Category Archives: Louisiana

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

Grace McSpadden Overholser Papers, 1971-1972 and undated

Creator: Overholser, Grace McSpadden, d. 1971.
Collection number: 5424-z
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Abstract: Before her marriage to Dub White, Grace McSpadden Overholser was married to James Overholser and, at some point, worked as a reporter. Later in life, she taught English and African American studies and served as dean at Saint Continue reading Grace McSpadden Overholser Papers, 1971-1972 and undated

William Ruthrauff Amberson papers, 1919-1968; 1971.

Creator: Amberson, William Ruthrauff, b. 1894.
Collection number: 3862
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Abstract: William R. Amberson was a professor at the University of Tennessee Medical School at Memphis, 1930-1937, advisor to the Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union, and trustee of the Delta and Providence cooperative farms in Mississippi. The collection is primarily personal Continue reading William Ruthrauff Amberson papers, 1919-1968; 1971.

Paul L. De Clouet papers, 1830-1876.

Creator: De Clouet, Paul L., fl. 1855-1861.
Collection number: 3012-z
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Abstract: Scattered family correspondence of the De Clouet family of St. Martinville, La., including a letter, 1830, from Madame De Clouet in Paris, France, concerning the European political situation; two letters, 1832, from Alexander De Clouet, Continue reading Paul L. De Clouet papers, 1830-1876.

Franklin A. Hudson diary, 1852-1859.

Creator: Hudson, Franklin A., fl. 1852-1871.
Collection number: 2290
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Abstract: Franklin A. Hudson was the owner in the 1850s of Blythewood Plantation on Bayou Goula, Iberville Parish, La. The collection includes seven volumes of a diary kept by Franklin A. Continue reading Franklin A. Hudson diary, 1852-1859.

Avery family of Louisiana papers, 1796-1951 (bulk 1817-1895).

Creator: Avery family of Louisiana.
Collection number: 3289
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Abstract: Avery and Marsh families of Petite Anse Island Plantation, later Avery Island, near New Iberia in Iberia Parish, La., and of Baton Rouge, La. Prominent family members were Dudley Avery (d. 1816), medical officer of the Drafted Militia in New Orleans, 1814-1816; his son, Continue reading Avery family of Louisiana papers, 1796-1951 (bulk 1817-1895).

Nicholas Philip Trist papers, 1765-1903.

Creator: Trist, Nicholas Philip, 1800-1874.
Collection number: 2104
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Abstract: Nicholas Philip Trist attended West Point; was a Louisiana planter, 1821-1824; U.S. State Department clerk, 1828-1834; consul to Havana, Cuba, 1834-1840; State Department chief Continue reading Nicholas Philip Trist papers, 1765-1903.

John G. Devereux papers, 1791-1890.

Creator: Devereux, John G., fl. 1856-1890.
Collection number: 2149
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Abstract: Hardware merchant and banker of New Orleans and Confederate veteran. Military and business papers of John G. Devereux, and correspondence and financial and legal papers of Stephen and J. C. Van Winkle. An account book and other Continue reading John G. Devereux papers, 1791-1890.