Mrs. William J. Behan collection on Confederate memorials, 1800s-1940s
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Brief Description: The collection consists primarily of newspaper clippings (1800s-1940s) collected by Mrs. William J. Behan that reflect her active involvement in honoring Confederate veterans and casualties. Behan was president for many years of the Ladies' Southern Memorial Association of New Orleans, which is often mentioned in both correspondence and clippings. She was also involved in the Jefferson Davis Monument Association of New Orleans as well as the Presbyterian Church in the Confederate States of America. Also included in the collection are poems by William Watson McWhan.
Held at:
Offsite Repository
900 S. Jefferson Davis Highway
New Orleans, LA 70125
Email: larc [at] tulane.edu
Record Series Number: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 1058
Created by: Behan, William J., Mrs.
Volume: 2.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The collection is arranged alphabetically by topic. The collection consists of two boxes. It is two linear feet.
Biographical Note for Behan, William J., Mrs. : Mrs. William J. Behan (née Kate Walker) is the wife of General William J. Behan, who fought with the Washington Artillery during the Civil War. Behan was also mayor of New Orleans (1882-1884). She was president of the Confederate Southern Memorial Association and the Ladies' Southern Memorial Association of New Orleans. She was also involved in the Jefferson Davis Monument Association of New Orleans as well as the Presbyterian Church in the Confederate States of America.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions. Collection is stored offsite, please contact LaRC staff at least two business days in advance to determine availability of the collection.
Subject Index
Behan, William J., Mrs.
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889.
Jefferson Davis Monument Association of New Orleans (La.)
Ladies' Southern Memorial Association of New Orleans.
McWhan, William Watson.
Presbyterian Church in the Confederate States of America. Presbytery of New Orleans.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Monuments.
War memorials.
Genres/Forms of Material
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence.
Obituaries.
Poetry.
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.
PreferredCitation: Mrs. William J. Behan collection on Confederate memorials, Manuscripts Collection 1058, 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.