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New Orleans (La.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Association for the Relief of Jewish Widows and Orphans of New Orleans collection

Identifier: I-426

Collection consists of annual reports for the years 1857, 1859, and 1887. A golden Jubilee program dated January 1905 is also available.

Dates: 1857, 1859, 1887, 1905

Chimene family genealogy

 Collection — Consolidated Box P11, Folder: P-389
Identifier: P-389

Collection consists of a photocopy of a typewritten genealogical listing of descendants of Eugene Joseph Chimene, a wine merchant from Bordeaux who immigrated to New Orleans, and then Texas.

Dates: 1954

Ephraim E. Lisitzky collection

 Collection — Consolidated Box P18, Folder: P-627
Identifier: P-627

Collection consists of eleven letters written by Lisitzky to Mrs. Naomi Buchhalter Flock of Detroit, Michigan, 1934-1962, as well as some published poems and a short obituary.

Dates: undated, 1934-1962

Guembel Family Collection

Identifier: AR 10628 / MF 968

Correspondence, note books, vital and educational records, as well as published materials pertaining to several generations of the Gümbel family, originally from Albisheim in Germany.

Dates: 1829-1998; Majority of material found in 1930s to 1990s

Jacobi-Schlossberg Family Papers

Identifier: P-705

Collection consists of personal papers of the Jacobi-Schlossberg family, specifically of papers belonging to Sarah Simon Jacobi, Freda Moritz Jacobi, Alice Jacobi Schlossberg, and Deda Schlossberg Miller. Papers include correspondence between Freda and Harold Jacobi, and between Alice and Arnold Schlossberg, as well as baby books, journals, report cards, photo albums, and a videotape. The collection also includes genealogical information on the family and family photographs.

Dates: 1870-2000

Judah P. Benjamin Collection

Identifier: P-45

Judah P. Benjamin, called the "brains of the Confederacy", was a statesman and jurist in the United States, the Confederate States, and Great Britain. Benjamin achieved high-ranking titles wherever he served, and left an indelible mark in the South where he held more official positions than any other man during the Civil War. After the fall of the Confederacy, Benjamin fled to England, where he was admitted to the English bar, and later assumed a judgeship. In 1872, he was appointed the highest ranking of Queen's counselor.

This collection contains correspondence; letters; newspaper clippings; Confederate bank notes and bonds; Civil War memorabilia; pamphlets; and a bound copy of Benjamin's diary, kept from 1862-1864. These materials are of particular interest to researchers studying the activities and experiences of Jews in the antebellum South and under the brief reign of the Confederate States of America. Additionally, through the material relating to memorials and preservation endeavors for Benjamin, the collection also provides a look at the continued glorification of Confederate heroes in the South long into the twentieth century. The collection also contains pre-Civil War correspondence between Benjamin and Peter A. Hargous regarding the creation of a railroad line on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Mexico and the Tehuantepec Railroad Company of New Orleans.

Dates: undated, 1838, 1854-1884, 1893, 1925, 1930, 1942, 1948; Majority of material found within 1854-1884

Label A. Katz Papers

Identifier: P-92

Collection contains materials generated while Label Katz served in leadership positions with B’nai B’rith from the 1950s through the 1960s; best represented is his tenure as president of B’nai B’rith International between 1959 and 1965, during which Katz concentrated on challenges faced by Soviet Jews, and on the improvement of Jewish education. Materials consist of correspondence, speeches, clippings, photographs, minutes and reports.

Dates: 1910s-1969; Majority of material found within 1953 - 1965

Lederer Family Collection

Identifier: AR 5141

Letters and genealogical documents of the Lederer family from Gladenbach in Hesse, Germany

Dates: 1834-2001

Levy Family (Newport, New York and New Orleans) Papers

 Collection — Box CB-P8, Folder: P-268
Identifier: P-268

Collection includes shipping bill of Moses Levy, letters of administration of Hyam Levy, and printing samples and obituary of Benjamin Levy, as well as other items.

Dates: undated, 1746-1863

Mosean Fraternity, Mosean Broadcaster

Identifier: I-389

This collection contains the following publication: Mosean Broadcaster (1936).

Dates: 1936

Richard Koch Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25369

This collection documents the life and extended family of Richard F. Koch (1920 -). Much of the material relates to his mother, Stella Dreyfus Koch (1878-1962), and her family. Both the Dreyfus and Koch families were descended from German-Jewish immigrants that arrived in New Orleans in the mid 19th century. The bulk of the collection consists of personal correspondence, but the collection includes scrapbooks, educational materials, military materials, clippings, poems and songs, printed ephemera, and photographs. Highlights include a set of about a dozen handwritten German poems from the 1830s, and diaries and letters written during Fred Dreyfus's US army service in World War One.

Dates: 1832-1959; Majority of material found within 1899-1945