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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…

Margaret Dashiell papers, 1921-1948.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Dashiell, Margaret, 1869-1958.
Collection number: 2632
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Abstract: Dashiell of Richmond, Va., was an illustrator of scenes in Richmond, Va., Charleston, S.C., and New Orleans, La.; an importer of French fashion prints; and a business woman. Correspondence, 1921-1948, with various literary and artistic figures, Read more…

Family domestic history, ca. 1910.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Howard, Charles, b. 1794.
Collection number: 3256
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Abstract: Reminiscences, written about 1910, of the children of Charles Howard of Springfield, Mass., and edited by Elizabeth H. Andrews in 1956. Represented are Thomas Dwight Howard (1826-1910), who wrote of his youth and Read more…

Charles Williams Bradbury papers, 1817-1854.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Bradbury, Charles Williams, fl. 1832-1856.
Collection number: 3011
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Abstract: Charles William Bradbury was an insurance agent of New Orleans, La. Other members of the Bradbury family were of Manlius and Canandaigua, N.Y.; Cincinnati and Montgomery, Ohio; Madison, Ind.; and New Orleans, La. Besides Charles, Read more…

William Page Saunders papers, 1854-1856.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Saunders, William Page, fl. 1854-1856.
Collection number: 1204-z
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Abstract: William Page Saunders lives in New Orleans, La. The collection includes a bill of sale for a female slave named Emeline or Eveline from Lewis Brown of Missouri to William Page Saunders 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…