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

November 9, 2011 Comments off

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 Read more…

Grace McSpadden Overholser Papers, 1971-1972 and undated

June 2, 2011 Comments off

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 Read more…

William Ruthrauff Amberson papers, 1919-1968; 1971.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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 Read more…

Paul L. De Clouet papers, 1830-1876.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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, Read more…

Franklin A. Hudson diary, 1852-1859.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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. Read more…

Ker family papers, 1776-1996.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Ker family.
Collection number: 4656
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Abstract: Ker family and related Baker and other families of Mississippi and Louisiana, including John Ker (1789-1850) of Natchez, Miss., and Concordia Parish, La., who was a Read more…

Frederic Seip papers, 1808-1908.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Seip, Frederic.
Collection number: 3413-z
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Abstract: Frederic Seip (b. 1818) was a doctor in Natchez, Miss. Also represented in the collection is his grandson, Frederic Seip (1840-1911), a Confederate Army officer and planter at Read more…

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

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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, Read more…

Nicholas Philip Trist papers, 1765-1903.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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 Read more…

John G. Devereux papers, 1791-1890.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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 Read more…