Sidney Villere papers, 1884-1981 | Louisiana Research Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Sidney Villere papers, 1884-1981

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 919

Primary Creator: Villere, Sidney Louis.

Extent: 4.0 Boxes

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.

Date Acquired: 01/00/1990

Subjects: 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.

Forms of Material: Correspondence., Genealogies., Research notes., Speeches., Typescripts.

Languages: English, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

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.

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.

Preferred Citation: Sidney Villere papers, Manuscripts Collection 919, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

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


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Genealogical notes],
[Box 2: Photocopies of documents and genealogical notes],
[Box 3: Correspondence],
[Box 4: Other papers and notes],
[All]

Box 2: Photocopies of documents and genealogical notes
Folder 1: Olivier de Vezin, 1636, 1696, 1739, 1749, 1759, 1765
Folder 2: Pierre Francois Olivier, 1743
Folder 3: Olivier, 1748
Folder 4: Don Pedro Francisco Olivier, 1777
Folder 5: William C.C. Claiborne, 1812
Folder 6: Olivier coat of arms
Folder 7: Olivier de Vezin, 1713
Folder 8: "The Chevalier de Pradel" by George Kernion
Folder 9: Genealogical notes Trehans des Tours
Folder 10: Genealogical notes Trepanier
Folder 11: Genealogical notes Villemont
Folder 12: Genealogical notes Wiltz
Folder 13: Genealogical notes Wurtenberg
Folder 14: Genealogical notes Zweig
Folder 15: Other genealogical notes
Folder 16: Genealogical notes Clara Garidel's notebooks

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Genealogical notes],
[Box 2: Photocopies of documents and genealogical notes],
[Box 3: Correspondence],
[Box 4: Other papers and notes],
[All]


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