What else can I find on this blog?

Dear Readers,

Louisiana Genealogy Blogs - Help create links to other genealogy blogs in Louisiana! If you have a Louisiana genealogy blog, please send me a link. You can find links to other genealogy blogs from a variety of sources below this blog. There are links to news stories about genealogy in Louisiana (when that Google thing works - tx Google!) and genealogy tags from Word Press, Louisiana posts from Cousin Connect, and posts from the genealogy community at Live Journal. You may also find other networking websites linking here interested in genealogy and a whole slew of other genealogy blogs. Most of the Louisiana Parishes RootsWeb mailing lists are found linked to the left. I have found these to be the most helpful. Maybe, you will, too.

Let me know if I can be of any assistance to you. Feel free to post to the forum or the Louisiana Surname - Louisiana Researchers list and if you're feeling rather adventurous, you can join the Yahoo!Group, too. I try to update the surname list on a monthly basis. You can read the entire four and one half pages of the Louisiana Surnames Louisiana Researchers list here. And if that is giving you trouble (it does sometimes), go here.

I would like to encourage other Louisiana genealogy bloggers to copy the profile I created from Blogger. It assists others in finding you in every parish in Louisiana! There are useful social tools like Add This at the bottom of the blog.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Slave and Free People of Color Baptismal Records

Newly released records from the Archdiocese of New Orleans. H/t from URL



These records are in Spanish.  From the Archdiocese website read more about these records:

The Spanish phonetic spelling of a surname often varied significantly from the French spelling. In addition, first names were Hispanicized: Etienne became Estevan; Jacques became Santiago; Elizabeth became Isabella, and Hélène became Elena. Surname spelling variations multiply under the Spanish as well. Undoubtedly, some of these similar names refer to the same family.


In many entries, priests, witnesses and sponsors wrote in a hand that formed different letters in exactly the same way. U/N, U/V, C/B, S/Z, A/O, and E/C are the most common instances where the letters are simply indistinguishable. This uncertainty must be kept in mind, particularly in regard to unfamiliar surnames.

The Spanish priests also introduced several new variations that were not evident during the French period. "B" and "V" as well as "S" and "C" are often used interchangeably. "H" appears and disappears before such vowels as "A" and "E" while "X", "G", and "J" are all pronounced "H" and thus are sometimes used interchangeably in entries. "I" is often replaced by "Y" in Spanish entries.

1777-1783
- St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Baptism, 1777-1783 index
- St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Baptism, 1777-1783
1783-1786
- St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Baptism, 1783 - 1786 index
- St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Baptism 1783-1786

1786-1792
- St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Baptism, 1786 - 1792 index
- St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Baptism, 1786-1792

1792-1798
- St. Louis Catherdral, New Orleans, Baptism, 1792-1798 index
- St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Baptism, 1792-1798

1798-1801
- St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Baptism, 1798-1801 index
- St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Baptism, 1798-1801

Read a historical perspective of FPOC or free people of color in Louisiana from LSU .

Happy Birthday Marie II

A genealogy of Marie Laveau can be found here along with her daughter, Marie Philomene Laveau Glapion, whose birthday is today.  "Marie Laveau Glapion was born February 2, 1827, one of the 15 children crowding first the home on Rampart Street and then the St. Ann Street cottage."  -- Haunted American Tours. Marie's mother, according to this article, owned two slaves and her death record can be found in the LAGenWeb archives. The previous genealogy denies this claim.  I see no evidence yet.

Lavau, Marie Glapion, 98 yrs F, C 06/15/1881 78 1113


Her daughter Marie Laveau II (1827-c.1895) also practiced Voudou, and accounts confuse the two women. She and her mother had great influence over their multiracial following. "In 1874 as many as twelve thousand spectators, both black and white, swarmed to the shores of Lake Pontchartrain to catch a glimpse of Marie Laveau II performing her legendary rites on St. John's Eve (June 23–24)."  -- Facebook page for Marie Laveau.  Another article from MOA below indicated that it was NOT Philomel Legendre but Malvina Latour.
This article  states that Marie II died of a heart attack at a ball.

"A contemporary of Marie II told Tallant (1946, 126) that he had been present when she died of a heart attack at a ball in 1897, and insisted: “All them other stories ain't true. She was buried in the Basin Street graveyard they call St. Louis No. I, and she was put in the same tomb with her mother and the rest of her family.”


Creole Slave Songs from Making of America (1886) describe little of Marie II and much more of Malvina Latour who was said to take over for the feast of St. John. It is not so strange that this book should indicate this as everywhere else there are published claims that Marie II conducted the feast of St. John and much has been confused.  Marie took care of her mother before Marie Laveau died on June 15th 1881. Marie Laveau shown below sitting with her daughter, Marie II or Philomene Laveau standing. Marie Laveau was a devout Catholic.  Do you think she has a record in the recently released archives? Another article confusing Marie II with Malvina LaTour here in the Google Newspaper archives.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

75 Louisiana books from LSU press & Louisiana genealogy books

Spring 2011 Catalog - LSU PRESS


 More Louisiana genealogy books from groups:


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NOGDCR/message/10985

55 must have books when researching Louisiana genealogy from NOGDCR:



1. Historic Jefferson Parish from Shore to Shore - Betsy Swanson

2. Old Families of Louisiana - Arthur &Kernion

3. The Trudeaus of Louisiana &related families - Dr. M. J. Trudeau

4. Africans in Colonial Louisiana - Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

5. Southwest Louisiana Records -- Rev. Hebert

6. The Road to Louisiana -- The Saint Domingue Refugees -- 1792-1809 -
Brasseaux and Conrad

7. The Historic Indian Tribes of Louisiana --
Kniffen, Gregory and Stokes

8. Creole Families of New Orleans -- King

9. Social Control in Slave Plantation Societies, Hall

10. Moreau De St. Mary's American Journey 1793-1798 -
Roberts and Roberts

11. Blue Coat or Powdered Wig -- Free People of Color in Pre-Revolutionary
Saint Domingue -- King

12. The Louisiana Native Guards -- The Black Military Experience During
the Civil War -- Hollandsworth

13. Slavery, the Civil Law, and the Supreme Court of Louisiana -- Schafer

14. Bounded Lives, Bounded Places -- Kimberly Hangar

15. White by Definition -- Virginia Dominguez

16. Auzenne, Donato, Frilot, Lemelle, Meullion --
Conrad Auzenne revision forthcoming

17. Creoles of Color in the Bayou Country -- Brasseaux, Fontenot, Oubre

18. Creoles of Color of the Gulf South - James H. Dormon editor

19. The Free People of Color of New Orleans - Mary Gehman
http://www.margaretmedia.com/

20. Kaskaskia Under The French Regime by Natalia Maree Belting

21. Voodoo Queen by Martha Ward

22. Henriette Delille, Servant of Slaves; Witness To The Poor -
Cyprian Davis, O.S. B.

23. Degrees Of Freedom by Rebecca J. Scott

24. The Forgotten People by Gary B. Mills

25. Our People and Our History - Desdunes

26. The Louisiana Native Guards - Hollandsworth

27. New Orleans Architecture series - Toledano All volumes ?
Definitely Cemeteries III, The Creole Faubourgs IV &
Esplanade Ridge V

28. Revolution, Romanticism, and the Afro-Creole Protest Tradition
in Louisiana, 1718-1868 - Bell

29. Old Mobile Fort Louis La Louisiane 1702-1711 -- Jay Higginbotham

30. Slaves Without Masters - Ira Berlin

31. A Black Patriot and a White Priest - Stephen J. Ochs, PhD

32. A History of French Louisiana Vol 5, The Company of the Indies -- Giraud

33. Spaniards, Planters and Slaves -- Gilbert C Din

34. Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Series, History of Louisiana IX "African
Experience"

35. Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Series, History of Louisiana I "Louisiana

Experience"

36. Storyville, New Orleans....Al Rose

37. Memories of the Old Plantation Home &A Creole Family Album..Laura Locoul
Gore, Commentary by Norman Sand Marmillion

38. New Orleans...Bethany Ewald Bultman

39. Fabulous New Orleans...Lyle Saxon

40. Creole New Orleans-Race and Americanization...Edited by Arnold R. Hirsch
and Joseph Logsdon

41. Gumbo Ya-Ya-Folktales of Louisiana.Compiled by Lyle Saxon

42. The Picayune Creole Cookbook

43. Old Creole Days...George W. Cable

45. Decuir: Early Creole Family of Louisiana - Julie Eshelman-Lee
www.creolewest.com

46. Mammon and Manon in Early New Orleans, The First Slave Society in the
Deep South - Thomas N. Ingersoll

47. A History: Women and New Orleans - Mary Gehman
http://www.margaretmedia.com/

48. From Porche to Labatut, Two Centuries on the Pointe Coupee Coast
Brian Costello

49. Beautiful Crescent: A History of New Orleans by Garvey & Widmer

50. Fortier''s History of Louisiana Vol.I French Domination 1512-1768
Alcee Fortier

51. Fortier''s History of Louisiana Vol.II Spanish Domination 1769-1803

52. New Orleans: Then and Now, Campanella & Campenella

53. History of Louisiana French Domination Vol. I Charles Gayarre

54. The Pirates Laffite-The Treacherous World of the Corsairs of the Gulf
William C. Davis

55. The History of Louisiana - Francois Xavier Martin



More books:



1. Historic Jefferson Parish from Shore to Shore - Betsy Swanson
2. Old Families of Louisiana - Arthur & Kernion
3. The Trudeaus of Louisiana & related families - Dr. M. J. Trudeau
4. Africans in Colonial Louisiana - Gwendolyn Midlo Hall
5. Southwest Louisiana Records -- Rev. Hebert
6. The Road to Louisiana -- The Saint Domingue Refugees --
1792-1809 --
Brasseauz and Conrad
7. The Historic Indian Tribes of Louisiana -- Kniffen, Gregory and
Stokes\
8. Creole Families of New Orleans -- King
9. Social Control in Slave Plantation Societies, Hall
10. Moreau De St. Mary's American Journay 1793-1798 -- Roberts and Roberts
11. Blue Coat or Powdered Wig -- Free People of Color in Pre-Revolutionary Saint Domingue -- King
12. The Louisiana Native Guards -- The Black Military Experience
During the Civil War -- Hollandsworth
13. Slavery, the Civil Law, and the Supreme Court of Louisiana -- Schafer
14. Slaves Without Masters -- Berlin
15. A Black Patriot and a White Priest -- Ochs
16. New People -- Williamson
17. The Forgotten People -- Mills
18. Creoles of Color in The Bayou Country -- Brasseaux, Fontenot, Oubre

Louisiana Books We Own

General

"THE FONTENOT FAMILY 1600-1903: A Genealogical Study of the Descendants of JEAN LOUIS FONTENOT dit COLIN and LOUISE ANGELIQUE HENRY." The Evangeline Genealogical and Historical Society, Wise Publications, Printers - Publishers, 809 East Napoleon St., Sulphur, LA 70063.
"SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA RECORDS - CD." HEBERT PUBLICATIONS - Father Donald J. Hebert's work. CHURCH AND CIVIL RECORDS FIRST PUBLISHED IN BOOK FROM IN VOLS 1-31 AND NOW ON A FULLY SEARCHABLE DATABASE FORMAT (of the following DIOCESES: PRESENT-DAY LAFAYETTE DIOCESE AND LAKE CHARLES DIOCESE, INCLUDED IN THE FOLLOWING CIVIL PARISHES: ST. MARTIN, ST. LANDRY, ST. MARY, VERMILLION, ACADIA, LAFAYETTE, EVANGELINE, CAMERON, CALCASIEU, BEAUREGARD, JEFFERSON-DAVIS, ALLEN.
"World War II and Korean Veterans Speaking from the Heart, vols 1-4." Patsy K Barber, Bayou Boeuf Publishing, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2005 Description: Verbatim interivews of 500 veterans from every theater and every branch of service. Some are from states other than Louisiana.

Ascencion Parish

"An Attempt to Re-Assemble the Old Settlers in Family Groups." Sidney Marchand, Claitors Book Store, 1965. Early records on the settlers of Ascencion Parish, LA. Everything from marriages to real estate transactions. 

Assumption Parish

"DIOCESE OF BATON ROUGE CATHOLIC CHURCH RECORDS." DIOCESE OF BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA. I own all 22 Volumes (from 1707-1748 IN ACADIA) and (1722-1900 IN LOUISIANA. These are sacramental records containing, births, baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials in the Diocese of Baton Rouge which includes, Ascension, Assumption, E. Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Iberville, Pointe Coupee Parishes. 

Caldwell Parish

"Caldwell Parish in Slices: Biographies." H. Ted Woods; Claitor's Publishing Division, 1983. "continuing a Brief History of Caldwell Parish, La. 1838-1971". It contains information on many of the early settlers in Caldwell Parish. 

Lafourche Parish

"SOUTH LOUISIANA RECORDS." Rev. Donald J. Hebert. I own Vols 1-6 (1794 to 1880) and Vols 9-12 (1891 to 1903 + some mixed records from 1904-1920). LAFOURCHE AND TERREBONNE PARISHES, Louisiana Sacramental Records Plus some civil records, such as succession, renunciations, etc. 

Lincoln Parish

"Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Marriage Records 1873-1901." Willie Huffman Farley, J & W Enterprises, 1987. Lincoln Parish was created in 1873 and taken from Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson and Union Parishes. This index lists bride, groom, date of marriage, and book and page number of marriage license. Note: this is an INDEX for the years 1873-1901 only.

Natchitoches Parish

"Biographical Historical Memoirs-Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana." Donna Rachal Mills, Mills Historical Press, 1985. Contains many stories with information like who held public offices, etc.  "Catholic Natchitoches 1729-1803." Elizabeth Shown Mills; Polyanthos, Inc.; 1977. A transcription of Catholic church records of marriages and births in Natchitoches Parish, LA from 1729-1803.
"The Natchitoches Cemeteries." Lucille Keater Prud'homme and Fern B. Christensen; Polyanthos, Inc.; 1977. Cemetery listings transcribed.
"Natchitoches Church Marriages 1818-1850." Elizabeth Shown Mills; Mills Historical Press; 1985. Record of Catholic marriages in Natchitoches Parish, LA from 1818-1850.
"Red River Parish: Our Heritage." The Red River Parish Heritage Society, 1989. A book that greatly details family histories as well as history of local events of Red River Parish, LA, as well as Natchitoches Parish, LA (Red River Parish was Natchitoches Parish prior to 1873). Many individuals are contained within.

Orleans Parish

"Archdiocese of New Orleans Sacramental Records." New Orleans Archdiocese of New Orleans Description: I OWN VOLS 3 & 4, (1772 to 1790) and possibly receiving VOL 5 for Christmas Gift 2008. SACRAMENTAL RECORDS OF ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS includes the following Civil Parishes: ORLEANS, ST CHARLES (VERY LIMITED AS MOST WERE DESTROYED IN FIRE), ST JOHN THE BAPTIST.  "Index of New Orleans Confirmations 1789-1841." Rev. Donald J. HŽbert. Taken from St. Louis Catherdal Archives. This is just an index of the "First Book of Confirmations of this Parish of St. Louis of New Orleans, containing folios from the beginning up to the present" as transcribed by Alice Daly Forsyth.
L B Landry Sr High School yearbook, 1973 & 1974.

Rapides Parish

"Above the Falls and Historic Cotile." Patsy K Barber, Bayou Boeuf Publishing, 1995. Western Rapides Parish, Central Louisiana, 500 pages, photos, bibliography, illustrations. 1765 to 1945. Plantation and hill country (farming and timber).  "Three Pioneer Rapides Families: A Genealogy." Stafford, George Mason Graham. Baton Rouge: Claitor's Publishing, 1946. Includes information on three pioneer families. The Robert family, the Tanner family and the Pearce family.

Red River Parish

"Red River Parish: Our Heritage." The Red River Parish Heritage Society, 1989. A book that greatly details family histories as well as history of local events of Red River Parish, LA, as well as Natchitoches Parish, LA (Red River Parish was Natchitoches Parish prior to 1873). Many individuals are contained within. 

Sabine Parish

"Many, LA: Reflections of Our Town." Shannon Clements, Sweet Dreams Publishing Co., 1999. An extensive look at the history of Many, Louisiana as well as Sabine Parish, Louisiana. 

St. Charles Parish

"Archdiocese of New Orleans Sacramental Records." New Orleans Archdiocese of New Orleans Description: I OWN VOLS 3 & 4, (1772 to 1790) and possibly receiving VOL 5 for Christmas Gift 2008. SACRAMENTAL RECORDS OF ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS includes the following Civil Parishes: ORLEANS, ST CHARLES (VERY LIMITED AS MOST WERE DESTROYED IN FIRE), ST JOHN THE BAPTIST.  "German Coast Families, European Origins and Settlement in Colonial Louisiana." Albert J. Robichaux, Jr. Part 1: Historical Background of the German Coast. Part 2: German Cost Families (Alphabetical Listing of families with documents of their European Origins, immigration and early Louisiana Settlement. Part 3: Appendices.

St. John the Baptist Parish

"Archdiocese of New Orleans Sacramental Records." New Orleans Archdiocese of New Orleans Description: I OWN VOLS 3 & 4, (1772 to 1790) and possibly receiving VOL 5 for Christmas Gift 2008. SACRAMENTAL RECORDS OF ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS includes the following Civil Parishes: ORLEANS, ST CHARLES (VERY LIMITED AS MOST WERE DESTROYED IN FIRE), ST JOHN THE BAPTIST.  "German Coast Families, European Origins and Settlement in Colonial Louisiana." Albert J. Robichaux, Jr. Part 1: Historical Background of the German Coast. Part 2: German Cost Families (Alphabetical Listing of families with documents of their European Origins, immigration and early Louisiana Settlement. Part 3: Appendices.

St. Tammany Parish

"Cemeteries of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana (Vol. 1 & 2)." Doris Martin Holden (Self published) 1979 and 1980. Indexed by surname. 

Terrebonne Parish

"SOUTH LOUISIANA RECORDS." Rev. Donald J. Hebert. I own Vols 1-6 (1794 to 1880) and Vols 9-12 (1891 to 1903 + some mixed records from 1904-1920). LAFOURCHE AND TERREBONNE PARISHES, Louisiana Sacramental Records Plus some civil records, such as succession, renunciations, etc. 

West Carroll Parish

"Between the Rivers: A West Carroll Chronicle." Florence Stewart McKoin; Claitor's Publishing Division, Baton Rouge, LA; 1971; Copyrighted. Out of print local history of early 1900s in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana in narrative format. Author has made attempt to overview historical and pre-historical past of the area. Includes references to early parish land records (1810-1870) and early church and school records. Primary value: no other work to date contains this information. Includes information collected from area families with narratives. NO INDEX. Arranged by topic: Pre-history; Early records (1800-1900); Early schools; Family tales; Churches; etc. 

Winn Parish

"Briley's Memorial History & Cemetery Directory of Winn Parish, Louisiana." Richard Briley 111, reprinted 1998 by Richards Printing. A listing of most of the cemeteries in Winn Parish, Louisiana.  See also the Winn Parish GenWeb project's 

    Monday, September 20, 2010

    My Memories of Cheniere au Tigre

    If you haven't already, please read the newest edition of Damon Veach, Cajuns, Creoles, Pirates and Planters.

    It is there that you will find the title, My Memories of Cheniere au Tigre, by Zoe Lynch.

    UL Lafayette Special Collections - Genealogy

    The University of Lafayette offers several genealogy collections that include:
    No.
      COLLECTION
    2

    Voorhies Family Papers
    3

    Watson Family Papers
    7

    Paul Debaillon Collection
    8

    Givens and Hopkins Families Papers
    12

    Joel Fletcher Papers
    13

    Rees Family
    22

    DeClouet Family Papers
    23

    Henri Louis Ducrocq Papers
    26

    Lucille Mouton-Griffin Papers
    27

    David Reichard Williams Papers
    28

    Walter J. Burke Papers
    30

    Harry Lewis Griffin Papers
    40

    Alexander Mouton Papers
    43

    Edith Garland Dupré Papers
    45

    Jefferson Caffery Papers
    48

    Labauve and Pischoff Papers
    55

    Weeks Collection
    65

    Gebert-Ray-Lee Papers
    74

    Kate O'Bryan Conrad Papers
    90

    Barnett Studio Photographs [Freeland Collection]
    96
      Clyde L. Rougeau Papers
    109
      Pearl Mary Segura Collection
    127
      Marie del Norte Theriot Collection
    145
      Albert Tate, Jr. Collection
    162
      Hannie Family Collection
    213
      Pierre Bellevieu Papers
    214
      Thomas Arceneaux Papers
    219
      Dudley J. LeBlanc Collection
    254
      Vita Reaux Collection
     
    A number of family genealogies have been deposited in the miscellaneous manuscript holdings:
     
    MSS No.
      NAME
    3
      Labranche Family Records
    5
      Dunbar Family Records
    35
      Pierre Olivier Duclozel Succession Records
    36
      Dupré Family Records
    42
      Frugé Family Genealogical Records
    45
      Hebert Family Genealogical Records
    49
      Evert Bancker Smedes Succession Records
    50
      St. Mary Magdalen Church Cemetery Records
    74
      Roy Family Genealogy
    77
      Smith Family Genealogy
    78
      Thibodeaux Family Genealogy
    82
      Yentzen Family Benealogical Materials
    88
      Herman Otto Dommert (Egan) and Allied Families
    92
      Melancon Family Genealogical Materials
    111
      Delery Family Genealogical Material
    115
      Derbes Family Papers
    117
      LeMoyne Family Genealogical Records
    137
      Hebert Family Genealogy
    142
      Armand Family Records

    Sunday, September 5, 2010

    Tulane manuscript and special collections online index

    The Historic New Orleans Collection - Research Tools

    Tulane University - 'History Detectives'
    - August 27, 2010



    Watch the full episode. See more History Detectives.
    Search Tulane Special Collections Vertical files online:
    http://specialcollections.tulane.edu/LaColl/VF.html

    The Louisiana Collection’s Kenneth Owen has organized and indexed the collection, which includes more than 50,000 small printed items from the early nineteenth-century to the present. In celebration of this massive, several years-long project, Special Collections is pleased to announce an online index to the Louisiana Collection Vertical Files.

    From the Tulane Special Collections website:

    To preserve our past for future generations, Special Collections depends on the help of persons interested in preserving the unique culture of Louisiana. If you know of letters, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, or other Louisiana books or documents that should be saved for future students and scholars, please contact us.


    Leon C. Miller, C.A.



    Head, Louisiana Research Collection


    Special Collections, Jones Hall


    Tulane University


    New Orleans, Louisiana 70118


    70118-5682


    ph: 504-314-7833


    fx: 504-865-5761


    lmiller@tulane.edu



    "What kinds of materials does Special Collections preserve?"
    A partial list of areas in which we specialize is at left (listed below) under "Special Topics," but to summarize, we acquire, preserve, and make available to the public publications and original documents about any aspect of Louisiana from its founding to the present, from anthropology to zoology. These can include original letters, diaries, scrapbooks, minutes, reports, and publications such as books, magazines, menus, brochures, flyers, and campaign literature.

    Special Topics or Selected Topics
    o African-American Studies


    o Art

    o Bureau of Gov'l Research

    o Business

    o Carnival

    o Dissertations & theses

    o Education

    o Family History

    o Food and Restaurants

    o Jazz Oral History

    o Jewish Studies

    o Journalism

    o LA Inspector Gen'ls Index

    o Literature

    o Maps

    o Mardi Gras

    o Medicine

    o Military History

    o Music, Dance, Theater

    o Politics

    o Political Ephemera

    o Robinson Atlas

    o Science and Technology

    o Science Fiction & Fantasy

    o Social Welfare

    o Waterways

    o Women

    o World War I

    o World's Fairs


    Here is a listing of Tulane collection of Louisiana family history papers available in the Manuscripts department in Jones Hall:

    Family Papers (over 50 items)


    Acklen Family Papers 165 items 1825-1853

    Arnous-Lessassier Family Papers 667 items 1810-1880

    Artigues-Riecke Collection 141 items 1809-1968

    Augustine-Wogan-Labranche Family Papers 56 items 1803-1923

    Becnel-Armant Family Papers 125 items 1849-1881

    Behan Family Papers 98 items 1857-1940

    Berthelot Family Papers 142 items 1673-1889

    Blanchard-Williams Family Papers 1,445 items 1867-1954

    *Bouligny-Baldwin papers 142 items 1710-1921

    Bowman Family Papers 272 items 1808-1955

    Burruss Family Papers 101 items 1827-1902

    Carpenter-Turley Family Papers 436 items 1893-1937

    Chesnier Duchesne-Smith Papers 152 items 1850-1879

    Clapp Family Papers 299 items 1897-1965

    Cooley Family Papers 1,177 items 1890-1966

    Coppee Family Papers 58 items 1847-1920

    Craig, Fanny Leverich Eshleman Papers 104 items 1765-1958

    Cross Keys Plantation, Tensas Parish, Louisiana, plantation, 6 linear feet (1829-1983). Correspondence, diaries, financial records, scrapbooks, and other papers documenting the Cross Keys Plantation of Tensas Parish, Louisiana, and the Watson, McCall, and Cook families. The plantation was run by women during most of its existence. Topics documented include soldiers' views of the Civil War and World Wars I and II, plantation life, the role of women in the South, southern agriculture, social life in the rural South, the homefront during World Wars I and II, and other subjects.

    Cruzat Family Papers 625 items 1674-1939

    Cummings-Black Family Papers 1,158 items 1840-1962

    DeGas-Musson Papers 464 items 1837-1937

    de la Vergne Papers 1,132 items 1741-1971

    de la Villesbret Papers 2,711 items 1650-1918

    Dickinson Papers 70 items 1803-1945

    Drennan Family Papers 323 items 1860-1919

    Everett Family Papers 216 items 1817-1924

    Favrot Family Papers 2,000 items 1695-1905

    Ferguson-Breeden Family Papers 74 items 1816-1924

    Green Family Papers 235 items 1863-1937

    Grima Family Papers 1,245 items 1783-1931

    Hebert-Kirkland Papers 113 items 1793-1881

    Hincks Family Papers 1,256 items 1811-1894

    Hodges Family Papers 1,111 items 1793-1889

    Hoehn-Muller Family Papers 248 items 1899-1939

    Hursey Family Papers 636 items 1806-1918

    Hutson Family Papers 12,488 items 1807-1955

    Knobloch-Seydewitz Family Papers 174 items 1792-1859

    Knolle Family Papers 963 items 1862-1942

    Kostmayer, Margaret Yundt Collection 201 items 1830-1865

    Labatut-Puig Family Papers 65 items 1800-1921





    LaFargue Family papers, Manuscripts Collection 923, 1813-1917 (bulk, 1813-1870s) .3 linear feet (1 manuscripts box and 1 oversize folder). Correspondence, military records, marriage licenses, and other papers of a distinguished French Louisiana family noted for its contributions in a wide variety of fields, among them government, journalism, justice, law, medicine, and politics.







    Lambert Family Papers 298 items 1798-1862



    Landrum-Eldredge Family Papers 116 items 1855-1942



    LeGardeur-Montegut Papers 83 items 1728-1880



    McConnell Family Papers 4,565 items 1868-1934



    Morse-Wederstrandt Family Papers 351 items 1789-1954



    Nicholls Family Papers ca.7 cu.ft 1802-1963



    Ogden Family Papers 423 items 1743-1918



    Peters-Lemonnier-Lastrapes Collection 1,429 items 1711-1938



    Pokory Family Papers 78 items 1822-1949



    Pollock Family Papers 226 items 1827-1889



    Provosty-LeDoux Family Papers 78 items 1822-1949



    Roman Family Papers 266 items 1820-1884



    St. Martin Family Papers 4,927 items 1834-1949



    Schmidt Family Papers 1,274 items 1816-1916



    Sizer Family Papers 117 items 1813-1849



    Smith-Pullon Family Papers 118 items 1772-1887



    Terhune Family Papers 52 items 1815-1938



    Thiel Family Papers 1,395 items 1814-1953



    Timberlake-Powell-Clements Family Papers 83 items 1855-1864



    Upton Family Papers 137 items 1809-1931



    Warren Family Papers 167 items 1813-1951



    Weeks Family Papers 2,209 items 1775-1970



    Willis-Kalling Family Papers 114 items 1862-1900



    Wilmot Family Papers 278 items 1846-1962



    Yard Family Papers 278 items 1815-1961


    Tulane Website

    Friday, May 28, 2010

    Louisiana Genealogy, Surnames and Research

    You are invited!  The new website, Louisiana Genealogy, Surnames and Research, [URL http://sites.google.com/site/lagenealogy] is a collaborative group effort.  Over 200 researchers have listed their surnames on the list and have been selected to collaborate. Each researcher is encouraged to create a page with the details concerning the surnames that they are researching. Let me know if you did not get an invitation and I will re-send one to you.  I hope that this new site will assist researchers in the future, but it can only be helpful if you contribute! Please help make the site successful by responding to your invitation and telling us a little more about your Louisiana ancestors.

    A few details that are necessary include:

    • Birth dates
    • Death dates
    • Marriage dates
    • Migrations
    • Places
    • Siblings or Parents full names, maiden names

    Saturday, February 20, 2010

    Louisiana State Museum Holdings



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

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

     Description of all holdings of the Louisiana State Museum

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