Robert G. Polack papers, 1764-1984 | Louisiana Research Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Robert G. Polack papers, 1764-1984

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 231

Primary Creator: Polack, Robert G. (Robert Goodhart)

Extent: 17.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into two sections, then chronologically: personal papers (Boxes 1-15) and manuscripts (Box 16). The collection consists of 16 boxes and 1 oversize box.

Date Acquired: 09/07/1972. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Executive orders., Lemann family -- Genealogy., Military appointments., Polack, Robert G. (Robert Goodhart), Political campaigns.

Forms of Material: Certificates., Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Land grants., Manuscripts (document genre), Petitions., Speeches.

Languages: English, French, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of the personal papers of Robert G. Polack as well as his collection of early New Orleans and Louisiana-related manuscripts. The personal papers include correspondence, newspaper clippings, certificates, printed materials, speeches, materials used during a judicial campaign, and family papers, particularly those relating to the Lemann family. There are also drawings, prints, maps, and photographs. The manuscripts collection includes petitions, land grants, correspondence, passports, military appointments, and executive orders. Figures represented in these materials include Lieutenant Colonel Pedro Rousseau, Francisco Rendón, Reverend Mothers of the Ursuline Order, Pedro Ignacio Cowley, William C.C. Claiborne, James Mather, and Charles Derbigny. Also included in the collection are facsimiles of letters, a treaty, and a broadside relating to the Louisiana Purchase, the Civil War, and the Battle of New Orleans.

Biographical Note

Robert G. Polack was a lawyer and former president of the Louisiana State Bar Association (1970-1971). He also collected eighteenth and nineteenth century manuscripts relating to New Orleans and Louisiana history. A graduate of Tulane Law School, Polack also campaigned to be a judge at one point in his career. Polack was an active Freemason, serving as Master for Linn Wood Lodge No. 167 F. & A.M. in 1961.

Subject/Index Terms

Executive orders.
Lemann family -- Genealogy.
Military appointments.
Polack, Robert G. (Robert Goodhart)
Political campaigns.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Accruals: Additional material added to the collection through 1993.

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: Polack & Rittenberg.

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Preferred Citation: Robert G. Polack papers, Manuscripts Collection 231, 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.

Other Note: OCLC Number: 798362253


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Correspondence, 1906, 1913, 1920-1932],
[Box 2: Correspondence, 1933 January-September],
[Box 3: Correspondence, 1933 October-December and 1933 undated],
[Box 4: Correspondence, 1934],
[Box 5: Correspondence, 1935],
[Box 6: Correspondence, 1936-1938],
[Box 7: Correspondence, 1940, 1942, 1943 January-June],
[Box 8: Correspondence, 1943 July-December],
[Box 9: Correspondence, 1944 January-May],
[Box 10: Correspondence, 1944 June-December, 1945-1946],
[Box 11: Correspondence, 1948-1972, 1984],
[Box 12: Correspondence and newspaper clippings, 1933-1973],
[Box 13: Certificates, printed material, speeches, and other papers],
[Box 14: Judicial campaign],
[Box 15: Lemann family],
[Box 16: Manuscripts],
[Oversize box 1: Drawings and prints, maps, photographs, other items, and printed documents],
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Box 2: Correspondence, 1933 January-September

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Correspondence, 1906, 1913, 1920-1932],
[Box 2: Correspondence, 1933 January-September],
[Box 3: Correspondence, 1933 October-December and 1933 undated],
[Box 4: Correspondence, 1934],
[Box 5: Correspondence, 1935],
[Box 6: Correspondence, 1936-1938],
[Box 7: Correspondence, 1940, 1942, 1943 January-June],
[Box 8: Correspondence, 1943 July-December],
[Box 9: Correspondence, 1944 January-May],
[Box 10: Correspondence, 1944 June-December, 1945-1946],
[Box 11: Correspondence, 1948-1972, 1984],
[Box 12: Correspondence and newspaper clippings, 1933-1973],
[Box 13: Certificates, printed material, speeches, and other papers],
[Box 14: Judicial campaign],
[Box 15: Lemann family],
[Box 16: Manuscripts],
[Oversize box 1: Drawings and prints, maps, photographs, other items, and printed documents],
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