The History of New Orleans After the Civil War

This guide contains descriptions of manuscript materials on the history of New Orleans since the Civil War. These materials include the records of New Orleans residents, physicians, attorneys, politicians, journalists, writers and authors, educators, students, soldiers, clergymen, planters, merchants, factors and commission brokers, businesses, clubs and organizations. The history of New Orleans since 1866 is documented through papers (personal, business, financial, legal, military and government), educational materials, diaries, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, sheet music, poetry, and bills and receipts.

Some of the topics covered by collections described in this guide include the Spanish-American War, World War II, nursing in peace time and in war, music, theater (opera and plays), literature, and travel descriptions.

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Colomb, Bessie B., Collection, 1880, 1934, 1964-1969 32 items, 3 v. Location: Misc. C, OS:C. Collection of printed material pertains to Louisiana and New Orleans (1964-1969), and to Huey P. Long (1934). The collection also includes three photographs of LSU cadets (1880).

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans 1866-, LSU, Long Family

Colonel Cutts (Ship). Logbook, 1856-1878 (bulk 1856 February 13-October 19). 1 vol. Location: P:19. Ship which operated out of New Orleans. Its master was Jesse Snow. Logbook recording activities aboard the Colonel Cutts as it sailed from New Orleans to Falmouth, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Cronstadt, London, Cardiff, and back to New Orleans. Included is a record of men employed from shore at Cronstadt. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1022.

Conrad, Archelus M. Papers, 1861-1890 (bulk 1861-1865). Ca. 100 items. Location: E:41, OS:C. Union officer in command of a Corps d'Afrique Engineers company in Louisiana in the Civil War. Papers include military orders, muster papers, charges of military crimes, and other items relating to the 97th Engineer Regiment. It also includes a carte-de-visite showing Conrad in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4126.

Conrad, Charles Magill, 1804-1878. Letter, 1868 March 24. 1 item. Location: Misc. Louisiana attorney, congressman, U.S. senator, secretary of war, and delegate to the Confederate Congresses. Letter from New Orleans replies to a request for the address of former Louisiana governor Thomas O. Moore. For further see nformation, online catalog. Mss. 2938.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans 1866-

Conrad, Charles Magill, 1804-1878, Letter, 1868 March 24 . 1 item. Louisiana attorney, congressman, U.S. senator, secretary of war, and delegate to the Confederate Congresses. Letter from New Orleans replies to a request for the address of former Louisiana governor Thomas O. Moore. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2938.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans 1866-

Conservation of Cultural Resources. Louisiana committee minutes, 1942 January 17. 1 item. Location: Misc. Minutes presenting the importance of creating the Louisiana Committee to act with the national organization during World War II emergency. Persons in charge of cultural and official depositories of records in New Orleans and Baton Rouge are named. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1830.

Constitutional Democracy Crusaders. Broadsides, circa 1944. 4 broadsides. Location: MISC:C. Political organization established in New Orleans, Louisiana in response to southern Democrats dissatisfaction with the Democratic Party. Information in broadsides is directed toward Democrats of the Southern States concerning the upcoming 1944 United States presidential election. Discusses the threat that presidential candidates Hillman-Browder pose to the interests of the Democratic Party, as perceived by John U. Barr. Mss. 3069.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans 1866-

Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans, Louisiana). Records, 1978-1989. 7 linear ft. Location: 95, Unproc. OS:C. New Orleans arts organization which held Mardi Gras parades, 1978-1989. Papers include grant applications to the National Endowment for the Arts, correspondence, budgets, membership files, publicity files, project proposals, photographs, and materials related to social events such as cocktail parties and balls. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4636.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-

Corbin, Robert A., d. 1906. Papers, 1835-1917 (bulk 1870-1898). 1,202 items; 10 vols. Location: E:8-9. Land speculator and businessman of Louisville, Kentucky, New Orleans, and Hammond, Louisiana. Collection includes land sale and business papers. Civil War-era papers deal with Kentucky claims against the federal government. Post-1870 papers with business partnerships with Lucy I. Burgess, including purchase of the Melrose Dairy in New Orleans. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 6-8. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 705.

Coston (L. A.) Papers, 1900, 1903. 3 items. Location: Misc:C. Receipts for cotton sales from Ferdinand Gumbel & Co. and Putnam V. King of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1538.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-, Business

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