is documented through papers (personal, business, financial, legal, military and government), educational materials, diaries, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, sheet music, poetry, and bills and receipts.

Some of the topics covered by collections described in this guide include the Spanish-American War, World War II, nursing in peace time and in war, music, theater (opera and plays), literature, and travel descriptions.

Collections in this guide are listed alphabetically, with a chronological index after the alphabetical listing. Brief descriptions include references to sources for additional information--either the LSU Libraries' catalog, which is accessible through the Internet, or the manuscript card catalog in the Special Collections reading room of Hill Memorial Library. Still additional information on some of these collections can be found in detailed finding aids in the reading room. Increasingly, electronic copies of these finding aids can be found on the World Wide Web site for Special Collections, where you can also find information about using the collections, searching the online catalog remotely, and asking us questions.


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  • Account book, 1888-1890. 1 vol. (513 p.). Location: B:72. Account book of printing or stationery business, probably located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Entries relate to stationery and printed products. Pages 1-134 contain general entries; pages 351 to 410 contain entries for Joseph J. Hooper; pages 451-477 contain entries for George Ellis. Mss.4541.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Actors and Musicians Photographs, ca. 1880-1920. 64 items. Location: E:71. The collection consists of mounted and unmounted black and white photographs of actors and musicians who appeared at New Orleans theaters during the period of 1880-1920. Handwritten notes on the back of many of the photos identify the individuals, the theater where they appeared, and the name of the play or event. Among the New Orleans houses so identified are the Tulane, Athenaeum, Orpheum, Dauphine, and Crescent Theaters, as well as the French Opera House. Mss. 2116.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Albrizio, Conrad Alfred, 1894-1973. Papers, 1894-1973. 1.5 linear ft. Location: 64:4, T:14, OS:A, 104-105. Artist. Albrizio studied architecture at the Beaux Arts Institute, and later studied painting and drawing in New Orleans, Louisiana and Paris. He learned fresco painting and mural composition in Rome. In 1935 he joined the LSU Art Department. Collection includes personal and professional letters, slides, photographs, sketches, and printed items. Slides and photographs depict his work in the mural and fresco genres. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2612, 3349.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Aldrich, Ella V. (Ella Virginia), 1902-1982. Papers, 1921-1973. 22 items. Location: Misc. Ella V. Aldrich Schwing was a librarian at LSU, a member of the faculty of the LSU Library School, and a member of the LSU Board of Supervisors. The papers include material on the Colfax riot of 1873, an inscribed reprint of "Huey, Lyndon, and Southern Radicalism" by T. Harry Williams, a clipping of "The Legacy of Knute Heldner" from the Dixie Roto Magazine, and 15 photographic prints of plaques bearing Schwing's name on buildings at LSU System campuses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3374.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     African Americans     Women    
  • Ambert, Joachim. Papers, 1838-1876. 9 items. Location: Misc.:A, OS:A. French military officer and nobleman. Personal papers consisting of passports and related items (1838-1840); two letters from Baron Ambert in New Orleans, Louisiana; a bill for accommodations in Niagara Falls, New York; and Ambert's French military service record. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1356.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language    
  • AMERICA Broadside, ca. 1899. 4 items. Location: OS:A. Steamboat owned and commanded by Captain LeVerrier Cooley, a native of Savanna, Illinois, and later a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Broadside announcing the celebration of the maiden voyage of the America, the 'biggest boat that ever sailed the Ouachita.' Also includes a sheet of letterhead paper and two envelopes with views of the Mississippi River cotton packet. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1785.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Andry, M. T. (Michel Thomassin), 1811-ca. 1871. Family Papers, 1840-1882 (bulk 1858-1879). 0.3 linear ft. (199 items). Location: UU:66. Sugar planter of St. John the Baptist and St. Charles parishes, Louisiana, and resident of New Orleans. Collection includes correspondence and legal and financial papers. Letters received by Andry's daughter Rosa from his sons describe their participation in the Battle of Shiloh, campaigns in Kentucky, and skirmishes at Camp Beauregard in the Civil War. Partly in French. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1318.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Plantations     Sugar     French-language    
  • Anne Rice collection, 1979-1991. 0.5 linear ft. Location: W:69. New Orleans, Louisiana author. Articles, interviews, and reviews by and about Anne Rice and her works. Includes audio tapes of interviews of Rice on National Public Radio (undated) and on a Larry King radio broadcast (November 1988). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4446.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Annual report of the New Orleans Belt and Terminal Co. to the Interstate Commerce Commission of the United States, 1903. 2 v. Location: J:25. The New Orleans Belt and Terminal Company was formed in 1901 to operate the property of the New Orleans and Western Railroad Company. Annual reports to the ICC report the company's history, officers, assets, expenditures, earnings, and traffic and mileage statistics, as well as describe its equipment and relationship to the New Orleans and Western Railroad Company and the New Orleans Terminal Company. For more information, see the online catalog. Mss. 4871.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • Anonymous account book (E), 1866-1870. 1 vol. Location: F:1. Record book of an unidentified general merchandise store in New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 312.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Anonymous letter, 1871. 1 item. Location: Misc. :A. New Orleans, Louisiana, minister's wife describes yellow fever situation and church duties. Letter is written on the letterhead of Randolph, Singleton, and Brown, Attorneys at Law. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 70.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Religion     Women    
  • Anonymous manuscript volume, 1858-1877. 1 item. Location: Misc. A. Journal contains notes on the progress of the Civil War and the 'Trent Affair', a diplomatic incident between the U. S. and Great Britain. Other topics include poetry; songs; partial plays in commedia dell'arte style; notes on Renaissance Italian history and notes on Daniel Deronda by George Eliot. Also included are listings for businesses and consulates in New Orleans, and public officials in Paris. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3545.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Politics     French-language    
  • Anonymous New Orleans letter, 1874 December 15. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Letter from a visitor to New Orleans describes impressions of the city and comments on violent popular reactions to recent election returns. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2997.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous Reconstruction letters, 1875. 2 items. Location: Misc.:A. Ensign stationed on the U.S. Flagship Worcester in New Orleans describes the chaotic conditions existing in the Louisiana legislature, and mentions orders to disperse the legislature. He also mentions national politics and his own naval experiences. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2560.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Anonymous scrapbook, 1855-1857, 1865-1867. 1 ms. vol. Location: H:10. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, mainly of poems published in New Orleans papers, and sentimental engravings. Items are glued over ledger entries (1855-1857). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3012.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Anonymous scrapbook, 1861-1936. 2 vols (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:A. Miscellaneous newspaper clippings collected mainly from newspapers in New Orleans and Natchez include materials relative to Reconstruction, the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson, the Chicago fire of 1871, and steamboats. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2554.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Transportation     Politics    
  • Anonymous family photograph collection, circa 1900. 3 photographic prints. Location: 65:5. These are three studio portraits of unidentified individuals: two children and an elderly woman. The children's pictures were created by the New Orleans photographic studio of E. Simon. Mss. 3848.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous traveler's letters, 1882 Mar. 8-13. 2 items. Location: Misc.: A. An unidentified traveler writes his son two letters from New Orleans, La. His March 8, 1882, letter describes his journey by train from Jacksonville, Fla., to New Orleans, complaining of the low state of the countryside and the manners of the poor whites and blacks. His March 13, 1882, letter gives a vivid description of New Orleans, including news of levee breaks and flooding on the Mississippi River. Mss. 3858.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Arceneaux, William. Papers, 1964-2007 (bulk 1972-2007). 15 linear feet and 20 volumes. Louisiana higher education official. Papers consist of correspondence, business papers, photographs, printed items, and scrapbooks related to the professional, civic, and personal activities of William Arceneaux. A small amount of correspondence is in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog Mss. 4107.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Business     Cajuns     Civil War     Education     French-language     LSU     Politics     Spanish-language    
  • Atlantic Coast Seaman's Union. Account books, 1906-1915. 3 vols. Location: F:2. Three daybooks of the New Orleans branch of the Atlantic Coast Seaman's Union showing income and expenses of the union. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 592.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Babcock, Mrs. George. Diaries, 1871. 1 item and 2 ms. vols. Location: J:5. Wife of a New Orleans merchant. Travel diaries record a trip to Europe and give descriptions of places and events in England, Scotland, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and France. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 791.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Barel, Leona Queyrouze, 1861?-1938. Papers, 1800-1950 (bulk 1860-1937). 2,614 items, 31 printed vols., 23 ms. Vols. Location: UU:68-72, Q:27, X:97-98, OS:Q, 99. French-language writer, poet, essayist, and musician of New Orleans and New York City. Her father, Major Leon Queyrouze, was commander of the Orleans Guard Battalion during the Civil War. Papers include letters from writers and editors; literary writings and musical compositions; materials on the Anti-Lottery League; and Civil War and business papers of her father, a member of the factors' firm Queyrouze and Bois. In French and English. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 18-26. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1204, 1222, 1278, 1314, 1323, 1335.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     French-language     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts     Women    
  • Baton Rouge Scenes, c. 1920-1930. 14 items. Location: 111:1. Picture cards of various scenes from Baton Rouge, La., including the capitol building and Louisiana State University. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4999.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU     Long Family     Politics    
  • Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893. Family Papers, 1818-1912 (bulk 1850-1880). 671 items, 106 vols. (13 ms. vols., 93 printed vols.). Location: U:10-12, F:3, OS:B. American army officer, Confederate general during the Civil War, and superintendent of the New Custom House in New Orleans. Collection includes paper and items of financial, legal, political, and personal interest. Other items include recipes; scrapbooks; pamphlets; photographs; notebooks; and some papers of the Cenas family. Included are papers on New Orleans related to railroad, improvement, and other city projects. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 601.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Politics    
  • Bell, William R., ca. 1814-1874. Papers, 1842-1941 (bulk 1842-1874). 78 items, 2 vols. Location: C:6. Native of Scotland, mortician, and owner of Union Stables in New Orleans. Business papers document Bell's stable and mortuary and include transactions with Union soldiers occupying New Orleans. Correspondence with his family discusses economic conditions and the Civil War. Collection includes a photograph of Bell. Mss. 2117, 2118.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Bienvenu family. Papers, 1779-1907. 143 items. Location: E:19. Planters of St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, and New Orleans. Business papers of Alexandre Devince Bienvenu and Pierre Armand Bienvenu largely concern land ownership and sales in the Attakapas region, St. Martin Parish and New Orleans. Collection also includes family letters and genealogical papers. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2604.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     French-language    
  • Billaud family. Papers, 1816-1868. 43 items. Location: U:20. Residents of New Orleans. Papers include correspondence documenting personal and business affairs, including the purchase and sale of skins; city and parish tax receipts; and a copy of Marie Isabelle Billaud's birth certificate. Letters in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 499, 1361.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Women     French-language    
  • Bishop Polk Benevolent Society. Record book, 1862, 1865-1868. 3 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: Misc.:B., M:20. Treasurer's book for benevolent societies at Trinity Church, New Orleans. Entries record the receipts and expenditures of the Benevolent Society. Entries for 1862 give the officers of the 'Ladies Society for the Promotion of Christian Objects.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 772.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Religion     Women    
  • Blakely, A. R. Correspondence, 1898. 6 items. Location: Misc:B. President of the New Orleans Progressive Union. Letters from Stuyvesant Fish requesting that Blakely's organization sponsor the subscription drive to purchase a silver service to be presented to the cruiser U.S.S. New Orleans by the people of New Orleans. Included is a letter from Captain William Folger, U.S. Navy commander of the NewOrleans, suggesting types of services that might be purchased. There is also an incomplete list of subscribers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1065.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bobet Brothers. Records, 1866-1873. 8 items. Location: Misc:B. Oak stave and lumber business in New Orleans. Bills, receipts, payment orders, and a letter relating to business. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Boggs, Hale, 1914-1972, Correspondence. 21 items. U.S. representative from Louisiana. DeLesseps S. Morrison (1912-1964), lawyer and mayor of New Orleans, actively encouraged trade with Latin America. Correspondence includes letters from U.S. diplomatic personnel and Latin American political figures concerning Morrison's report about the Louisiana Trade And Good Will Mission to Latin America. Letters express condolences on Morrison's death. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2899.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Boggs, Lindy, 1916- Letters, 1974-1978. 6 letters. Location: Misc. Lindy Boggs was U.S. Representative for the 2nd Congressional District of Louisiana (1973-1992) and U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican (1997-2001). These five letters by Boggs recount her memories of President Lyndon B. Johnson and Speaker of the House John W. McCormack. A short note from Russell B. Long is also included. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3878.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     Women    
  • Boggs, William R., 1829-1911. Reminiscences, 1891. 3 items [photocopies]. Brigadier general of the Confederate army and chief of staff of the Trans-Mississippi Department from November 1862 until the end of the Civil War. Boggs' reminiscences, written in 1891 at the age of 62, cover the entire period of the war, from the election of 1860 until his surrender in June 1865. Also included are two obituary notices from Boston and New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3058.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Boland, Rose Mary Shields. Scrapbook, 1906-1940. 1 vol. [on microfilm] Location:Mss. Mf.:B. Child actress and member of New Orleans theatrical family. Scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous items, largely concerning her career as a child actress with the Brown-Baker Stock Company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2595.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Women    
  • Boney, Richard K. (Richard Kinsey), 1855-1937. Papers and diaries, 1866-1884. 18 items ( on 1 microfilm reel). Location: Mss.Mf:B. Lawyer and planter of Duckport Plantation, Madison Parish, Louisiana. Diaries record student life at Virginia Military Institute, Lexington; social life in Virginia and Vicksburg, Mississippi; and legal studies at the University of Louisiana (now Tulane University), New Orleans. Included are miscellaneous papers and photographs of Boney. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3041.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Plantations    
  • Bonnecaze, Leon, 1797-1872. Papers, 1807-1881. (bulk 1850-1870). 0.6 linear feet. Location: Y:84, OS:B. French Consul for Baton Rouge, lawyer, and prominent business man. Papers consist of documents conveying the personal, financial, and business life of Bonnecaze, as well as those of his relatives, and his associates. Most correspondence, financial and legal papers pertain to land ownership. Mss. 5074For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     French-language     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Bonner, Wesley McDonald, 1847-1891. Family papers, 1890-1891, 1902, 1935. 22 letters, 1 typescript. Location: B:66. Wesley McDonald Bonner of Franklin Parish, La., married Carolina Amanda Frazier on Dec. 31, 1878. The papers consist primarily of 20 letters written by Bonner to his wife and daughter while studying medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans, La., between October 1890 and February 1891. Mss. 3890.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine    
  • Bonnot, Raoul. Bill, 1893. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. New Orleans undertaker. Detailed bill for the funeral of Mrs. A. Caillier, widow. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2297.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Boothby, Charles W. Papers, 1858-1898 (bulk 1861-1874). 1.3 linear ft., 3 v. Location: U:308-309, OS:B, Mss. Mf.:B. U.S. Army captain, customs official, superintendent of education for New Orleans, and politician. Correspondence, military orders and quartermaster's records reflect Civil War and postwar New Orleans. Civil War papers document personal experiences, military engagements, African American soldiers, and political activity. They also document maritime operations on Lake Pontchartrain. Reconstruction papers reflect the local and national political environment. Mss. 4847.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Civil War     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • Bourgeois Motor Works. Records, 1897-1898. 1 vol. (171 items). Location: F:3. Manufacturing firm located in New Orleans. Bound letter-book volume contains letters, cards, invoices, and receipts addressed to the Bourgeois Motor Company from various manufacturers. Items contain information related to equipment, supplies, and manufacturing. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 50.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Bower, Garner and Harrison. Papers, 1863-1868, undated. 126 items. Location: E:51. New Orleans commission merchants. Letters to a member of the firm at Baton Rouge (1863) and at Natchez, Mississippi (1864-1868). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1388.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Civil War     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Bowers, Laura Boddie Jones, Papers, 1906-1990, undated (bulk: 1931-1955). 3.25 linear ft. Location: E:119-121. Librarian in Louisiana. Primarily correspondence documenting the family life, student life, and early career of Bowers in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Natchitoches, La. Newspaper clippings, notes, post card collection, printed items, and a scrapbook are also present. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3546.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Natchez, Mississippi     Education     LSU     Long Family     20th Century Wars     Women    
  • Boyd, David French, 1834-1899. Papers, 1833-1934 (1860-1899). 9 linear ft., 45 v. Location: D:14-21, vault, U:179, Mf:Mss:B, OS:B. Confederate officer, president of the Seminary of Learning at Alexandria, Louisiana, president and professor at LSU (1884-1886). Papers contain correspondence, including correspondence with William T. Sherman; writings about Civil War figures; academic papers; photographs; financial papers; and printed items. Manuscript volumes consist of school notebooks; memoranda; diaries, including a Civil War diary; morning reports from Kentucky Military Institute and Locust Dale Academy; and a minute book of the Demostherman Society. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 40, 99, 794, 890, 893, 1400, 1612, 4234.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Education     LSU     African Americans    
  • David French Boyd Papers. William T. Sherman Letters, 1859-1891. .3 linear ft. Location: U:179, Mss. Mf.:B, Vault:26. Civil War officers, educators. Letters refer to higher education, political issues, rights of freedmen, Ku Klux Klan activities, and the jetty system in New Orleans. Civil War letters concern Boyd's imprisonment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 890, 893, 3362.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education     LSU     New Orleans in the Civil War     Politics    
  • Boyer, Albert P., Mrs. Papers and account books, 1885-1907. 0.8 linear ft. (47 items; 4 vols.). Location: E:51, O:67. African American undertaker of New Orleans. Papers include promissory notes; statements of account; bills for coffins and caskets; cashbooks; a journal reflecting accounts for funeral expenses; and a ledger containing client and burial society accounts. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 1. Mss. 1258.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     Women    
  • Bozeman, Harley B. Telegram, 1930 July 17. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Newspaper columnist and writer of Winnfield, Winn Parish, Louisiana. Telegram addressed to the New Orleans Times-Picayune commenting on an editorial about the Louisiana Highway Commission. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3269.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Breaux, John B. Papers, 1933, 1938, 1963, 1970-2004 (bulk: 1987-2004). Approx. 781 linear feet . Location: Room B6, Map Cage, Vault:54. Correspondence, briefing books, bills, reports, testimony transcripts, research files, news releases, printed materials, audio-visual and electronic files, photographs and memorabilia documenting the political and U.S. Congressional career of Louisiana Representative (1972-1986) and Senator (1987-2004) John B. Breaux, and the work of his office. In addition to Senate and House files, contains materials related to his campaigns, the Democratic Party, and the Washington Mardi Gras. Topics include, among others, flood control, abortion, transportation, energy, the environment, taxes, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and healthcare, consumer protection, wetlands conservation, base closures in Louisiana, commerce, trade, and agriculture policy, especially for sugar and rice. For additional information, see the online catalog. Mss. 4922.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Education     LSU     Medicine     Sugar     Transportation     Religion     Politics     20th Century Wars     African Americans     Women     French-language     Cajuns     Spanish-language    
  • Brees, Ray. Photographs, 1959-1960. 37 items. Location: E:66. Photographs from 1959 and 1960 capture scenes from plantation homes, as well as buildings and streets of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 236.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Brent, Nanine M. Papers, 1886-1899, 1943, undated. 53 items, 2 ms. vols. Location: U:114. Daughter of Colonel Joseph L. Brent. Diary, recipes, household hints, New Orleans trade cards, and newspaper clippings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1822.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Brickell, D. Warren (Daniel Warren), 1824-1881. Papers, 1869-1882. 0.5 linear ft. (82 items, 1 ms. vol., 1 printed vol.). Location: C:74, 98:B, OS:B. New Orleans gynecologist, founder and dean of the New Orleans School of Medicine, and editor of numerous medical journals. Papers consist mainly of newspaper clippings and political broadsides, many dealing with Reconstruction issues. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1430.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine     Politics    
  • Bridges, Tyler Papers, 1882-2002. 14.5 linear feet. Location: UU:296-308, L:36, OS:B. Newspaper articles, interviews, and copies of court records and transcripts of wire taps compiled by journalist Tyler Bridges as research for his book, 'Bad Bet on the Bayou: The Rise of Gambling in Louisiana and the Fall of Governor Edwin Edwards.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4899.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Politics    
  • Bright, Jane C. Scrapbook, 1917-1956 (bulk 1918-1919). 31 items, 1 vol. Location: 38-73. Red Cross nurse during WWI and a native of Yazoo, Mississippi. Bright was attached to the New Orleans Chapter Base Hospital, Unit No.24, and stationed at Limoges, France. Scrapbook contains mementos of her service as a Red Cross Nurse with the American Expeditionary Force (A.E.F.) in France. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1810.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     20th Century Wars     Women    
  • Bringier, Louis Amadee, 1827-1897. Papers, 1786-1901. 599 items and 14 vols. Location: T:96-97, F:9, OS:B. Planter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana; Confederate officer and commander of the 4th Louisiana Cavalry and the 7th Louisiana Regiment. Papers include military records, correspondence and business papers relating to the administration of Hermitage Plantation in Ascension Parish and Houmas, Burnside, and Bagatelle plantations. One letter report that a woman killed a federal soldier in New Orleans (1862); another describes Grand Ilse as a resort requented by Jews. Some items in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 1, Reels 1-2, and microfilm 5322: Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 1, Reel 13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 43, 139, 544.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Plantations     African Americans     Women     French-language     Jews    
  • Brown, Edward F. Letter, 1866 Dec. 18. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Edward F. Brown of Salem, Mass., writes to James Carnegy Savage of New Orleans, La., regarding Savage's going down to New Orleans to commence work on a plantation. He also relates family news and discusses the religious aspects of dying. Mss. 4244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Religion    
  • Bruce, David. Papers, 1871-1876. 2 items. Location: Misc.:B. Receipts for lumber purchased by Bruce from F. Fischer & Son, New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 913.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Bruns, J. Dickson (John Dickson), 1836-1883. J. Dickson Bruns and T. G. Richardson correspondence, 1869-1870. 4 items. Location: Misc:B. Physicians of New Orleans. Bruns was also an organizer of the White League. Letters to Richardson, General Braxton Bragg, and General Richard Taylor from Bruns; and letters to both generals from Richardson. All the letters concern a controversy between the doctors about a breach of medical ethics on the part of Bruns. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 47.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Medicine    
  • Buhler, M. E. (Mary Edith). Papers, 1881-1931. 985 items, 7 ms. Vols., 8 printed vols. Location: C:50-51; H:17. Poet and journalist of Mount Independence Plantation near Natchez, Mississippi, and resident of New Orleans and New York City; author of The Grass in the Pavement (1918). Papers consist of her manuscript and printed writings published in the New York Times and the New Orleans Times-Picayune and of materials relating to her family history and genealogy. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 1-4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1192, 1210, 1333.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Women    
  • Bulger, M. Receipt, 1886. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Receipt from a plumber, steam and gas fitter. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Burke, E. A. (Edward A.). Papers, 1859-1929 (bulk 1872-1899). 83 items, 2 printed vols. Location: C:48, OS:B. New Orleans politician and publisher. Burke escaped to Honduras after being indicted for embezzlement (1889) as Louisiana State Treasurer. Papers include correspondence describing Louisiana politics and affairs in Honduras and Mexico, including letters from prominent Latin American political figures. Some items in Spanish. Mss. 547, 620, 641, 893, 1226.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Politics     Spanish-language    
  • Burt, Joseph, Jr. Papers, 1856-1876 (bulk 1862-1863). 16 items. Location: Misc:B. Union soldier in the 57th Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War. Papers include correspondence while Burt was stationed in New Orleans in 1863 commenting on military life, Confederate prisoners of war, and off-duty recreation including the shooting of alligators. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2721.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893. Letter, 1890 March 1. 1 item. Location: Misc.B. General in the United States Army during the Civil War. Letter from Butler replying to a request for facts pertaining to the execution of William B. Mumford, refers the writer to James Parton's book, GENERAL BUTLER IN NEW ORLEANS (1862). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1802.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Butler, Robert Ormond. Papers, 1848-1888. 1.5 linear ft. Location: S:25-26, OS:B. Medical doctor in New Orleans and Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, and sugar planter and molasses producer in Terrebonne Parish. Papers include correspondence, financial papers, legal documents, printed items, and photographs related to Butler's business and professional lives. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 5, Reels 3-4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1068.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Cable, George Washington, 1844-1925. Miscellany, 1850-1914. 1 item. Location: W:37. Louisiana writer. George Washington Cable was born in New Orleans, La., and served in the Confederate army during the Civil War. He worked as a journalist for the New Orleans Picayune from 1865 to 1879. His most important works are Old Creole Days (1879), The Grandissimes (1880), and Madame Delphine (1881). His sympathy for civil rights and opposition to the harsh racism of the era showed in his writings, earning him resentment by many white Southerners. Cable moved to Massachusetts in 1884 and died in St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1925. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1162.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Caffery, Donelson Jr. Letter, 1889. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C. Editor and manager of the Franklin, Louisiana, ST MARY BANNER. Letter from Caffery to W. B. Logan, United States Marshal, in New Orleans, concerns the sale of Ivanhoe Plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 889.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Cale, John G. (John Gustav), 1922-. Abstract, 1967. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C. Genealogical data on the Henri Fourrier family of Baton Rouge taken from a paper by Cale, which he gave at an American Musicological Society meeting in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2304.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Performing arts    
  • Campbell, Zoe J., d. 1866. Diaries, 1856-1866. 5 items; 10 ms. vols. Location: P:1, Misc:C. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 4-5. Resident of New Orleans; daughter of James and Zoe Lambert Campbell and sister of Lambert Campbell, a Confederate soldier in the Civil War. Dairies document expenses, condolence visits, and piano lessons. Beginning in May 1861, they deal with the Civil War, including events in occupied New Orleans. Papers also include a funeral announcement for Campbell and a personal letter. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1274.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     French-language     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts     Women    
  • Carey, Cora, b. 1843. Family Papers, 1866-1971. 161 items; 2 ms. Vols. Location: W:33, OS:C, Vault:1. Journalist and organizer of Southern Women's Literary Clubs, of Holly Springs, Mississippi; creator of the 'Mr. Punch' column in the New Orleans Times-Democrat. Papers include correspondence about Mississippi and Louisiana women's clubs; and items from Longfellow, George Washington Cable, and Francis Willard. Later family correspondence includes that of Hamilton F. Richardson, tennis star. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 33. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2987.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Carmouche, Annie Jeter, 1843-1921. Papers, 1853-1964. 0.3 linear feet Location: W:18, H:24, Vault 6. Annie Jeter Carmouche spent her childhood in Virginia and New Orleans and lived in Saint Landry and Bossier Parishes, Louisiana, during and after the Civil War. She married Emile A. Carmouche. Collection includes family letters, papers, and tablets containing Carmouche's memoirs. Correspondence relates to social life, the Civil War, and family events. The memoirs recall Carmouche's childhood, the Civil War, and the postwar period. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 5. Mss. 2878.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Carriere, A. and Sons. Papers, 1877. 6 items. Location: Misc.:C. New Orleans merchants. Papers apparently pertaining to imports from Le Havre, France, through the port of Galveston, Texas. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Carrigan, Jo Ann, 1933. Civil War Collection, 1862-1968. 0.3 linear ft. Location: UU:72, OS:C. Professor of history at Louisiana State University. New York muster rolls, photographs, & publications pertaining largely to the state of New York's participation in the Civil War. Included are postcards depicting Civil War scenes and photographs of maps of New Orleans during the War of 1812. There is also an autograph book containing the names, ranks, and addresses of soldiers in the 10th New York Artillery. Artifacts include Civil War uniform buttons, commemorative ribbons, and a medal. Mss. 2455.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     LSU     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Carroll, Daniel R. Family Papers, 1864-1948. 191 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: T:6, OS:C, Vault. Owner of Ackbar Plantation, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Carroll was also a cotton broker in New Orleans. Papers include personal letters, scrapbooks, and genealogies of the Carroll and Parker families. Some papers document plantation management, including sugarcane growing, rice planting, the construction of a sugar mill, and African American laborers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1514, 2296.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Carrollton Centennial Exhibit collection, 1959. 53 items [photocopies]. Location: OS:C. Exhibit created for the Carrollton Branch, Whitney National Bank of New Orleans. Materials pertain to Carrollton, Louisiana, formerly part of Jefferson Parish, later annexed into New Orleans. Collection includes maps; photographs; petitions; reports; city ordinances, regulations, and orders relating to the New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad, the Carrollton Hotel and Gardens, public schools, homes, fire companies, the federal occupation in the Civil War, the levee, and roads. The photocopies are made from original items dating from 1832 to 1908. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1623.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Casey, Powell A. Collection, 1782-1972. 5.5 linear ft. Location: 77:99-100; 49:6-7; 98; OS:C. Retired officer of the Washington Artillery, the Louisiana National Guard, and writer on military history. Collection includes research materials and other items pertaining to the history of the Battle of New Orleans and the Washington Artillery; typescripts of published writings by Casey; and correspondence. Mss. 1732, 2540, 2712.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Cattarinich Family Papers, 1878-1880. 6 items. Location: Misc. Residents of New Orleans. Personal letters to Mr. Cattarinich from members of his family in Italy. In Italian. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Chaffe record books, 1887-1895. 3 ms. vols. Location: H:23. John Chaffe & Sons, a cotton and sugar trading concern in New Orleans, was succeeded by Wm. H. Chaffe & Co., Limited. Wm. H. & J. C. Chaffe's Shingle Mill was a manufacturer of cypress shingles and lumber in Eugenia Louisiana. Collection includes a cotton market report book (1887-1893), an order book (1894-1895), and daily report forms (1893), respectively, for the three Chaffe businesses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss.1139.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Chaffraix, D. A., Mrs. Papers, 1892-1904 (bulk 1899). 18 items, 5 ms. vols. Location: M:19, Misc:C. Social and civic leader in New Orleans. Chaffraix was associated with the Chinchuba Deaf-Mute Institute near Mandeville, Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana. Papers include record books related to benefit performances at the institute. Included are broadsides of the Protestant Episcopal Children's Home and the Chinchuba Deaf-Mute Institute (1899). Mss. 1249, 1258.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Religion     Women    
  • Chambon, Celestin M., 1879-. Papers, 1892-1963. 73 items, 6 printed vols. Location: U:6, OS:C. Catholic curate and pastor of New Orleans. Chambon's research materials on Catholic architecture and history in New Orleans. Many items relate to St. Louis Cathedral. Included are typewritten copies of documents, newspaper clippings, and works published by Chambon. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2047.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion    
  • Charity Hospital (New Orleans, Louisiana). Record books, 1882-1884. 4 vols. Location: F:12. Hospital in New Orleans. Case record books of Charity Hospital list patients' names, ages, places of birth, residences, medical histories, conditions upon admission, clinical histories, treatments, results of treatments, and names of doctors assigned to cases. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 65.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Chase, G. K. Letter, 1876 November 20. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from New Orleans to Judge Edwards Pierrepont discusses the disputed election of 1876; fear for the victory of Democratic presidential candidate Samuel J. Tilden; and Democrats in New Orleans encouraging anti-Northern feelings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2588.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Cior, Charles, 1819-(ca.)1894. La musique, selon les sciences observes. L'histoire, la phylosophie, la physiologie, etc., etc., entendre, comprendre, se souvenir, 1885. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     French-language    
  • Citizens' Bank of Louisiana. Papers, 1836-1877, 1902, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Clark, Charles, 1849-1936. Family Papers, 1829-1972. 1.1 linear ft. (427 items, 1 vol.). Location: UU:253-254, 65:02. Judge of the Superior Court of Santa Clara County, California; married to Emma Fowler of New Orleans, Louisiana. Papers of the related Fowler, Nutt, Macbeth, and Clark families. They consist of personal correspondence and legal papers of Nathaniel W. Fowler and John Slidell, family correspondence, writings, photographs, ephemera, account ledger and the travel journal of Charles Clark. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3982.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans to 1861     Politics     Women    
  • Claussen, Francis F. Letters, 1883 January-June. 9 items. Location: Misc:C. Native of Boston, Massachusetts, and an assayer at the United States Mint at New Orleans beginning in 1885. Dr. Benjamin Silliman, a chemistry professor, organized the Sheffield Scientific School at Yale University. Letters from Claussen to Silliman concern an investigation of the assayer's department; a visit by the Canadian metallurgist, James Douglas; mineral samples from the King Mine in New Mexico; and deposits of gold and other minerals in Honduras. Included are stock holdings of the Sulphur Company, the owner of an extensive deposit of sulphur. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1433.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Clifton, Christopher. Papers, 1871-1892. 53 items. Location: W:31. Sugar planter of Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Clifton was associated with New Orleans sugar factors and commission merchants, including Howell and Ker, Pierre Lanaux, and E. M. Scott. Papers consist of business correspondence, financial statements, and receipts which document Clifton's production and sale of sugar and molasses and his financial relationships with agents in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3022.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Sugar    
  • Close, John. Papers, 1802-1872 (bulk 1802-1859). 325 items. Location: U:330. Contractor's agent for the United States Army post at Opelousas and a cotton planter of Petit Bois Plantation, Port Barre, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence includes letters from New Orleans merchants concerning orders for supplies and other business at the Army post. Plantation papers consist mostly of correspondence of cotton factors in New Orleans. Personal papers include correspondence from Kentucky and Mississippi and genealogical information about the Chauvin family. Correspondence chiefly in French. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 17-18.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1646.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     French-language     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Coats, Lewis M. Correspondence, 1941-1943. .3 linear ft. Location: 92:71. Military hospital orderly at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. Letters reflect wartime experiences as a hospital orderly, the morale of fellow soldiers, and the effect of the war upon such communities as Lake Charles. Correspondence also describes impressions of New Orleans and Houston, and provides details of his plans to elope with Mildred Bell. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4705.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     20th Century Wars    
  • Cohn, Isidore, 1885-. Papers, 1879-1972 (bulk 1920-1950), undated. 29 linear ft. Location: 34:136-174, OS:C, 102:69-70. New Orleans surgeon and medical educator. Collection contains articles, lectures, letters, photographs, and printed material related to medicine. Includes material related to Lafcadio Hearn, LSU Medical Centers, Tulane University Medical Center, and other medical organizations in Louisiana. Collection also includes audio recordings of Cohn (1955). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3425.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: LSU     Medicine     Jews    
  • Col. W.W. Pugh and family papers, Thomas C. Nicholls record book, 1837-1878 (bulk 1840-1842). 1 vol., 5 items. Location: B:50. Lawyer and judge of the Court of Errors and Appeals of New Orleans. His son, Francis T. Nicholls, was governor of Louisiana. Papers include reminiscences, poems, newspaper clippings, obituaries, family history and biographical information, and descriptions of New Orleans and the Creole culture of Attakapas, Louisiana. Mss. 2160.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Cole, Christian Grenes. Family Papers, 1911-1935. .25 linear ft. Location: T:95. Correspondence, legal documents and financial papers reflect the business dealings of Robert Ruffin Barrow and Christian Grenes Cole of Terrebonne Parish, La. Papers relate to the bankruptcy of Myrtle Grove Syrup Co. Inc., confiscation of land in Terrebonne Parish, La., and a mortgage default in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3648.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Colomb, Bessie B., Collection, 1880, 1934, 1964-1969 32 items, 3 v. Location: Misc. C, OS:C. Collection of printed material pertains to Louisiana and New Orleans (1964-1969), and to Huey P. Long (1934). The collection also includes three photographs of LSU cadets (1880).For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Long Family     Politics    
  • Colonel Cutts (Ship). Logbook, 1856-1878 (bulk 1856 February 13-October 19). 1 vol. Location: P:19. Ship which operated out of New Orleans. Its master was Jesse Snow. Logbook recording activities aboard the Colonel Cutts as it sailed from New Orleans to Falmouth, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Cronstadt, London, Cardiff, and back to New Orleans. Included is a record of men employed from shore at Cronstadt. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1022.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Conrad, Archelus M. Papers, 1861-1890 (bulk 1861-1865). Ca. 100 items. Location: E:41, OS:C. Union officer in command of a Corps d'Afrique Engineers company in Louisiana in the Civil War. Papers include military orders, muster papers, charges of military crimes, and other items relating to the 97th Engineer Regiment. It also includes a carte-de-visite showing Conrad in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4126.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     African Americans    
  • Conrad, Charles Magill, 1804-1878, Letter, 1868 March 24. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Conrad, Charles Magill, 1804-1878. Letter, 1868 March 24. 1 item. Location: Misc. Louisiana attorney, congressman, U.S. senator, secretary of war, and delegate to the Confederate Congresses. Letter from New Orleans replies to a request for the address of former Louisiana governor Thomas O. Moore. For further see nformation, online catalog. Mss. 2938.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Conservation of Cultural Resources. Louisiana committee minutes, 1942 January 17. 1 item. Location: Misc. Minutes presenting the importance of creating the Louisiana Committee to act with the national organization during World War II emergency. Persons in charge of cultural and official depositories of records in New Orleans and Baton Rouge are named. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1830.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     20th Century Wars    
  • Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans, Louisiana). Records, 1978-1989. 7 linear ft. Location: 95, Unproc. OS:C. New Orleans arts organization which held Mardi Gras parades, 1978-1989. Papers include grant applications to the National Endowment for the Arts, correspondence, budgets, membership files, publicity files, project proposals, photographs, and materials related to social events such as cocktail parties and balls. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4636.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Corbin, Robert A., d. 1906. Papers, 1835-1917 (bulk 1870-1898). 1,202 items; 10 vols. Location: E:8-9. Land speculator and businessman of Louisville, Kentucky, New Orleans, and Hammond, Louisiana. Collection includes land sale and business papers. Civil War-era papers deal with Kentucky claims against the federal government. Post-1870 papers with business partnerships with Lucy I. Burgess, including purchase of the Melrose Dairy in New Orleans. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 6-8. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 705.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Coston (L. A.) Papers, 1900, 1903. 3 items. Location: Misc:C. Receipts for cotton sales from Ferdinand Gumbel & Co. and Putnam V. King of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1538.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Cotton Trade Warehouses, Inc. Account book, 1939-1941. 1 ms. vol. Location: F:5. New Orleans company. Account book containing accounts principally with John M. Parker Company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2091.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Crabb, Edward L. (Edward Lewis). Papers, 1841-1886. 38 items. Location: A:77. Edward L. Crabb was a businessman of Brooklyn, N.Y., who worked in the sugar refining business. The papers primarily consist of letters received by Edward L. Crabb from his relatives discussing family news, the operation of the Cuba estates, a cholera epidemic in Cuba, the purchase of sugarcane and molasses, sugar refining, and other business issues. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4245.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Crane, Andrew E. Family Papers, 1835-1917. 1,016 items, 6 vols. Location: U:46-47, F:16, OS:C. Carriage maker in New Orleans and planter in St. James Parish, Louisiana. Early papers (1835-1845) pertain to Crane's business interests as a carriage maker. Other materials relate to Crane's purchase of a plantation in St. James Parish (1849) and to a partnership (ca. 1864) with C. R. Kuneman to cultivate a plantation. Correspondence (1874) with William Little of Galveston, Texas, discusses timber interests. Later material relates to Zachary Crane and the St. Michael Corporation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 89.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Crawford, Lewis B. Certificate, 1905 April 1. 1 item. Location: 78:24. Charity Hospital ambulance surgeon. Certificate given by Charity Hospital (New Orleans) to Crawford for faithfully and efficiently discharging his duties in the Charity Hospital Ambulance Service, organized in 1885. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1811.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Cromwell, Bartlett Jefferson, 1840-1917. Letters, 1878, undated 4 items. Location: Misc:C. United States Navy Commander. Letters from New Orleans, Texas, and Georgia to his wife tell of his problems with his crew and ship. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2105.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Curtis, A. J. Letter, 1867 Apr. 17. 1 letter. Location: Misc. A.J. Curtis writes to his friend, Phillip Bacon, lamenting the poor returns from his plantation five miles below Algiers, his business in New Orleans, and plantations owned by acquaintances. He describes a levee break 60 miles above New Orleans and expresses satisfaction at the defeated, embittered attitude of southerners being "very gratifying to us Union men." Mss. 3751.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Politics    
  • Cutler, R. King (Rufus King). Memorandum, 1884 April 14. 1 item. Mss. 3032. Louisiana politician, an organizer of the state's Republican party, elected to the U.S. Congress, which refused to seat him over differences on Reconstruction. Memorandum, written in New Orleans, expresses Cutler's support for national uniformity in matters of religion, law, and currency. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3032.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     Politics    
  • Daily Picayune. Papers, 1870, 1871. 2 items. Location: Misc. Statements to the Louisiana House of Representatives for subscriptions to Daily Picayune, New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 92.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Davidson, John M. Legal Papers, 1861-1867. 124 items. Location: UU:111. Lawyer in New Orleans who handled cases for client Charles Black, a commission merchant and steamboat owner of Matamoros, Mexico, as well as cases involving steamboats and the United States Commissioner of Claims in Louisiana. Legal papers include bills, receipts, petitions, court summons, acts of sale, and promissory notes of Charles Black, reflecting his financial interests in several steamers and ships. In English and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1472.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans in the Civil War     Spanish-language     Transportation    
  • Davis (Don) Slide Collection, 1974-1991. 3 linear feet. 7:34-36. Collection consists of slides and color photographs taken of the Louisiana coasts and waterways from the 1970s through the 1990s. Miscellaneous paper-copy maps scattered throughout the photographic items were also retained in the collection. Louisiana parishes represented in the collection are Calcasieu, Cameron, Iberia, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, and Vermilion. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4896.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Davis, James. Letter, 1872. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Special agent of the United States Treasury Department, New Orleans, Louisiana. Letter from Davis to the Honorable Schuyler Colfax, vice-president of the United States, stating that the majority of the Louisiana and Mississippi delegates to the Philadelphia Convention will vote for the nomination of Vice-President Colfax. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1240.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889. Letter, 1875 November 9. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D, vault:1. U . S. congressman (1845-1851, 1857-1861) from Mississippi, U. S. Secretary of War (1853-1857), president of the Confederate States of America (1861-1865). A letter signed by Jefferson Davis concerns the organization of the Mississippi Valley Society, which was organized to promote trade between the Mississippi River states and England. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4807.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Davis, Joel R. Papers, 1831-1876, 1898. 71 items. Location: UU:85. Resident of Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Mississippi. Papers include post-Civil War agreements regarding stores and supplies. New Orleans items consist of a marriage certificate (1860), an agreement, a report, and two receipts. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1518.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • De La Vergne, Charles E. Memorial Collection, 1751-1972. 1 linear ft. and 2 reels of microfilm. Location: 77:21, Mss. Mf.:D. Family of lawyers, planters, and businessmen of New Orleans. Correspondence, military papers, genealogical material, and other papers include material on banking and finance, the Consolidated Association of the Planters of Louisiana, defense of New Orleans during the War of 1812, and Jefferson College. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2642.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Education     French-language     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Politics     Spanish-language    
  • De Lapouyade, Robert. Collection, 1848-1936 (bulk 1894-1933). 206 items and 2 vols. Location: B:63, P:19, OS:D. Scenic artist born in Covington, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. Collection contains business correspondence (1911-1935), programs for plays and operas at various New Orleans theaters, photographs, a book of sketches, postcards, and a scrapbook concerning his work. Also included are photographs of De Lapouyade's stencil for marking stage settings and a spear made for an opera. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1011, 1040, 2629.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Deiler, J. Hanno. Items, 1840, ca. 1904. 4 items. Location:Mss. Mf.:D Former professor of German at Tulane University, New Orleans. Microfilm copies of two articles, concerning German immigration to Webster Parish, Louisiana, and to Texas, by J. Hanno Deiler, and a related newspaper clipping; and a copy of The Native American, March 28, 1840. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1112.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Education    
  • Delta Duck Club of New Orleans. Daybook, 1914-1923. 1 vol. Location: J:10. Located in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, in what is now known as the Delta Migratory Waterfowl Refuge. Daybook records names of members, dues paid, and expenditures of the club.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 907.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Dixon, Margaret, 1908-1970, Papers. 1 linear ft. 257 items, 5 vols., 1 audio tape. Journalism, editor of dean of the Louisiana capitol press corps. Papers include letters, research notes and writings, materials relating to the National Democratic Convention in 1956, printed items and certificates, newspaper clippings, photographs, and a tape of a speech by Dixon at a Louisiana AFL-CIO convention. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2545.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics     Women    
  • Douglas, Emily Caroline, b. 1840. Papers, 1855-1913 (bulk 1855-1868). 9 items, 2 ms. vols., 1 printed vol. Location: U:49, Mss.Mf:D. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 8-9. Connecticut native and resident of Louisiana and Mississippi. Autobiography, diary, and writings describe life in New England; with her brother, the Rev. William Kirtland Douglas, near Natchez, Mississippi, during the Civil War; at New Iberia, Louisiana; in various Mississippi towns; and in New Orleans. Mss. 566.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Religion     Women    
  • Drouillard, Jean Baptiste. Family Papers, 1794-1901, undated. 165 items. Location: S:121, Mss. Mf: D. Planter of Santo Domingo and of New Orleans. Collection consist of personal and business papers. Personal letters relate family news and social activities. Letters from Cuba and Saint Domingue also discuss plantation and other economic matters. Legal records include documents mentioning the divorce of Jeanne-Marie Drouillard from Paul-Louis-Auguste Malherbe and the management of her property (1802). Accounts relate to the estates of Jean-Baptiste Drouillard (184?) and Jean-Vincent-Amédée Drouillard ([1816]). Also included are papers relating to the Thomas Morgan family are also included. Mss. 2590.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Duclos family records, 1855-1876. 3 ms. vols. Location: F:17. French-speaking African American merchants of New Orleans, Louisiana. Two volumes contain accounts for the family furniture and liquor stores; a third volume contains miscellaneous notes. There is also a photograph of an unidentified African American woman. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 689.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     African Americans     Women    
  • Dudoussat, Numa. Letter, 1878. 1 item. Location: Misc. Lottery agent of New Orleans. Short letter from Numa Dudoussat explaining that one-half of a lottery ticket entitles the owner to one-half of the prize drawn by the whole ticket. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1493.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Dufour, Charles L. Digest, 1861-1862, 1959. 1 vol. [on microfilm]. Location: Mss. Mf.:D. Historian and author.Research notes taken from New Orleans newspapers and other sources pertaining to New Orleans prior to the Federal occupation in 1862, collected by Charles L. Dufour for a book on the fall of the city during the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1536.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Duggar, Jan W., interviewee. Radio interview, 1975. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (3 pages). Location: L:4700.0010. Economist with the Louisiana Planning Committee and LSU. The radio interview aired on WJBO's TOPIC TODAY series. Interview discusses economic and business issues of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and the city of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0010.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     LSU    
  • Durell, Edward H. (Edward Henry), 1810-1887. Letter, 1873 Feb. 22. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Edward H. Durell was a mayor of New Orleans, U.S. Judge for the District of Louisiana, and president of the Louisiana Constitutional Convention of 1864. In this letter, Edward H. Durell, as U.S. Judge for the District of Louisiana, orders Charles Claiborne to adjourn the U.S. District Court for the District of Louisiana for ten days. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4006.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • E. John and Thomas C. W. Ellis Family Papers, 1829-1936 (bulk 1870-1920). 9.3 linear ft., 72 vols. Location: U:52-65, G:5. Sons of Ezekiel Parke Ellis, a judge and state legislator from Amite, Louisiana. E. John and Thomas C. W. Ellis were practicing attorneys who were active in Louisiana politics. Both men served in the Confederate army during the Civil War. Papers consist of correspondence, legal documents, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and business papers of three generations of the Ellis family. Civil War correspondence includes letters by E. John Ellis from prison camp at Johnson's Island, Ohio. Politics occupies a large place in the correspondence and speeches of 1856-1861 and in the correspondence of the Reconstruction period. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 21-22. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 136.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Politics    
  • Eager, William Blake, 1824-1890. Papers, 1848-1863-1865, 1874-1900. 21 items. Location: B:64. Surgeon in the 162nd New York Volunteers in the Civil War. Letters concern service in military hospitals in Carrollton (now part of New Orleans) and Franklin, Louisiana; the siege of Port Hudson; and the Red River campaign. Other materials deal with Eager's medical education and a European tour in 1877. Mss. 2826.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Medicine    
  • Edwards, Marianne. Letters, 1855-1866 (bulk 1855-1863). 72 items. Location: U:239. Marianne Edwards, formerly of Evansville, Indiana, was the wife of Guy M. Edwards, a Massachusetts sea captain. She took voyages from Boston to New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Letters concern voyages to New Orleans, France, and Spain, among others. Letters (1862-1863) about a voyage along the lower Mississippi River, describe conditions during the Union occupation of New Orleans and the Battle of Port Hudson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1850.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Transportation     Women    
  • Egan, J. S. Family Papers, 1850-1893. 28 items. Location: UU:250; OS:E. Resident of New Orleans. Papers contain Civil War letters from Virginia and Port Hudson, Louisiana, commenting on the people of New Orleans immediately prior to the surrender of the city and Union Sympathizers during the Union occupation. Included are antebellum letters telling of social conditions in San Francisco, California, following the Gold Rush; medical practice in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana; and travel in Europe. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1467.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Eldredge, Inman F. Oral history interview, 1959. 1 item (98 pages and index). Location: U:115. Retired consulting forester, former director of the Forest Survey of the South, a member of the United States Forest Service, and former manager of the Superior Pine Products Co. in Fargo, Georgia. Oral history interview with Inman F. (Cap) Eldredge (1959) in New Orleans. Also a portion of an oral history interview with Eldredge made by Roy R. White (1959) at Fort Walton Beach, Florida. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1677.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Ellis, Hazel. Family Papers, 1848-1938 (bulk 1903-1911). 5,451 items, 15 vols. Location: U:67-90, OS:E, G:1. Hazel and Nellie Ellis were members of the Caswell Prewitt Ellis family of Montgomery, Alabama, and New Orleans. Personal papers of the Ellis family include financial records, legal documents, photographs, and correspondence. Most correspondence relates to family matters, health, and social events including Hazel's trip abroad in 1902. Much of the correspondence dated 1905 pertains to social events related to Hazel as Queen of Mardi Gras. Other letters are those of suitors written to Hazel and Nellie. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 467.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Emory, William H. (William Hemsley), 1811-1887. Report, circa 1874-1875. 1 report. Location: Misc. William H. Emory was commander of the Department of the Gulf, which included the Federal troops in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi (1871-1875). A portion of a manuscript report (pp. 33-39) by William H. Emory recounts his actions during and after the Battle of Liberty Place between September 1874 and January 1875. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4375.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Favret, Joseph, 1873-. Oral history interview, 1974. Index (2 pages), 3 sound cassettes (1.75 hours). Location: L:4700.0015. New Orleans native, centenarian, and a veteran of the Spanish American War. Favret discusses his experiences in Cuba during the Spanish American War and the sinking of the Maine. He also recalls the New Orleans race riot of 1900 and Robert Charles; and mentions New Orleans mayor Robert S. Maestri. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0015.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     African Americans    
  • Federal archives index, ca. 1933. 1 vol. Location: H:23. Copy of a summarized checklist of federal records in the Upper Record Room in the Custom House, New Orleans, by V. L. Landry, Jr. The volume also contains an account of the books and papers disposed of by an Act of Congress in 1918, 1927, and 1930. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1214.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Ferguson, Percy. Papers, 1864, 1899-1916. 9 items and 1 ms. vol. Location: OS:F, O:16. Daughter of Confederate general Samuel Wragg Ferguson. Scrapbook of manuscript poems by Percy Ferguson; a letter from her cousin, U.S. Senator LeRoy Percy of Mississippi, pertaining to national politics; and published music by Regina Morphy Voitier of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1416.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Politics     Women    
  • Fisher, Lucy Maria W. F. Memoirs, 1889. 1 item; 25 pages [photocopy]. Location: Misc. School teacher from Connecticut who became a resident of Louisiana and taught in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans schools. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2497.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Women    
  • Fitzgerald, Desmond, Letter, 1877 April 24. 1 item. Location: Misc.:F. Hydraulic engineer, superintendent of the Boston Water Works. Letter written from New Orleans, Louisiana, during the U. S. troop withdrawal at the end of Reconstruction, comments on visits to headquarters of Governor Francis T. Nicholls and his defeated rival Stephen B. Packard. Mss. 1787.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Fitzpatrick, John. Letterpress copybook, 1875-1878. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:21. Secretary of the Division of the Association of the Army of Northern Virginia. Correspondence concerns veterans' reunions and raising money to erect a monument and tomb in Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, for use of the association's members. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1482.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Flanders, Benjamin F., 1816-1896. Papers, 1827-1889 (bulk 1864-1875). 863 items. Location: U:109-112, OS:F. Vault:1. Governor of Louisiana and mayor of New Orleans during Reconstruction. Flanders came to New Orleans from New Hampshire in 1843, left at the outbreak of the Civil War, and returned in 1862. Official papers and letters, including Civil War correspondence with a variety of Union military and political leaders. Collection also documents other federal posts held by Flanders, including U.S. representative and U.S. assistant treasurer. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 671.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • Fluker, David J. Papers, 1839-1867. 54 items. Location: E:3. Resident of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Estate papers of David J. Fluker consist of business papers to his wife I. Ann Fluker. A letter from Fellowes and Company, New Orleans, urges sale of the plantation 'Isabella Place,' 1856. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 727.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Fontenot, Ozeme, 1846-1928. Family Papers, 1834-1949. 1148 items; 49 ms. Vols.; 5 printed vols. Location: UU:190-194; O:21;0S:F. Planter of Grand Prairie, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Plantation, business records, correspondence of Ozeme Fontenot and family. Some relate to the marriage and divorce of daughter Alma Parker, and to her hospitalization in New Orleans. Papers also deal with United Confederate Veterans activities. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reels 3-6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3248.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Civil War     Medicine     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Women    
  • Foster, James. Family Correspondence, 1861-1866. 110 items, 1 ms. Vol. Location: B:41. Isaac G. Foster and John S. Foster were the sons of James Foster, a medical doctor of Natchez. Both served in the Confederate Army and died during the Civil War. Papers include letters from John Foster written in New Orleans (1861) relating his views on Louisiana's secession. Later letters describe First Bull Run, Chancellorsville, and other battles. Isaac Foster's papers deal with Shiloh and other battles. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2184.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Fourchy, Alexandre Francois. Family Papers, 1848-1908. 185 items and 2 pamphlets. Location: U:117. Lawyer and writer of New Orleans. Family papers consist of correspondence and related items (1891-1895); family and religious cards; and 66 New Orleans trade cards. Included is a copy of Fourchy's Quelques Mots, a literary work dedicated to the memory of Napoleon I. Partly in French and in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1692, 1694.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans to 1861     Religion     Spanish-language    
  • Francis A. de Caro and Rosan A. Jordan, 1956-2009, undated (bulk 1966-2003) 13 linear ft. Location: 11:19, 15:15-21, OS:F. De Caro and Jordan were folklorists, authors, and Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) professors. The collection includes personal and professional correspondence, writings, exhibitions, photographs, printed items consisting of brochures, handbills, newspapers, and posters; and topical files that document de Caro's folklore class at LSU, his work with the Louisiana Folklife Commission, and Jordan's work with the women's movement. Writings as well as exhibitions comprise material primarily related to folklore within Louisiana and British colonial life in India. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3197, 4089, 4164.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Cajuns     Education     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Plantations     Politics     Religion     Women    
  • Freemasons. St. James Lodge, No. 47 (Baton Rouge, La.). Records, 1819-1957. 6.5 linear ft., 4 microfilm reels. Location: 33:29-32, OS:F, Mss.Mf:F. St. James Lodge was formed in 1844 and operates under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Louisiana, New Orleans. Records include minutes, membership files, financial records, and correspondence between St. James and other lodges and related societies (such as Knights Templar and Odd Fellowships) throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2860.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     New Orleans to 1861    
  • French Opera Association. Stock certificate, 1910. 1 item. Location: Misc. Certificate for one share in the capital stock of the French Opera Association, Limited, of New Orleans, issued to C. M. Abrams. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1491.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • French Society of New Orleans. Papers, 1851-1947 (bulk 1872-1891). 5 items, 7 vols. Location: U:114, F:8. New Orleans organization. Certified copies of minutes of meetings of the General Assembly of the French Society of New Orleans (Société Française de Bienfaisance et D'Assistance Mutuelle), forerunner to L'Athénée Louisianais, as well as minute book of the Committee of Thirty, registers of tombs, and printed histories and reports. Mostly in French. Mss. 318, 1012.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Frost, Meigs O. Stories, 1936. 1 item. Location: Misc. Typewritten copy of 'Strange Stories Behind New Orleans' Streets' Names,' by Meigs O. Frost, published in the New Orleans Times-Picayune in August and September, 1936. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Fuqua, Henry Luce, 1865-1926. Speech, 1923 November 16. 1 item. Location: Misc. General manager of the Louisiana State Penitentiary (1916-1923) and governor of Louisiana (1924-1926). Printed copy of speech delivered at the Athenaeum, New Orleans, relative to his candidacy for governor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2571.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Gaines, Myra Clark, 1805-1885. Letter, 1867 February 6. 3 items. Location: Misc. Daughter of New Orleans merchant Daniel Clark and party to litigation involving Clark's estate. Letter from Washington, D.C., to special legal commissioner Caleb Cushing pertains to preparation of her cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Included is an unrelated court summons (1842) and a bill of sale for land and a slave (1843). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2637.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Gamble, Harry Pollard, 1876-1972. Papers, 1894-1970. 3 linear ft. Location: 40. New Orleans attorney and state legislator (1904-1906). Gamble was appointed assistant to the State Attorney General of Louisiana (1912). Papers reflect Gamble's interest in politics and social issues, especially race relations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4054.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Politics     African Americans    
  • Gamble, Harry Pollard, Sr. Papers, 1875-1987, undated (bulk 1954-1972). 2.5 linear feet. Location: Range 40. Public affairs and personal correspondence, printed items, and written materials of Harry Pollard Gamble of New Orleans, La, political figure, secretary of the Louisiana Conservation Commission, and founder of the American Society for the Preservation of State Government and Racial Integrity (ASPSGRI). Materials primarily relate to conservation of natural resources, ASPSGRI, and his efforts in the fight to uphold segregation in Louisiana. Personal papers present are his completed and partial works of history and historical fiction (especially related to the Cane River area), family and business correspondence, including his son's World War II letters, and materials related to Gamble's football career at LSU. For additional information see online catalog. Mss. 4054For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Long Family     Politics     20th Century Wars     African Americans    
  • Garig, William Wallace, 1839-1908. Family Papers, 1858-1953. 594 items; 10 ms. vols.; 2 printed vols. Location: 7:58-59. Businessman and poultry breeder of Baton Rouge. His daughters Mercedes and Louise were both members of the LSU English Department faculty. Papers consist of correspondence pertaining to plantation work and social life in antebellum Louisiana; education of children, including that provided at LSU; social life in 20th-century Baton Rouge; and religion. Included are Garig's Civil War diaries and the papers of his daughters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2993For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     Civil War     Education     LSU     Religion     Women    
  • Garland, Henry L., 1866-1960. Collection, 1857-1901, undated. 17 items and 24 ms. vols. Location: Misc.:G, N:3-4. New Orleans lawyer and native of Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Professional records consisting of abstract of titles prepared from St. Tammany Parish records; index to St. Tammany conveyance records; and legal file on the case of Emmett T. Moody and Louis T. Heintz versus Zachariah Strain and Mrs. W. C. Heintz. Collection also includes an index to Garland's personal library. Mss. 1788, 1978.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Garland, Henry L., 1866-1970. Collection, 1907, 1916, 1924-1943. 13 items and 2 ms. vols. Location: B:14. New Orleans lawyer and native of Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Thomas Jefferson Howard statement of delinquent city taxes, interest and costs due City Treasury, New Orleans, June 10, 1907; eleven bookkeeping reports from J. Dudenhefer approved by a teacher, M. L. Taylor; and two memorandum books. For further information, see see online catalog. Mss. 2140.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gasquet, Marshall J. Records, 1885-1906. 2 items, 8 vols. Location: H:21, Misc.G. New Orleans attorney (1892) and later a member of the law firm of Gasquet, Rutherfurd, and Putnam of New York City. Office diaries, notebooks, and record books of Gasquet pertaining chiefly to office appointments and routine office matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1229.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Gay, Edward J. (Edward James), 1878-1952. Congressional file, 1888-1921 (bulk 1918-1921). 18 linear ft. Location: OS:G, Y:63-80. Edward J. Gay III served as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives (1904-1918) and a U.S. Senator for Louisiana (1918-1921). This collection is comprised of official congressional files of U.S. Senator Edward James Gay III. It is primarily correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other printed material. Mss. 1295.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Politics     Sugar     Women    
  • Gay, Edward J., III, 1878-1952. Congressional File, 1888-1921. 18 linear ft. Location: Y:63-80, OS:G. Comprised of official congressional files that document the political career of U.S. Senator Edward James Gay III. Files consist of correspondence, legal documents, and printed material pertaining to political campaigns, state and national elections, political patronage, legislative bills, Dept. of Agriculture, construction of levees by the Mississippi River Commission, and the participation in elections and political support of African-Americans. Legislative correspondence discusses pending bills concerning pensions, tariffs, health of rural populations, the creation of the Department of Education, and the transportation, storage and marketing of livestock. Files also contain selected subject materials relative to the American Legion bonus (1920), cotton, sugar, League of Nations (1919-1920), the United States Post Office, railroads, women's suffrage, and U. S. military academies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1295.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     African Americans     Education     LSU     Politics     Sugar     Women    
  • Gayarre, Charles E.A., 1805-1895. Letters and miscellanea, 1853-1929, undated (bulk 1882-1894). 75 items, 5vols. Location: UU:119. New Orleans writer and historian. Letters principally from Gayarre of New Orleans, La., to Edward Clifton Wharton, a New Orleans editor and journalist, comment on literary, political, and personal matters (1869-1894). Other materials include biographical sketches, newspaper articles concerning Gayarré's writings and lectures, and printed items pertaining to writings by Gayarré and Wharton on Louisiana historical subjects (1853-1929). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1553.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics    
  • Gayarre, Charles, 1805-1895. Letter, 1890. 1 item. Misc. Louisiana planter, statesman, jurist and historian. Letter from Gayarre of New Orleans, La., to Charles F. Gunther, candy manufacturer and rare book collector, of Chicago, Illinois, offering his manuscripts and other objects for sale. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1095.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Gessner, Jessy Benedict. Letter book, 1909-1913. 1 ms. vol. Location: F:16. William S. Benedict's daughter and successor in his New Orleans law practice. Letter press copy book of Jessy Benedict Gessner. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1351.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Ginder, H. Letter, 1921 March 1. 1 item. Location: Misc.:G. President of A. B. Griswold and Company, New Orleans, La., jewelers to W. O. Hart. Letter from Ginder relating to an invitation to be a speaker on the occasion of the annual dinner of the Veterans of the Army of Tennessee. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1155.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Girard, M. D. Account books, 1847-1874. 2 vols. Location: G:8. French teacher in New Orleans. Journal recording pupils and income received for her lessons; record book including lectures contributed by members of her salon in 1865, and questions and answers asked at seances which she conducted. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 502.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Education     Women     French-language    
  • Girod, Joseph, and Family Papers, 1803-1935. 1 linear ft., 1 ms. vol. Location: UU:129, J:21, OS:G. Planter of St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. Collection consists of personal and business correspondence, financial documents, and printed items. The bulk of the correspondence consists of letters to and from brothers Francis and Joseph Girod, nephews of Nicholas Girod, the first elected mayor of New Orleans (1812-1816). Papers dated after 1870 related primarily to Marie Dumestre and her education in Catholic schools and later her teaching career at the L'Union Française School in New Orleans. Her papers include personal correspondence and school exercises in French. The collection also contains an account book belonging to Joseph Girod. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4379For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Education     French-language     Plantations     Politics     Women    
  • Girod, Joseph. Papers, 1816-1899 (bulk 1830-1880). 588 items, 6 ms. Vols. Location: U:133, G:8, OS:G. Native of France and planter of St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, and nephew of Nicholas Girod, first elected mayor of New Orleans. Joseph Girod's brother, Francois Girod, lived in Paris, France, and New Orleans. Papers include letters from Francois Girod, some of them related to the estate of Nicholas Girod, which provided for the aid of New Orleans orphans of French parentage. Plantation journals (1838-1877) and a letter book (1825-1832) are also included. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 838, 853.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Goddard and Hall. Account books, 1892-1896. 6 vols. Location: J:11. Commission merchants of New Orleans. Account books of Goddard and Hall. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 912.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Golsan Brothers. Papers, 1845, 1866-1876. 15,645 items, 102 ms. vols. Location: UU:199-210, G:8-10, OS:G. New Orleans cotton factors and agents for the DuBois cotton gin, doing business with merchants, and commission firms in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Tennessee, and Texas. Business papers of Golsan Brothers consisting chiefly of bills and receipts for merchandise, printing, and advertising; waybills; invoices for cotton purchased; bank checks; trial balance sheets; telegrams; statements of account; and correspondence. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 501.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Plantations    
  • Goodman, J. Harvey. Bibliographical compilation, 1893-1935. 27 items and 1 ms. vol. Location: E:51. Resident of New Orleans. Bibliographical compilation containing native Louisiana authors, writers whose works pertain to the state, and artists of Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1529.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Graham, Alice Walworth. Papers, 1884-1992, undated. 5.3 linear feet. Location: 104:2-4; J: 25; and OS:G. Novelist and native of Natchez, Miss., and sometime resident of New Orleans. Professional and personal correspondence includes letters document Graham's literary career. Scrapbooks and printed items contain literary reviews of her books and describe her personal appearances at literary functions. Graham describes Natchez plantations in manuscript drafts for many of her published and unpublished works including Cibola, The Natchez Woman, and Romantic Lady. The letters of Graham's mother, Lela Gordon Walworth, and her sister, Mary Walworth Whitaker of Baton Rouge, are also part of the collection, and pertain to personal and family matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4295.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Natchez, Mississippi     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Women    
  • Graham, James, notary public. Papers, 1860-1883. 57 items. Location: A:57. Notary public, auditor of public accounts in New Orleans, marshal of the District Court of the United States of the Eastern District of Louisiana. Official papers consist of duplicate certificates of deposit of funds obtained from the sales of ships, tackle, cargo, and other goods condemned as prizes of war by the admiralty proceedings in the District Court during the Civil War. Business papers include copies of notarial records and cancelled checks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1031.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Grand Army of the Republic. Papers, 1890-1923. 103 items, 5 vols. Location: U:181, OS:G, F:18. Louisiana and Mississippi department of the Grand Army of the Republic, headquartered in New Orleans. Papers contain correspondence of various units of the Dept. of Louisiana and Mississippi of the Grand Army of the Republic, general orders, and minute books of the Executive Committee, Commanders and Past Post Commanders Benevolent Association and the Ellsworth Post. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 767.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Grand Isle Hotel. Account books, 1879-1898. 7 items, 4 vols. Location: Misc:G, G:6. Hotel in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, and probably owned by John F. Kranz, the president of the Crescent City Ice Company of New Orleans. Collection includes a cashbook, a ledger, a guest register, bills, and receipts of the hotel. The cashbook of Kranz contains accounts with fishing boats (or 'smacks') and fish dealers, and related accounts of expenses for fishing gear, bait, and ice. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1144.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Grant, William, Attorney. Papers, 1868-1918. 478 items, 50 vols. Location: W:137-141; U:146-152. Attorney in New Orleans. He was at one time in partnership with J. D. Rouse but later practiced law independently. Grant served as U.S. Attorney in New Orleans in the 1890s. Legal papers, business accounts, and correspondence of Grant document his law practice in New Orleans and his association with J. D. Rouse. Volumes include cash books, ledgers, a time book, legal books, letter books, and a notebook of lecture notes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 600.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Greenlee, William R. Medical notebook, 1883-1884. 1 v. Location: H:16. William R. Greenlee of Minnesota graduated with a degree in medicine from the Medical Department of the University of Louisiana in New Orleans in 1884. William R. Greenlee's notebook contains notes on medical lectures and the illnesses and treatment of patients at the Medical Department of the University of Louisiana. Mss. 3668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Grima, Alfred. Papers, 1863-1868 (bulk 1864-1866). 68 items. Location: U:154. Personal letters by Alfred Grima from Richmond, Mobile, Paris, London, Cairo, and New Orleans, to members of his family in New Orleans and Augusta. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 816.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     French-language    
  • Grima, Edgar. Letter Book, 1899-1900. 1 vol. Location: Mss. Mf.:G, Vault:60. New Orleans, Louisiana, attorney and notary. Letter book contains correspondence relating to civil cases, finances, property, land sale, and the settlement of personal estates. In English and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1804.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     French-language    
  • Grindley, George. Letter: Washington, D.C. to LeGardeur, New Orleans, La., 1891 January 26. 1 item (4 pages). Location: Misc:G. Letter mentions a bill relating to business interests which Grindley and LeGardeur wish to have passed by Congress; dealings with Cusimano and Co.; problems with the Post Office; Grindley's wife and children in New Orleans; and his work in Washington. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4607.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Women    
  • Grosjean, Henry. Scrapbook, 1868-1869. 1 ms. Vol. Location: M:20. Employee of the New Orleans Crescent. Handwritten poems and stories, and newspaper clippings compiled by Grosjean. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 571.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Grunewald, Ella. Journal, 1884-1886 . 1v. Location: G:20. Ella Grunewald writes about her family, friends, and neighbors; social life and culture in New Orleans; Mardi Gras; she describes in detail her school lessons in Classical mythology and chemistry experiments; Catholic religious observances; plays, concerts, and other entertainment; and lectures given by Dr. Stanford E. Chaillé. She also describes her visits to the two World\'s Fairs held in New Orleans: the World\'s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition (Dec. 1884-June 1885) and the North, Central and South American Exposition (Nov. 1885-March 1886). Mss. 3858.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Performing arts     Religion     Women    
  • Gueymard, Earnest. Programs, 1948-1972. 127 items. Location: W:5, OS:G. Programs for a variety of civic, social, and cultural activities in Baton Rouge, New Iberia, and New Orleans, Louisiana, collected by Gueymard. Includes programs for three world premiere performances. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Performing arts    
  • Guidry, Emily Chenet, 1923-2007. Family Papers, 1722-2006 (bulk 1940-1958). 10 linear ft. X:126-130, X:132-136, OS:G. Genealogist and local historian of St. James Parish, La. Collection consists of family records, research files, printed items and photographs pertaining to Emily Guidry’s research into the genealogy and history of St. James Parish and St. John the Baptist parishes. Material includes correspondence, personal papers, diaries, newspaper clippings, and published material. Correspondence also reflects life in rural Louisiana, and the activities of two young women attending college in Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4991.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     African Americans     Education     Plantations     Women    
  • Guion, Lewis, 1838-1920. Record books, 1859-1865. 2 vols. Location: U:238, Mss.MF:G. Lawyer, Confederate officer, sugar planter. Francis T. Nicholls. Two record books, one containing law examination questions from the University of Virginia, French language notes, and cash entries. The second is an official record book of Louisiana 26th Infantry Regiment, Col H. Some notes in French. Mss. 1903.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     French-language     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Sugar    
  • Gumbel, Simon and Family Papers, 1851-1949 (bulk: 1922-1933). 2.5 linear ft. Location: P:21-23; OS:G. Jewish New Orleans commission merchant and owner of S. Gumbel & Co. Property tax receipts of the Gumbel family; business correspondence, minutes, financial papers relating to the administration and operation of the Sophie L. Gumbel Home. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1490.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Religion     Women     Jews    
  • Gurley, John W. Papers, 1858-1866. 81 items. Location: U:145. Attorney of New Orleans. Gurley and his wife Rosa were registered as enemies of the United States during the Civil War but were excused after they signed oaths of amnesty. The majority of letters are from Edward G. Stewart, a planter of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Papers of the Civil War period include claims the Gurleys were enemies of the United States, their oaths of allegiance, and letters confirming their loyalty. Available on microfilm 5322 (Records of antebellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War) Series I; pt. 2, reel 13; and microfilm 5735 (Confederate Military Manuscripts) Series B, reel 6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 507.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Haas, Samuel, 1836-1919. Letterpress copybook, 1886-1887. 1 volume [on microfilm reel]. Location: Mss. Mf.:H. Born in Alsace, France and of Jewish descent. He immigrated to the United States around 1852 and operated a store in Bayou Chicot, Evangeline Parish. Letters are primarily to business associates and to friends in Avoyelles, Rapides, and (at that time) St. Landry parishes and New Orleans. A few personal letters, mainly to family members, are present. The book discusses contributions from residents in St. Landry Parish for the Jewish Widows and Orphans Home in New Orleans and for the rebuilding of a synagogue in Ingville, Germany. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3698.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Jews    
  • Haber, Jacob. Collection, 1874-1902. 3 items, 2 printed vols. Location: Misc. German-born resident of Carrollton, Jefferson Parish (now part of New Orleans), Louisiana. Papers pertaining to activities of German-Americans in the New Orleans area. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1073, 1189.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hamilton, William Sutherland, 1789-1867?. Family Papers, 1766-1942 (bulk 1780-1884). 4 linear ft., 16 vols. Location: T:82-87, H:21, UU:148, H:21, OS:H, Mss. Mf.:H. U.S. Army officer under General Wade Hampton, planter of Holly Grove Plantation, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and politician who served on the first board of trustees for the College of Louisiana and a term in the Louisiana legislature. Papers reflect the administration of U.S. Army troops in the Territory of New Orleans and give an inclusive picture of national and Louisiana politics. Included are descriptions of Southern college facilities and curricula and early medical treatments. The papers also document conditions in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War, land speculation in Texas, and various aspects of plantation life and economy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1029, 3167.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Education     Medicine     Plantations     Politics    
  • Hanley, Ben. Collection, 1919-1936. 41 items. Location: U:115. Director of the New Orleans School of Speech and Dramatic Art, teacher in the New Orleans Public High Schools, and one of the organizers of Le Petite Theatre du Vieux Carre and the New Orleans Conservatory of Music. Papers include announcements, circulars, programs, and related items pertaining to the Anna Morgan Studios in Chicago, Emerson College in Boston, and the New Orleans School of Speech and Dramatic Art. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1683.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Performing arts    
  • Harris, William H. Papers, 1893-1930. 14 items, 1 vol. Location: Misc.H. Probably an African American who worked as a foreman or handyman around Augusta Plantation Sugar House, Bayou Goula, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Papers include business correspondence and a Wholesale Pocket Business Directory of New Orleans for 1893. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3261.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     African Americans    
  • Hartzell, Joseph C. (Joseph Crane), 1842-1928. Letters. 1862-1906. 0.6 linear ft. (488 items, 1 ms. Vol.), 1 mf reel, 2 OS folders. Location: U:155-156, Mss.Mf:H, OS:H. Minister of New Orleans and Missionary Bishop for Africa under the Methodist Episcopal Church. Collection includes correspondence related to Hartzell's work as a student, teacher, and minister in Bloomington and Pekin, Illinois, and as a minister in New Orleans. Includes letters related to Hartzell's missionary activities throughout Africa. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 506.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Religion    
  • Hawkins, J. E. (Josiah Edwin). Papers, 1857-1929 (bulk 1880-1900). 11 linear ft. (4,464 items, 135 ms. vols., 52 printed vols.). Location: UU:309-315, J:8-9, OS:H. Physician, surgeon, and farm owner in Bayou Chicot, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana. Hawkins was originally from Georgia and first practiced medicine in Columbia City, Arkansas. Collection includes professional, business, and personal papers related to Hawkins' medical career. Papers include medical daybooks, plantation diaries, financial records, maps, and newspapers from New Orleans and St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Mss. 982.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Heininey, Anna. My happy trip to New Orleans, Louisiana, 1986. 1 item (21 leaves) [photocopy]. Location: 28:Box 732, folder 39. Resident of New York City. Heininey's handwritten and hand-illustrated account of a trip to New Orleans for the 1986 Mardi Gras. She was 75 years old at the time. The account details planning arrangements, experiences during Mardi Gras, and her return to New York City. Part of the Russell B. Long Papers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3700.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Heldner, Knute, 1886-1952. Papers, 1924-1978. 2.5 linear ft. Location: 48:22. Swedish-born painter and woodcarver who spent the latter part of his professional career in New Orleans. Heldner gained international recognition for his Louisiana landscapes. Correspondence, printed items, photographs, and manuscripts, including manuscript writings pertaining to his views on art; art appreciation; the artist's role in society; and the New Orleans art community. Correspondence documents artistic activity including exhibits, sales, and art adjudication. Printed items include newspaper clippings and exhibition catalogs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3650.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Hennen-Jennings Family. Papers, 1803-1918 (bulk 1850-1870). 216 items; 25 vols. (1 ms. Vol., 24 printed vols.). Location: U:157, OS:H, Mss.Mf:H. Alfred Hennen was a civil lawyer, a Presbyterian, a professor of constitutional law in New Orleans, and a director of the old Bank of Louisiana. Daughter, Ann Maria, married Needler Jennings, Confederate officer. Ann Maria Jennings' paprers include letters, an Italian passport, and a pardon signed by Andrew Johnson. Other papers include personal and family correspondence of Alfred Hennen and Needler R. Jennings and Civil War letters. Printed pamphlets include discourses and sermons by Reverend Benjamin M. Palmer, and two stories, 'Dominic You,' and 'Husacar' by Louisiana author Octavius N. Ogden. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 6-7. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 748.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Religion     Women    
  • Henriques, Albert David. Papers, 1928-1939 (bulk 1936). 81 items, 1 vol. Location: U:175. Criminal Court judge of New Orleans. Papers of Judge Henriques (d. 1936) pertain to his succession. Account book (1928-1935) of Mrs. S. J. Henriques with the Eureka Homestead Society. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2012.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Hinckley, Arthur L., Jr. Papers, 1837-1916 (bulk 1865-1866). 30 v., 49 files. Location: Mf. Orramel Hinckley was a steamboat owner and captain whose business was centered principally in New Orleans and Opelousas, La. These papers consist primarily of account books, correspondence, receipts, and other records concerning Orramel Hinckley's river steamboat "Irene" and her frequent trips between Washington, La., and New Orleans between September 1865 and July 1866. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3493.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation     Women    
  • Hinckley, Orramel, 1813-1868. Family Papers, 1811-1897 (bulk 1830-1870). 335 items, 16 vols. Location: U:291, J:9, OS:H. Steamboat owner and captain whose business was centered mainly in New Orleans and Opelousas, Louisiana. Hinkley's wife and son lived in Washington, Saint Landry Parish, Louisiana. Personal and business papers and account books (1834-1897) document Hinckley's work as a steamboat captain. There are also volumes relating to personal matters, Civil War letters and items, and the bylaws and rules of a chapter of the Royal Arch Masons. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 8-9. Mss. 970, 1151, 1317.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Hoebel, H. Receipt, 1867. 1 item. Location: Misc. Receipt for payment of flooring purchased by Hoebel, from George Merz, New Orleans lumber dealer and brewer. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 889.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Holland, Miss. Diary, 1869 September 1-October 24. 1 item. Location: Misc:H. Young woman from Liverpool, England. Diary of Holland's voyage from England to New Orleans. She describes the weather, the ship and crew, activities onboard, and adventures. She also describes places they passed enroute, including Mont Serrat, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and New Orleans.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3275.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation     Women    
  • Honore, Emma Annie. Photograph Collection. 1910-1979. Location: 65:60. Daughter of Marie Cecelia Jarreau and Vilmore (Valmont) Honore; members of the Baton Rouge, La., creole community. Collection consists of portraits, group photographs and snapshots of Honore family members including Emma Annie Honore. There is also a handbill advertising the Dew Drop Inn, a New Orleans African American nightclub. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4435.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Hornor, Joseph P. Papers, 1867-1933 (bulk 1867-1902). 229 items. Location: UU:104. New Orleans lawyer. Papers include invitations, programs, cards, badges, and related manuscript items concerning Hornor's membership in Masonic and Mardi Gras organizations and social clubs in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1471.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Howard, Ellen E. ( Ellen Elizabeth). Journal, ca.1866. 1 item. Location: Misc. H. Resident of Mississippi. Incomplete diary relates her travel experiences to New Orleans, Louisiana, social activities, and descriptions of the city and Mardi Gras, and a stage performance by the actor, Lawrence P. Barrett. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3877.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Women    
  • Huey P. Long painting, ca. 1935. 1 item. Location: OS:L. Governor of Louisiana (1928-1932), and U.S. Senator from Louisiana (1932-1935). He was assassinated Sept. 8, 1935. Photographic reproduction of a painting by New Orleans artist John McCrady titled "The Shooting of Huey Long." It was commissioned by LIFE and reproduced in the magazine's June 26, 1939 issue. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2525.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family     Politics    
  • Huguet, Adolphe H. (Adolphe Hiram), 1837-1928, Family Papers, 1850-1973. 13 items; 1 microfilm reel. Location: UU:255, OS:H, Mss. Mf.:H. Related families of Adolphe H. Huguet and William S. Pike were influential in the economy and politics of Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Papers include scrapbooks, correspondence, death notices, photographs, legal papers, and other materials relating to the Huguet and Pike families in Louisiana, as well as to their relatives living in Spain and France. Some items in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3805.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Politics     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Hunley documents, 1863-1864, 1957-1958. 35 items [photocopies]. Location: U:158, OS:H. Letters, documents, and photographs illustrating the history of the Confederate submarine 'Hunley,' designed by James McClintock and Baxter Watson, financed by Horace L. Hunley, and built in Mobile, Alabama, in 1863. Included is information about an earlier submarine built in New Orleans in 1861-1862 by Hunley and McClintock. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1559.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Hunt, Minnie C. Diary, 1866-1867. 1 vol. Location: J:19. Resident of New Orleans who was born in 1849. She lived on a cotton farm, 'Mulberry Farm', with her parents. Diary kept by Hunt while on an extended visit with relatives in Massachusetts after the Civil War. She describes her daily life, family matters, health, and a beach holiday in Maine. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4693.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Hyams, Henry M. (Henry Michael), 1806-1875. Family Papers, 1843-1953 (bulk 1901-1955). 313 items, 7 printed vols. Location: E:55. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 13-14. Lawyer, state senator, and lieutenant governor of Louisiana. In the 1830s he was a member of a vigilante committee to oppose anti-slavery interests. His son, Henry Hyams, Jr., was a lawyer in New Orleans as was his daughter, Judith Hyams Douglas. Papers consist of letters pertaining to the political situation in Grant Parish, Louisiana, in 1873 and the causes of the Colfax riot. Included are land patents and plats issued in Carroll, St. Landry, and Caldwell parishes, Louisiana, and in Texas. Papers of Henry M. Hyams, Jr. relate to his work for the Court of Commissioners of Alabama Claims and family lawsuits which concerned litigation and recovery of Hyams' lands principally by Judith. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1392, 1564.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Politics     Women    
  • I. W. Baird's New Orleans Minstrels Poster, undated. 1 item. Location: OS:I. Black, white and red promotional broadside lithographed by W. J. Morgan & Co. of Cleveland, Ohio. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3401.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Performing arts    
  • Illinois Central Railroad. Freight contract, 1883. 1 item. Location: Misc. Contract shipping oil and grease from Cairo, Illinois, to New Orleans, Louisiana, with the consignee, Severin Landry of Assumption, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • Inman, B. R. (Benajah R.), b. 1820. Family Papers, 1808-1888. .2 linear ft. (68 items). Location: B:50, OS:I. Planter of Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Inman inherited Smithland Plantation in 1863 from his aunt, Nancy Quine. Collection includes financial records; legal materials; correspondence; and miscellaneous and printed items. The financial and legal records document Smithfield Plantation and a dry goods store on it. Business letters to John Lee, a purchasing agent in New Orleans, deal with the price of cotton and other commodities. Slave bills of sale and labor contracts with sharecroppers are included. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reel 11. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Jahncke, Ernest Lee, Sr., 1877-1960. Papers, 1852-1960 (bulk 1911-1941). 1,528 items, 32 vols. Location: U:136-143, F:22-23, OS:J, Vault. Rear Admiral in the Naval Reserve, assistant secretary of the navy during the Hoover administration, president of Jahncke Interests in New Orleans, and first executive director of the Louisiana State Department of Commerce and Industry. Papers documenting Jahncke's civic, cultural, and professional interests. Mss. 1713, 1805.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • James, Patricia Rordam. Manuscript, 1967. 48 items. Location: U:158. Research notes for and typewritten copy of Oral Reading in New Orleans From 1890 to 1900. (M. A. thesis, LSU, 1969). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2470.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Janvier, Charles. Notebook. Circa 1917-1918. 1 vol. Location: M:20. Resident of New Orleans. Notebook containing copies of speeches given at religious, charitable, educational, and patriotic meetings. Included are copies of poems, quotations, and articles from published sources. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1253.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion     20th Century Wars    
  • Jastremski, Leon, 1843-1907. Papers, 1876-1889. 3 items. Location: Misc., OS:J. Polish-born Louisiana politician, journalist, and newspaper publisher who served as mayor of Baton Rouge (1876-1882) and United States consul in Callao, Peru (1893-1897). Documents concerning property purchased by General Leon Jastremski in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Jewell & Prescott. Crescent City illustrated: the commercial, social, political and general history of New Orleans, 1872. 1 vol. Location: W:51. Edwin L. Jewell was prominent in New Orleans publishing from ca. 1886 to 1887 as a newspaper editor and publisher. Theodore Lilienthal was active as a photographer in New Orleans from ca. 1854-1886. Prospectus for Jewell's Crescent City Illustrated, published in 1873 by Edwin L. Jewell. Includes a title page, sample ads and essays, and numerous original photographs by Theodore Lilienthal, which appear as engravings in the published works. . For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4526.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics    
  • John B. Heroman, Sr. Photograph Collection, ca. 1885-1940. 1 cu. ft. Location: 91:2-3, OS:H. Photograph albums, loose photographs, postcards, one tintype, one greeting card, and three printed texts. All materials relate to the Heroman family of Baton Rouge and New Orleans, La. The albums contain images of the Heroman family, Heroman family dwellings in Baton Rouge, scenes around Baton Rouge, and New Orleans Mardi Gras scenes. Four of the loose unassociated album page groups contain Baton Rouge flood images from 1897, 1912. The Cirkut camera panoramic print documents Louisiana State University cadets in formation on the Parade Grounds of the University in its then three year old location in south Baton Rouge, 1928. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4951.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU    
  • John B. Kellogg-Anna Kellogg Letters and Photograph, 1866-1869. 22 items. Location: T:100 (short shelf). New York bank cashier and his wife. Six detailed letters addressed to Anna Kellogg were written during her mother and sister’s Mississippi steamboat trip to New Orleans, La. Letters discuss the trip itself and ultimately their stay in New Orleans, including places they visited, people they met, and their impressions. 15 letters addressed to John B. Kellogg discuss in detail the purchase and shipment of Louisiana cattle bound for Chicago, Ill. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4955.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Performing arts     Transportation     Women    
  • John Overton-Edwin Broussard Senate Primary Hearings Scrapbook, 1933. 1 item. Location: S:124. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings from THE TIMES-PICAYUNE (New Orleans), Feb. 7, 1933 to May 2, 1933, reporting U.S. Senate hearings held in New Orleans regarding the disputed 1932 Senate primary between John Overton, an associate of Huey Long, and incumbent Edwin S. Broussasrd. For further information, see the online catalog. Mss. 2600.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Johnson (Alfred Grima) Family Papers, 1805-2001 (bulk: 1850-1950). 0.6 linear feet. Locations: 111:7, OS:J. Retired Central Intelligence Agency officer and historic preservationist. Collection consists of correspondence, financial and legal documents, research notes, photographs, and other records pertaining to the Grima, Montegut, Pitot, Foley, and Pugh families of South Louisiana. The records were accumulated for the purpose of studying genealogy and family history. Contains records in both English and French. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5005.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Baton Rouge     Business     Civil War     French-language     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Religion     Women    
  • Johnson, Margaret. Correspondence. 1873, 1884-1907. 31 items. Location: E:45. African American resident of Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence from Johnson's children living in New Orleans, Mississippi, Texas, and New York City giving information about their means of livelihood, pecuniary status, and religious interests. For further information, see manuscript online catalog. Mss. 1103.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     African Americans     Women    
  • Johnston, William Preston. Items, 1934-1935. 8 items. Location: Misc. President of Louisiana State University (1880-1883). Letters and related items pertaining to Johnston, including correspondence of Mrs. Grayson with the Johnston family pertaining to genealogy; a letter from Tulane University concerning a portrait of Johnston; and a list of New Orleans newspaper articles. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Women    
  • Jonas, Rosalie, M. Letters, 1905-1909. 3 letters. Location: Misc.:J. New Orleans poet. In her letters to illustrator, Frederick Dorr Steele, poet Rosalie M. Jonas writes about octoroon balls in New Orleans, La. and compliments Steele on his work. She asks him to illustrate her "Negro verses" because only he "feels sympathetically about the Negro." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3775.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Jones, Joseph. Papers, 1832-1919 (bulk 1860-1905). 3,360 items, 74 vols. Location: UU:87-100, N:1-2, OS:J. New Orleans physician and scientific writer, Confederate medical authority, and president of the Louisiana State Board of Health. Papers consist of Dr. Jones's manuscript writings pertaining to his investigations of various diseases, his studies on American archaeology and anthropology, and his published and unpublished papers on Confederate medical history. Also included are family letters and six letter file books containing correspondence and related items by subjects. For further information, see onlilne catalog. Mss. 468, 534, 544, 1036, 1351, 1357, 1393.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Medicine    
  • Jones, Mary C. Notebooks, 1891-1893. 2 vols. Location: G:21. Resident of New Orleans. Notebooks (1891-1893) of Mary C. Jones containing literary material. In French and English. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 192.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women     French-language    
  • Joseph P. Hornor. Collection, 1718-1964 (bulk 1850-1890). 0.5 linear ft. Location: UU:103, OS:H. Lawyer and resident of New Orleans. Items primarily relate to New Orleans history and include colonial and ante-bellum documents. There are also items related to the War of 1812, manuscript extracts of legal codes, returns from elections (1867), and autographs of famous people. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2036, 2055, 2107.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Junius Hart Piano House receipt book, 1922. 1 item. Location: Misc.:J. Receipt book, with terms of sale for a piano, made out to J. L. Sallinger, Sr., of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3733.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Kaine, Alice J. Cutright. Papers, 1880-1881, 1893. 8 letters, 1 diary. Location: Misc. Alice J. Cutright was an active member on the Board of the Wisconsin Industrial School for Girls, an advisor to Tuskegee Institute (1894-1896), and in 1898 became the first woman appointed to the Wisconsin State Board of Control for Prisons. The papers consist of four letters and a travel diary written by her during a trip down the Mississippi River from Springfield, Ill., to New Orleans, La., in March-April 1880. Personal letters received from friends and acquaintances in New Orleans are also included. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3886.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Politics     African Americans     Women    
  • Kane, Harnett T., 1910-. Papers, 1948-1958. 28 items. Location: Misc. New Orleans writer. Correspondence with Van Allen Bradley, literary editor of the Chicago Daily News, concerns Kane's literary and social activities. Included is a brief essay by Kane titled Enjoyment of Reading. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3161.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Kellogg, William P. Letter, 1867. 1 item. Location: Misc. Collector of Customs in New Orleans. Letter of application from Raymond Wigand for a position in the Collector of Customs office, giving Wigand's service record in the Union army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1361.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Kellogg, William Pitt, 1830-1918. Papers, 1861, 1869-1884. 1,238 items. Location: U:176-179, OS:K. Collector of the Port of New Orleans, U.S. senator and representative from Louisiana, and governor of Louisiana. Papers relating chiefly to Kellogg's gubernatorial administration and including letters from contemporary politicians concerning local patronage, African American voting, and federal occupation of certain areas of the state. Included are petitions for redress of grievances; extradition papers for fugitives from justice; and a joint resolution of the Louisiana Legislature opposing Kellogg's U.S. Senate membership. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 195, 543, 575.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Politics     African Americans    
  • Kendrick, Benjamin. Papers, 1806-1894 (bulk 1810-1840). 0.7 linear ft. (611 items). Location: U:170. Cotton planter and slaveholder of the Feliciana parishes, Louisiana. In 1823 he moved from St. Francisville (West Feliciana Parish) near Jackson (East Feliciana Parish) and in 1830 he established Asphodel Plantation there. Collection includes legal papers, bills, receipts, and correspondence. Papers document medical care for family members and slaves; and include letters from New Orleans merchants and a letter from a Missouri slave dealer (1836). Some materials relate to David J. Fluker of East Feliciana Parish, Kendrick's son-in-law. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 11-12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 906.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Medicine     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Kenner, Duncan Farrar, 1813-1887. Papers, 1838-1905 (bulk 1838-1894). 0.8 linear ft. (342 items, 2 ms. Vols., 1 printed vol.). Location: A:51, F:4, Vault:1. Planter of Ashland, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, and Confederate diplomat. Collection includes financial, legal, and personal papers related to Ashland Plantation and Kenner's investments and business dealings in New Orleans, especially with his brother-in-law, General Richard Taylor, in leasing the New Basin Canal in New Orleans, as well as horse racing and Kenner's diplomatic mission to France on behalf of the Confederacy. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 1, Reel 14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1477.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Kent, Doris. Scrapbook, 1914-1919. 11 items, 1 ms. Vol. Location: Misc., H:24, OS:K. Native of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, and newspaper reporter for the "New Orleans Times-Picayune." Scrapbook contains mementos of student days at Sophie Newcomb College, and newspaper clippings, letters, and telegrams reflecting her work as a reporter. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1268.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Women    
  • Kimmel, C. Letter, 1866. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from Rhode Island asking a friend to advertise in New Orleans and other Louisiana papers regarding the whereabouts of his son, probably a Union soldier. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2112.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • King, Grace Elizabeth, 1852-1932. Papers, 1851-1941, undated (bulk 1864-1932). 3,800 items, 6 ms. vols., 1 printed vol. and 26 microfilm reels. Location: UU:10-31, N:6, Vault:11 and Mss.Mf:K. New Orleans writer and historian. Correspondence, literary writings in notebooks, photographs, bound manuscript volumes, and printed material concern Grace King's literary career, historical interests, travels, and personal affairs. King's correspondence and diaries describe her extensive travel throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Diary 3 describes her childhood experiences at L'Embarass plantation in St. Martin Parish. Her correspondence also describes yachting in Florida and other Southern states. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1282.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Transportation     Women    
  • King, Grace Elizabeth, 1852-1932. Selected Papers, 1864, 1883-1933, undated. 942 items. Location: UU:23-24, OS:K, Mss.Mf:K, Vault:11. New Orleans writer and historian. Business and personal correspondence pertaining to Grace King's literary career, European travels, and social and family life, and some family correspondence, principally of her sister, Annie R. King. Correspondence pertains to her literary career. Paper also include a copy of an order issued by Richard Taylor concerning the Battle of Mansfield (1864), a program for the memorial service for Jefferson Davis held in New Orleans (1903), and manuscript notes concerning the federal occupation of New Orleans. Correspondence from Baron Edouard de Pontabla, Charles Wagner, Henry Vignaud, and Flora Gorencees discuss WWI. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1282.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Civil War     French-language     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans in the Civil War     Women    
  • King, William W. Family Papers, 1833-1954 (bulk 1868-1936). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Education     Plantations     Religion     Politics    
  • Knapp, James S. Family Papers, 1849-1909 (bulk 1865-1895). 3 linear feet. Location: U:182-185, OS:K. Dentist and dean of the New Orleans Dental College. Early papers include dental bills and receipts; and the charter for the New Orleans Dental College. Post-1865 papers concern the Louisiana Dental Association and the New Orleans Dental College. Also included are personal papers and family correspondence. Papers of J. Rollo Knapp deal with his dental practice. Frederick H. Knapp's papers include certificates from the Board of Medical Censors of Adams County, Mississippi, and the University of Havana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 880.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Knox, J. P., d. 1893. Family Papers, 1851-1921. 2 linear ft., 9 vols. Location: E:25-26, vault:1. Cotton planters of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and proprietors of Clinton Brick and Tile Company and the East Louisiana Land Investment Company. Letters (1861-1863) from Granville L. Alspaugh to his mother describe his service in the Confederate Army at Vicksburg. Papers (1851-1893) also reflect social, personal, and business matters, including the sale of cotton through factors in New Orleans. Letters of Robert Granville Knox (1890-1899) describe student life at Louisiana State University, his partnership in a drugstore in Hammond, La., and his participation in the Spanish American War, with Roosevelt's Rough Riders. Later correspondence (1900-1921) include letters written to Miss Elise Walker by soldiers during World War I. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 11-12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 715.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Business     Civil War     New Orleans in the Civil War     Plantations    
  • L'Athénée Louisianais. Papers, 1876-1919. 570 items, vols. Location: UU:86. Society founded in 1876 to perpetuate French language and culture, successor to the French Society of New Orleans. Collection consisting of official correspondence and related items of the society. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1423.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • La Houssaye, Sidonie de, 1821-1894. Papers, [between 1880-1894]. 21 vols. And 4 microfilm reels. Location: F:17, Mss. Mf.:L. French Louisiana author of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Manuscript drafts of short stories (in French) written by Madame Sidonie de la Houssaye : Volumes 1 and 2: L'etoile d'argent. Volume 2: Le fort de Keronec; Une paire de gants; Une poupee d'autrefois; Les fleurs et les bijoux de la grand'mere; Rose Blanche; Les petits vagabonds; Volume 3 Mythologies des petits enfants; Volume 4: George Gerard.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 105.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Literature, Reading, and Writing     African Americans     Women     French-language     Cajuns    
  • La Villebeuvre, Jean Ursin. Family Papers, 1806-1917 (bulk 1840-1880). 1,025 items, 39 vols. Location: W:91-92, J:4. Jean Ursin La Villebeuvre and his son, Eli Faurault La Villebeuvre, New Orleans commission merchants. Papers of the la Villebeuvre and the related Jourdain, Forstall, Roman, Peters, and Hyman families of New Orleans. Collection includes business and legal records as well as some family and personal papers. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 812, 1208..For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     French-language    
  • Lake Charles District Nurses' Association. Records, 1934-1949, undated. 83 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: 124:. Records include correspondence (1943-1948) principally with the Louisiana Nurses Board of Examiners, in New Orleans; minutes (1942-1949) of meetings of the Board of Directors and the Lake Charles District; and a treasurers' record book (1934-1949). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1778.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Women    
  • Lamberton, W. W. Letter, 1909 August 17. 1 item. Location: Misc. New Orleans resident. Letter to the secretary of the navy claims salvage fees for the recovery of five cannon from the gunboat Veruna, sunk in the Mississippi River near New Orleans during the battle of April 24, 1862. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2897.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Lamothe, Leon. Receipt, 1883. 1 item. Location: Misc. Proprietor of Leon's Oyster Saloon and Restaurant, New Orleans. Receipt for maintenance of jury. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 889.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Lanaux, George. George Lanaux and Family Papers, 1830-1915. 3 linear ft. (3,100 items). Location: U:294-296, O:16, OS:L, 104-105. Planter of Bellevue Plantation in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, and later president of the New Orleans Insurance Association. Papers include correspondence, legal documents, financial documents, and photographs documenting the Lanaux family, plantation management, slave holdings, and land sales. Partly in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reels 11-13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1318.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language     Jews     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Larkin, E. J. Diary, 1878. 1 vol. Location: M:20. Businessman of Delta, Madison Parish, Louisiana. Entries record daily life, business and social matters. Diary also reports a yellow fever epidemic and its movement from New Orleans to Vicksburg, Mississippi, describing the fear and suffering of the people. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2491.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Medicine    
  • Lawrason, J. Bruns. Papers, 1866, 1938. 2 items. Location: Misc.:L. Letter commenting on Lawrason's article 'The Passing of the Old Factor,' in The Cotton Trade Journal (July 1938) together with a bill of sale (1866) from Richard Flower and Maes, New Orleans factors, used in writing the article. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1487.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Lawrence family. Papers, 1889-1926. 1 linear ft. Location: OS:L. Family of New Orleans. George Washington Lawrence, a medical doctor, was married to Clara E. Solomon, Jewish diarist in New Orleans during the Civil War. Papers include typescripts of letters, the last will of George W. Lawrence, manuscript sheet music, and photographs of Clara Solomon and the Lawrence daughters. Printed items include postcards, a plan of Edgewater Park, Miss., and newspaper clippings.Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4627.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Women    
  • Laycock, John T. Family Papers, 1840-1953. 78 items, 3 vols. Location: UU:149, K:37, OS:L. Baton Rouge lawyer, banker, and writer. Papers contain law notes and a transcript of 'Fragments from a Collection of Letters and Notes of Nina Harper of New Orleans, Louisiana, 1861-1862,' that describes civilian life during the Civil War. A manuscript fragment of 'Legs joins the cavalry;' and some miscellaneous notes pertaining to Baton Rouge. Also included are broadsides advertising the Baton Rouge Female Institute, and announcing a Grand Fete for the Red Cross Society (1918), and a photograph of John McCarthney Taylor. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 15-16. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3194.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Layssard family papers, 1794-1960. 1 linear ft. Location: W:20-21. The Layssard family resided in northern Rapides Parish, Louisiana; Kate Kingston Boyd Grant, a writer from Grant Parish, was a relation of R. H. Grant and Harriet Grant, the heirs to Harriet Layssard. Collection contains business papers of the Layssard family, but is comprised mostly of the literary writings of Kate K. Grant.--unpublished novels, short stories, and plays set in Louisiana; they include information about ante-bellum New Orleans and the Colfax riot of 1873. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2875.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • LeBlond, Coralie. Music collection, ca. 1850-1870. 3 ms. vols. Location: 65. Concert pianist and composer of New Orleans. Sheet music, principally by Louisiana composers, arrangers, and publishers, collected by Coralie LeBlond, including one of her own compositions. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2204, 2205.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts     Women    
  • Lehmann, Victor. Notebook, 1887-1888. 1 vol. Location: J:11. Notebook of Lehmann containing notes of lectures by Professors John B. Elliott and T. G. Richardson of the Medical Department, Tulane University. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 955.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine    
  • Lejeune, John Archer, 1867-1942. Papers, 1815-1955 (bulk 1918-1919). 17 items, including 1 vol. Location: U:116. Commandant of the United States Marine Corps and Superintendent of Virginia Military Institute. Originally from Point Coupee Parish, Louisiana, Lejeune attended LSU before graduating from the Naval Academy. Papers document Lejeune's military career and include a citation for the Legion of Honor and biographical materials. An 1815 letter deals with the Battle of New Orleans. One item in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1690, 2553.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     LSU     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Lieutaud, Albert Louis. Collection, 1650, 1801-1965. 10 linear ft. Location: U:247-250, OS:L, 34:8-14.. Collection consists of letters, Christmas cards, receipts, printed material, sketches, photographic prints, and sheet music concerning various subjects in New Orleans and Louisiana history; the career of R.J. Morgan, a 19th-century English actor in the United States; railroad transportation in the United States; the American Civil War; and Lieutaud's own literary works and his work as an art and manuscript dealer. About two-thirds of the collection consists of about 140 presentation copies of books and pamphlets on Louisiana topics given to Lieutaud. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1407, 1700, 1771, 1784, 1853, 1936, 2046, 2211, 2369, 2469.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Transportation     French-language    
  • Lincoln, Lemuel L. Family Papers, 1808-1914 (bulk 1840-1914). 143. Location: U:195. Confederate veteran and commercial editor of the Times-Democrat of New Orleans. Papers of Lincoln and members of his family, consisting principally of genealogical records of the families of Judge Lemuel Rixford Lincoln of Little Rock, Arkansas; Louis Marchand of Georgia; and Pierre Firman Helluin of Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Includes correspondence of Mary Lincoln and personal and business papers of Rixford J. Lincoln of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 688.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Lisle, N. Receipt, 1869. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Receipt for a chronometer on board the ship Plato at New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Lobdell, James L. Record book, 1866-1867. 1 vol. Location: G:16. Planter, Bellemont Plantation, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Bills of lading from Vose and Lobdell, commission merchants of New Orleans, and receipts for merchandise for James L. Lobdell. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 212.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Locquet Institute. Class exercise books, 1865-1866, 1873-1877. 2 vols. Location: H:23. Madame Locquet-Leroy was principal of the Locquet Young Ladies Institute and the Locquet-Leroy Institute of New Orleans. Locquet-Leroy's class exercise books contain questions and answers on history, literature, and science, together with names of students participating in exercises. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1135, 1497.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Education     Women    
  • Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935. Letter, 1928 Oct. 12. 1 item. Location:Misc.L. Governor of Louisiana (1928-1932), U.S. senator (1932-1935). Letter from Long to Dan Moody, Texas governor, inviting him or someone appointed by him to attend the Conference of the Board of Governors of the United States, to be held in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3309.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family     Politics    
  • Louisiana bonds and notes collection, 1832-1939. 34 items. Location: Misc.:L, OS:L. Bonds, notes, and warrants of the state of Louisiana, including some issued by Citizens' Bank of Louisiana and Charity Hospital of New Orleans, for purposes such as printing, the construction of the Louisiana State Capitol, and the support of Confederate veterans and their widows. See the online catalog for a more detailed description of the items in the collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893, 1187, 1196, 1365, 3438, 3660.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Civil War     Women    
  • Louisiana pictures, 1720-1865. 17 items. Location: Map cage. Prints include John Law's concession at New Biloxi; a plantation on Bayou Goula, Louisiana; the Civil War Battle of New Orleans sketched by a federal soldier; federal gunboats passing Port Hudson, Louisiana; and Jackson Station after it was burned. Also included are reprints of Civil War scenes of Port Hudson and Baton Rouge from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper and Harper's Weekly Newspaper. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1733.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Plantations    
  • Louisiana Constitutional Convention. Petition, 1879. 2 item. Location: OS:L. Petition of the citizens and taxpayers of New Orleans requesting the president and members of the Constitutional Convention of Louisiana to reject illegal debts of the State and to limit state taxation. A letter written by A. Garnier is attached. Letter in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 231.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     French-language    
  • Louisiana Engineering Society. Scrapbook, 1898-1922. 1 vol. Location: G:16. Association located in New Orleans. Scrapbook of printed circulars, letters, and cards issued by the Louisiana Engineering Society. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 232.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana Health Care Campaign Records, circa 1989-2004 (bulk: 1995-2001). Location: X 16 linear feet. Grassroots coalition that advocated for accessible, affordable health care for all Louisianans. Correspondence, reports, newsletters, press releases, and board minutes, and other records of the Louisiana Health Care Campaign, as well as background material on health care reform issues and groups and budgets and reports from allied groups and relevant state agencies, including the Department of Health and Hospitals and the Department of Insurance. Also includes records of the Louisiana Health Care Commission, of which the campaign was a member. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4957.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Medicine     Politics    
  • Louisiana Historical Society index, 1945-1946. 1 vol. Location: H:21. Typescript pages of tables of contents for "The Publications of the Louisiana Historical Society" vol. 1-10 (1895-1917) and "The Louisiana Historical Quarterly" vol. 1-34, 38 (1917-1951, 1955). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1596.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana House of Representatives, Special Committee. Minute book, 1867. 1vol. Location: Misc.:L. Minute book of a special committee appointed to hold hearings on a bill introduced in the House of Representatives by Thieneman of New Orleans, prohibiting the establishment of slaughter-houses above the City of New Orleans. Mss. 1037.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Louisiana League For Nursing. Document, 1952. 1 item [photocopy]. Location: Misc.:L. League formed by the merger of the New Orleans League of Nursing Education and the Public Health Association in 1952. Articles of Incorporation of the Louisiana League for Nursing. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2192.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Louisiana Leper Home records, 1884-1921 (1895-1920). 11 linear ft.; 16 v. Location: 96:1-6; OS:L; O:18. Correspondence, legal documents, administrative and financial records relate primarily to financial operations. Correspondence also concerns rules governing patients; legal documents contain court orders confining individuals to the Home. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2515.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Medicine     Politics     French-language     German-language    
  • Louisiana Leper Home. Records, 1890-1921 (bulk 1895-1920). 14 linear ft., 16 ms. Vols. Location: 96:1-6; OS:L; O:18. Louisiana Leper Home was established by the Legislature in 1894. Records consist of correspondence, legal documents, printed items, administrative records, and financial records that relate primarily to the financial operations of the Home. Correspondence also concerns patient care and personal conduct. Legal papers contain court orders confining individuals to the Home. Manuscript volumes include bank books, cashbooks, ledgers, and a register of patients. Some correspondence in French and German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2515.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Medicine     Politics     French-language     German-language    
  • Louisiana Postcard Collection, 1904-1951. 507 items. Location: E:65 (short shelf). Postcards depict subjects, especially churches, schools, and some plantations in towns and regions of Louisiana. Louisiana towns and regions best represented in the collection include Abita Springs, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Bogalusa, Convent, Covington, Donaldsonville, Franklin, Hammond, Houma, Jennings, Lake Charles, Mandeville, Monroe, Morgan City, New Orleans, Plaquemine, Saint Francisville, Shreveport, and Thibodaux. Included is a photograph depicting three women in front of a plantation house. The photograph is labeled "Alice Emilie Knapp, Forrest Home." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3645.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Plantations     Religion     Women    
  • Louisiana scandals scrapbook, 1939 June 26-July 26. 1 vol. Location: OS:L. Compilation of clippings from the New Orleans Times-Picayune covering the exposure, flight, arrest, and trial of Dr. James Monroe Smith, president of LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Louisiana State Bank. Records, 1817-1888. Location: 79:8-21, Vault 13 and 21. Documents pertaining to the construction of the Louisiana State Bank of New Orleans; the bank's correspondence; financial, legal, and administrative documents and volumes;and a few items of its successor in 1871, the State National Bank of New Orleans. Part of the Charles Titcomb Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1785.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Louisiana State Lottery collection, 1840-1905 (bulk 1879-1890). .3 linear ft. Location: OS:L. Incorporated in 1868, the Louisiana State Lottery Company operated in New Orleans until ca. 1894 when it relocated to Honduras. It was broken up by the U.S. Department of Justice in 1906. Collection includes letters received, order and remittance forms, lottery tickets, lists of prizes awarded, broadsides, publications, and newspaper advertisements; Anti-lottery League of Louisiana memorabilia; and imprints from out-of-state lotteries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 854.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Louisiana State Lottery Company. Record books, 1868-1885. 2 ms. vols. Location: R:31. Company incorporated in 1868 and in business in New Orleans until ca. 1894 when it relocated to Honduras. It was broken up by the U.S. Department of Justice in 1906. Minute book and dividend book. Subjects of the minute book include bylaws and meetings. The dividend book lists stockholders, number of shares owned, amounts of dividends paid, and other related information. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4321.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana sugar and rice trade collection, 1884-1936. 175 items, 6 vols. Location: C:30, F:8. The Louisiana Sugar and Rice Exchange was a commodities brokerage concern in New Orleans. Raymond J. Martinez was the editor and publisher of THE RICE JOURNAL. Records consist of correspondence, form letters, announcements, financial reports, minutes of meetings, and broadsides. Papers of Raymond J. Martinez include correspondence; statistics of the rice industry; and items for publication. Photographs depict International Harvester Company equipment and some individuals; papers and letters concerning the photographs are included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 784.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Sugar    
  • Louisiana Telegraph Company scrapbook, 1875-1879. 1 vol. Location: G:17. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings concerning the Louisiana Telegraph Company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 267.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana. Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Scrapbooks, 1896-1958. 36 vols. Location: 124:. Scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, announcements, and advertisements on activities of the New Orleans Port Commission and on national, state, and local conditions affecting the economic and political situation of the Port of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2772.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation     Politics    
  • Louque, Charles. Papers, 1838-1909. 518 items, 3 vols. Location: UU:112, OS:L. Native of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, prominent New Orleans attorney, and Louisiana state senator. Papers document his legal activities and participation in the economic development of New Orleans. The collection includes postcard views of LSU and Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1473.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Baton Rouge     French-language     LSU     New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • LSU Libraries: Louisiana collection photographs, 1862-1971. 624 items. Location: 11:6, OS:L. This collection contains photographic prints and some picture postcards of city buildings, plantation buildings, and other structures in several Louisiana cities and parishes, especially New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Mss. 4262.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Lusher, Alice Lamberton. Diploma, 1876 June 3. 1 item. Location: OS:L. First principal of Sophie Wright School, teacher for over fifty years in New Orleans, Louisiana, and wife of Louisiana educator and superintendent of education Robert M. Lusher. Diploma issued by the Peabody Normal Seminary of New Orleans to Miss Alice Lamberton. Mss. 3705.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Women    
  • Lyons, Mary E. Notebook, 1855-1866. 1 vol. Location: G:16. Resident of Clinton and New Orleans, Louisiana. Notebook containing historical notes and poems written at Bienvenue Seminary, Fredericksburg, Virginia (1855), and newspaper clippings of poems (1864-1866). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 269.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Macarty, Jno. (John). Family Papers, 1764-1935 (bulk 1764-1837). 9 items. Location: B:50. Native of France and resident of New Orleans. Macarty owned a plantation home near New Orleans which was used by Andrew Jackson as a field headquarters in 1815. Papers pertain to the estate of John Macarty and include a forty-page inventory of the contents of his New Orleans residence and the Macarty plantation home. Also included is a roll of the Royal Legion of the Mississippi Militia (ca. 1798). In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 270, 496.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     French-language    
  • Magruder, Samuel Bertron, Jr. Collection, 1968, 1971. 7 items. Location: Misc:M. LSU student. Photographs of the ruins of Windsor Plantation house, near Port Gibson, Mississippi, and related subjects. Included in the collection is a newspaper article from the New Orleans TIMES- PICAYUNE about Windsor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2570.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Plantations    
  • Mandeville and Wilson. Papers, 1888-1913. 217 items. Location: U:213. Wholesale grocers of New Orleans, Louisiana. Business papers of Mandeville and Wilson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 554.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Mandeville, Henry D. (Henry David), 1781-1878. Family Papers, 1815-1925 (bulk 1854-1883). 2 linear ft. (1,776 items), 6 ms. vols. Location: U:214-216.Henry D. Mandeville, originally from Philadelphia, was a factor in trade with China; his son Henry, Jr., was a lawyer in Natchez, Mississippi. Two other sons, Theodore and Ellwyn, served in the Confederate army. Collection includes personal and business correspondence documenting life in Natchez and New Orleans; the operation of Westwood Plantation (owned by Henry, Jr.), in Louisiana; and Civil War papers of Theodore and Ellwyn. Papers also include letters referring to musical performances in Arkansas, Virginia, Natchez, New Orleans, and Chicago; and materials documenting civilian life in New Orleans in the Civil War. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reels 3-6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 491, 535.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Performing arts     Plantations    
  • Mardi Gras scrapbook, 1871-1907. 1 vol. Location: F:4. Scrapbook containing carnival ball invitations, programs and related items, and other items of New Orleans interest. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1344.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Markham, Thomas Railey, 1828-1894. Papers, 1794-1932 (bulk 1850-1890). 4.5 linear ft. Location: B:42-46, 99:m, OS:M, J:4 .Pastor of the Lafayette Presbyterian Church in New Orleans (1856-1894) and chaplain in the Confederate army in the Civil War. Collection documents Markham's activities as a minister and includes sermons and memorandum books. Civil War materials include correspondence and military orders. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 250, 649, 650.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Religion    
  • Martin, Eugene. Manuscripts, 1851-1857, 1867. 5 items, 4 vols. Location: A:16. Writings of an educator of a private school in New Orleans, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2138.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Education     French-language    
  • Martin, W. L. Collection, 1831, 1863, 1869. 4 items. Location: 99:. Copy of a Benjamin Levy (New Orleans) imprint of a sugar statement for the year 1831 by Pierre A. Degelos which gives the names of the sugar planters by parishes; and three Thibodaux, Louisiana, newspapers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1904.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Matas, Rudolph. Note, 1950. 1 item. Location: Misc:M.. New Orleans, La., surgeon. Thank-you note from Dr. Matas on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Part of the note is in Dr. Matas's handwriting and signed with his initials. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1613.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Mather, Mary. Music collection, ca. 1860-1890. 3 vols. Location: H:11. Includes three bound volumes of sheet music for piano, including waltzes, polkas, and popular melodies. Most of the sheet music was printed in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4466.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts     Women    
  • Mathews family letters, 1870-1877. 3 items. Location: C:61. Residents of New Orleans. Family letters from Charlotte Ann Mathews and John Mathews; and a family letter to R. Bowman Mathews from R. S. Floyd returning from Paris, France. For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Mathews-Ventress-Lawrason Family Papers, 1770-1934. (bulk 1797-1798; 1820-1933). 3 linear feet. Location: UU: 255-258, OS:M. Families were cotton and sugar planters of West Feliciana, Lafourche, and Pointe Coupee Parishes, Louisiana. 19th century papers reflect planting activities of Mathews family; 20th century materials reflect real estate management and investment activities of the Ventress and Lawrason families. Papers include personal and business correspondence, printed items, newspaper clippings, financial records, and legal documents. Financial papers centering on Harriet Flower Mathews, and records of legal work for Penelope Stewart Mathews. Ventress-Lawrason correspondence primarily addressed to Sallie Mathews Ventress, including series of letters from cousin Mrs. M. M. Slaughter. Also legal documents for land purchased by Sallie Mathews Ventress. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4358.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • McCaleb, E. Howard, 1897-1978. Papers, 1936-1972. 7 linear feet. Location: 6:41, 44-50. Legal papers pertaining to the career of E. Howard McCaleb, New Orleans attorney and Louisiana Supreme Court chief justice. Papers consist of correspondence on legal issues and cases (1943-1972), volumes of judicial opinions (1936-1972), a certificate of appointment (1936), and photographs (1937). Mss. 2713.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • McCall, Henry. Speech, 1899. 1 item; typescript. Location: Misc. Speech, 'History of Evan Hall Plantation,' delivered to the Louisiana Historical Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, gives a brief history of Evan Hall Plantation, Ascension Parish, La., and its original owner, Evan Jones. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 271.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • McClure, John W. Papers, 1862-1866. 915 items. Location: 41:25, OS:M. Captain in the Union army in the Civil War in the Department of the Gulf. McClure was appointed assistant quartermaster in 1862. Documents relating to the Union occupation of New Orleans, including forms related to supplies and expenses, personal correspondence, and confiscation records. Mss. 3240.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • McCutchon, A. D. Letters, 1889-1890. 22 items. Location: Misc. Inspector on the dredge clearing Bayou Lafourche near Donaldsonville, Louisiana. Copies of letters to Captain M. W. Fish, U.S. Corps of Engineers in New Orleans, reporting on work accomplished. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1049.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • McDonogh, John. Papers, 1799-1938 (bulk 1801-1850). 3,595 items and 2 printed vols. [typescript copies]. Location: X:63-65. General commission merchant of New Orleans and planter of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Papers consist primarily of business records, correspondence (1801-1850) with business associates, commission firms, merchants, planters, tenants and civil authorities. Papers also include personal correspondence, with some letters relating to the American Colonization Society and the Washington National Monument Society. Papers also relate to death, his will and the controversial issues of his estate. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1247.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Plantations     African Americans    
  • McGloin, Frank. Letter, 1884 October 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. President of the Society of the Holy Spirit, New Orleans, Louisiana. Letter thanking C. H. Rabad for translating the rules, and regulations of the Society of the Holy Spirit into French in order that the communication may be sent to the Vatican in Rome. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1178.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • McGrath, John, 1835-1924. Family Papers, 1785-1924. 208 items; 15 ms. vols.; 9 printed vols. Location: S:27; V:42-46; OS:M; 99:M; Mss. Mf.:M. Journalist who worked on the New Orleans Picayune and the Baton Rouge Gazette. McGrath was a Confederate veteran who later founded the Baton Rouge Daily Truth and Weekly Truth. Papers include correspondence (among it McGrath's Civil War letters to his wife); an anonymous Confederate soldier's diary; legal documents; and scrapbooks relating to the interests and activities of McGrath's three daughters. Collection also includes accounts for St. Joseph's Church in Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3281.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Religion     Women    
  • McHenry, John. Papers, 1809-1905 (bulk 1834-1878). 41 items. Location: C:18. Judge of the 1st District Court of New Orleans. Business letters and legal papers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 256, 272.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • McKelvey, Peter B. Papers, 1862-1870. 0.3 linear ft. (86 items; 4 vols.). Location: S:26. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 13-14. Physician of New Orleans who served as a Confederate surgeon and hospital inspector in the Civil War. After the war, McKelvey returned to his medical practice in New Orleans. Papers include a record book (1864-1865) containing official correspondence and inspection reports for hospitals in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana; a request to practice medicine in New Orleans; and records of that practice. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1068.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Medicine    
  • McKnight, Florien. Collection, circa 1900-1940. 3 items. Location: Misc. The collection consists of a photographic print of an unidentified Louisiana State University cadet (circa 1900), a menu for Gluck's Restaurant in New Orleans (circa 1920-1940), and a French-language centennial menu for Antoine's Restaurant in New Orleans (1940). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4267.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • McKowen, John, 1812-1871, Papers, 1850-1873. 7 items. C:61. Irish American merchant of Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, La. correspondence from New Orleans commission merchants and bills for merchandise. A letter written from St. Helier, Jersey, England, comments on business conditions and the Democratic Party in East Feliciana Parish (Dec. 23, 1870). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • McMorran, Charlotte Cheney, 1900-1991. Photograph collection, 1934. 62 gelatin silver prints, 6 photographic postcards. Location: 65:9. Charlotte Cheney McMorran was the daughter of David Williams and Charlotte Cheney Holden McMorran and a member of an upper-class family in Port Huron, Mich. The collection consists of a mix of gelatin silver prints and photographic postcards documenting New Orleans, plantation homes and grounds in Louisiana and Mississippi, scenes along the Mississippi River, and scenes in Kentucky. Mss. 5040.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Medical ledger and scrapbook, 1854-1919 (bulk 1854-1863). 5 items, 1 vol. Location: M:19. Accounts of medical services received by prominent Cheneyville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, residents and their slaves. Eleanor Marshall of Cheneyville, Greensburg, and New Orleans used the ledger as a scrapbook of poetry, local news, and short stories. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2297.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     African Americans     Women    
  • Merrick, Edwin Thomas, 1808-1897. Papers, 1830-1917 (bulk 1866-1871). 0.3 linear feet (229 items; 1 printed vol). Location: C:45, 99:M. Lawyer of New Orleans who served as chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. He married Caroline Thomas of Cottage Hall Plantation, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Letters (1830-1838) from Merrick to his mother, Ann Merrick, and his brother, William Winston Merrick record Merrick's activities as a prep student in Wilbraham, Mass., and his law studies and early legal career in Ohio. Mss. 1137, 1752.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Metoyer, Adeleda. Papers, 1845-1897. 52 items. Location: A:1, Mss.Mf. Free woman of color, Isle Brevelle, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Bills and receipts (1845-1860) are for medical care, taxes, freight, and merchandise. Included are statements of account (1873-1874), from Miltenberger & Pollock, New Orleans factors, to Mrs. Philomene Metoyer. In French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 836.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Meyer, Eveleen. Announcement, 1915. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Announcement for a song recital in New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 2525.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Miangolarra, Juan. Papers, 1836-1916. 61 items, 1 vol. Location: C:54, OS:M. Native of Spain and a resident of Havana, Cuba, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Papers contain information concerning Miangolarra's activities as commander of the Spanish Cazadores of New Orleans and the Louisiana Defendera, battalions of the Louisiana militia volunteers in the Confederacy. In Spanish. For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 1184, 1216.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Spanish-language    
  • Miller, Warren. Scrapbooks and memorabilia, 1909-1947. .5 linear ft. Location: M:24. New Orleans attorney and civic leader. Two scrapbook volumes, photographs, Sugar Bowl programs, and phonographic recordings of college songs document Miller's civic activities and his involvement with the founding of the Sugar Bowl college football game. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3612.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Sugar    
  • Mingo family African American photographs, 1887-circa 1955 (bulk 1887-circa 1915). 1 photograph album (32 prints). Location: 65:. The collection consists of 32 photographic images of unidentified African Americans, believed to be members of the Mingo family of Port Allen, La., and one empty photograph album. It includes cabinet card portraits of men, women, and children taken at unidentified studios and by photographers in Baton Rouge and Plaquemine, La., as well as real postcards and photographic prints made in Hot Springs, Ark.; Cairo, Ill.; New Orleans, La.; and St. Cloud, Minn. It is possible that some of the individuals in the images are members of an African American theatrical troupe specializing in minstrel shows. Mss. 5113.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Performing arts     Women    
  • Mississippi and Louisiana Postcard Collection, 1906-1939. 93 items. Location: 11:4. Picture postcards of various sights, landmarks, buildings, architectural structures, and scenic views of Mississippi and Louisiana, particularly Bay St. Louis, Miss., New Orleans, La. and Baton Rouge, La. For further information, see online record. Mss. 4483.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Mississippi River Map Collection, ca. 1858-1878. 19 items, 1 manuscript volume, 4 CD ROMS and 1 microfilm reel. Location: OS:M, M:29, Mss.Mf:M., AA:(CD-ROM shelf). Loose manuscript maps of the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to Jefferson Parish and land along the river, showing land parcels, landings, land ownership, and changes in the course of the river, and a bound volume of cut and pasted in maps of the Mississippi River from above Vicksburg to New Orleans, showing land parcels, land ownership, and landings. Included in the volume are pieces of Marie Adrien Persac's NORMANS CHART OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER FROM NATCHEZ TO NEW ORLEANS IN 1858. These maps depict the Mississippi River from above Vicksburg to New Orleans, showing land parcels, land ownership and plantation names, and landings For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4818.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Transportation    
  • Mistick Krewe of Comus (Organization). Invitation, 1956. 2 items. Location: OS:M. Mardi Gras social organization. Invitation and admission card to Krewe of Comus' Grand Centennial Ball, February 14, 1956, addressed to Mrs. Berenice McKnight Irving. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4518.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Monget, Joseph William, Papers, 1898-1944. 0.5 linear feet, 13 vols. Location: W:16, J:29. Civil engineer and surveyor of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Diaries record professional activities and travel. Collection includes photographs of the Mississippi River flood of 1912 and efforts at flood control near New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2929.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Monroe, Ethel V. Papers, 1897, 1904-1961. 209 items, 21 vols. Location: 78:24. Papers of Ethel Monroe, New Orleans medical nurse, pertaining to her work with nursing organizations, including the Louisiana State Nurses Association, the New Orleans District Nurses' Association, and the Guild of St. Barnabas for Nurses. Also included are two minute books of the New Orleans Sanitarium Alumnae Association, an organization made up of nurses who attended the New Orleans Sanitarium and Training School for Nurses. Mss. 1779.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine     Women    
  • Montegin, Sidney. Letter, 1881 Dec. 27 . 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Personal letter from Montegin to a friend. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Montegut, G. Letter, 1886 March 5. 1 item. Location: Misc. Superintendent of the United States Mint, New Orleans, Louisiana. Letter to Louisiana State Treasurer E. A. Burke concerning the transfer of state funds. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3005.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Montgomery, Joseph Addison. Family Papers, 1806-1886. 233 items; 1 vol. Location: U:240, H:13, Mf:M. New Orleans cotton broker, owner of Belmont plantation near Port Gibson, Mississippi, and husband of Amelia Smylie. Papers of the Montgomery and Smylie families. Joseph's document financial matters; Amelia's written from Belmont relate to family matters, rumors of civil war, slaves, African American laborers, shortages, and plantation management during Reconstruction. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publication of America Records of Southern Plantation from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reel 10. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1019.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Women    
  • Moore, Eddie. Musical composition, 1893. 1 item [microfilm copy and enlargement print]. Location: Misc.:M, Mss. Mf.:M. A mulatto resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, studying music at a conservatory in Stuttgart, Germany. Musical composition, 'Mazurka d'encore,' by Moore. The composition is part of an autograph album of Rosa Frantz Harper. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1288.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     African Americans     Women    
  • Moreland, William F. Diaries and account book, 1834-1867. 3 vols. [on microfilm]. Location: Mss. Mf.:M, P:20. Resident of LaGrange, Georgia. Microfilm copy of a plantation diary and account book of William F. Moreland of LaGrange, Ga. (1834-1849, 1861-1867) and typescripts of two small diaries of a trip from Macon County, Ala., by way of New Orleans to Texas (1850). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 939.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Morgan Family Papers, 1772-1941 (bulk 1827-1911). 220 items, 7 vols. Location: Y:83, H:22, OS:M. Planters and jurists of Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Thomas Gibbes Morgan was a lawyer and judge. James Morris Morgan was a lawyer, planter, and journalist involved in politics. Relatives include the Frellsen, Hicky, Erksine, and Bunyan families. Correspondence, genealogical notes, family histories, and other papers document the Morgan, Frellsen, and related families. An autobiography by Margaret Benson Erksine (1840) describes her captivity with Shawnee Indians in Kentucky. Included is a grounds survey of the Baton Rouge State Capitol (1847) and a contract for the construction of a levee on Fairview Plantation, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2035, 2090.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Women    
  • Morrison, deLesseps Story, 1912-1964. Papers, 1961-1964. 20 items. Location: Misc. New Orleans mayor and U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States. Correspondence with state and national political figures pertaining to the 1964 gubernatorial contest and other political issues. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2899.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Moyer, H. P. Letter, 1874 Jan. 4. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Resident of Lebanon, Louisiana. Letter from H.P. Moyer, Lebanon, Pa., to W.C. Cole, New Orleans, La., concerning the poor health of his brother, John Moyer, in New Orleans. H.P. Moyer regrets that he cannot send for his brother because of his fragile health or come to see him in New Orleans. He adds that he is too poor to bring his brother's corpse home and asks Cole to bury him in the event of his death. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Mugnier, George Francois, 1857-1938. Photographs and exhibit catalog, 1880-1961 (bulk 1880- 1910). 39 items, 1 vol. Location: U:104. Swiss-born photographer who moved to New Orleans in the 1860s. He worked as a watchmaker, engraver, commercial artist, and photographer. In the 1880s, he owned a photographic studio which produced stereographic cards and views of local subjects. Photographs in the collection primarily depict New Orleans buildings and monuments. A printed catalog (1961) of an exhibit of works by Mugnier at the Cabildo in New Orleans is included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1728, 1781, 1968.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Mugnier, George Francois, 1857-1938. Stereographs, 1880-1910. 36 items. Location: U:105. Swiss-born photographer who moved to New Orleans in the 1860s. He worked as a watchmaker, engraver, commercial artist, and photographer. In the 1880s, he owned a photographic studio which produced stereographic cards and views of local subjects. Stereographs and photographic prints depict New Orleans monuments, buildings, hotels, the French Quarter, Lake Pontchartrain, steamers on the Mississippi River, Louisiana swamps, St. Louis Cemetery, and street scenes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1785.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Municipal Improvement Company. Record books, 1888-1908. 3 vols. Location: H:1. Ledger, minute book, and trial balance of the New Orleans Municipal Improvement Company from the year 1888 when the company was granted its charter until its liquidation in 1908. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 308.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Musson, G. Scrapbook, 1884-1885, 1891-1898. 1 vol. Location: J:17. Scrapbook (1891-1898) of Musson containing newspaper clippings principally from New Orleans newspapers. The scrapbook had earlier been a journal (1884-1885) of the A. B. Manufacturing Company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1188.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • National Student League, New Orleans Chapter. Letter, 1935 March. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter condemns Huey Long's political machine and urges the organization of a National Student League chapter on the LSU campus. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2140.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Long Family     Politics    
  • New Orleans municipal records, 1765-1896 (bulk 1790-1836). 5.6 linear ft. Location: T:55-62. Official records of the City of New Orleans relating to early government and administration. Records consist of correspondence; ordinances; resolutions; deliberations; petitions; financial records; and legal documents pertaining to the business of the Cabinda, the City Council, municipal officials, and municipal organizations. There are documents of land sales in the Chitimachas Indian Territory and Cabildo treasury accounts (1771, 1773-1775). Records also reflect public health concerns, and illustrate the employment and treatment of African-American laborers and chain gangs. Some items in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 719, 734, 737, 742, 792, 795, 805, 824, 852, 902, 908, 1189, 1190, 1198, 1436.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Medicine     Politics     African Americans     French-language     Spanish-language        
  • New Orleans bills of exchange collection, 1836-1872. 72 items. Location: Misc:N. Collection of drafts, bank notes, and promissory notes of banks in New Orleans. Some items relate to French and English banks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1185.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • New Orleans directory compilation, 1728-1899. 8 items, 1 ms. Vol. Location: U:99. Data transcribed from maps, censuses and city directories pertaining to streets, lots, neighborhoods, and individuals of New Orleans, particularly the French Quarter. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1827.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • New Orleans miscellaneous documents, 1810-1879. 4 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc. Documents include a portion of a legal document (1810) signed by Charles Laveaux, father of Marie Laveaux; a slave sale document bearing signature of Marie Laveaux (1838); and two documents pertaining to property on Dauphin Street. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3147.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans     Women     French-language    
  • New Orleans municipal records, 1765-1877 (bulk 1790-1836). 5.6 linear ft. Location: T:55-62. Collection of miscellaneous municipal records of the city of New Orleans pertaining to the government and administration of the city. Records include ordinances, resolutions, deliberations, petitions, correspondence, reports, payrolls, and contracts. Some items in French and in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. 719, 734, 737, 742, 792, 795, 805, 824, 852, 902, 908, 1189, 1190, 1198, 1436.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • New Orleans opera-theatre scrapbook, 1899-1937 (bulk 1913-1914). 8 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: M:20, Misc.:M. Scrapbook contains programs for operas, plays, and benefit performances given at the French Opera House and at New Orleans theatres. Loose items include programs for plays given at the Tulane Theatre and for Sarah Bernhardt's engagement at the Dauphine. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 794.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Women    
  • New Orleans pharmaceutical items, circa 1900-1930. 3 items. Location: Misc. Patent medicine labels for Syrup Tolu and Syrup of Rhubarb from New Orleans pharmacists C. A. Desporte and J. Llado. Included is a U.S. Bureau of Prohibition Prescription Form for Medicinal Liquor, December 20, 1930. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2617.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • New Orleans port scene, circa 1900-1960. 1 item. Location: OS:N. Modern print, perhaps based on nineteenth-century engraving, showing an antebellum New Orleans riverfront scene with steamboats and sailing vessels, and cargoes on the dock. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3032.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • New Orleans scrapbook, 1813-1845, 1865. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:18. Clippings of articles and public notices documenting official New Orleans business; a land sale by the Ursuline nuns; the Board of Health; New Orleans Jockey Club races; public auctions; cockfighting; and the New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 920.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Religion    
  • New Orleans scrapbook, 1889-1897. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:19. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings from New Orleans newspapers on the death of Jefferson Davis; the Civil War and other events in American history; the closure of the Orleans Parish Prison; lurid accounts of various murders, suicides, and crimes; the 26th Saengerfest of the North American Singers' Union held in New Orleans; and various social events in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1942.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • New Orleans Academy of Science. Papers, 1852, 1869-1870. 7 items. Location: Misc.:N. Minutes of meetings tell of the appointment of committees, reports presented at the meetings, speeches, and other matters. Included is a stock certificate of the New Orleans Mechanics Society and a land transfer by Martha Adams to Mrs. William C. Adams. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 323.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • New Orleans District Nurses' Association. Records,1892-1968. 6.5 linear feet, 12 ms v. Location: R:41-45, OS:N. Collection reflects the history and organization of the New Orleans District Nurses' Association as well as the activities of the Louisiana State Organization for Public Health Nursing and the National Organization for Public Health Nursing. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1547, 2288, 2372.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Women    
  • New Orleans Draining District. Account books, 1858-1910. 61 vols. Location: H:5-7. Daybooks, journals, minute books, ledgers, record books, and indexes for assessment records. The volumes record collection of assessments, Board of Commissioners minutes, owners list, diagrams of lot squares, bonds, weather reports, and expenses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 317.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • New Orleans Free Kindergarten Association. Records, 1909-1914. 266 items, 3 vols. (1 ms. vol., 2 printed vols.). Location: T:28. Organization affiliated with the Federation of Non-Sectarian Charity and Philanthropy of New Orleans. Member organizations included the Sophie C. Hart Free Kindergarten, the Michel Heymann Free Kindergarten, and the Jurgens Free Kindergarten. Collection contains correspondence, bylaws, minutes, treasurer's reports, and a roll book which pertain to the membership, financing, and work of the New Orleans Free Kindergarten Association. Included are printed reports of out-of-state free kindergartens and 2 pamphlets. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 760.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education    
  • New Orleans Grand Opera Company. Checkbook, 1919-1920. 1 vol. Location: J:12. Checkbook shows deposits and disbursements. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 922.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • New Orleans League of Nursing Education. Records, 1936-1952. ca. 800 items. Location: 124:. Organization affiliated with the National League of Nursing Education and the Louisiana League of Nursing Education. Records consist of correspondence, reports, by-laws, and minutes of the New Orleans League; programs and pamphlets from conventions; programs and printed material of the Louisiana State Nurses Association; and items related to continuing education. Included are materials pertaining to a report prepared for the National Nursing Council by Esther Lucile Brown entitled 'Nursing for the Future.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1608.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Women    
  • New Orleans photograph collection, circa 1935. 7 gelatin silver prints. Location: 65:5. These seven photographs, affixed to three pages, feature several New Orleans landmarks: Canal Street, Madame John's Legacy, Court of the Two Sisters, the French Market, Patio Royal, an apartment house on Royal Street, and the Pontalba Apartments on Jackson Square. Mss. 3663.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • New Orleans photographs, circa 1890. 3 photographs. Location: V:62. The New Orleans photographs contain three images of New Orleans, including the Parish Prison in Treme; a wharf with the steamboat, Assumption, docked; and the Henry Clay monument. Built between 1832 and 1836, the Parish Prison was located between Treme and Marais on Orleans Street. The photograph of the wharf contains African American stevedores preparing to load the ships. The image of the Henry Clay monument depicts the monument when it was located at Canal Street and St. Charles, prior to the move to Lafayette Square in 1901. Behind the Clay monument in the photograph is the building that houses A.M. Hill's watches and jewelry and street car tracks. Mss. 5104.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • New Orleans Produce Exchange. Letter, 1888. 1 item. Location: Misc.N. Letter from the secretary of the New Orleans Produce Exchange notifying Jule J. Jacob of Convent, Louisiana, of his election to membership. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 324.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • New Orleans Railway and Light Company. Permit, [1922]. 1 item. Location: Misc.:N. Permit issued to M. F. Quesnos granting permission to carry a dog on the streetcar for one time only. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1189.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • New Orleans Shipyard photographs, 1941 May 30-June 19. 76 items. Location: W:11. Shipyard owned by Louisiana Shipyards, Inc., located in New Orleans. Photographs show weekly progress of construction of shipyard facilities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2989.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern Railroad shipment record, 1870-1873. 1 v. Location: G:22. The New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern Railroad, completed in 1858, ran from New Orleans, La., to Jackson, Miss. The ledger records items shipped between August 1870 and May 1873. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3837.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • New Orleans, St. Louis and Chicago R.R. Co. Letters, 1874-1875. 14 items. Location: Misc. Letters written to L. H. Sellars, superintendent, from various general managers, concerning the labor force, specifications and materials for cars, accidents, and purchase of coal. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3364.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Noble, Madge Freiler. Collection, circa 1910-1985. 4 items. Location: Misc. The collection consists of a photographic print of Jacob Verberg, a Louisiana landscape architect, and four of his employees (circa 1910); a copy of Verberg's obituary (1942); and a history of the role of sawmills in the development of Canton and Madison County, Miss. (circa 1985). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4368.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Owen, William Miller. William Miller Owen and Allison Owen Papers, 1867-1914. 207 items. Location: U:103, OS:O. William Miller Owen was a captain in the Washington Artillery during the Civil War; his son Allison, a New Orleans architect, was a member of the Washington Artillery in World War I. Materials relate to the history of the unit, its celebrations, programs, and members. The bulk of the collection consists of letters (1913-1914) acknowledging invitations to the 75th anniversary of the Washington Artillery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1948, 1955.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Palmer-Lincoln Family Papers, 1865-1976. 1 linear ft. Location: Range 33:33. Edward C. Palmer ran a family wholesale paper trade business in New Orleans, and his sister, Maud, was involved in the cranberry business in Massachusetts. His daughter, Helen, married James Rufus Lincoln. Papers largely consisting of family correspondence. E. C. Palmer's paper business is documented through letters, a copy book, and audit books. Papers from Maud Palmer's interests in the cranberry trade consist of correspondence, receipts, and notebooks. Lincoln family papers include family correspondence, legal papers, cards, and drawings. Photographs represent both families. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4628.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Business     Women    
  • Pardo, Jean. Papers, 1837-1846. 7 items. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Papers consisting of mortgages, acts of sale for slaves, and a document (1846) of L. B. Macarty containing instructions for the manumission of his slaves. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1862.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language    
  • Parsons Library. Inventory, circa 1950. 3 vols. [photocopy]. Location: M:22. Bibliotheca Parsoniana, a private library and manuscript collection assembled by Edward Alexander Parsons in New Orleans. Complete inventory of its contents prepared for potential bidders when the library was offered for sale. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2836.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Part, Justin. Papers, 1889-1890. 22 items. Location: Misc.:P. Resident of St. James Parish, Louisiana. Papers include receipted bills from Bernard & Grima, commission merchants of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 336.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Pasteur, Amelia. Papers, 1896-1933. 12 items. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Papers include personal letters from friends; a letter from Mrs. Charles Fisk Beach of England regarding Pasteur's Society's Ready Reference; and a letter and Christmas card from Dorothy Dix. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 117.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Patin, J. H. Letterbook, 1880-1884. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:18. Resident of New Iberia, Louisiana. Business and personal letters from New Iberia, Houston, and New Orleans to friends and relatives. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 799.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Pecquet du Bellet de Verton and Kariouk Family Papers, 1856-1991. 1.5 linear ft. Location: 49:14, Range 99. French aristocratic family that emigrated from France to Haiti during the early years of the nineteenth century, and later moved to New Orleans. Pierre Paul and Pierre Francois Pecquet married two sisters, and lived in France and Louisiana. Writings are comprised of family histories, correspondence, and regalia of the Pecquet du Bellet de Verton and Kariouk family; and memoirs that detail historical and political events which surrounded the family from 1793-1989. Some material deals with Pierre Paul's attempt to get French government support for the Confederacy in the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4702.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     French-language    
  • Peoples Homestead Association. Account books, 1888-1934. 13 vols. Location: H:10. New Orleans homestead association. Account books, including cash books (1888-1897), a letter book (1896-1899), and record books (1898-1930). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 459.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Pestel papers, 1863-1877. 6 items. Location: Misc.:P, OS:P. Minister of the Netherlands to the United States. Official letters from Mr. Pestel to Amadee Couturie, consul of the Netherlands in New Orleans, La.. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 343.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Politics     French-language    
  • Peters, Samuel J. Family Papers, 1789-1914 (bulk 1820-1863). 71 items, 1 ms. vol., 1 printed vol. Location: E:49. Prominent New Orleans merchant, financier, civic leader, and political figure. Papers consist of an autobiography, diary, political speech, and letters by Samuel Peters, Sr.; a biography of him; family correspondence; a printed volume of novelist and artist, Rodolphe Topffer; and a manuscript volume containing genealogical data. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1346.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics     French-language    
  • Peters, Samuel Jarvis, 1823-1863. Diary, 1840-1862. 1 vol. Location: E:49. Samuel J. Peters, Jr., was the son of New Orleans merchant, civic leader, and banker Samuel Jarvis Peters. He worked as a clerk in New York City (1841-1842), then returned to New Orleans to work in his father's business. Diary describes social life in New Orleans during the antebellum period and in the Civil War prior to federal occupation of the city. Includes entries on family life and health, theater in New Orleans, and national news. Some early 1840 entries are in German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1355.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Medicine     Performing arts     German-language    
  • Petit and David. Receipts, 1851-1864. 10 items. Location: Misc. Receipts for taxes received from Gremier Petit and M. David by the City of New Orleans; from Gremier Petit by the Parish of Jefferson, Louisiana; from Arthur Gremier, Second Draining District, New Orleans; and from H. H. Hedden for repairs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1361.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Peytavin, John Ludger, b. 1859. Papers, 1806-1937. 342 items, 43 vols. Location: C:27-29, O:17, OS:P, 99:P. Attorney, author, composer, and planter of Ancient Domain Plantation in St. James Parish, Louisiana, and of New Orleans. Business and professional papers concern the operation of Peytavin's plantation and law practice. Personal papers include correspondence, manuscript copies of poems, songs, speeches, and historical sketches. Collection also includes programs for New Orleans theater, opera, and concert performances. Most of the legal papers before 1843 are in French, as is some of the post-1885 correspondence. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 465, 1067, 1071, 1072.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Plantations     French-language    
  • Photograph album of Victorian house in New Orleans, circa 1898-1903. 1 photograph album. Location O:16. The photograph album of a Victorian house in New Orleans contains photographs of a house located at Pelican and Elmira Avenue in the Algiers section of New Orleans, Louisiana. The pictures in the album depict the exterior and interior of the house and its residents. The family members in the pictures are known only by their first names: Eugene, Mollie, and Patricia. Included in the front of the album is a note \"Emmie from Mollie and Eugene.\" The house, its residents\' clothing, and its interior furnishings are all in the Victorian style. The house was built in the late 1890s or early 1900s. The first resident listed for the residence appears in known records beginning in 1903 and is a physician named Arthur J. Babin. Mss. 5109.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Pierce, Charles H. Letter, 1867. 1 item. Location: Misc.:P. Northerner sympathetic to the Confederacy, probably living in New Orleans, Louisiana, prior to and after the Civil War. Letter from Pierce telling of his and his brothers' service in the Confederate army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1437.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Pierrepont, Edwards, 1817-1892. Papers, 1862-1866. 13 items. Location: Misc.:P, OS:P. Lawyer, politician, U.S. Attorney General (1875). Pierrepont was appointed to examine claims of prisoners in federal custody during the war. Papers relate to the case of Samuel Smith, a New Orleans banker, in the Civil War. During the federal occupation of New Orleans, General Benjamin Butler confiscated gold from Smith's bank to pay Union soldiers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2568.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Politics    
  • Pinchback, Pinckney Benton Stewart, 1837-1921. Letter, 1883 October 5. 1 item. Location: Misc. African American Louisiana politician and governor. Letter written from the office of the surveyor of customs in New Orleans declines an invitation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2897.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     African Americans    
  • Pipes, David Washington, 1886-1968. Papers, 1905-1956. 321 items; 1 vol. Location: T:7, F:6. New Orleans attorney and sugar planter active in Louisiana Republican Party. Pipes was a Republican candidate for the House of Representatives and president of the American Sugar Cane League. Papers include correspondence, news clippings, speeches, maps, photographs, and printed items pertaining to the Louisiana Republican Party and sugarcane. Scrapbook includes material from Pipe's political campaign. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1509, 1607.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Sugar     Politics    
  • Pipkin, M. Louis (Mrs.). Diary, 1886-1888. 1 ms. vol. Location: H:21. Resident of New Orleans. Diary records daily activities, family news, and treatment of numerous illnesses. Also includes newspaper clippings of household hints and lists of expenditures. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2822.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Women    
  • Plan of a valuable lot, ground and building in the second district, 1869. 1 watercolor drawing. Location: 104-105:. A watercolor drawing of a house in the 900 block of Customhouse Street (name changed to Iberville Street in 1904) between Burgundy and Dauphine in the Vieux Carré of New Orleans, La., includes a plat showing the location and dimensions of the house and lot. It is dated March 2, 1869. Mss. 526.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Plough, Alonzo L. Papers, 1818-1866. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Medicine     Plantations    
  • Poetry scrapbooks and blacksmith ledger, 1833-1883. 2 vols. Location: C:26. Clippings from New Orleans newspapers, including presidential campaign songs, poetry, and Confederate lyrics. Vol. 1 was originally a blacksmith ledger and contains blacksmith entries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2297.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts    
  • Poole, E. R. (Edward Richardson), b.1820. Business directory, 1846-1903. 1 ms. vol. Location: F:8. New Orleans commission merchant from Maine. Volume includes a directory, newspaper clippings, and ephemera compiled by Poole and probably some member of his family. The directory lists commission and lumber merchants, flatboat traders, ship captains, and others. Mss. 1526.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Poole, E. R. (Edward Richardson), b.1820. Scrapbook, 1879-1899. 1 vol. Location: F:8. New Orleans, Louisiana, commission merchant from Maine. Newspaper clippings and personal memoranda. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 850.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Porteous, Laura L. Collection, 1769-1922 [1936, 1949]. 2,260 items, 7 ms. vols. Location: 78:61-65. Collection includes transcriptions and translations of Spanish judicial documents and cases in the Cabildo (1769-1803); and lists of Spanish officials (1769-1803) and notaries in New Orleans (1822-1922). Also includes extracts and translations of the Favrot papers, and extracts from baptismal records. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1200.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Religion     Politics     Women     Spanish-language    
  • Porteous, Thomas Clark, 1841-1919. Papers, 1858-1898. 0.5 linear ft. (137 items; 6 vols.). Location: C:68, J:9, M:21. Manager of Levois Drygoods Store in New Orleans and of Star Plantation, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana; and bookkeeper for the Godchaux Department Store in New Orleans. Porteous was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Papers include documents related to Porteous' work at Star Plantation and at the stores. Included are letters, bank books, account records, receipts, and a map of the plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1200, 1201, 1316.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Pradel, Jean Charles de, 1692-1764. Family Papers, 1719-1954. 407 items on 1 microfilm reel. Location: Mss.Mf:P. Native of France and soldier and planter of New Orleans. He was married to Alexandrine de la Chaise de Pradel and operated Mon Plaisir Plantation. Papers include correspondence of Jean Charles de Pradel and his wife. His letters deal with business matters, the development of the Louisiana colony, and the discipline of slaves. Her letters deal with his estate and their daughters in France. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2866.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Women    
  • Pride, Nancy Burkett. Papers, 1971 June-November. 13 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc.:P. Correspondence with persons in New Orleans, Louisiana, including Beverly Brown, Bernie Shields, and Elizabeth Shields Fourton, concerning Mrs. Pride's research for a thesis on child acting and child labor laws (1900-1914). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Women    
  • Randon, Fran?ois. Ledger, 1876-1888. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:21. New Orleans dealer in sugar mill supplies. Ledger contains accounts for plantations along the Mississippi River from False River to New Orleans and on Bayou Teche. The volume also includes a record of household expenses. In French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 992.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Sugar     French-language    
  • Rasch, O. G. H. (Oswald Gustave H.), 1901 or 2-1954. Scrapbook, 1920-1950. 1 v., 9 items. Location: A:81. O.G.H. Rasch, a New Orleans business executive, founded United Distributors, Inc., a wholesale distributor of electrical appliances, gas ranges and heaters, housewares, and industrial supplies. His scrapbook includes newspaper clippings, photographs, and tear sheets documenting his business career. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3795.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Rea, Jesse K. Bell. Notebook, 1890. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Reed, William. Papers, 1860, 1870. 2 items. Location: Misc.:R. Resident of Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana. Letter from a cotton broker in New Orleans to William Reed regarding sale of cotton (1860) and a receipt for money paid by Read J. Tate to Blancand and Guite, New Orleans (1870). In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language    
  • Regan, Godfrey Z., 1908-. Legal Opinions, 1948-1973. 25 vols. Location: 8:12-14. Member of a prominent Creole family; Justice of the Peace for the 2nd District of New Orleans, director of the Louisiana State Bank. Correspondence, essays, and business papers include letters describing civilian life in occupied New Orleans during the Civil War and conditions in the Confederate army. A record book describes a business venture of Polyxene Reynes. Some items in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1038.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     French-language    
  • Rich, J. D. Papers, 1864-1867. 20 items. Location: A:119, OS:R. 1st lieutenant in the U.S. 80th Colored Infantry. Military correspondence, orders, telegraphs,legal papers, statements, and accounts related to Rich's duties as provost marshal. Materials reflect the administration of civil affairs such as education and legal disputes by the military, the effort to collect taxes and establish schools for freedmen, and aid given through the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     New Orleans in the Civil War     Education    
  • Richardson, Carrie. Margaret Dixon scrapbook, 1935-1972. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:21. A native of New Orleans, Margaret Dixon was a journalist, editor, and dean of the Louisiana Capitol Press Corps. Scrapbook, compiled by Mrs. Roger W. Richardson, containing newspaper clippings, photographs, and other items which document Dixon's career as a journalist and editor of the Baton Rouge paper, Morning Advocate. Included are obituaries of Dixon. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3003.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Richardson, Henry Brown, 1837-1909. Family Papers, 1834-1967. 224 items; 4 vols. Location: W:32, D:16, Map case. Chief engineer of the State Board of Engineers of Louisiana (1880-1904) and a member of the Mississippi River Commission (1904-1909); member of the Confederate Corps of Engineers in the Civil War. Collection documents Brown's early Midwest travel and imprisonment in the Civil War; life in Tensas Parish, Louisiana, and, after 1877, his work in New Orleans as an engineer. Includes correspondence and a diary of his wife, Anna Farrar Richardson. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 16-17. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2987.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Ripley, Mrs. E. Letter, 1909. 1 item [typed copy]. Location: Misc.:R. Resident of New York. Letter published in the New Orleans Times Democrat gives supplementary facts to an article on the musical history of New Orleans. It describes in detail a fancy dress ball given by Joseph Kennedy at the New Orleans Mint in the 1850s. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 369.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts     Women    
  • Robert Mills Lusher, 1823-1890. Papers, 1795-1941. 1.3 linear feet. Location: C:43-44; G:17; OS:L; Vault:12. Educator and public official in Louisiana, Lusher held many positions including Louisiana State Superintendent of Education. Papers pertain to education in Louisiana during Reconstruction, teacher recruitment and training, military government, the Republican Party, education of African-Americans, the Peabody Foundation for Education in the South, and the Peabody Normal Seminary in New Orleans. Correspondence (1808-1847) consists of letters from members of the Mills and related families of Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Manuscript volumes consist of diaries, letter books, record books, and scrapbooks. Mss. 696, 788, 1025, 1161, 1353.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Education    
  • Robertson, Maria McKinne Winter, 1854-1932. Papers, 1894-1932. 0.25 linear ft. [photocopies]. Location: UU:166. Robertson was born on Fairview Plantation, Georgia, and lived in Augusta, Georgia, and New Orleans. Papers consist of anecdotal accounts of her own and other families, and focus primarily on her life in Georgia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3479.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Women    
  • Robinson, Chester B. Photographs, 1950. 0.2 linear feet. Location: 103:46. Color 35mm slides depict Louisiana landscape scenes; sugarcane and cotton growing, harvest, and refining; the shrimp industry; plantations; street and Mardi Gras scenes; and the State Capitol in Baton Rouge. Portraits of African Americans include the caretaker of The Cottage plantation. Black and white 4 x 5 negatives depict cottages on the river road, LSU buildings including Memorial Tower, and Louisiana landscapes. 35mm black and white negatives depict Afton Villa in St. Francisville, Third Street in Baton Rouge, and other Louisiana scenes. Mss. 4685For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     LSU     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Robinson, Harai, d. 1887?. Papers, 1861-1889 (bulk 1864-1866). 53 items [bound transcriptions]. Location: H:13. Colonel in the 1st Louisiana Cavalry Volunteers, U.S. Army, under Major General Nathaniel P. Banks, Department of the Gulf, New Orleans. Robinson worked for the Central Pacific and Mexican International railroads after the war. Papers chiefly relate to Robinson's military career, including legal documents and letters concerning the investigation of his order to shoot two soldiers for refusal to obey orders (1864). Included are items related to Robinson's employment with the railroads. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 488.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Transportation    
  • Robinson, Michael D., Collection, 1907-1944. 13 items. Location: Misc:R One letter and twelve picture postcards comprise this collection. Letter from Willaim Weeks Hall praises the job the military is doing during the war (presumably World War II) and the country's gratitude toward the soldiers. Postcards are of Baton Rouge, LSU, and New Orleans buildings and include, among others, images of the State Capitol and grounds, Huey Long pool at LSU, North Boulevard, the French House, general campus scenes (old and new campus), Charity Hospital, and the interior of the Roosevelt Hotel. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4845.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU     20th Century Wars    
  • Rolling, Hubert, 1823-1898. Scrapbook, 1843-1898. 15 items, including 1 vol. Location: H:16. New Orleans pianist, composer, and music teacher, and a native of Alsace, France. Scrapbook (with some loose items detached) documenting Rolling's professional career. It includes articles from New Orleans and French newspapers and periodicals, correspondence from Louis Moreau Gottschalk and others, and two photos of Rolling. Some correspondence and newspaper clippings in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 997.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language     New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts    
  • Ronaldson and Puckett Company, Ltd. Papers, 1881-1914. approx. 3,400 items, 22 vols. Location: UU:6-8, O:15. Baton Rouge grocers, commission merchants, and dealers in general merchandise. Business papers and account books of Ronaldson and Puckett; and account books of their predecessor companies, David, Garig and Company; and David, Garig, and Thomas. Also included are records of the New Orleans patent medicine firm, the Minute Man Oil Medicine Company, Ltd. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1397.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Medicine    
  • Roudanez, Celie. Document, 1878. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. President of the Louisiana Association for the Benefit of Colored Orphans of New Orleans. Petition to the legislature on behalf of the association asking for financial aid. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 548.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Roy, John. Diary excerpts,, 1860-1862. 13 typescript leaves. Location: Misc.:R. Assistant superintendent of construction for the U.S. Custom House in New Orleans and Confederate captain in the Civil War. This typescript of excerpts from Roy's diary includes entries from April 1860 to February 1861, including the construction of the Custom House and Post Office and his service in the Civil War. He relates the defense of Fort McGee near New Orleans in detail. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 608.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Roy, V. L. (Victor Leander), 1871-1968. Volumes, 1894-1913 (bulk 1894-1904). 7 vols. Location: H:12. Native of Mansura, Louisiana, an early graduate of LSU, and a Louisiana educator for nearly forty-six years. Roy was Louisiana's first agriculture agent. He formed the Corn Club, a youth agriculture group which developed into the 4-H club. Collection consists of Roy's personal diary and notebooks. Entries in the diary are concerned primarily with his activities in New Orleans, and his attendance at Tulane Graduate School, Marksville Academy, and Southwestern Louisiana Institute. The diary also refers to family matters. Five notebooks contain notes for courses in physics and related subjects at Tulane University. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2225.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Rozier, Valie J. Scrapbook, 1870-1901. 1 vol. Location: J:12. Lawyer of New Orleans. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings kept by Valle Rozier pertaining chiefly to Reconstruction matters in Louisiana. Some of the articles are written by J. Ad. Rozier, member of the New Orleans Law Association and a Unionist during the secession agitation. For further information, see online catalog. [check] Mss. 879.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • S. Gumbel & Co., Ltd. Records, 1884-1942 (bulk: 1884-1921). 66 v.; 0.3 linear ft. Location: P:14, 22; 114. Records are comprised of correspondence, financial papers, legal documents and business ledgers concerning the financial transactions of S. Gumbel & Co. Ltd, New Orleans commission merchant firm of Simon Gumbel. Collections relates to real estate in Louisiana and Mississippi, and the cotton, sugar, and rice trade in Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1490.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Sugar     Jews    
  • S. Nosacka and Son. Poster, circa 1890s. 1 item. Location: OS:S. New Orleans, Louisiana, manufacturer. Poster advertising metal furniture, flower stands, hanging baskets, animal cages, and yard equipment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1208.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Samuelson, Hyman, 1919- . Papers, 1936-2007. 3 linear ft. Location: X:16-18. Correspondence, diaries, personal narratives, military records, photographs, and illustrations reflect the life of a young Jewish man while attending Louisiana State University and his military experiences while serving in New Guinea in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 96th Battalion. They relate his academic and social activities in college and difficulties encountered as part of an engineering regiment of African American troops. Samuelson discusses military bureaucracy, troop morale, discipline, engineering projects, and tropical diseases. Throughout the diaries, he tells of his personal growth and his interpersonal relationships, especially with Dora Reiner. He also refers to damaged caused by a severe storm in the Pacific, probably Typhoon Helen. Mss. 4934.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU     Medicine     Religion     20th Century Wars     African Americans     Jews    
  • Sanders, Jared Y. Letter, 1910 October 18. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Louisiana governor. Letter to the mayor of Warren, Maine, written as honorary president of the New Orleans World's Panama Exposition Company, listing the advantages of New Orleans over San Francisco as site of the planned exposition and requesting the mayor's support. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2991.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Savoy, Joseph. Family Papers, 1856-1909. 0.3 linear ft. (93 items). Location: W:31. Sugar planter on Bayou Lafourche, Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Papers include family correspondence, with two letters of Corrine Savoy discussing the election of 1900; business papers dealing with the sale of sugar and molasses in New Orleans; and insurance policies for Joseph Savoy's plantation and sugar house. One letter and one receipt in French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3022.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Sugar     Women    
  • Saxon, Lyle, 1891-1946. Miscellany, 1930, 1933-1934. 5 items. Vault:22. Louisiana writer. The Lyle Saxon Miscellany consists of four personal letters from Saxon to a friend, Mrs. Grace Arny of New Orleans (1933-1934) and a sketch by E.H. Suydam of the Napoleon House and Maspero's Exchange Coffee House, New Orleans (1930). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1469.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Saxon, Lyle, 1891-1946. Play, 1923. 2 items. Location: Vault:22. Typescript and Times-Picayune newspaper clipping of "Epitaph," a one-act play by Lyle Saxon that appeared in the fall of 1923. Mss. 1284.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Saxon, Lyle, 1891-1946. Monograph, 1934. 1 typescript. Location: Vault:22. Typescript of a biographical article on New Orleans actress, Adah Issacs Menken. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Schmidt, Charles E. Letterbook, 1882-1889. 1. Location: F:6. New Orleans lawyer. Letterpress copy book pertaining to Schmidt's legal practice. In French and English. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2159.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Schwartz, Kurt S. Papers, 1932-1967, undated (bulk 1932-1935). 18 items. Location: C:96 OS:S. Schwartz was a member of the Louisiana State University Cadet Band during the 1930's. Papers consist of student paraphernalia including an LSU Library card, Athletic Association student tickets, commencement program, concert programs for the LSU Cadet Band, a University Directory, a freshman beanie, and a LSU license plate. Also included are a letter from Huey P. Long stating that Long had no influence in securing scholarships and a copy of the musical score for EVERY MAN A KING for solo clarinet. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3740.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Long Family     Performing arts     Politics    
  • Screwmen's Benevolent Association. Records, 1851-1917 (bulk 1860-1879). 1,865 items.. Location: A:18, H:16. Longshoremen's labor organization located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Records of the Screwmen's Benevolent Association. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1785.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Séguin, James D., 1853-. Diary, 1870. 1 vol. Location: F:23. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Diary records reflects personal activities, social attitudes, comments on victory of the Radical Republicans in recent elections, and reports from the Franco-Prussian War. Diary also contains poetry and miscellaneous writings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3127.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics    
  • Semmes, Thomas J. (Thomas Jenkins), 1824-1899. Letterbooks, 1885-1887, 1892-1893. 2 vols. Location: H:21. New Orleans attorney and member of the firm of Thomas J. Semmes and Legendre. As a member of the Louisiana Convention (1861) he helped draft the Ordinance of Secession. Letter press copybooks of Thomas J. Semmes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1228.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Seymour, William H. Papers, 1796, 1818-1917. 156 items, 6 printed vols. Location: U:164, M:18, OS:S. Judge and collector of historical material in New Orleans, Louisiana. Letters, documents, broadsides, newspaper clippings, and related items. Mss. 2200, 2201.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Sheet music collection, 1826-1912. 53 items, 2 vols. Location: 65:34. Sheet music, popular and sacred, some illustrated, printed, composed, or sold in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts    
  • Shlenker-Hirsch-Moyse Family Papers, 1878-1949, (bulk 1878-1909, 1941-1949). 50 items, 2 v. Location: W:13. Jewish families of Mississippi and Louisiana. Correspondence, photographs, printed items, and two scrapbooks concern family matters, business life, and personal and social activities, particularly the wedding of Carrie Shlenker and Jacob Hirsch. Newspaper clippings also relate to the activities of the prominent Texas Rabbi Henry Cohen. Other items include Jewish-themed, printed illustrations. Mss. 4911.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Education     Jews     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans to 1861     Religion     Women    
  • Shute, Dora. Autograph book, 1804-1918 (bulk 1862-1865). 1 vol. Location: J:5. Volume of inscribed and inserted autographs of Confederate military and political leaders and others, apparently compiled mostly in New Orleans from 1862-1865. Volume also includes several Civil War letters collected by Shute and two addressed to her. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 31. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 791.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Politics     Women    
  • Simon, A. L. Papers, 1907-1948. 34 items (includes 1 printed vol.). Location: C:52, 99:S. African American pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church of New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana. Papers consist primarily of 21 sermons written by Simon, as well as articles from several Baptist periodicals pertaining to education and the ministry. Included is a letter to Simon's nephew regarding the Interchurch World Movement in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1207.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Religion     African Americans    
  • Sims, Robert Nicholls, 1872-1944. Address, 1903. 1 item (typed transcription). Location: Misc.S. Louisiana educator and public official, and New Orleans banker. Address given at the ground-breaking services for Alumni Hall on the old campus of LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2347.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU     Politics    
  • Slauson, Daniel D. Papers, 1852-1870 (bulk 1864). 537 items, 3 vols. Location: A:32-33, G:7, H:16. Native of New York who was a surgeon in the hospital of the Corps d'Afrique at Port Hudson, Louisiana, and later an agent of the Freedmen's Bureau. Papers, correspondence, and records of Dr. Slauson. Volumes include a visit book kept at Hornsby, New York, and a medical visit book listing Dr. Slauson's visits in Detroit, Michigan, and Port Hudson, Louisiana. Also included are letters from New Orleans commission merchants dealing with cotton shipments and prices. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 394, 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Business     Civil War     Medicine     African Americans    
  • Sloo, Thomas, b. 1790. Papers, 1876-1913 (bulk 1883-1909). 0.3 linear ft. (104 items, 7 printed vols.). Location: UU:109. Partner in the firms of Baker, Sloo, and Company; and Whitney and Sloo Company of New Orleans. These companies manufactured saddlery, harnesses, and collars. Sloo married Duncan Kenner's granddaughter. Collection consists of business papers; materials from the Milton Society including its constitution; and invitations and admittance cards to Atlantean, Krewe of Momus, and Krewe of Comus dances. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1470.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Smith, Ann E. Papers, 1836-1867. 265 items. Location: C:55. Cotton planter of Clover Hill Plantation, Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, married to James P. Smith. Factors letters and statements from M. B. Brady and Company and J. B. Byrne and Company, New Orleans factors, to Mrs. Smith for cotton sales. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Women    
  • Smith, Annabell, 1862-. Diary, 1873-1874. 1 vol., 1 pamphlet. Location: W:17. Resident of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Volume contains original poetry and recipes, as well as a diary (1873-1874) which records daily activities, family visits, a trip to New Orleans by steamboat, social life, and life in a girls' school. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2904.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Transportation     Women    
  • Smith, Jeanne Sully. Diary, 1910-1911. 1 ms. vol. Location: F:21. New Orleans debutante. Entries comment on social engagements prior to and during the Carnival season. Included are souvenir cards and favors, invitations, and newspaper clippings from the society page. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2346.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Smith, Ronald S. Photograph collection, circa 1890. 24 glass negatives, 24 resin-coated paper prints, 24 interpositives, 24 internegatives. Location: 65:3, 146:, E:69. Most of the images cover subjects in New Orleans and Louisiana. Only two of 24 images have identifying marks: the names Charles A. Theil and John E. Theil and "N.O." are scratched in the negatives' emulsion. Charles and John Theil may have been amateur photographers associated with the New Orleans Camera Club. Mss. 4127.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Smith, S. F. Letter, 1875. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Insurance agent for the Independent Insurance Agency of Syracuse, New York. Letter sanctions the conduct of General Philip Henry Sheridan during the political disturbances in New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2290.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Smylie-Montgomery Family Papers, 1807-1919 (bulk 1807-1869). 1.25 linear ft. Location: C:116-117, OS:S. Family of Mississippi planters and Presbyterian ministers. Correspondence comprises the bulk of this collection, with some Church records and personal papers. Collection reflects the Presbyterian Church in Mississippi, plantation life, cotton, and family matters, with references to the Choctaw Indians, the behavior of slaves, and economic difficulties after the Civil War. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 5038. For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Religion     Women    
  • Sophie B. Wright Free School. Notebooks, 1882-1903 ca. 5 ms. Vols. Location: J:3. School located in New Orleans. Practice sets for a bookkeeping course at the Sophie B. Wright Free Night School belonging to students Norman E. Kerth and A. Robertson. Miss Lilli Richardson was the instructor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1351.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Education     Women    
  • Soubie, Armand. Papers, 1809-1862. 155 items and 2 ms. vol. Location: A:35. New Orleans merchant and importer of guns. Correspondence consisting of personal and business letters principally from France and England; 43 maritime bills of lading (1843-1860); and a journal (1846-1849) containing entries for merchandise under names of ships. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 400, 1211, 1707, 3877.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     French-language    
  • Soule, Pierre, 1801-1870. Papers, 1850-1901 (bulk 1850-1864). 22 items. Location: A:35, H:17, Mss.MF:S. New Orleans attorney, U.S. senator, and U.S. foreign minister to Spain (1854-1855). Letters pertaining principally to the proposed acquisition of Cuba by the U.S. and to Soule's activities in American political affairs. Mss. 401, 1044, 1085.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • Southern Cotton Press. Papers, 1865. 7 items. Location: Misc.:S. Documents related to law suit against U.S. Government, by widow of Dr. D.F.E. Boulin, both citizens of France, and owners (since 1859) of the press which was seized by occupation forces in New Orleans (La.) in 1862. Papers appeal seizure, directed to the French ambassador in Washington, D.C. Judgment rendered in favor of plaintiff. Most items are in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3476.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Women     French-language    
  • Southern Forest Products Association. 9 ms. vols. Location: N:24. Personal copies of Edward C. Gates, Director (1952-1960). Nonprofit trade association of Southern Pine lumber manufacturers from twelve southern states, with headquarters in suburban New Orleans, Louisiana. It was founded as the Southern Pine Association in 1915; the name was changed to its present form in 1970. Records include directors, stockholders, and executive committee minutes; committee reports; and correspondence. Southern Pine Association, New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1895.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Southern Forest Products Association. Records, 1903-1990. ca. 900 linear ft. Location: X:66-70, Map cage, IMSFP (offsite, contact for details. ). Nonprofit trade association of Southern Pine lumber manufacturers from twelve southern states, with headquarters in suburban New Orleans. It was founded as the Southern Pine Association in 1915; the name was changed to its present form in 1970. Records include administration, advertising, annual meetings, antitrust activities, board meetings, committees, correspondence, field reports, the Interstate Commerce Commission, labor, land use, legislation, promotional materials, and publications. Other topics include reading files, statistics, and trade promotion. Some files are of predecessor companies (1903-1915). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1360, 1751, 2208.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Southern scenes engravings, 1853-1876. 32 items. Location: OS:S, map case:D:14, S:2. Prints of wood and steel engravings, many from Harper's Weekly, some from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Prints include buildings and scenes of New Orleans, Mississippi River scenes and steamboats, and three maps. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3406.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • St. Louis, New Orleans and Atlantic Canal and Transportation Company. Prospectus, 1884. 1 item. Location: OS.:S. Prospectus promoting a continuous canal route from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean, including Lake Borgne Canal as part of the route. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • Steamboat images, circa 1842-1962 (bulk 1861-1918). 1895. 1 item. Location: E:70. Images of steamboats active in the 19th and 20th centuries. Some steamboats are in New Orleans, Louisiana. Images are arranged alphabetically by the name of the steamboat. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893, 1052, 1297, 1331, 1510, 1516, 1584, 1704, 1776, 1877, and 3057.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Stewart, William. Papers, 1918-1927 . 67 items, 8 vol. Location: UU:73, G: 7. General merchant of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, La. Business papers consist principally of statements of accounts and invoices for freight and purchases of assorted dry-goods, clothing, furniture, and other household supplies from various businesses, most of them based in New Orleans, La. The papers also include two daybooks, five cashbooks, and a ledger showing names of customers and account statements. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • Stockton, Job. Papers, 1869-1870. 8 items. Location: Misc.:S. Federal soldier in New Orleans, Louisiana. Correspondence and related items of Stockton from relatives and friends. The papers also contain Stockton's application to the U.S. Marshal for a postal service job, using William T. Sherman as reference. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 889.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Stouse, Fritz C. Collection, 1898-1932. 180 items. Location: C:36. New Orleans broker. Collection of invitations and admittance cards sent to Stouse and members of the family by various Carnival organizations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1136.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Stuart, Ruth McEnery. Letters, 1896-1908. 6 items. Location: Misc:S. Louisiana writer, born near Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, where her family had a plantation. She lived in New Orleans as a writer until c.1885, when she moved to New York, where she continued to write short stories about plantation life. Several letters from Stuart to friends discuss such topics as her short stories, word etymologies, and Stuart's activities in New Orleans. A 1905 letter asks for part time work for Martha Waddill Austin, also a Louisiana author. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 31. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1561, 3139, 3396.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Women    
  • Sumner, William Graham. Papers, 1876. 2 items. Location: Misc.:S. A correspondent in New Orleans writes Sumner lamenting the end of Reconstruction in Louisiana with the collapse of republican institutions and the poor condition of African-American sugar plantation workers (Nov. 17, 1876). Stephen Whitney writes Sumner from Woodland Plantation inviting him to visit to see a sugar plantation in operation (Nov. 18, 1876). Mss. 3858.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics     Sugar    
  • Sun Mutual Insurance Company of New Orleans. Register, 1891-1893. 9 items. Location: G:7. Appointment and policy register of Charles Kilbourne and Company, Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, as agents for the Sun Mutual Insurance Company of New Orleans. Entries include name, residence, and description of the property insured. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • T. Lanaux's Sons. Account books, 1860, 1880-1920, 1930. 49 ms. Vols. Location: 114:, 125:. New Orleans commission merchants. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Tabor, Hudson. Family Papers, 1812-1916 (bulk 1834-1868). 32 items; 2 ms. vols.; and 2 microfilm reels. Location: A:81, Misc.:T, Mss. Mf.:T. Cotton broker and merchant of St. Francisville and Thibodaux, Louisiana. Collection includes business correspondence between planters and merchants of New Orleans, family letters, and Civil War letters. Letters discuss slavery; destruction of property by Union troops; abolition; and economic and education issues. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 954.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Business     Civil War     African Americans    
  • Tate, Joseph S., 1894-1963. Photograph album, circa 1920s. 1 photograph album. Location: 65:2. Joseph S. Tate was a field artillery officer who served in both World Wars and was appointed commanding officer of the Louisiana military district in 1950. The photograph album (unbound) contains 103 black and white gelatin silver prints mounted on paper showing scenes from several locations in Louisiana during the 1920s. Mss. 4963.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Tew, Susan D. Papers, 1885-1926. 422 items, 1 vol. Location: A:123-125. Professor of classical languages at Newcomb College in New Orleans, and native of Jamestown, New York. The Tew family was related to the Goodrich family. Papers include family letters, legal papers, newspaper clippings, and printed items related to Newcomb College. Items concern women's contributions during World War I, labor problems, aviation, auto racing, and B.F. Goodrich's rubber company. Mss. 1945.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Business     Education     Women    
  • Theriot, Mrs. J. Account, 1874. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Financial account with Louisiana Retreat, New Orleans, La., for treatment and board from 1867 to 1874 for A. Theriot, son of Mrs. J. Theriot. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 419.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Thibodeaux, Lucien. Account books, 1860-1861, 1888-1890. 2 vols. Location: H:24. General merchant of Convent, St. James Parish, Louisiana. Account books consisting of a ledger (1860-1861) containing accounts for groceries, wearing apparel, notions, and hardware; and an invoice book (1888- 1890) for merchandise purchased principally from New Orleans. Ledger in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 165, 794.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     French-language    
  • Thomas, Robert M. Heirs Papers, 1864-1867. 3 items. Location: Misc.:T. Documents signed by the children of Robert Matthew Thomas (Elizabeth Margaret Thomas, Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana; and Mary Ellen Thomas, New Orleans) in connection with the settlement of the estate of Thomas Sellers of England. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1071.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Women    
  • Thompson, H. Bolivar. Collection, 1885-1887, 1896-1899. 9 items, 2 vols. Location: UU:110, OS:T. Resident of New Orleans and assistant state engineer of Louisiana. Personal papers of Thompson; and bound volumes and stapled records of the Spanish army in Cuba, for the period before and at the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, pertaining to the military defenses at Havana. Records of the Spanish army are in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1367.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Thrasher, Arthur P. Correspondence, 1895-1898. 51 items. Location: U:15. Massachusetts resident, married to Ella V. Burdick of East Hampton, Massachusetts. His brother, Charles Frank Thrasher, and Frank's wife Alice lived on a houseboat on the Mississippi River. Letters from Frank and Alice Thrasher document Frank's work as a tinsmith and life on the houseboat Eureka, including people and places seen during their journey up the Mississippi River from New Orleans. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 31. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2247.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Thurston, George N. Family Papers, 1843-1907. 64 items, 3 vols. Location: C:45; J:12. Mississippi River steamboat captain for the New Orleans Ice Company, and a sugar planter at Baskerville Plantation, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Papers include personal and business letters related to Thurston's work, and diaries and account books kept by his wife, Mary Thurston, concerning the household and plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1124.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Sugar     Transportation     Women    
  • Titcomb, Charles C. Papers and picture collection, 1820-1919. 1.9 linear ft. (5 items, 72 photographs, 27 glass plate negatives). Location: Vault, E:73, OS:T. Photographs and glass plate negatives depicting 19th century Louisiana scenes, including the Mississippi River, Lake Pontchartrain, Bayou Lafourche, New Orleans, and Baton Rouge. There are also images of St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Charleston. Manuscript items consist of a clipping about Peggy Wood, a poem, a list of glass plate negatives, and a letter by General Robert E. Lee. Glass plate negatives are restricted. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1795, 2532.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Tompkins, William F. Papers, 1931-1940. 77 items, 1 vol. Location: W:24. Brigadier general, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Louisiana 2nd District (New Orleans) Engineer (1936-1940) in charge of flood control. Professional papers consist of lectures delivered by Tompkins, mainly on the subject of flood control in the Mississippi River Valley (1936-1940) and materials from courses of the Army War College (1931-1932). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2974.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Tower, Eli. Letter, 1866 April 8. 1 item. Location: Misc:T. Letter written by Tower to his cousin relating family matters and his own good employment prospects. He also comments on people moving to Brazil and Mexico because of poor conditions in the postwar South. Tower also mentions an outbreak of small pox in Mobile, Alabama, and throughout the South, cholera in another area of Alabama, and an expected outbreak of yellow fever in Mobile and New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Town, Clarissa E. Leavitt, b. ca. 1806. Diary, 1853, 1954, undated. 4 items, 1 ms. vol. [typescript copy]. Location: A:4, Map case:D-5, S-24. Native of Buffalo, New York, living in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, the Reverend A. H. Lamon, in Devall, West Baton Rouge Parish, La. Entries pertain to trips to New Orleans and Baton Rouge, the religious and social life of the slaves, and holiday celebrations. Collection includes a photocopy of a section of the Persac map (1858). Also available on microfiche 2729 (Southern Historical Manuscripts, Plantation Records 1799-1900), Greenwood Publishing Co., Microform Division, Westport, Conn. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1376.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Religion     Women    
  • Tulane University Law Dept. Program, May 22, 1899. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Program for commencement exercises held at the Tulane Theater for the University's law school includes a list of graduates. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4523.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Tulane, Paul. Letter, 1885. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Resident of Princeton, New Jersey. Letter from Tulane to LSU President David F. Boyd in reply to a request for funds to purchase a scientific collection exhibited at the World's Exposition at New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Tureaud, Benjamin. Family Papers, 1803-1932 (bulk 1849-1880). 3,332 items, 88 vols. Location: E:114-116, J:1-3, OS:T. Plantation and store owner of Bagatelle, Brule, and Houmas plantations in Ascension and St. James parishes, Louisiana. Papers include plantation records, business records, and correspondence of Benjamin Tureaud and his family. Some records document merchandise sold to African American laborers. Partly in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 1, Reels 3-13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 427.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     African Americans     Women     French-language     Jews    
  • Turnbull-Bowman-Lyons Family Papers, 1797-1955 (bulk 1820-1910). 3.5 linear ft. Location: C:113-115, OS:T. Sugar and cotton planters with properties in West Feliciana Parish, Iberville Parish, Pointe Coupee Parish, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Correspondence, plantation management papers, financial papers, legal documents, personal papers, and printed and graphic materials documenting the lives of members of the Turnbull, Pirrie, Lyons, Bowman, Barrow, Stirling, and Fort families. Correspondence discusses plantation, slave, financial, and social matters, and includes antebellum letters. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 4, Reels 34-38. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4026.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations     Sugar     African Americans     Women    
  • Turner, M. Jane. Scrapbooks, 1838-1894. 3 vols. Location: N:2. Resident of Algiers, Louisiana. Scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, chiefly poems and short stories, from Southern newspapers including the Louisville Bulletin, Southern Advocate, Mobile Mercury, The Jeffersonian, Home Journal, and the Southern Field and Fireside. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 842.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Twenty-Fifth Colored Infantry Regiment letterbook, 1869. 1 volume. Location: Misc: T. Sixteen letters of Captain Frank M. Cone to Captain George Baldey, an adjutant with Army Headquarters in New Orleans, detail acts of violence and lawlessness by the Ku Klux Klan of St. Landry Parrish especially towards members of the 25th, and the local government's inability to contain the violence and punish the perpetrators. Letters also concern the administration and living conditions of the regiment. Includes local newspaper articles on the regiment and violence. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4912For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • United Confederate Veterans. Papers, 1889-1910. 14 items, 1 ms. vol., and 9 printed vols. Location: A:70, J:12. Organization established in New Orleans in 1889 to unite all associations of Confederate veterans, maintain ties between veterans, care for the disabled, collect data, and preserve records of service o f its members. Scrapbook, letters, and printed materials pertaining to the Louisiana Division, United Confederate Veterans, and the Veteran Confederate States Cavalry Association. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 236.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • United Confederate Veterans. Reunion scrapbooks, 1903, 1906, 1909, 1914. 4 ms. vols. Location: R:25. Organization established in New Orleans in 1889 to unite all associations of Confederate veterans, maintain ties between veterans, care for the disabled, collect data, and preserve records of service of its members. Bound issues of newspapers pertaining to reunions in New Orleans and in Memphis, Tennessee. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1351.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • United Confederate Veterans. Scrapbook, 1863, 1892-1915. 11 vols. Location: J:17. Organization established in New Orleans in 1889 to unite all associations of Confederate veterans, maintain ties between veterans, care for the disabled, collect data, and preserve records of service of its members. Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, chiefly from Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, and Virginia newspapers, relating to Confederate military and public leaders, battles, reminiscences of veterans, monuments, and related matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1114.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • United Confederate Veterans. Scrapbook, 1899-1915. 1 folder. Location: Nsp. Organization established in New Orleans in 1889 to unite all associations of Confederate veterans, maintain ties between veterans, care for the disabled, collect data, and preserve records of service of its members. Special and souvenir editions of newspapers pertaining to United Confederate Veterans organizations and Confederate veterans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • United Confederate Veterans. Records, 1861-1944 (bulk 1898-1930). 99.5 linear ft. Location: 32:1-50, OS:U, Vault:1. Organization established in New Orleans in 1889 to unite all associations of Confederate veterans, maintain ties between veterans, care for the disabled, collect data, and preserve records of service of its members. Collection contains official documents of the association, including correspondence, membership records, administrative records, printed items, logbooks, ledgers, and letters from soldiers during the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1357.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy, Louisiana Division. Collection, 1922-1928. 8 items and 60 vols. Location: J:3, X:85-86. Mrs. Fred W. Bradt was historian of the Louisiana Division of United Daughters of the Confederacy. Scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings. Printed material includes two programs of annual conventions; a constitution and by-laws of the New Orleans Chapter; and yearbooks for the Bunkie Chapter. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 428.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women    
  • United States. Army. Dept. of Louisiana. Official Directory, 1866. 1 item. Location: E:74. Broadside of the 'Official Directory' for the headquarters and various departments of the Division of the Gulf, New Orleans, giving the name, rank, residence, and office address of the military personnel. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 429.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • United States. District Court for the Canal Zone. Records, 1907-1945. 1 linear ft. Location: UU:64. The Canal Zone was a U.S. dependency extending 40 miles along each side of the Panama Canal (1904-1979). It was under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth District, New Orleans. Records include rulebooks, handbooks, court documents, legislative bills, and memoranda related to the Canal Zone. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4004.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • United States. Grand Army of the Republic. Minute book, 1889-1911. 1 ms. vol. Location: J:6. Minute book of the Joseph A. Mower Post No. 1, Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Louisiana and Mississippi, New Orleans. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 429.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • United States. Marine Hospital (New Orleans, La.). Summary of results obtained in fever therapy at United States Marine Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1938 June 1- Sept. 10. 2 items. Location: Misc:U. Summary of results obtained in fever therapy ; the second part of the report is titled 'Complications of fever therapy.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4658.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • United States. Mint at New Orleans register, 1901 May-Sept., 1901 May-September. 1 ms. Vol. Location: P:5. Register containing the names of depositors of gold bullion and of purchasers of silver bullion. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1366.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • United States. Surveyor General's Office. Salary receipt book, 1882-1884. 1 ms. vol. Location: H:23. Printed receipts for monthly payments of salaries of employees in the New Orleans office. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1141.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Vallas (Antal and Family) Papers, 1831-1995 (bulk:1841-1968). 2.25 linear feet. Location: 109:33-34; J: 26-27; OS:V; Vault:1. A native Hungarian who served as a professor at the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy and an Episcopalian minister in New Orleans. Contains correspondence, printed items, personal papers and photographs related to the professional and family life of Vllas and his descendents. Consists of materials in English, Hungarian, German, French, Spanish and Latin. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4439.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Civil War     Education     French-language     German-language     LSU     Medicine     New Orleans to 1861     Religion     Spanish-language    
  • Variete Association (New Orleans, La.). Stock certificate, 1870. 1 item. Location: Misc.:V. Stock certificate of La Variete Association of New Orleans issued to J. A. Stevenson and signed by M. O. H. Norton, President, and John Crickard, Secretary. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1189.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Verret, Theodule. Papers, 1804-1894 (bulk 1850-1870). .5 linear ft. (634 items). Location: E:38, OS:V. Sawmill and lumber business owner in Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, and justice of the peace and parish treasurer. Verret also owned property in New Orleans. Papers concern the rent or lease of Verret's property in New Orleans, his sawmill and lumber business in Mandeville, and his position as parish treasurer. Included are letters from Louisiana Superintendent of Education Robert Lusher. Some letters in French; one item in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 905.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Education     French-language     Politics     Spanish-language    
  • Vieux Carré photographs, circa 1930. 10 items. Location: E:. Photographs of New Orleans area scenes, including French Quarter buildings, St. Louis Cathedral, and a bayou scene. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3043.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Vignaud, Henry, 1830-1922. Papers, 1862-1909. 385 items. Location: C:66. Journalist, diplomat, and historian of New Orleans, Louisiana. Papers consist of letters from Louisiana friends; officials in the Department of State and the diplomatic service; Americans in public life; and literary figures, historians, journalists, and other writers. Collection includes 75 letters (1865-1892) of L. Placide Canonge, New Orleans writer and dramatist, pertaining to literature and the theater in New Orleans. Partly in French. Mss. 1281.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Civil War     French-language     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Politics    
  • Vinet, John B. (John Baptiste), b. 1835. Papers, 1861-1900. 37 items, 3 ms. vols., 3 printed vols. Location: A:69, G:18 OS:V. Confederate officer in the Orleans Artillery Battalion in the Civil War and later Chief of Ordnance, Louisiana State National Guard (1889-1896). Papers include Civil War dispatches, field orders, vouchers, passes and correspondence. A notebook (1861) kept by a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, physician contains remedies for illness, some in French. Two case records books of Vinet deal with the 1878 yellow fever epidemic in New Orleans and document relief administered by the Howard Association. Some notebook entries in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 850, 898.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     French-language     Medicine     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Wadleigh, Bainbridge, 1831-1891, Letter, 1876 December 20. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Republican senator from New Hampshire. Letter from New Orleans, Louisiana, comments on the testimony being taken on the contested election of 1876, the political atmosphere in the city, and invitations extended by social clubs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2468.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Waiters Benevolent Mutual Aid Association Of New Orleans. Minute book, 1881. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:19. Organization founded in 1881 for benevolent purposes. Minutes and constitution of the association. Names of the officers and founders of the organization are given. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 768.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Walsh, Henry Hicky. Papers, 1841-1892, 1941. 9 items. Location: OS:W. Prominent New Orleans lawyer and grandson of Philip Hicky of Hope Estate Plantation, Baton Rouge. Papers consists of correspondence relating to family matters; certificate for land purchased by Armoigene Crochet and Senfroid Chedotale of Assumption Parish, Louisiana (Oct. 6, 1841); academic paper on classical literature (1854); commission from Governor Thomas O. Moore to Walsh for an appointment as 2nd lieutenant of the Pargoud Volunteers, Louisiana Militia (1861); newspaper picture of Hope Plantation; Walsh's diploma from University of Louisiana (1861); and obituary of Henry Hicky Walsh (1892). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1622.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Plantations    
  • Walsh, Henry Hicky, 1833-1892. Family papers, 1808-1884 (bulk 1851-1884). 17 items. Location: Misc. Henry Hicky Walsh received a law degree from the University of Louisiana in 1856 and practiced law in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. These papers include a typescript of the will of Daniel Hicky (1808); letters received by Henry Walsh from family members (1851-57); a typescript of an obituary of Philip Hicky (1859); a funeral notice for his third son, Phillip Hicky Walsh (1867); and other personal letters and legal papers by Henry H. Walsh (1869-84). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4372.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Walsingham , Mary Crean. Manuscript, circa 1881-1885. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Manuscript by Mary Walsingham titled, 'Is he Knave or Fool--this Mr. Wilde?' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Walworth, Douglas, b. 1833. Family Papers, 1806-1881 (bulk 1850- 1881). 189 items; 10 ms. vols. Location: U:234. Planter, attorney and Confederate Army captain from Natchez, Mississippi. Alexander Gordon was a Scottish immigrant to New Orleans, Louisiana. Correspondence includes letters from Walworth's parents while he was at Harvard University. His diaries describe his childhood, study and student life, and Confederate military experiences. Civil War papers concern Confederate military administration. Gordon family papers include documents on the estates of James Gordon and his wife, family correspondence, the American naturalization certificate of Alexander Gordon, and Alexander's diary. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 20-21. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2471, 2499.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Education     Plantations    
  • Webb, Alice. Sheet music, 1904. 1 item. Location: 65:60. Sheet music published by Charles Grinnell, New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1956.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Weeks, David. Family Papers, 1782-1957 (bulk 1830-1870). 24,660 items. Location: S:54-93; O:25-31;99:W; OS:W; MF:W. The Weeks and related Conrad, Moore, and Gibson families were planters of New Iberia, Louisiana, and other areas in south Louisiana. Papers document the sugar plantation economy; cotton planting; slaves and free African American laborers; railroad building; state and national politics; education; and the Civil War and Reconstruction. Includes early papers of Charles N. Conrad, U.S. senator; political correspondence of John Moore, U.S. congressman; and a microfilmed inventory of The Shadows in New Iberia. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution to the Civil War, Series I, Part 6, Reels 1-20 and microfilm 6061: Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 6, reels 1-12 For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 528, 605.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education     Plantations     Politics     Sugar    
  • Wehrmann, Henry, 1870-1956. Sheet music, 1912-1954, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Wehrmann, Henry. Scrapbook, 1838 -1939. 1 v. Location: A:110. Music composer, arranger, and publisher of New Orleans, La. Scrapbook contains articles and programs documenting theater and opera in New Orleans. Mss. 3999.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts    
  • Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878. Letters, 1861-1862. 3 items. Location: Misc.:W. U.S. Secretary of the Navy during the Civil War. Papers include an 1861 letter from officers aboard the U.S.S. Colorado at the mouth of the Mississippi River, requesting news about Confederate preparations in New Orleans. Collection also includes two letters (1862) from Welles to Rear Admiral David Farragut congratulating him on his success in capturing New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1701.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • West, William Hansberry. Document, circa 1945-1955. .1 item [photostat]. Location: Misc.:W. Notarized document signed by William Hansberry West's daughter, Lydia Ann West, aged 83. In it she testifies that her father was the pilot of the steamboat Robert E. Lee during its much-publicized race with the steamboat Natchez from St. Louis, Mo., to New Orleans, La., in 1870. The document includes a photograph of a medal presented in 1871 in New Orleans, La., to West by "Daily" Roper (possibly Daniel J. Roper, a steamboat mate) in honor of his service as pilot of the steamer. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1615.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Transportation     Women    
  • Wharton, Edward Clifton. Family Papers, 1819-1947 (bulk 1819-1901). 1,130 items, 11 vols. Location: UU:120-125, OS:W, 99:W, Vault:1. Resident of New Orleans, journalist, newspaper editor, playwright, author, and drama critic. Wharton served as a colonel in the Trans-Mississippi Department of the Confederate army. Papers of four generations of the Wharton family include correspondence, manuscript writings, manuscript volumes, photographs, printed items, and broadsides. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 22. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1553, 1575, 1594, 1610, 1613, 1663, 1714, 1736.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Jews     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Wharton, Thomas K. Diary, 1853-1859, 1862. 2 vols.(on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:W Secretary to the commission for the New Orleans Custom House and assistant to Major P. G. T. Beauregard as superintendent. Wharton was superintendent of construction in 1861 after Beauregard's resignation. Diary and sketch book describing Wharton's journey from New Orleans to Boston (1853) and continuing after his return to New Orleans until December 1854. Diary includes comments on his work on the Custom House. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 807.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Transportation    
  • Whitaker, J. S. Scrapbooks, 1849-1880. 2 vols. Location: J:7. Judge and resident of New Orleans. Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings pertaining to Whitaker's legal decisions, New Orleans local affairs, the Civil War, and literary and scientific subjects. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 445.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Whitaker, Lily C. Poem, circa 1916. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Copy of her poem 'Shakespeare,' presented before the Shakespearean Anniversary Association at the Tulane Theater, New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1284.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Women    
  • Whittington, H. K. Invoice book, 1897-1899. 1 vol. Location: J:17. Dry goods merchant, of Washington, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana (1897-1898); and grocer of Crowley, Acadia Parish, Louisiana. Volume containing invoices, statements of accounts, receipts for payments, and letters of acknowledgment for goods from wholesale merchants, chiefly in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1146.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Williams, L. Kemper. Collection, 1867-1896, 1915-1966 . 14 linear, 115 printed vols. Location: 77:71- 84. Printed materials, principally from New Orleans and other areas in Louisiana pertaining to Louisiana folkways and customs, cultural attractions, public education, economic growth, school desegregation, entertainment, religions, and tourism. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2203.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Education     Performing arts     Religion     African Americans    
  • Williams, Lester J. (Lester James). Papers, 1853-1950 (bulk 1901-1950). 8.5 linear ft. (54 items, 2 ms. vols., 3 printed vols.). Location: 77:50-52. Physician and chief of staff at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge (1927-1946); president of the Louisiana State Medical Society (1923-1924). Papers include certificates awarded to Williams for appointments, achievements, commissions, and memberships; photographs; and a postcard album containing scenes of Baton Rouge and New Orleans (1901-1909). Collection also includes a scrapbook (1853-1868) containing printed poems and pictures, and manuscript poems. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2108.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine    
  • Williams, T. Harry (Thomas Harry), 1909-1979. Papers, 1775, 1861-1980. 40 linear ft., 15 vols., 76 cassettes tapes. Location: Range 34, OS:W, MF:W, Vault:81. Boyd Professor of History at LSU. Professional papers include correspondence relative to publications, teaching, research, and lectures; and manuscripts of textbooks and scholarly publications, including his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Huey P. Long. Research materials, which comprise a large portion of this collection, include notes, note cards, legal documents, and clippings pertaining to the Civil War, major Civil War figures, U.S. history, military history, and Louisiana governor and senator, Huey P. Long. The collection also contians Civil War correspondence and diaries (mostly transcripts or copies), speeches of Huey P. Long, and oral history interviews relating to Long. Audio cassette tapes are available for speeches and some interviews. Mss. 2489, 2510.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Long Family     Politics    
  • Witherell, W. Frank. Papers, 1839-1958 (bulk 1860-1889). 6 linear ft. Location W:129-135, F:19, OS:W. Native of New York, West Point graduate, businessman and entrepreneur, in business with his uncle, W. H. H. Witherell, a New Orleans commission merchant and dealer. Correspondence related to the wholesale trade in hides and mining ventures in the West comprises the majority of this collection. Early papers relate to W. H. H. Witherell's dealings in Natchez and offer insight into the attitudes of West Point cadets towards the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (1860-1865). Items associated with the hide trade include, shipping records, invoices, bills of lading, bank drafts, and receipts. Additional papers pertaining to mining enterprises contain assay certificates, invoices, contracts, deeds and reports on mines. Also included is material related to extending telephone service west of the Mississippi River and a plantation journal recording daily work activities, and sugarcane production for Magnolia Plantation, Plaquemine Parish, La. (1877-1880). Mss. 1498, 1503, 1555, 1776.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Civil War     Plantations    
  • Women's Social Industrial Association. Record books, 1881-1899. 8 items, 6 vols. Location: H:13, Misc.:W. Association in New Orleans organized for the mutual benefit of its members and to promote the industries of women. Collection contains minute books, a journal of expenses for the charity committee, and a printed constitution and bylaws. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 32. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2137.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Wood, William W. Account books, 1835-1866, 1886. 2 vols. Location: H:23. Purvis, Wood, and Company were cotton commission merchants of New Orleans. Fragmentary ledger of Purvis, Wood and Company containing accounts and a list of planters and their addresses in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas; and a cashbook of Silas and W. W. Wood containing records of personal and business expenditures. Included in the cashbook are work sheets for laborers showing location and amount of timber cut and statements of account for supplies with James Dunning and Solomon Johnston. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1103.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Woodland Plantation inventory, 1966. 1 item (11 pages). Location: Misc.:W. Plantation located in Mississippi. Itemized inventory of household goods of Woodland Plantation appraised by Merritt Shilg for Morton's Auction Exchange, New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2173.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Work Projects Administration. Ex-Slave Narrative Project, 1937-1941, undated 39 items [photocopies]. Location: W:11. Narratives based on interviews with ex-slaves in the Alexandria and New Orleans areas pertain to slave life; post-emancipation black life; and black folklore, religion, and music. Originals in Louisiana State Library, Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2858.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     African Americans    
  • World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition. Register, 1885-1886. 1 ms. vol. Location: R:7. Exposition held in New Orleans. David F. Boyd was commissioner of the Department of Louisiana. Visitor's register. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 452.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     LSU    
  • World's Panama Exposition Company. Papers, 1910. 2 linear ft. Location: 79:53-54. Correspondence, a booklet, and government documents reflecting the work of Governor J. Y. Sanders and other Louisiana officials and businessmen, to secure funds and endorsements, to establish New Orleans as the site for a World Panama Exposition. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1351.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Politics    
  • Wright, Sophie B. Papers and scrapbooks, 1893-1927 (bulk 1892-1900). .15 linear ft. (70 items). Location: U:91. Educator and charity activist of New Orleans, Louisiana; principal of the Home Institute, a day and boarding school for young ladies, and organizer of the Free Night School for working men and boys. Items removed from scrapbooks include letters of appreciation, programs, invitations, and other materials documenting Wright's career as an educator and philanthropist. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 33. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1134.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Women    
  • Wurtele, Mildred Orkney. Scrapbook, 1910-1912. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:18. 'A Theatre-Goer's Record' of entertainment in Chicago and New Orleans. Scrapbook contains clipped programs for plays, operas, ballets, concerts, vaudeville, and motion pictures, lengthy comments by Wurtele, and photographs of the artists. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2306.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Women    
  • Wynne, Michael D. Collection, 1827-1976. 5 linear ft. Location: U:34-35, P:19, 5:31-31, Vault MRDF 6, Vault:1, Vault 5, Vault:25. Resident of Lafayette, Louisiana, and collector of historical materials on south Louisiana history and culture. Collection includes papers of planters, Civil War soldiers, politicians, and professionals. It contains letters, Confederate currency, sheet music, photographs, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks documenting New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and surrounding parishes. Also included are papers of the Mayer Brass Band of Opelousas, Louisiana (1892-1909). Mss. 3053.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Baton Rouge     Civil War     New Orleans in the Civil War     Performing arts     Plantations     Politics    
  • Young, Perry. Illustrations, 1931. 31 items. Location: E:65. Prints of illustrations prepared by Young for the 1931 edition of The Mistick Krewe: Chronicles of Comus and His Kin, depicting costumes and floats of Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans between 1867 and 1915. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2185-76, 2786.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Zacharie, F. C. Letterbooks, 1878-1887. 2 vols. Location: J:7. Attorney of the firm of Zacharie & Howard, New Orleans. Letterbooks of F. C. Zacharie. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 470.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None