Grossman and Myers families papers, 1897-1995 | Louisiana Research Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Grossman and Myers families papers, 1897-1995

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 909

Primary Creator: Grossman family.

Other Creators: Myers family.

Extent: 12.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by topic as follows: family papers, community and school organizations, "Prologue to Action", Joel Grossman Myers papers, family scrapbooks, family legal papers, Joel Grossman Myers master's thesis and work on the 1969 mayoralty campaign, Fanny Claire Kahn correspondence, Joel Grossman Myers movie reels, family financial records, and family genealogical material. The collection consists of twelve boxes and two bound volumes.

Date Acquired: 06/06/1990. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Abraham family., Grossman, Louis Eugene, 1893-1962., Grossman family., Jews -- Louisiana -- New Orleans --  History., Kahn, Fannie Claire., League of Women Voters of New Orleans., Louisiana -- Politics and government -- 20th century., Myers, Bert., Myers, Joel Grossman, 1934-, Myers family., Political campaigns., Temple Sinai (New Orleans, La.), Women -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century.

Forms of Material: Articles., Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Genealogies., Legal documents., Photographs., Scrapbooks.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of family papers, genealogies, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, political papers, essays, poems, scripts, certificates, legal documents, and financial papers belonging or relating to Joel Grossman Myers or her husband, Bert Myers. Included in the collection are World War II letters from Joel Grossman Myers' father, Louis Eugene Grossman and her letters to him as well as other papers relating to the lives of ancestors, including Simon Abraham and Emile Kahn. There are genealogies of the Grossman, Dreyfus, Kahn, Abraham, and Myers families. Her master's thesis at Tulane, entitled "A Reputational Study of Women Leaders in New Orleans" is also included.

Biographical Note

Joel Grossman Myers (b. 1934) was born in New Orleans and is active in political campaigns and economic affairs. She has served as associate research director of the Louisiana Occupational Training Information System, administrator at the Poydras Home, and as president of the League of Women Voters (1983-1984). She has been active in political campaigns, including the re-election of Mayor Sidney Bartholemy, economic research, and other civic causes. Her husband, Bert Myers, is a retired academic physician and art photographer.

Subject/Index Terms

Abraham family.
Grossman, Louis Eugene, 1893-1962.
Grossman family.
Jews -- Louisiana -- New Orleans --  History.
Kahn, Fannie Claire.
League of Women Voters of New Orleans.
Louisiana -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Myers, Bert.
Myers, Joel Grossman, 1934-
Myers family.
Political campaigns.
Temple Sinai (New Orleans, La.)
Women -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Accruals: Additional materials added to the collection through 2000.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Acquisition Source: Joel Grossman Myers and Bert Myers.

Preferred Citation: Grossman and Myers families papers, Manuscripts Collection 909, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Processing Information: Collection processed by H. Burkes; accretion processed in 2009 by Eira Tansey.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011.

Other Note: OCLC Number: 318811058


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Family papers],
[Box 2: Family papers and community/school organizations],
[Box 3: "Prologue to Action" Joel Myers, writer and co-producer, 1971-1972],
[Box 4: Scrapbook of Joel Myers' mother, 1935],
[Box 5: Joel Myers papers, 1985-1986, 1995],
[Box 6: Scrapbooks],
[Box 7: Family legal papers, 1922-1970],
[Box 8: Joel Myers papers],
[Box 9: Correspondence on Fanny Claire Kahn],
[Box 10: Joel Myers movie reels, 1938-1960 (bulk 1950s)],
[Box 11: Joel Myers movie reels, 1960-1975],
[Box 12: Stocks, bonds, family papers and genealogy],
[Volume 1: Joel Myers scrapbooks-high school],
[Volume 2: Joel Myers scrapbooks, 1945-1954],
[All]

Box 5: Joel Myers papers, 1985-1986, 1995
Sidney Bartholemy's re-election campaign, 1985-1986 uptown women, city charter revision 1995.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Family papers],
[Box 2: Family papers and community/school organizations],
[Box 3: "Prologue to Action" Joel Myers, writer and co-producer, 1971-1972],
[Box 4: Scrapbook of Joel Myers' mother, 1935],
[Box 5: Joel Myers papers, 1985-1986, 1995],
[Box 6: Scrapbooks],
[Box 7: Family legal papers, 1922-1970],
[Box 8: Joel Myers papers],
[Box 9: Correspondence on Fanny Claire Kahn],
[Box 10: Joel Myers movie reels, 1938-1960 (bulk 1950s)],
[Box 11: Joel Myers movie reels, 1960-1975],
[Box 12: Stocks, bonds, family papers and genealogy],
[Volume 1: Joel Myers scrapbooks-high school],
[Volume 2: Joel Myers scrapbooks, 1945-1954],
[All]


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