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…

Francois Mignon papers, 1853-1980 (bulk 1939-1980).

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Mignon, Francois.
Collection number: 3889
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Abstract: Francois Mignon (given name Frank VerNooy Mineah) was born in 1899 in Cortland, N.Y. He was a journalist and curator of buildings, furnishings, and gardens at Read more…

Henry Clay Warmoth papers, 1798-1953.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Warmoth, Henry Clay, 1842-1931.
Collection number: 752
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Abstract: Henry Clay Warmoth, Louisiana governor, 1868-1872, and later owner of Magnolia Plantation, was born in Illinois in 1842. During the Civil War, he was lieutenant Read more…

Elizabeth Amis Cameron Blanchard papers, 1694-1954.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Blanchard, Elizabeth Amis Cameron, d. 1956.
Collection number: 3367
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Abstract: Elizabeth Amis Cameron Hooper Blanchard (1873-1956), author, art collector, and interior decorator, was related by birth and marriage to the Amis, Hooper, Blanchard, and Butterworth families. Prominent persons represented in the collection Read more…

Bullock and Hamilton family papers, 1757-1971 (bulk 1828-1868).

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Bullock and Hamilton family.
Collection number: 101
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Abstract: Bullock, Hamilton, Coleman, Tarry, and Watkins families of Granville (now Vance) County, N.C., Mecklenburg County, Va., and Lowndes County, Miss. Bullock family material consists of correspondence regarding finances, household Read more…

Houmas Plantations and William Porcher Miles materials collection, 1760-1927.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Gaudet, James Am?d?e, 1861-1939.
Collection number: 2334
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Abstract: Secretary-treasurer of the Miles Planting and Manufacturing Company, which controlled 13 large sugar plantations; developer of a subdivision of New Orleans; and business representative of William Porcher Miles. Business papers and Read more…

Christian Miltenberger papers, 1739-1841.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Miltenberger, Christian, 1764-1829.
Collection number: 513
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Abstract: Christian Miltenberger, physician, was married to Marie Aim? Mersier (fl. 1803-1841), whose family owned coffee plantations in Saint Domingue on the island of Hispaniola. After their Read more…

Blaise Mott ledger, 1869-1875 and undated.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Motte, Blaise.
Collection number: 5310-z
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Abstract: Blaise Motte was born in France and emigrated to America around 1828. He kept a general store in Washington, Saint Landry Parish, La., from the late 1840s until the mid Read more…

Maunsel White papers, 1802-1912.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: White, Maunsel, 1783-1863.
Collection number: 2234
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Abstract: Maunsel White was a New Orleans commission merchant and Plaquemines Parish, La., planter. His son, Maunsell White, Jr. (fl. 1835-1883), was also a merchant and planter. Chiefly Read more…