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Ben C. Toledano New Orleans Collection

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Ben C. Toledano New Orleans Collection

J. Edgar and Louis S. Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans

2013



Profile Description

Creation: XML finding aid derived from Microsoft Word document.
2013
Finding aid prepared by Katherine Kuhl Rivet, Special Collections & Archives, J. Edgar and Louis S. Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans,
Language: Description is in English.

Overview of the Collection

Repository: Loyola University (New Orleans, La.)
Monroe Library
6363 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-864-7111
Email: archives@loyno.edu
Creator: Toledano, Ben C.; Kane, Harnett T. (Harnett Thomas), 1910-1984; Henson, Nell; Hall, Benn; Scott, Riley; Gottschalk, L. M. (Louis Moreau), 1829-1869; Bradford, Roark, 1896-1948; Wehman, Henry J.
Title: Ben C. Toledano New Orleans Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1865-1971
Extent: 4 boxes, 2 linear ft.
Abstract: The Ben C. Toledano New Orleans Collection consists of correspondence, published works, and ephemera related to New Orleans.
Collection No.Collection 40

System of Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 6 series based on material type: I. Harnett Kane and Mrs. Nell Henson Correspondence and Clippings (chronological). II. Riley Scott Poems. III. Serials and publications. (alphabetical.) IV. Ephemera (chronological). V. Sheet music (chronological.) VI. Scrapbooks.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Harnett Kane was a native of New Orleans who authored over 25 books, often about New Orleans or the South. Kane also worked as a reporter for The New Orleans Item. He participated in a regular correspondence with Mrs. Nell Henson, a New Orleans book reviewer and wife of Dr. C. C. Henson, a prominent local educator. Their correspondence in this collection mainly concerns his recent writings.


Riley Scott was a poet who appears to have been active in the early 20th century. His poems were sent specifically to the husband of Nell Henson, Mr. C. C. Henson.


The publications in the collection include several southern university periodicals, such as Delta and Dalliance from Louisiana State University and the Loyola Law Journal. Additionally, local New Orleans publications include issues of Arts and Industries, Double Dealer, and Southern Manufacturer. There are also several publications from the first public high school for boys in Louisiana, Warren Easton Boys’ High School (now Warren Easton Charter School).


Sheet music in the collection features songs from New Orleans institutions such as Loyola University of the South and the Louisiana State National Guard, as well as music by Louisiana composers such as L.M. Gottschalk and Roark Bradford. Also included are German compositions, reflecting New Orleans’ 19th century German music community.


The collection also contains ephemera from New Orleans businesses and Mardi Gras krewes, as well as scrapbooks documenting New Orleans in the Nineteenth and Twentieth century.


Administrative/Biographical History

Ben C. Toledano was a New Orleans lawyer, activist, and politician active during the late 20th century. Toledano was also a prolific collector of literary material and material related to New Orleans.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission must be obtained from Special Collections & Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item], Ben C. Toledano New Orleans Collection, Collection 40, Special Collections & Archives, J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library, Loyola University, New Orleans.


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