Archive for the ‘Louisiana’ Category

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 Louis Criglar papers, 1847-1867 (bulk 1866-1867).

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Criglar, William Louis, fl. 1848-1867.
Collection number: 1196
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Abstract: Correspondence, chiefly 1866-1867, of William Louis Criglar with firms in Mobile and New Orleans concerning supplies, equipment, and financing for Criglar, Batchelder and Co., his lumber milling business in Escambia County, Ala., and Read more…

Miscellaneous letters, 1786-1982.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Miscellaneous letters.
Collection number: 516
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Abstract: Single or very small groups of unrelated letters, many from the 19th century, to and from various persons, especially southerners who were prominent in the literary and political Read more…

Southern Tenant Farmers' Union records, 1934-1991.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union.
Collection number: 3472
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Abstract: The Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union, organized at Poinsett County, Ark., in 1934, was especially active in Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas. The Union spread into the southeastern states and to California, affiliating off and on Read more…

Eliza Anne Marsh Robertson papers, 1843-1872.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Robertson, Eliza Ann Marsh, d. 1878.
Collection number: 1181-z
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Abstract: Eliza Anne Marsh Robertson was born in Petit Anse Island (now Avery Island), Iberia Parish, La., to John Craig Marsh and Eliza Anne Baldwin Marsh. In May 1844, she married William Read more…

A.D. Pollock papers, 1794-1944.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Pollock, A. D. (Abraham David), 1807-1890.
Collection number: 865
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Abstract: A. D. Pollock (Abraham David, sometimes Abram David), Pennsylvania-born Presbyterian minister of Richmond and of Fauquier County, Va.; married Elizabeth Gordon Read more…

John H. Crowder papers, 1862-1873.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Crowder, John H., 1846-1863.
Collection number: 5276-z
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Abstract: John H. Crowder, a 16-year-old African American lieutenant who fought in the United States Army during the Civil War, was born in 1846 in Louisville, Ky., to free parents. After being abandoned by her husband, Crowder’s mother, Martha Read more…

Howard family papers, 1856-1917.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Howard family.
Collection number: 355
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Abstract: Civil War letters received by the Howard family of Texas from sons serving with a Texas brigade in Virginia; letters, 1911-1917, received by the Priestly family of Louisiana from Read more…

Categories: 19th Century, Family, Louisiana

John Boyd diary and account book, 1850-1871.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Boyd, John, 1783-1858.
Collection number: 1096-z
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Abstract: John Boyd was born in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, on 18 February 1783, and died on 30 July 1858 at his plantation, “Oak Grove.” He owned a plantation on Bayou Lettsworth in Pointe Coupee Parish, La., which may or may not have Read more…