Charles L. Dufour papers, 1803-1984
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Brief Description: This collection of manuscripts by Charles L. Dufour includes the research notes, original drafts, revisions, final drafts and galley and page proofs of his books "Gentle Tiger," "The Night the War Was Lost," and "Nine Men in Gray." The collection also contains correspondence and notebooks from his trips to Europe.
Held at:
Louisiana Research Collection
202 Jones Hall
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-865-5685
Email: larc [at]
Record Series Number: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 90
Created by: Dufour, Charles L.
Volume: 25.0 Boxes
Acquired: 10/00/1961.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged as follows: manuscripts, notebooks (arranged chronologically), correspondence (arranged chronologically), subject files (arranged alphabetically), and bound clippings files (arranged chronologically). The collection consists of 25 boxes, 26 volumes and 1 oversize folder. It is 24 linear feet.
Biographical Note for Dufour, Charles L. : Charles L. "Pie" Dufour (1903-1996) was a New Orleans newspaperman, author, radio broadcaster, public relations worker, historian, and Tulane University professor. He came from a family that had moved to New Orleans in 1809, and he lived in the city except during the World War II era, when he served in the Army. He wrote twenty books, more than fifty scholarly articles, and over 9,700 installments of his daily New Orleans Item newspaper column, "Pie Dufour's a la Mode." He wrote on diverse subjects, including Louisiana history, New Orleans Carnival, law, sports, classical music, gourmet food, and European travel. Dufour worked as a reporter and columnist for the New Orleans Item (and States-Item) most of his adult life, retiring from journalism in 1978. He also wrote New Orleans, Yesterday and Today: A Guide to the City with John Chase, Walter G. Cowan, Osborne K. Leblanc, and John Wilds. He lived to the age of ninety-three.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Subject Index
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Carnival -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Civil War Round Table.
Dufour, Charles L.
Journalists -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Louisiana -- History.
New Orleans (La.) -- History.
New Orleans (La.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Genres/Forms of Material
Clippings (information artifacts)
Drafts (documents)
Galley proofs.
Manuscripts for publication.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
Acquisition Notes: Charles L. Dufour.  Gift.
PreferredCitation: Charles L. Dufour papers, Manuscripts Collection 90, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011. Revised by LAC Group 10/17/11.