Stibbs family papers, 1819-1990s
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Brief Description: The collection consists of letters written by John Howard Stibbs to his family during the Civil War as well as correspondendence by John Henry Stibbs, Dean of Students at Tulane University. There are also invoices and receipts for stores for the 12th Iowa Infantry Volunteers, manuscript notes, genealogical materials, photographs, newspaper clippings, reunion programs, military commissions of John Howard Stibbs, scrapbooks, as well as correspondence by Virginia Stibbs Anami. The letters and papers of the Stibbs family have been photocopied, arranged, and bound into volumes by John Henry Stibbs and are also included in the collection.
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 246
Created by: Stibbs family.
Volume: 26.0 Boxes
Acquired: 12/28/1972. Additional material added to the collection between 1973-1985.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged by topic as follows: correspondence (1819-1917); invoices and receipts for stores for the 12th Iowa Infantry Volunteers; manuscript notes; genealogy; photographs; newspaper clippings; printed materials; military commissions of John Howard Stibbs; correspondence of Virginia Stibbs Anami, and bound volumes of Stibbs family papers. The collection consists of 26 boxes and 33 volumes.
Biographical Note for Stibbs family. :

The patriarch of the Stibbs family is John Howard Stibbs (1840-1916), the son of Reasin Beall and Emeline Sprague Stibbs, who was born in Wayne County Ohio. As a young man, he moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to go into business with his brother, Henry and while there volunteered and was mustered into the United States Service in 1861 as a Private and Orderly Sergeant in Company K of the First Iowa Infantry Volunteers. His main service was with Company D of the 12th Iowa Infantry Volunteers, where he served from November 1861 to April 1866, and held the positions of Captain, Major, Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel, Brevet Colonel and Brevet Colonel for distinguished gallantry in the battles before Nashville. He is also known for being on the military commission that tried Henry Wirz, the Confederate officer in charge of Andersonville prison.

John Howard Stibbs' grandson, John Henry Stibbs, was Dean of Students at Tulane University.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Subject Index
Anami, Virginia S.
Stibbs, John Henry.
Stibbs, John Howard, 1840-1916.
Stibbs family -- Genealogy.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States. Army. Iowa Infantry Regiment, 12th (1861-1865)
Wirz, Henry, 1823?-1865.
Genres/Forms of Material
Clippings (information artifacts)
Programs (documents).
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: John Howard Stibbs.  Gift.
PreferredCitation: Stibbs family papers, Manuscripts Collection 246, 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.