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J. Edgar Monroe 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 James Clifford, 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: Monroe, J. Edgar
Title: J. Edgar Monroe Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1865-1971
Extent: 8 boxes, 4 linear ft.
Abstract: The J. Edgar Monroe Collection consists primarily of documents related to Mr. Monroe’s business interests, such as the Canal Bank and Trust Co., Canal Assets, Inc., Electric Bond and Share, and Southdown, Inc.
Collection No.Collection 45

System of Arrangement

This collection has been arranged into nine series. The original order of materials that began as bound volumes (covering one bound volume from Series IV and the entirety of Series V – VII) has been preserved. The arrangement scheme for the rest of the collection was imposed during processing in the absence of a usable original order. Except for Series V – VII, the folders of each series are arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The J. Edgar Monroe Collection consists primarily of documents related to Mr. Monroe’s business interests, such as the Canal Bank and Trust Co., Canal Assets, Inc., Electric Bond and Share, and Southdown, Inc. The collection also contains a small number of Monroe’s personal documents and school records of Robert J. Monroe, J. Edgar Monroe’s nephew.


Administrative/Biographical History

J. Edgar Monroe was born on February 11, 1897 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He served in the U.S. Army during World War I and became an active businessman upon leaving the military. He served as an executive in companies such as Boland Machine and Manufacturing Co., Inc., Canal Bank and Trust Co., Canal Assets, Inc., Southdown, Inc., and Electric Bond and Share. Mr. Monroe was a generous philanthropist, over the years donating tens of millions of dollars to Catholic charities and Loyola University New Orleans. Mr. Monroe did not attend college, but he was honored by Loyola University as a Doctor of Humane Letters in 1991 as thanks for his extensive charitable contributions. He died on May 6, 1992 at Southern Baptist Hospital in New Orleans.

Works Cited

Pope, J. (1992, May 8). J. Edgar Monroe, philanthropist, dies.The Times-Picayune, pp. B-1, B-2.
J. Edgar Monroe Collection (Collection #45), Special Collections and Archives, Monroe Library, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA 70118

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], J. Edgar Monroe Collection, Collection 45, Special Collections & Archives, J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library, Loyola University, New Orleans.


Related Material

Canal Bank records, Manuscripts Collection 25, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118


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