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”

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).”