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    Cultural Integrity and Local Music: Cape Breton Fiddle, New Orleans Funk,
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2017-06-07 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Documentation of a presentation in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Based on Burt Feintuch's fieldwork in Cape Breton Island and in New Orleans, this talk develops the idea of "cultural integrity" and explores local desires and anxieties about the role distinctive local music plays in a good and satisfying life. Two seemingly very different places, Cape Breton...
    • Contributor: Feintuch, Burt - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2017
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    French and American Claims Commission records, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, petitions, inventories, depositions, lists, certificates, and receipts. Most of the correspondence is from French residents in New Orleans and elsewhere in Louisiana and is addressed to the French consul in New Orleans, the French minister in Washington, D.C., and the ministry of foreign affairs (Ministère des affaires étrangères) in Paris. Some petitions are from French residents in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Missouri, and...
    • Contributor: French and American Claims Commission
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    John H. Towers papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, writings, speeches, reports, aviation logs, biographical material, clippings, blueprints, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Towers's career in the U.S. Navy and as vice president of Pan American Airways Corporation. Subjects include his advocacy of naval aviation, his service with the Great White Fleet on its round the world voyage (1907-1909), Curtiss-Wright aircraft, the transatlantic flight of 1919, and American...
    • Contributor: Towers, John H. (John Henry) - Norton, Reuben S. - Towers, Pierrette Anne - Towers, William M.
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    Julia Ward Howe papers, 1845-1917 Author and reformer. Chiefly speeches and writings, with correspondence, notes, and printed matter pertaining to education, immigration, prison reform, race relations, religion, and women's rights.
    • Contributor: Howe, Julia Ward
    • Date: 1845
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    George S. Denison papers, 1851-1884 Lawyer and civil servant. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, drafts and printed copies of articles, and broadsides. Correspondence with family members in Vermont details northern views on social conditions in the South prior to the Civil War.
    • Contributor: Denison, George S. (George Stanton)
    • Date: 1851
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    George S. Denison papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, memoranda, reports, drafts and printed copies of articles, and broadsides relating chiefly to Denison's life and work as a lawyer in San Antonio, Tex.; collector of internal revenue in New Orleans, La., during the Civil War; and supervising special agent of the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Texas, 1865-1866. Includes correspondence with U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase. Also includes...
    • Contributor: Denison, George S. (George Stanton)
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    Whitney & Burnham (New Orleans, La.) records, 1835-1851 Cotton mercantile firm. A diary, correspondence, letterbooks, bills, receipts, invoices, notebooks, purchase orders, and rent statements relating primarily to the cotton trade in Louisiana and Alabama.
    • Contributor: Whitney & Burnham (New Orleans, La.)
    • Date: 1835
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    G.T. Beauregard papers, 1844-1883 United States and Confederate Army officer, engineer, railroad executive, and public official. Correspondence, scrapbooks, and military papers, including letterbooks, headquarters records, telegrams and dispatches, orders, endorsements, and rosters. The bulk of the papers, 1861-1865, relate primarily to Beauregard's career as a general in the Confederate Army, especially at Fort Sumter and Charleston, South Carolina; Manassas and Petersburg, Virginia; Shiloh, Tennessee; Corinth, Mississippi; and Atlanta,...
    • Contributor: Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant)
    • Date: 1844
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    G.T. Beauregard papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, scrapbooks, and military papers, including a diary, letterbooks, headquarters records, telegrams and dispatches, orders, endorsements, and rosters. The bulk of the papers, 1861-1865, relate primarily to Beauregard's career as a general in the Confederate Army, especially at the sieges of Fort Sumter and Charleston, S.C., Corinth, Miss., and Petersburg, Va., and the battles of Atlanta, Ga., First Manassas, Va., and Shiloh, Tenn. Other...
    • Contributor: Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant)
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    Whitney & Burnham (New Orleans, La.) records, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence and letterbooks, diary, bills, invoices, notebooks, purchase orders, receipts, and rent statements of a cotton mercantile firm, headed by Israel Whitney and W.A. Burnham, engaged in international trade through the ports of New Orleans, La., Mobile, Ala., and Boston, Mass. Includes material relating to the cotton gin, labor disputes, and relations between cotton mills.
    • Contributor: Whitney & Burnham (New Orleans, La.)
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    Julia Ward Howe papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, speeches, writings, notes, printed matter, and other papers pertaining to education, immigration, prison reform, race relations, religion, and women's rights. Correspondence relates chiefly to Howe's role as director of the woman's department at the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, New Orleans, La., in 1884-1885, and to family matters. Correspondents include W.H. Channing, Francis Lieber, and the Howe family.
    • Contributor: Howe, Julia Ward
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    John Shaw papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, journal, notebooks, reports, biographical data, and other papers relating primarily to Shaw's command of the U.S. Navy New Orleans Station (1810-1813) and the Boston Navy Yard (1819-1822). Subjects include the fortification of New Orleans, La., and the capture of Mobile, Ala., during the War of 1812. Correspondents include Samuel Angus, William Bainbridge, James Biddle, Amos Binney, Isaac Chauncey, Henry Denison, Jesse D. Elliott,...
    • Contributor: Shaw, John
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    French and American Claims Commission records, 1861-1884 Commission established in 1880 by a treaty between the governments of France and the United States to resolve outstanding claims by French citizens residing in the United States for property confiscated or destroyed during the Civil War. Correspondence, petitions, inventories, depositions, lists, certificates, and receipts. Includes material relating to the Union Army's western offensive and occupation of New Orleans and to protests by French...
    • Contributor: French and American Claims Commission
    • Date: 1861
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    John H. Towers papers, 1830-1989 United States Navy officer and early naval aviator. Diaries, naval and personal correspondence, memoranda, orders for duty, aviation logs, speeches and writings, biographical notebooks and sketches, photographs, reports, scrapbooks, blueprints, charts, and newspaper clippings documenting Towers's naval career and his participation in naval aviation from its inception in 1911 to World War II and after.
    • Contributor: Towers, John H. (John Henry) - Norton, Reuben S. - Towers, Pierrette Anne - Towers, William M.
    • Date: 1830
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    James O. Harrison papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, writings, notes, notebooks, biographical material, legal and financial records, scrapbooks, printed matter, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Harrison's personal and professional life, including his law practices in Eatonton, Ga.; Lexington, Ky.; Vicksburg, Miss.; New Orleans, La.; and Richmond, Va. Also documents his work with Lexington, Ky., public schools, and his role as executor of Henry Clay's estate. Correspondents include William T....
    • Contributor: Harrison, James O.
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    Robert Garrett family papers, 1778-1925 Garrett family of Baltimore, Md. Family members represented include Robert Garrett, railroad official, financier, and merchant, and his son John W. Garrett, railroad official and financier. Correspondence, business documents, and other papers relating to mercantile affairs in Baltimore, Maryland, and to Robert Garrett & Sons and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company.
    • Contributor: Garrett, Robert - Garrett, Henry S. (Henry Stouffer) - Garrett, John W. (John Work)
    • Date: 1778
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    John Shaw papers, 1798-1895 Naval officer. Correspondence, journal, notebooks, reports, biographical data, and other papers relating primarily to Shaw's command of the New Orleans Naval Station and the Boston Navy Yard.
    • Contributor: Shaw, John
    • Date: 1798
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    Robert Garrett family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, business records, and other papers relating chiefly to the involvement of Robert Garrett and his sons, John W. Garrett and Henry S. Garrett, in mercantile affairs in Baltimore, Md. Focuses on the business of Robert Garrett & Sons in connection with its mercantile trade and banking house, ventures in transportation and communication, and wholesale grocery, produce, forwarding, and commission business; and on the...
    • Contributor: Garrett, Robert - Garrett, Henry S. (Henry Stouffer) - Garrett, John W. (John Work)
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    Benjamin F. Butler papers, 1778-1929 Army officer, state legislator and U.S. representative from Massachusetts, governor of Massachusetts, and military governor of New Orleans. Correspondence, letterbooks, order books, reports, notebooks, newspaper clippings, and other papers concerning Butler's Civil War commands, his service in the United States Congress as a representative from Massachusetts, his election as governor of Massachusetts, and his candidacy for president.
    • Contributor: Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin)
    • Date: 1778
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    James O. Harrison papers, 1803-1913 Lawyer, educator, and railroad official. Correspondence, legal and financial records, biographical material, photographs, writings, notes, notebooks, scrapbooks, and printed matter documenting Harrison's personal and professional life, including his law practices in various Southern states and work with Lexington, Kentucky, public schools.
    • Contributor: Harrison, James O.
    • Date: 1803
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    George R. Ayres correspondence,
    George R. Ayres papers Catalog Record Only
    Copy of a letter (1863 March 19; New Orleans, La.) from Ayres to Isaac S. Waterman, Jr., Philadelphia, Pa., describing the movement of Federal troops under General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks up the Mississippi River to Vicksburg, Miss.; and the siege of Port Hudson, La., 1863. Ayres also describes economic conditions in Louisiana; shipping conditions and the Union Fleet in New Orleans, La.; the price...
    • Contributor: Ayres, George R.
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    New Orleans, La., tax receipt, Catalog Record Only Purchase, 1916. Collection material in French. Forms part of: Miscellaneous Manuscripts collection.
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    Blackburn family papers, Catalog Record Only Primarily letters received by Kitty Blackburn, a housekeeper on George Carter Blakemore's plantation near Berryville in Clarke County, Va., from her daughter, Sarah Maria Moore, a laundress in New Orleans, La., reflecting African American family life during Reconstruction.
    • Contributor: Blackburn, Kitty - Moore, Sarah Maria
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    Harold Dejan's Olympia Brass Band concert collection,
    Harold Dejan's Olympia Brass Band plays New Orleans jazz | American Folklife Center concert, 1987-02-17 Catalog Record Only
    Collection of sound recordings, photographs, and related materials documenting the performance of traditional New Orleans brass band music by eight members of Dejan's Olympia Brass Band to commemorate Black History Month, February 17, 1987 at the Library of Congress. Includes flyers, articles and clippings about the band, correspondence (including one item from Milton Batiste, October 1987) and a poster of the band autographed by...
    • Contributor: Batiste, Milton - Dejan's Olympia Brass Band - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 1987
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    Felix Limongi papers Catalog Record Only
    Chiefly legal correspondence, documents, clippings, parts of docket files, and other papers of the New Orleans law firm of Hornor & Benedict (formerly Durant & Hornor) relating to legal problems of slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Names represented include William S. Benedict, Thomas J. Durant, and Joseph P. Hornor.
    • Contributor: Limongi, Felix