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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…

Caffery family papers, 1838-1925 (bulk 1838-1852, 1866-1906).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Caffery family.
Collection number: 2227
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Abstract: The Caffery and Richardson families of Iberia Parish, La. Prominent family members include Bethia Liddell Richardson (d. 1852); her husband, Francis DuBose Richardson (b. 1812), sugar planter at Bayside Plantation on Bayou Teche Read more…

Edmiston, Kelley, and Flowers family papers, 1838-2004.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Edmiston, Kelley, and Flowers family.
Collection number: 5230
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Abstract: The Edmiston, Flowers, and Kelley families, primarily of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama, are related through the marriages of William Kelley (1844-1897) to Mary Seraphina Read more…

Guion family papers, 1789-1927 (bulk 1795-1815).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Guion family.
Collection number: 295-z
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Abstract: The Guion family lived near Natchez, Miss. The collection includes correspondence, business papers, deeds, and military papers, chiefly 1795-1815, of Revolutionary War officer Isaac Guion and members of his family. Included are personal Read more…

Minor family papers, 1763-1900.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Minor family.
Collection number: 1564
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Abstract: Minor family members included Stephen Minor (fl. 1786-1816), cotton planter near Natchez, Miss.; his wife, Katharine Lintot Minor (fl. 1815-1843); their son, William J. Minor (fl. Read more…

John Milliken Parker papers, 1902-1938 (bulk 1909-1920).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Parker, John Milliken, 1863-1939.
Collection number: 1184
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Abstract: John Milliken Parker (1863-1939) was governor of Louisiana, 1920-1924; member of the New Orleans Cotton Exchange and the New Orleans Board of Trade, the Read more…

Trist Wood papers, 1808-1952.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Wood, Trist, d. 1952.
Collection number: 800
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Abstract: Trist Wood (d. 1952) of New Orleans, La., artist and genealogist, who compiled extensive records on his own and related families and on Zachary Taylor, from whom he was Read more…

J. F. H. Claiborne papers, 1797-1884.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Claiborne, J. F. H. (John Francis Hamtramck), 1809-1884.
Collection number: 151
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Abstract: J. F. H. Claiborne was a lawyer, U.S. Representative, editor, planter, and historian of Mississippi and Louisiana. The collection has papers containing relatively few items pertaining to Read more…

Gale and Polk family papers, 1815-1895 (bulk 1815-1865).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Gale and Polk family.
Collection number: 266
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Abstract: Gale and Polk families of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Chiefly personal correspondence of members of the related Gale and Polk families. Included are ante-bellum Read more…