Allison Owen manuscript, 1930s
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Brief Description: The collection contains pages of the Allison Owen's unpublished manuscript, How We Came Here. Written during the 1930s, Owen wrote the fictive piece using his family's genealogy as its basis.
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 960
Created by: Owen, Allison.
Volume: 2.0 Boxes
Acquired: 07/18/2001.
Arrangement: The manuscript is arranged in numerical order according to its original pagination, followed by notes. The collection consists of two boxes.
Biographical Note for Owen, Allison. : Allison Owen (1869-1951) was an architect, soldier, and civic and religious leader. Born in New Orleans, he was the son of General William Miller Owen and Caroline Amanda Zacharie. He attended Tulane University (1885-1888), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1892-1894), and the United States War College in Washington, D.C., in 1924. He partnered with C.C. Diboll in their architectural practice, which was active during the 1920s and 1930s. Some of the important examples of Owen's work include the New Orleans Public Library, Criminal Court, Milne Home, St. Francis of Assisi, Canal-Louisiana Bank and Office Building, Municipal Office Building, Metropolitan Bank and Office Building, Prytania Street Presbyterian Church, Notre Dame Seminary at New Orleans, Westminster Congregational Church at Kansas City; St. Joseph's Church at Mobile, and many other church and school structures in New Orleans and other cities of the South. Allison Owen joined the Washington Artillery, rising to the rank of captain and adjutant, then to major and served with the rank of major from July, 1916, to February, 1917, when the regiment was on the Mexican border. In July, 1917, he became lieutenant colonel, and when the Washington Artillery was mustered into the national army, becoming the 141st Artillery, he became colonel.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Subject Index
Architects -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Owen, Allison.
Owen family -- Genealogy.
Southern States -- Fiction.
Zacharie family -- Genealogy.
Genres/Forms of Material
Manuscripts (document genre)
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: James and Oliver Carriere.  Gift.
Related Materials: See also Collection 677, Allison Owen papers.
PreferredCitation: Allison Owen manuscript, Manuscripts Collection 960, 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.