Sidney Villere papers, 1884-1981
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Brief Description: The collection consists primarily of materials used by Sidney Villere while researching his great grandfather, Jacques Philippe Villere, the first native-born governor of New Orleans. There are genealogical notes on numerous families related to the Villere family, photocopies of documents by and about figures that interacted with Jacques Philippe Villere, as well as Sidney Villere's correspondence. Also included in the collection is material by George C.H. Kernion, a Louisiana genealogist, which includes speeches, typescripts, and correspondence.
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 919
Created by: Villere, Sidney Louis.
Volume: 4.0 Boxes
Acquired: 01/00/1990.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged by topic as follows: genealogical notes, arranged alphabetically by family name; photocopies of documents and genealogical notes, arranged chronologically and alphabetically; Villere correspondence, arranged chronologically; and Kernion material. The collection consists of four boxes.
Biographical Note for Villere, Sidney Louis. : Sidney Villere (1901-1982) was a researcher of Louisiana colonial history and genealogy as well as an author of two books on Louisiana history. He researched his great grandfather, Jacques Philippe Villere, the first native-born governor of Louisiana. As a young man he was a member of the New Orleans Art League and pursued commercial art, printmaking, and pen and ink drawings. Villere was a member of the National Trust, the Louisiana Historical Society, L'Athénée louisianais, the Louisiana Historical and Genealogical Society, and served as secretary of the Orleans Landmarks Commission.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Subject Index
Athénée louisianais (New Orleans, La.)
Kernion, George Campbell Huchet de.
Louisiana Historical and Genealogical Society.
Louisiana Historical Society.
Orleans Landmarks Commission.
Villere, Sidney Louis.
Villeré, Jacques Philippe, 1761-1830.
Genres/Forms of Material
Research notes.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
French [fre]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
PreferredCitation: Sidney Villere papers, Manuscripts Collection 919, 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.