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Louis Hausmann collection

Call Number: MSS 986
Title: Louis Hausmann collection
Creator: Hausmann, Louis, 1868-1948 (associated name) -- More information
Exstein, Louis Hausmann, 1924-2016 (associated name) -- More information
Date of Creation: 1905-1953
Predominant Dates: 1905-1936
Extent: 84 items
Object Name: stock certificates
receipts (financial records)
letters (correspondence)
insignias (devices)
boxes (containers)
Collection Type: Archival & Special Collections
Personal Accessories
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Language: English
Biography/History: Louis Hausmann (1868-1948) was a jeweler and jewelry retailer with a store on Canal Street in New Orleans.
Louis Hausmann Exstein (1924-2016) served in the Army Air Forces during World War II and in the Air Force during the Korean War. His military service spanned from 1943 to 1953.
Scope and Content: The collection consists primarily of stock certificates and other documents related to Louis Hausmann's investments in the oil and gas industry and in other businesses. The documents are dated between 1905 and 1936. A few items relate to Hausmann, Inc., the jewelry business that Louis operated in New Orleans. A box from Hausmann, Inc., contains Air Force collar insignia which belonged to Louis Hausmann's grandson, Louis Hausmann Exstein, whose military service spanned 1943 to 1953.
Businesses represented among the stock certificates and related documents are:
Colonial Bank and Trust Co.
National Realty Co., Ltd.
Keystone Life Insurance Co.
Crescent Filter and Specialty Company
French Novelty Company, Limited
Battleship Manufacturing Co.
Southland Turpentine Company
Vekol Mining Company
Southern Mining and Development Company
Feitel Oil & Development Co.
Columbia-Sterling Publishing Company
Pinal Mining & Smelting Co.
St. Elmo Canning Company, Inc.
Alluvial Land Purchase Company, Inc.
Peoples Oil & Gas Association
Paramount Petroleum Company, Incorporated
Julius Weis & Son
C. B. Richland & Co.
Commerz Bank Warsaw
Federal Food Company, Inc.
Mercantile Service Co.
Southern Cabinet & Furniture Co., Inc.
Gentilly Oil and Gas Company, Incorporated
Como Oil Developing Company, Incorporated
G. W. Prutsman Drilling Syndicate
Protective Oil & Gas Trustees
Individual persons represented among the business documents are:
Gustave Grossman
E. F. Del Bondio
George A. Hesse
G. O. Collins
Theodore Davis
Arrangement: Chronological, followed by undated
Container: Folder 1-39
Notes: Louis Hausmann collection, MSS 986, Williams Research Center, The Historic New Orleans Collection
Restrictions: Researchers may be limited to consulting one or two items at a time, per the discretion of the Reading Room staff.
Reproduction of original documents, when permitted, must be performed by the Williams Research Center staff.
Requesting: Please provide the reference staff with the manuscript call number.
Collection Theme(s): Oil and Gas
Military Equipment and Apparel
Currency, Stocks and Bonds
Commerce, Industry and Agriculture
Subjects: Hausmann, Louis, 1868-1948 -- More information
Hausmann Inc. -- More information
Exstein, Louis Hausmann, 1924-2016 -- More information
New Orleans (La.)
Accession Number: 2017.0187
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