Archive for the ‘Louisiana’ Category

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…

John G. Devereux papers, 1791-1890.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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…

Hughes family papers, 1790-1910 (bulk 1820-1898).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Hughes family.
Collection number: 2779
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Abstract: Principal member of the Hughes family of Edgefield, S.C., are Dr. John Hughes (d. 1835) and his son, John H. Hughes (d. 1871), who were both cotton planters; John Hughes’s sister, Read more…

John Brownson Ker papers, 1779-1988.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Ker, John Brownson, 1860-1916.
Collection number: 3901
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Abstract: John Brownson Ker (1860-1916) was an attorney in Brooklyn, N.Y. He and his wife, Ellen Burke Ker, were both from Louisiana planter families. They were married in 1892. Read more…

William A. Shaffer papers, 1818-1921.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Shaffer, William A., 1797-1887.
Collection number: 657
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Abstract: Shaffer family of Terrebonne Parish, La., included William A. Shaffer, sugar planter; his sons Thomas J. (1843-1915) and John J. (fl. 1876-1906), sugar planters and Confederate veterans; 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…