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

November 9, 2011 Leave a comment

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 Leave a comment

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…

Brian Bain collection of materials on "Shalom y'all," 1999-2004.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Bain, Brian.
Collection number: 5331
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Abstract: The documentary film “Shalom Y’all,” directed by third-generation southern Jew and New Orleans, La., native Brian Bain, details Jewish culture and identity in the American South. In the film, Bain travels 4,200 miles by car across the same Read more…

J. B. Willis papers, 1874-1877.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Willis, J. B., b. 1851.
Collection number: 4996-z
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Abstract: J. B. Willis (b. 1851), a native of Delaware, was a Methodist minister and teacher at New Orleans University, an African-American school in New Orleans, La., and at a normal school in Read more…

Henry L. Duffel commonplace book, 1843-1900.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Duffel, Henry L., fl. 1843-1855.
Collection number: 1098
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Abstract: Commonplace book, chiefly 1843-1855, of Henry L. Duffel, an Ascension Parish, La., lawyer, containing thoughts on life and society; bits of diary concerning family events, politics, and neighbors; and miscellany. Read more…

Reminiscences of days before and after the Civil War, ca. 1930.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Jones, Philip H., fl. 1860-1930.
Collection number: 1915
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Abstract: Memoirs of the Reconstruction era in the area around Port Hudson, Clinton, and Jackson, Read more…

T. Butler King papers, 1763-1868, 2003 (bulk 1835-1868).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: King, T. Butler (Thomas Butler), 1800-1864.
Collection number: 1252
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Abstract: Thomas Butler King of Retreat Plantation, Saint Simons Island, Ga., was a Georgia and United States legislator, collector of the port of San Francisco, and Georgia Read more…

Slack family papers, 1805-1891 (bulk 1830s-1891).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Slack family.
Collection number: 3598
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Abstract: Slack family of Iberville Parish, La., included Eliphalet Slack (1778-1843), who moved to Louisiana from Weston, Mass., in 1829-1830, and Henry Richmond Slack (1835-1890), member Read more…

Rice C. Ballard papers, 1822-1888.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Ballard, Rice C. (Rice Carter), d. 1860.
Collection number: 4850
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Abstract: Rice Carter Ballard (c. 1800-1860) was a slave trader based in Richmond, Va., who worked in partnership with the large slave trading firm of Isaac Franklin and John Armfield in the late 1820s and early 1830s. By the early 1840s, Ballard had Read more…

Bayside Plantation records, 1846-1866.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Bayside Plantation (Bayou Teche, La.).
Collection number: 53
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Abstract: Daily records of the extensive and varied agricultural activities and family and neighborhood happenings at Bayside, a large plantation on Bayou Teche (near New Iberia), La., and also, during part of the Civil War, at another plantation on Bayou Read more…