New archival resources at LaRC
has recently made available more than 70 new archival collections
comprising more than 600 linear feet of documents. Projects were
selected to reflect the range of our holdings, the breadth of our
mission, the variety of researchers we welcome, and
anticipated scholarly demand. Highlights include:
Margolin papers, 1929 – 1994, 13 lft. Resident of the
Jewish Children’s Home who became a Isidore Newman School and Tulane
University graduate, Government attorney, Supreme Court advocate,
champion of labor rights (including equal pay for women), drafter of
the rules that established the American Military Tribunals for Nazi war
crimes, and a founder of the National Organization for Women (NOW).
Charles de Maurian chess collection, 1855 – 1890, 1.5 lft.
Correspondence and annotations of chess games from the editor for the
chess columns in the New
Orleans Times-Democrat and the New Orleans Delta.
Maurian founded the Orleans Chess Club and was a lifetime friend of
Paul Morphy, a New Orleanian widely regarded as the world’s
player of the 19th century.
Christian Woman’s Exchange records, 1881 – 2000, 120 lft.
Administrative records, records documenting events and galas, and
documentation of the Hermann-Grima House and the Gallier House
Colonel Bryan Black World War I papers, 1918 – 1926, 3.5
lft. Correspondence between Black and his wife written while Black was
stationed in France during and after World War I, and photographs of
troops and military bases in France.
Hart & Company records, 1849 – 1950, 36 lft. One
of the largest and wealthiest grocery stores in antebellum Louisiana
that became a wholesale drug store post-Civil War.
Orleans Academy of Sciences records, 1853 – 1992, 20 lft.
NOAS was one of the oldest, most active, and longest-lasting science
academies in the United States.
Quarante Club records, 1888 – 2013, 1.5 lft. One of the
oldest of the still active women’s literary societies in the United
States. LaRC has a special mission to preserve the records of women’s
River Steamboat images, 75 lft.
Association of Louisiana, 4 lft. Trade and public policy
group organized in 1999.
William B. Wisdom William Faulkner collection, 1917 -
1995, 3.5 lft. Faulkner typescripts, hand-bound chapbooks produced in
New Orleans, essays, and correspondence with Faulkner’s acquaintances.
Walmsley family papers, 1908 – 1960, 4 lft. Includes
documents about Thomas Semmes Walmsley, Mayor of New Orleans from 1929
to 1936 and one of Huey P. Long’s most vocal opponents.
William Carter Stubbs papers, 1872 – 1945, 7 lft. Stubbs
served as head chemist at the Louisiana Sugar Experiment Station in the
next? LaRC is currently
organizing the records of the
International Trade Mart, the papers of noted Civil Rights activist
Stewart Butler, and the records of the Jewish Children's Home. The
Trade Mart's “General Files,” comprising about fifty
linear feet of office records, are available now. The Butler
papers will be released to researchers at the end of
January. We will then turn toward the papers of activist Martha Gilmore
Robinson, psychiatrist Harold Lief, carnival designer Mickey Gill,
pioneering archivist Connie Griffith, and the records of the ACLU of
Image: “Col. Pennington playing a game of chess with himself and
looking in at the game. Photo by himself.” Click on the image to