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