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Female Orphan Asylum in New Orleans

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Re: Female Orphan Asylum in New Orleans

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Dedra, if you still are looking, I came across this:

Carmel Archives

Carmel Archives
420 Robert E. Lee Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124-2596

Telephone number: (504) 524-2398
Fax: (504) 524-5011
Email: theresegreg@mindspring.com
Website: http://mountcarmel.home.mindspring.com

Contact person: Sister Thérèse Gregoire

Access privileges: Access to records reviewed when requested. Access limited to materials not classified as confidential (such as Minutes of Executive Council) and which may be of value to historical researchers or to genealogists.

Hours: By appointment only, please call for more information.

Repository Information: The Carmel Archive aims to preserve the history of the Sisters of Mount Carmel and their ministry in Louisiana and in the Philippines. Their collections are private, but they do allow researchers with a specific purpose. The Sisters began working in the New Orleans area in 1833, although there are very few archival records from the early period. Their contribution rests in the establishment of schools for both white and African-American students in pre-civil war New Orleans. The Sisters were also recognized for work in both New Orleans and Thibodaux during the yellow fever epidemics and the Civil War. Records are not complete, as many were lost in a twentieth century flood.


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COLLECTIONS:

1. Female Orphan Asylum
4-5 Hollinger boxes

This collection consists of records about the Female Orphan Asylum that operated in New Orleans, on St. Claude Street, from 1869 to 1919. The orphanage was initially established for orphans of the Civil War. Included are ledgers that list students' names and grades, some documentation of why they were placed at the orphanage, financial records, newsclippings, etc.
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