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MSS 206 - Edwin Essex Elam, Sr. Collection: Inventory

Edwin Essex Elam Sr. Collection

(Mss 206)


Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

November 1988





Size:                           2 albums



locations:                             New Orleans, La.


Inclusive dates:      1923-1933


Summary:                             Original photographs of development (and engineering activities for same) of Lake Pontchartrain shoreline of Orleans Parish.


Source:                     Gift, December 1988


Access:                                 No restrictions


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


Citation:                    Edwin Essex Elam, Sr. Collection, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans


Biographical Note


Edwin Essex Elam, Sr. (b. November 5, 1903 - d. October 11, 1979) was a native of New Orleans and a 1925 graduate of the Tulane School of Engineering.  As a civil engineer in the employ of the Orleans Parish Levee Board he was responsible for much of the lakefront development which that agency carried out during the late 1920s and early 1930s, including, reportedly, the locks at the new Basin Canal and Bayou St. John.

Container List


206-1              One album of professionally prepared 8" x 10" photographic prints, 1923 - 1933.


206-2              One album of snapshot prints, 1930-31, probably prepared by Elam, Sr.

Index Terms


Elam, Edwin Essex, Sr.

Lake Pontchartrain

New Orleans, La.—Views

Pontchartrain, Lake (La.)