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MSS 131 - Peter Joseph Collection, Addendum 1: Summary


(Mss 131)


Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

January 1980




Size:                          10 items



locations:                 Lutcher, New Orleans, Plaquemine, and Scotlandville, La.; Chicago, Ill.; New York, N.Y.



dates:                        1930-1954


Summary:                Papers from 1726 North Dorgenois Street, New Orleans, La. a residence occupied by descendants of Peter Joseph (b. [New Orleans, 1843] -- d. Denver, Colo., July 15, 1905), a black New Orleanian.  Found as a group, these papers relate to William Boysee Derricks (died New Orleans., July 14, 1957), a relative of the Joseph family.  Includes a four-page holographic autobiography of Derricks.



collections:              Peter Joseph Collection (Mss 127)


Source:                     Purchase, January 1980


Access:                     No restrictions


Copyright:                Physical rights are retained by the Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans.


Citation:                    Peter Joseph Collection, Addendum 1, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans


Biographical Note


            This is an addendum to a collection named for Peter Joseph, whose Louisiana State Militia commission (1874) is the earliest document in the initial collection, and who, according to articles in the New Orleans Times-Democrat (July 16, 1905, p. 9, col. 2) and Daily Picayune (July 19, 1905, p. 8, col. 7), was a Union army veteran, member of the Metropolitan Police, and Louisiana Republican elector in the Hayes-Tilden election.  The present collection consists of materials associated with William Boysee Derricks, a relative of the Joseph family.


Container List


131-1              William Boysee Derricks items.


Index Terms


African Americans in Louisiana

Derricks, William Boysee

Joseph family