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New Orleans (La.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Lynn Abbott collection

Identifier: SC2501
Content Description The Lynn Abbott collection is comprised of three photographs collected by Abbott as part of his research on African American life in Louisiana. The first is an undated photograph by Villard Paddio of an office setting, likely that of Unity Life Insurance Company in New Orleans. Those pictured include: Lillian John, John Simon, Amelia Clott, Janet [illegible name], Mildred Brown, Pinkey Hills, Lena Woodruff, Anona Milanez, Mabel Twine, William J. Huntley, Hilda Burns, Clifton H. Denson, and...
Dates: Other: 1920-1953

Guardians of the Flame collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2479
Scope and Contents

The Guardians of the Flame is a Mardi Gras Indian Tribe in New Orleans, Louisiana, that was formed in 1988 and made its debut on February 7, 1989. The founding Big Chief of the tribe was Donald Harrison Sr. The collection includes a booklet about the group, a poster of Donald Harrison Jr, an audiocassette by Harrison Jr. entitled "Indian Blues," and a videocassette documentary about the tribe.

Dates: Created: 1992-1993; Other: Date acquired: 08/26/1994

Maurice M. Martinez papers

Identifier: 581
Scope and Contents Maurice Martinez Jr. was born to Mildred and Maurice Martinez Sr. in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Xavier University in New Orleans and the University of Michigan. In addition to being a successful poet, musician, and filmmaker, he was a professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. In 1976, he directed the documentary The Black Indians of New Orleans. He hosted North Carolina Blues Notes, a public radio program. Since the 1970s and...
Dates: Created: 1976-2001; Other: Date acquired: 04/12/2000

NOLA Hip Hop Archive Project Collection

 Collection — Items 1-48
Identifier: 749
Scope and Contents The NOLA Hip Hop Archive was founded by Holly Hobbs, a Ph.D. candidate at Tulane University, in 2012. The goal of Hobbs’ project is to add to the growing body of documentation of hip hop and bounce oral histories in New Orleans, Louisiana, in order to highlight the music's role as an important community art form. With the assistance of videographer Dick Darby and production assistant Colin Meneghini, Hobbs conducted a series of videotaped interviews with hip hop and bounce artists and...
Dates: Created: 2012-2014; Other: Date acquired: 03/11/2013

Parents League of T. J. Semmes School benefit minstrel show tickets

Identifier: 2521
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two tickets for a May 1946 Benefit Minstrel Show, held at the F.T. Nicholls High School, for the Parents League of T.J. Semmes School. The Semmes School was located at 1008 Jourdan Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana, while the Nicholls School was located across the Industrial Canal at 3820 St. Claude Avenue. The verso of the tickets includes an advertisement for Fisher’s Dairy Products, located at 5451 Royal Street.

Dates: Created: 1946; Other: Date acquired: 09/26/2017

Christopher Porche West papers

 Collection — 1 U-Matic
Identifier: 386
Scope and Contents The papers of California native and New Orleans-based photographer Christopher Porche West contain photographs, printed ephemera, correspondence, news clippings and other collected items that document West's interest in the history and culture of New Orleans' African American and Creole communities. The strengths of the West papers are the numerous prints of photographs taken by West, as well as the collection of materials formed by him as part of his research on the history and...
Dates: Created: 1880-1995; Other: Majority of material found in 1954-1983; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1981