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],

Box 4: Other papers and notes
Folder 1: Speech- George C.H. Kernion on Michel Jean Fortier, 1931
Folder 2: Speech- George C.H. Kernion on Felicité de Lemos Tennant, 1933
Folder 3: Speech- George C.H. Kernion on Gayoso, undated
Folder 4: Typescript- George C.H. Kernion on Bernard de Verges
Folder 5: Typescript- George C.H. Kernion, "The Drama of 1769"
Folder 6: Typescript- George C.H. Kernion, "Life of a French Colonist in Louisiana during the 18th century"
Folder 7: Typescript- George C.H. Kernion, "In the Shadow of the Commune"
Folder 8: Typescript- George C.H. Kernion, "The Citoyen Genet"
Folder 9: Typescript- George C.H. Kernion, "Gayoso, the bon vivant"
Folder 10: Typescript- George C.H. Kernion, "Spain submits under pressure"
Folder 11: Typescript- George C.H. Kernion, "Epochal treaties are signed"
Folder 12: Typescript- George C.H. Kernion, "Under the starry flag"
Folder 13: "The St. Joseph Mission" by George Paré, 1930
Folder 14: "A Bibliography of Creole Culture in Louisiana during and after the war between the States"
Folder 15: "Fort at English Turn"

Author unknown

Incomplete typescript

Folder 16: "List of autographed first editions from Sidney Villere"
Folder 17: "The Hebecourt's residents of Bayou St. John"
Folder 18: "The Sieur de Sauvolle" notes
Folder 19: Bits and pieces of Villere writings
Folder 20: Notes from "The Settlement of the German coast of Louisiana" by Hanno Deiler
Folder 21: Pierre Clement de Laussat scrapbook, dismounted
Typescripts, newsclippings.
Folder 22: Land survey, St. Bernard Parish, 1846
Claim of Maria Ojeda. Negative photostat.
Folder 23: "The St. Domingan Refugees" by Hartridge

Browse by Box:

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

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