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African American businesspeople -- Louisiana

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Celestine Strode Cook papers

Identifier: 100
Acknowledgement This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services award MH-245560-OMS-20. Scope and Contents The papers of Celestine Cook primarily document her business, social, and civic activities in both Galveston, Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana.Personal materials include correspondence, awards, family Bibles, programs, invitations, and newspaper clippings. This collection also contains organizational...
Dates: Other: 1932-1985, undated

Ellis Marsalis, Sr. papers

Identifier: 722
Scope and Contents The Ellis Marsalis, Sr. papers document the career of a prominent New Orleans businessman and jazz patriarch, who committed his life to community development and civil rights by providing services to African Americans through his gas station and motel, as well as promoting the power of electoral politics to drive change in his community through voter registration. The papers encompass 1.25 linear feet of photographs, limited correspondence, news clippings, motel memorabilia, awards, and...
Dates: Created: 1952-1999; Other: Date acquired: 04/17/2007

M. W. Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F. & A. M. for the State of Louisiana records

Identifier: 607
Scope and Contents The records of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons for the State of Louisiana are a rich source of primary documentation about the history of African American freemasonry in Louisiana and throughout the United States, the period of post-Civil War Reconstruction (1865-1877), the long civil rights movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries (1878-1954) and the modern civil rights movement (1955-1968). The...
Dates: Created: 1857-2002; Other: Majority of material found in 1940-1980; Other: Date acquired: 08/13/2008