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Mary Louise Christovich Papers

Call Number: MSS 565
Title: Mary Louise Christovich Papers
Creator: Christovich, Mary Louise, 1928-2017 (compiler) -- More information
Date of Creation: 1712-2012
Predominant Dates: 1960-1990
Extent: ca. 175 linear feet
Object Name: books
letters (correspondence)
clippings (information artifacts)
personal papers
Collection Type: Archival & Special Collections
Language: English
Scope and Content: The papers in this collection detail Mary Louise Christovich’s work with many institutions, including Friends of the Cabildo, The National Register Review Committee, Save our Cemeteries, and the Historic Districts Landmarks Commission (HDLC). Also included are papers that document her architectural studies of New Orleans and genealogical research into her family.
There are extensive records related to Christovich’s involvement with the Friends of the Cabildo (FOC) and other preservation efforts in New Orleans; minutes, agendas, and property summaries from the HDLC; FOC correspondence, agendas, minutes, memos, invitations, member lists, by-laws, mailings, financial reports, receipts, cancelled checks, bank statements, newsletters, and National Endowment for the Arts grants and supporting documents; papers documenting her involvement in bringing the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition to New Orleans; letters, grants, awards, and curriculum vitae from the Louisiana Archaeological Survey & Antiquities Commission.
Papers from the National Register of Historic Places include nominee information from various years between 1994 and 2012, from New Orleans as well as other parts of the state. Also included are correspondence, brochures, newspaper clippings, financial records, and other material related to Mrs. Christovich's work with the Save Our Cemeteries organization. Research materials and notes for the New Orleans Architecture series detail her work on The Esplanade Ridge, Tremé, and Bayou Road. An unpublished addition on Bayou St. John includes square maps and handwritten notes.
Arrangement: This collection is in accession number order. Each accession is in its original order.
Notes: Mary Louise Christovich Papers, MSS 565, Williams Research Center, The Historic New Orleans Collection.
Finding Aid: A folder level inventory is available online.
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): Historic Preservation
Architecture and Urban Development
New Orleans Neighborhoods
1984 World's Fair
Subjects: Christovich, Mary Louise, 1928-2017 -- More information
Louisiana World Exposition (1984 : New Orleans, La.) -- More information
Friends of the Cabildo -- More information
Historic District Landmarks Commission -- More information
Louisiana State Museum -- More information
Louisiana Archaeological Survey and Antiquities Commission -- More information
Notarial Archives Research Center -- More information
National Register of Historic Places -- More information
Save Our Cemeteries, Inc. -- More information
Duke, David, b. 1950 -- More information
Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans -- More information
Mossy, Toussaint, b. 1774 -- More information
Bureau of Governmental Research (New Orleans, La.) -- More information
Vieux Carré Commission -- More information
New Orleans (La.)
Saint John, Bayou (La.)
Faubourg Tremé (New Orleans, La.)
Esplanade Ridge (New Orleans, La.)
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Cemeteries -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Historic buildings -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Historic buildings -- Louisiana.
Related Artwork &
Friends of the Cabildo Working Papers 95-102-L
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