Banes (Alexander and Nannie I.) Family Papers

(Mss. 4392)

Inventory

Compiled by

Joseph D. Scott

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

2007

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY....................................................................................................................2
SUMMARY...................................................................................................................................................3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE.....................................................................................................4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE..................................................................................................................4
LIST OF SERIES...........................................................................................................................................5
SERIES DESCRIPTIONS.............................................................................................................................5
INDEX TERMS.............................................................................................................................................6
CONTAINER LIST.......................................................................................................................................6

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SUMMARY

Size

1.3 linear ft.

Geographic Locations

Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana

Inclusive Dates

1888-1990

Bulk Dates

1915-1950

Languages

English

Summary

Photographs, printed items, and manuscripts documenting the Banes family, primarily that of educator Nannie Clara Day.

Access Restrictions

None

Copyright

Physical rights and copyright are retained by the LSU Libraries

Citation

Banes (Alexander and Nannie I.) Family Papers, Mss. 4392, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack Location(s)

U:252, OS:B

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Alexander Banes was the son of a slave mother, Maria, and white Scotch-Irish plantation owner, Magnus Banes. Around 1849, as a teenager, Alexander ran away from Banes' plantation in West Feliciana Parish and sold himself for ten cents to Baton Rouge area plantation owner George Hill. At Hill's plantation, Banes learned skills as a farm worker, blacksmith, and wheelright, and was able to acquire his own property in 1871, a farm along the Mississippi River north of present-day Port Allen. Banes died in the 1920s at age 93.

Alexander and wife Nannie I. Banes were the parents of Adele Banes (1867-1959), born in Natchez, Mississippi. Adele became a school teacher in Texas and married W. E. Day, a high school principal in Oklahoma. Their daughter was Nannie Clara Day (1900-after 1991). A graduate of Howard University and the University of Chicago, she was a school teacher in Oklahoma. In 1939 she married Edward E. Bruner, a real estate agent. Following retirement and her husband's death in 1977, she eventually settled in Texas.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection consists of photographs, correspondence, writings, legal and financial papers. Photographs include nineteenth-century mounted portraits and twentieth-century loose prints. The nineteenth-century photographs are primarily cartes-de visite and cabinet card studio portraits of African American individuals, mostly unidentified. Twentieth-century photographs reflect the personal and professional life of Nannie C. Day.

Printed and manuscript materials primarily document the personal and professional life of Nannie C. Day. Included are lessons plans, transcripts, correspondence, and financial records.

LIST OF SERIES

Series 1

Nineteenth-century studio portraits.

Series 2

Twentieth-century photographs.

Series 3

Autograph album.

Series 4

Printed and manuscript materials.

Series 5

Oversize certificate and portrait prints.

SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Series 1

Studio portraits of African American individuals, consisting of 57 cabinet cards and 13 cartes de visite.

Series 2

Portraits and informal snapshots (mostly black and white, some color), undated Photographs removed from album, emptied album, and photocopy of intact album pages, 1926-1935. Photographic negatives, ca. 1935.

Series 3

Autograph album belonging to Adele B. Banes of Oberlin, Ohio and Baton Rouge. Signed by individuals from 16 states dating 1882-1888.

Series 4

Academic and personal materials of Nannie Clara Day, 1891-1991 (bulk 1920-1960). Includes lesson plans, transcripts, correspondence, financial and legal materials, and printed items.

Series 5

1 color-tinted convex portrait photograph; 2 charcoal portraits; 1 award certificate.

INDEX TERMS

African Americans--Louisiana--Photographs.

African Americans--Texas--Photographs.

African Americans--Oklahoma--Photographs.

African American educators--Oklahoma--Photographs.

African American educators--Oklahoma--Biography--Sources.

Day, Nannie Clara, b. 1900.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents

U:252

1, 2

Mounted studio portraits (cabinet cards, cartes-de-visite), ca. 1890

U:252

3

1

Photo negatives, ca. 1935

U:252

3

2

Photograph album with prints removed, ca. 1925

U:252

3

3

Photocopies of album pages before prints removed

U:252

3

4

Photographs removed from album

U:252

3

5

Photographs of Nannie Day, undated

U:252

3

6

Photographs, undated

U:252

3

7

Mounted photographs, undated

U:252

3

8

Photographs, 1935, undated

U:252

3

9

Photographs, undated

U:252

3

10

Photographs, 1915-1978, undated

U:252

4

Autograph album belonging to Adele B. Banes, 1882-1888.

U:252

5

1

Academic materials, class notebook, 1920

U:252

5

2

Acidic papers removed from class notebook

U:252

5

3

Academic materials, 1931-1937, undated

U:252

5

4

Handwritten forms concerning Nannie Day's educational background, 1938-1963

U:252

5

5

Professional papers, 1927-1929

U:252

5

6

Writings, school papers (1919, 1960, undated), notebook with genealogy

U:252

5

7

Correspondence, letters received by Nannie Bruner, 1923-1985

U:252

5

8

Correspondence, 1915-1990

U:252

5

9

Correspondence, 1919-1983

U:252

5

10

Nannie C. Day to A. B. Day, with photographs, July 4 1937, undated

U:252

5

11

Correspondence, W. E. Day to Nannie C. Day, 1931-1935

U:252

5

12

Professional correspondence, 1919-1954

U:252

5

13

Correspondence, Central Relief Agency to Nannie Day, 1934

U:252

5

14

Nannie C. Bruner to Chauvoin Wilkinson concerning Sunrise in W. Baton Rouge, 1976

U:252

5

15

Will for estate of W. E. Day; enrollment certificate in Chickasaw Nation, 1942, 1943

U:252

5

16

Legal documents, 1902, 1940-1949

U:252

5

17

Account books, 1924-1934

U:252

5

18

Financial and business records, 1924-1978

U:252

5

19

Edward E. Bruner real estate licenses, 1950-1956

U:252

5

20

Funeral register, Adele Banes Day, 1959

U:252

5

21

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Ivy League, vol. 1, no. 1, 1921

U:252

5

22

Transcripts for Nannie Day, 1927-1954

U:252

5

23

Announcement, newsclipping photocopies, 1929, 1936, undated

U:252

5

24

Letter, teachers certificate, 1930

U:252

5

25

Printed items pertaining to the Institut du Pantheon, 1931

U:252

5

26

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Ivy League, March 1932

U:252

5

27

Yearbook of the Ladies Reading Circle, 1933-1934

U:252

5

28

Edward Bruner professional items, 1944

U:252

5

29

Certificates, Nannie Day Bruner, 1969

U:252

5

30

Booker T. Washington reunion booklet, 1976

U:252

5

31

Printed items, 189101892, 1978-1991

U:252

5

32

Newspaper clipping, 1986

U:252

5

33

Alpha Kappa Alpha bag, 1962

U:252

5

34

Book: Old Saint Nicholas, 1903

OS:B

6

Posthumous award certificate for W. E. Day, 1976

OS:B

6

Convex color tinted photographic print, undated

OS:B

6

Two charcoal portraits, undated