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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Carroll, Daniel R. and family. Papers, 1864-1948. 191 items, 1 volume. Location: T:6, OS:C, VAULT:21, VAULT MRDF 13. Owner of Ackbar Plantation, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Carroll was also a cotton broker in New Orleans. Papers include personal letters, scrapbooks, and genealogies of the Carroll and Parker families. Some papers document plantation management, including sugarcane growing, rice planting, the construction of a sugar mill, and African American laborers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1514, 2296.

Carrollton Centennial Exhibit collection, 1959. 53 items [photocopies]. Location: OS:C. Exhibit created for the Carrollton Branch, Whitney National Bank of New Orleans. Materials pertain to Carrollton, Louisiana, formerly part of Jefferson Parish, later annexed into New Orleans. Collection includes maps; photographs; petitions; reports; city ordinances, regulations, and orders; and interpretive explanations of items relating to the New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad, the Carrollton Hotel and Gardens, public schools, and homes. There are also interpretive explanations for fire companies, the federal occupation in the Civil War, the levee, and roads. The photocopies are made from original items dating from 1832 to 1908. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1623.

Casey, Powell A. Collection, 1782-1972. 238 items. Location: 77:99-100, 98:. Retired officer of the Washington Artillery, the Louisiana National Guard, and writer on military history. Collection includes research materials and other items pertaining to the history of the Battle of New Orleans and the Washington Artillery; typescripts of published writings by Casey; and correspondence. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1732, 2540, 2712.

Cattarinich Family Papers, 1878-1880. 6 items. Location: Misc. Residents of New Orleans. Personal letters to Mr. Cattarinich from members of his family in Italy. In Italian. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-

Chaffe record books, 1887-1895. 3 ms. vols. Location: H:23. John Chaffe & Sons, a cotton and sugar trading concern in New Orleans, was succeeded by Wm. H. Chaffe & Co., Limited. Wm. H. & J. C. Chaffe's Shingle Mill was a manufacturer of cypress shingles and lumber in Eugenia Louisiana. Collection includes a cotton market report book (1887-1893), an order book (1894-1895), and daily report forms (1893), respectively, for the three Chaffe businesses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss.1139.

Referenced in Guides: Sugar, Plantations, New Orleans 1866-, Business

Chaffraix, D. A., Mrs. Papers, 1892-1904 (bulk 1899). 18 items, 5 ms. vols. Location: O:4, Misc:C. Social and civic leader in New Orleans. Chaffraix was associated with the Chinchuba Deaf-Mute Institute near Mandeville, Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana. Papers include record books related to benefit performances at the institute. Included are broadsides of the Protestant Episcopal Children's Home and the Chinchuba Deaf-Mute Institute (1899). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1249, 1258.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women, New Orleans 1866-, Education

Chambon, Celestin M., 1879-. Papers, 1892-1963. 73 items, 6 printed vols. Location: U:6, OS:C. Catholic curate and pastor of New Orleans. Chambon's research materials on Catholic architecture and history in New Orleans. Many items relate to St. Louis Cathedral. Included are typewritten copies of documents, newspaper clippings, and works published by Chambon. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2047.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, New Orleans 1866-, Literature

Charity Hospital (New Orleans, Louisiana). Record books, 1882-1884. 4 vols. Location: F:12. Hospital in New Orleans. Case record books of Charity Hospital list patients' names, ages, places of birth, residences, medical histories, conditions upon admission, clinical histories, treatments, results of treatments, and names of doctors assigned to cases. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 65.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-, Medicine

Chase, G. K. Letter, 1876 November 20. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from New Orleans to Judge Edwards Pierrepont discusses the disputed election of 1876; fear for the victory of Democratic presidential candidate Samuel J. Tilden; and Democrats in New Orleans encouraging anti-Northern feelings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2588.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans 1866-

Chol, Emmanuel, 1834-1916. Papers, 1845, 1854-1921. 1,213 items, 6 ms. vols., 31 printed vols. Location: U:163-164, 65:29, 98:. Native of France, music teacher and composer of Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. Bills and receipts, manuscript and sheet music, pamphlets, and other imprints reflect Chol's professional career, his affiliation with the Catholic Church, and the education of his children in parochial schools. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1780, 1906.