Helen Laura Ruth Scrapbooks and Student Essay, 1913, 1940, and undated

Creator: Ruth, Helen Laura.
Collection number: 5428-z
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Abstract:¬† Helen Laura Ruth was a teacher at Leland University in New Orleans, La., a private institution of higher learning for African Americans founded in 1870. It closed in 1915; was re-named Leland College and re-opened in Baker, La., in 1923; and finally closed in 1960. The collection includes two scrapbooks of Helen Laura Ruth and a student essay. The Continue reading “Helen Laura Ruth Scrapbooks and Student Essay, 1913, 1940, and undated”

Houmas Plantations and William Porcher Miles materials collection, 1760-1927.

Creator: Gaudet, James Am?d?e, 1861-1939.
Collection number: 2334
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Abstract: Secretary-treasurer of the Miles Planting and Manufacturing Company, which controlled 13 large sugar plantations; developer of a subdivision of New Orleans; and business representative of William Porcher Miles. Business papers and Continue reading “Houmas Plantations and William Porcher Miles materials collection, 1760-1927.”