Edward and Elizabeth Wisner papers, 1900-1975 | Offsite Repository

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Collection Overview

Title: Edward and Elizabeth Wisner papers, 1900-1975Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1930-1965

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 1047

Primary Creator: Wisner, Elizabeth.

Other Creators: Wisner, Edward.

Extent: 13.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged alphabetically by topic. It consists of thirteen boxes. It is 6.5 linear feet.

Date Acquired: 05/27/1977

Subjects: Philanthropists -- United States., Reclamation of land -- Louisiana., Reclamation of land., Social service -- Louisiana -- New Orleans., Tulane University. School of Social Work., Wisner, Edward., Wisner, Elizabeth.

Forms of Material: Articles., Bibliographies., Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Photographs.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of the papers of the editor, banker, and philanthropist Edward Wisner and his daughter Elizabeth Wisner, former Dean of the Tulane School of Social Work. Items include correspondence, bibliographies, photographs, material on land reclamation, material on social work, reference papers, clippings, and reference material on philanthropy.

Biographical Note

Elizabeth Wisner (1894-1976) was the Dean of the Tulane School of Social Work. She received her bachelor's degree from Newcomb College in 1914, her master's degree from Simmons College, and her doctorate from the University of Chicago. Wisner was appointed assistant professor in the department of sociology at Tulane University in 1933. After her retirement in 1958, she devoted her time to writing about social welfare in the South, the first work of this kind which showed how the South's distinctive socioeconomic conditions shaped social welfare needs.

Subject/Index Terms

Philanthropists -- United States.
Reclamation of land -- Louisiana.
Reclamation of land.
Social service -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Tulane University. School of Social Work.
Wisner, Edward.
Wisner, Elizabeth.

Administrative Information

Repository: Offsite Repository

Alternate Extent Statement: 6.5 linear feet.

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.

Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Acquisition Source: Estate of Elizabeth Wisner, via Florence Sytz

Acquisition Method: Gift

Preferred Citation: Edward and Elizabeth Wisner papers, Manuscripts Collection 1047, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Processing Information: Collection processed in 2011 by LAC Group.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Photographs, No date],
[Box 2: Reference papers (1/5), No date],
[Box 3: Reference papers (2/5), No date],
[Box 4: Reference papers (3/5), No date],
[Box 5: Reference papers (4/5), No date],
[Box 6: Reference papers (5/5), No date],
[Box 7: Subject files: A-C, No date],
[Box 8: Subject files: C-E, No date],
[Box 9: Subject files: E-I, No date],
[Box 10: Subject files: I-P, No date],
[Box 11: Subject files: P-S, No date],
[Box 12: Subject files: S-W, No date],
[Box 13: Gulf States Farmer, August 1917],
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Box 4: Reference papers (3/5), No dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Reference papers - No dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Reference papers - No dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Reference papers - No dateAdd to your cart.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Photographs, No date],
[Box 2: Reference papers (1/5), No date],
[Box 3: Reference papers (2/5), No date],
[Box 4: Reference papers (3/5), No date],
[Box 5: Reference papers (4/5), No date],
[Box 6: Reference papers (5/5), No date],
[Box 7: Subject files: A-C, No date],
[Box 8: Subject files: C-E, No date],
[Box 9: Subject files: E-I, No date],
[Box 10: Subject files: I-P, No date],
[Box 11: Subject files: P-S, No date],
[Box 12: Subject files: S-W, No date],
[Box 13: Gulf States Farmer, August 1917],
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