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MSS 295 - New Orleans Athletic Club Collection, Addendum 1: Inventory

New Orleans Athletic Club COLLECTION, Addendum 1

(Mss 295)


Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

November 1999





Size:                          0.5 linear feet



locations:                 New Orleans, La.


Inclusive dates:      1930-1935


Summary:                Six bound volumes of The Punch, official publication of the New Orleans Athletic Club.



collections:              New Orleans Athletic Club Collection (Mss 232)


Source:                     Gift, 1999


Access:                     No restrictions


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


Citation:                    New Orleans Athletic Club Collection, Addendum 1, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans

Historical Note


            The New Orleans Athletic Club traces its origin to the formation in 1872 of the Independent Gymnastic Club, an appellation which it thereafter used until it was renamed the New Orleans Athletic Club in 1929, the same year in which its quarters at 222 North Rampart Street were completed.  By then, the membership had grown from fewer than a dozen at its founding to more than fifteen hundred and included many of the city and state’s most prominent citizens.  For additional information about the New Orleans Athletic Club, see articles in The Punch 14 (September 1937).


            Irwin Felix Poche (1897-1971) was for many years closely associated with the New Orleans Athletic Club as a member, an employee, an officer, and editor of The Punch.  An account of his numerous activities in this and other endeavors can be found in an article about his death (Times-Picayune, May 9, 1971).

Container List


Series I.         The Punch


                        6 bound volumes, 1930-1935.


295-1              Vol. 7, no. 1 (January 1930) - Vol. 7, no. 12 (December 1930)


295-2              Vol. 8, no. 1 (January 1931) - Vol. 8, no. 12 (December 1931)


295-3              Vol. 9, no. 1 (January 1932) - Vol. 9, no. 12 (December 1932)


295-4              Vol. 10, no. 1 (January 1933) - Vol. 10, no. 12 (December 1933)


295-5              Vol. 11, no. 1 (January 1934) - Vol. 11, no. 12 (December 1934)

                        [Some issues lack covers.]


295-6              Vol. 12, no. 1 (January 1935) - Vol. 12, no. 12 (December 1935)

                        [Some issues contain torn or scissored pages, with loss of content.]

Index Terms


New Orleans Athletic Club

Poche, Irwin

Sports—Louisiana—New Orleans