Amy Boudreau papers, 1934-1978 | Louisiana Research Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Amy Boudreau papers, 1934-1978

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 689

Primary Creator: Boudreau, Amy.

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by topic and is arranged as follows: published volumes by Boudreau; newspaper clippings; records and recordings of music; Christ Church Cathedral bulletins, programs and brochures; Veterans Administration Hospital programs; correspondence; photographs; pamphlets, brochures, and programs; yearbooks of Christ Church Cathedral; Roosevelt Review; Paris Week New Orleans; scrapbooks; and oversized folders of printed material, a portrait, and poems. The collection consists of one box, two volumes, and four oversize folders.

Date Acquired: 03/08/1983

Subjects: American poetry -- Southern States., Boudreau, Amy., Christ Church Cathedral (New Orleans, La.), Roosevelt (Hotel : New Orleans, La.), Veterans Administration Hospital (Tuscaloosa, Ala.), Women poets, American -- 20th century.

Forms of Material: Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Photographs., Poetry., Programs (documents)., Scrapbooks.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection includes poems by the poet laureate of New Orleans as well as published volumes, Christ Church Cathedral bulletins, brochures, and programs (1956-1977), the Veterans Administration Hospital programs (Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1935-1960), Le Petit Theatre programs (1961-1975), and the Roosevelt Hotel's Roosevelt Review issues (1952-1967), in which many of the poet's works appear. There are also newspaper clippings, records and recordings of music, correspondence (1953-1978), photographs, pamphlets, brochures, programs, scrapbooks, a cassette of poems, and yearbooks (1970-1977) from the Women of the Church, Christ Church Cathedral.

Biographical Note

Amy Boudreau is considered the poet laureate of New Orleans as well as the poet laureate of Le Petit Theatre and Christ Church Cathedral. She was president of the New Orleans branch of the National Writers Club for twenty-three years. In 1950, Boudreau received the Medal of Paris from the Consul General of France for her poetry, commemorating the two thousandth anniversary of Paris. She also received the Certificate of Merit and was designated Honorary Acadian in 1955 for her poetry that celebrated the Acadian Bicentennial. Many of her poems reflect her interest in Christian and patriotic themes, the latter poems often extolling the virtues of France, Louisiana, and New Orleans.

Subject/Index Terms

American poetry -- Southern States.
Boudreau, Amy.
Christ Church Cathedral (New Orleans, La.)
Roosevelt (Hotel : New Orleans, La.)
Veterans Administration Hospital (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
Women poets, American -- 20th century.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

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

Acquisition Source: Joyce R. Wautlet.

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Preferred Citation: Amy Boudreau papers, Manuscripts Collection 689, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Processing Information: Collection processed in 1983 by ML and JHE.

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

Other Note: OCLC Number: 748827369


Box and Folder Listing


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[Box 1: Amy Boudreau papers],
[Volume 1: Paris Week New Orleans],
[Volume 2: Scrapbook],
[Oversize folder 1: Portrait],
[Oversize folder 2: Printed material],
[Oversize folder 3: Poems and Louisiana material],
[Oversize folder 4: Poems, religious themes],
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Oversize folder 3: Poems and Louisiana material

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[Box 1: Amy Boudreau papers],
[Volume 1: Paris Week New Orleans],
[Volume 2: Scrapbook],
[Oversize folder 1: Portrait],
[Oversize folder 2: Printed material],
[Oversize folder 3: Poems and Louisiana material],
[Oversize folder 4: Poems, religious themes],
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