Mrs. William J. Behan collection on Confederate memorials, 1800s-1940s | Offsite Repository

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Title: Mrs. William J. Behan collection on Confederate memorials, 1800s-1940sAdd to your cart.

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 1058

Primary Creator: Behan, William J., Mrs.

Extent: 2.0 Boxes. More info below.

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

Subjects: Behan, William J., Mrs., Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889., Jefferson Davis Monument Association of New Orleans (La.), Ladies' Southern Memorial Association of New Orleans., McWhan, William Watson., Presbyterian Church in the Confederate States of America. Presbytery of New Orleans., United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Monuments., War memorials.

Forms of Material: Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Obituaries., Poetry.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists primarily of newspaper clippings (1800s-1940s) collected by Mrs. William J. Behan that reflect her active involvement in honoring Confederate veterans and casualties. Behan was president for many years of the Ladies' Southern Memorial Association of New Orleans, which is often mentioned in both correspondence and clippings. She was also involved in the Jefferson Davis Monument Association of New Orleans as well as the Presbyterian Church in the Confederate States of America. Also included in the collection are poems by William Watson McWhan.

Biographical Note

Mrs. William J. Behan (née Kate Walker) is the wife of General William J. Behan, who fought with the Washington Artillery during the Civil War. Behan was also mayor of New Orleans (1882-1884). She was president of the Confederate Southern Memorial Association and the Ladies' Southern Memorial Association of New Orleans. She was also involved in the Jefferson Davis Monument Association of New Orleans as well as the Presbyterian Church in the Confederate States of America.

Subject/Index Terms

Behan, William J., Mrs.
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889.
Jefferson Davis Monument Association of New Orleans (La.)
Ladies' Southern Memorial Association of New Orleans.
McWhan, William Watson.
Presbyterian Church in the Confederate States of America. Presbytery of New Orleans.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Monuments.
War memorials.

Administrative Information

Repository: Offsite Repository

Alternate Extent Statement: 2 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.

Preferred Citation: Mrs. William J. Behan collection on Confederate memorials, Manuscripts Collection 1058, 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


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[Box 1: Clippings, 1800s-1939],
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Box 1: Clippings, 1800s-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Clippings - Confederate Remains, Monuments and MemorialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Clippings - Fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of GettysburgAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Clippings - General, 1800sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Clippings - General, 1900-1909Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Clippings - General, 1910-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Clippings - General, 1920-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Clippings - General, 1930-1939Add to your cart.

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