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MSS 116 - Elina Gardère Cherbonnier Collection: Inventory


(Mss 116)


Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

June 2006





Size:                           6 items



locations:                 New Orleans, Louisiana


Inclusive dates:      n.d., June 1912


Summary:                 Photographs of Robert Emmet Kennedy (1877 - 1941).


Source:                     Gift, ca. 1964


Access:                     No restrictions


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


Citation:                    Elina Gardère Cherbonnier Collection, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans

Biographical Note


            Born in Gretna, Louisiana, Robert Emmet Kennedy is primarily remembered as the author of several volumes on black folklore and folk music--among them, Black Cameos (1924), Gritny People (1927), and More Mellows (1931).  In addition, he was a painter and pianist and on occasion had reviewed books for the New York Times.  For most of the last twenty years of his life, Kennedy lived in New York and operated an antique shop.  He died in 1941 while visiting New Orleans.

Container List


116-1              Photographs of Robert Emmet Kennedy, n.d.; June, 1912.


Index Terms


Kennedy, Robert Emmet