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subj1. Creole-related holdings

 Record Group
Identifier: subj1
Archival collections related to Creoles and Free People of Color

Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:

Lydia Sindos Adams Family papers

Identifier: 410
Content Description The Lydia Sindos Adams Family papers document the life and civic interests of Adams, as well as the Adams/Sindos/Gumbel families of New Orleans. Materials include correspondence; photographs, both of the Adams family and various New Orleans organizations; news clippings; genealogy materials; marriage certificates; land deeds; school certificates and diplomas; financial records; autograph and guest books; a diary; and photo albums. Organizations represented in the collection include the...
Dates: Other: 1913-2001

B Sharp Music Club, New Orleans, Louisiana Records

Identifier: 030
Scope and Contents The records of the B Sharp Music Club include correspondence, clippings, programs, photographs, and typescripts of the club's historys. Items document the founding of the club by Camille Nickerson and the activities of the organization, such as the Pleasant Hour Christmas program, Scholarship Luncheon, and the Junior B Sharp Music Club. Photographs document various meetings, programs, and recitals. Performers include Dr. Frederick B. Hall, Moses Hogan, Debria Brown, John Wesley Work, Roger...
Dates: Created: 1925-1998

John W. Blassingame collection

Identifier: 051
Content Description The collection consists of three reels of negative microfilm and 28 photocopies of successions, marriage contracts, and marriage entries. The latter are from registers of marriages of free persons of color at St. Louis Cathedral. The data for the microfilm reels were compiled from the appropriate decennial census of the United States for 1850, 1860, and 1870. Abstracted information is included about those persons of color who possessed $200 or more in property during the periods covered. The...
Dates: Other: 1831-1879

Elma Moore Booker papers

Identifier: 459
Scope and Contents The papers of Elma Moore Booker document Booker's life and career as the first African American woman to own a dance studio in New Orleans, Louisiana. The collection is .4 linear and contains biographical information, recital programs and photographs, and personal family documents and photographs dating from 1911-1998. The collection houses Elma Booker's certificate to teach from the Mildred Kohlman Studio of Dance. In the collection is an extensive record of dance steps and exercises. Some...
Dates: Created: 1911-1998; Other: Date acquired: 08/01/1998

Ralph Chesse papers

Identifier: 781
Scope and Contents The papers of artist and puppeteer Ralph Chesse document his life and his careers in theater, art, puppetry, and television. The collection dates from 1926-1987 and includes an unpublished memoir, Chesse’s writings on marionette theater and other writings, promotional material for Chesse’s marionette shows, biographical materials, correspondence, and collected materials. Accompanying the papers are 123 examples of Chesse’s artwork.Composed of various drafts, Chesse’s memoir,...
Dates: 1926 - 1987

Detiege-Honore Family papers

Identifier: 2460
Content Description This small collection consists predominantly of photocopies of original documents collected about the history of the Detiege-Honore family of St. Martinville, Louisiana. Most materials concern Emile Detiege, a Civil War veteran and politician during the Reconstruction period who served in both the Louisiana State Senate and the Louisiana House of Representatives. Detiege was a free man of color, and he organized a battalion of Black troops, the First Regiment, Corps d'Afrique in 1862. He...
Dates: Other: 1873-1950

Dixon Family papers

Identifier: 121
Scope and Contents The papers of the Dixon Family of New Orleans, Louisiana mainly pertain to Henry (Harry) B. Dixon, an African-American businessman. The collection contains correspondence, minute books, clippings, photographs, financial, business records, and poll tax receipts documenting Dixon’s eligibility to vote in Louisiana. Of note are materials related to several New Orleans area benevolent organizations and social clubs. One of these, the Female Benevolent Association, is listed among the...
Dates: Created: 1878-1937; Other: Majority of material found in 1890-1932; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1982

Flint, Prosper L. collection

Identifier: 453
Scope and Contents Amounting to only 0.2 linear feet, the Prosper Flint collection consists of twenty-nine individual photographs, including tintypes, cabinet cards, three photograph album pages, and a pencil and ink drawing. None of the individuals depicted are identified, but they are likely members and friends of the Flint and Armant families of New Orleans, Louisiana. The photographs do not feature dates, but the collection most likely dates back to circa 1880s-1910s. The Flints and Armants were creoles...
Dates: Created: 1880s-1940s; Other: Majority of material found in 1880s-1920s; Other: Date acquired: 07/21/1994

Willard B. Gatewood, Jr. collection

Identifier: 2061
Content Description

The Willard B. Gatewood, Jr. collection includes a 26-page typescript essay by Gatewood, "Black Aristocracy in the Age of Washington." The collection also contains a transcription of an interview with Julia Moore Griffin by her granddaughter, Margot Daniell, and sheet music (circa 1942) for a Creole lullaby "Go To Sleep/ Fais Do Do" arranged by Camille Nickerson.

Dates: Other: 1942-1979

Josephine Gresset copybook

Identifier: 2470
Content Description This item is a 43-leaf copybook containing poems in French written in a calligraphic hand. The first leaf contains the name Josephine Gresset and the inscription “ma bien aimee / ma cherie”. The date is partially illegible, but appears to be “181[?]”. Each page contains a poem within a hand-drawn ink border. The poems are unattributed; however, some are found in Chansons nationales et populaires de France accompagnees de notes historiques et litteraires,...
Dates: Other: circa 1810s