Allison Owen manuscript, 1930s | Louisiana Research Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Allison Owen manuscript, 1930s

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 960

Primary Creator: Owen, Allison.

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The manuscript is arranged in numerical order according to its original pagination, followed by notes. The collection consists of two boxes.

Date Acquired: 07/18/2001

Subjects: Architects -- Louisiana -- New Orleans., Authors, American -- 20th century., Owen, Allison., Owen family -- Genealogy., Southern States -- Fiction., Zacharie family -- Genealogy.

Forms of Material: Genealogies., Manuscripts (document genre)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection contains pages of the Allison Owen's unpublished manuscript, How We Came Here.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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Architects -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Owen, Allison.
Owen family -- Genealogy.
Southern States -- Fiction.
Zacharie family -- Genealogy.

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: James and Oliver Carriere.

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Related Materials: See also Collection 677, Allison Owen papers.

Preferred Citation: Allison Owen manuscript, Manuscripts Collection 960, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Processing Information: Collection processed by Mary Catherine White and revised by Melissa Smith in 2004.

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

Other Note: OCLC Number: 781642948


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Box 1: Allison Owen manuscript
Folder 1: Allison Owen unpublished manuscript: pages 28-36
Folder 2: Allison Owen unpublished manuscript: pages 37-45
Folder 3: Allison Owen unpublished manuscript: pages 155-171
Folder 4: Allison Owen unpublished manuscript: pages 521A-564
Folder 5: Allison Owen unpublished manuscript: pages 565-603
Folder 6: Allison Owen unpublished manuscript: pages 604-632
Folder 7: Allison Owen unpublished manuscript: pages 633-662
Folder 8: Allison Owen unpublished manuscript: pages 663-707
Folder 9: Allison Owen unpublished manuscript: pages 708-739
Folder 10: Allison Owen unpublished manuscript: pages 740-780
Folder 11: Allison Owen unpublished manuscript: pages 781-825
Folder 12: Allison Owen unpublished manuscript: pages 826-841
Folder 13: Allison Owen unpublished manuscript: pages 956-976
Folder 14: Allison Owen unpublished manuscript: pages 977-990
Folder 15: Allison Owen unpublished manuscript: pages 991-1004
Folder 16: Allison Owen unpublished manuscript: pages 1005-1015

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