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About this collection

The Arthur P. Bedou Photographs Collections contains images taken by the leading black photographer of New Orleans in the first half of the twentieth century, including the last pictures taken of Marcus Garvey in the United States and extensive documentation of Booker T. Washington's last speaking tours.

This Collection provides an amazing visual history of the African American Photographer and is on of the most historic collections house at Xavier University of Louisiana

Click on any of the Boxes or Folders below to see items in the Collection. 

Collection Guide

Box I 
Series 1 - New Orleans
     Subseries A: Individuals
        Folder 1 - Arthur P. Bedou (with biographical attachments)
        Folder 2 - John A. Clarke, 1915
        Folder 3 - Walter L. Cohen
        Folder 4 - Isiah Scott
     Subseries B: Groups
        Folder 5 - Sisters of the Holy Family
        Folder 6 - Grace African Methodist Episcopal Church
        Folder 7 - Unidentified Methodist Episcopal Church
        Folder 8 - Dedicaton of Bienville (Wicker) School
        Folder 9 - Craig School Kinder Band
        Folder 10 - Corpus Christi, Groundbreaking for School - May 12, 1918
        Folder 11 - Corpus Christi, Second Solemn Communion - June 2, 1918
        Folder 12 - Corpus Christi, Blessing of Cornerstone of School - March 16, 1919
        Folder 13 - Corpus Christi, First Communion - June 22, 1919
        Folder 14 - Corpus Christi, Men and Boys in Front of School
        Folder 15 - Unidentified Outdoor Roman Catholic Ceremony
        Folder 16 - Straight University, Teachers
        Folder 16A - Xavier University, Graduates - 1929 (First College Graduation Class) and 1956
        Folder 16B - Xavier University, "Old Xavier" Just Before Moving - 1932
        Folder 16C - Xavier University, Spectators in Bleachers - 1936
        Folder 16D - Xavier University, Archbishop Joseph Francis Rummel and Others at the
                           Dedication of the University Library - 1937
        Folder 16E - Xavier University, Marching Band and Others at the Entrance to the
                           Administration Building - ca. Mid 1930s
        Folder 16F - Xavier University, First Annual Summer School of Catholic Action - ca. 1930s
        Folder 16G - Xavier University, Unidentified Reception - ca. 1940s
        Folder 16H - Xavier University, Senior Music Recital, Mary Townsend accompanied on Piano
                           by Adrienne Martinez - May 1945
        Folder 17 - Teachers of Unidentified School(s) of Higher Learning
        Folder 18 - Graduates of Unidentified School of Higher Learning
        Folder 19 - Dedication of Flint-Goodridge Memorial Hospital - ca. 1932
        Folder 20 - Goodridge School of Nursing
        Folder 21 - National Medical Association
        Folder 22 - Eureka Grand Lodge of Freemasonry
        Folder 23 - Alpha Phi Aplha Fraternity
        Folder 24 - Walter L. Cohen with Unidentified Persons
        Folder 25 - Visit of President William McKinley - May 17, 1900
        Folder 26 - Visit of President William Howard Taft - ca. 1910
        Folder 27 - Deportation of Marcus Garvey - 1927
                         (2 Originals, 2 Copy Negatives, and Positive Print Photographs w/6 Identifying Attachments
        Folder 28 - Edwin O. Moss Barber Shop - 1913
        Folder 29 - Red Cross Day Parade - ca. WWI
        Folder 30 - Unidentified Bridal Parties
        Folder 31 - Unidentified
     Subseries C: Buildings
        Folder 32 - Craig School
        Folder 33 - Leland University
        Folder 34 - New Orleans University
        Folder 35 - Pythian Temple
        Folder 36 - Richardson Memorial Building of Gaudet Home
        Folder 37 - Straight University
        Folder 37A - Xavier University, Administration Building - ca. mid-1930s
        Folder 38 - Unidentified Demolition, Possible Plantation Building
        Folder 39 - Exhibition of Women's Needlework, National Farm and Live Stock Show - November, 1906
        Folder 40 - Great Mississippi Steamboat Race (Copy Photograph of a Currier & Ives Lithograph)
  
Series II: Booker T. Washington
     Subseries A: Individual
        Folder 41 - Washington at Work - 1908
        Folder 42 - Washington on a Horse, Tuskegee Institute - 1915
     Subseries B: Groups
        Folder 43 - At Tuskegee Institute, Alabama - 1907-1915
        Folder 44 - At Dr. W.T. White's Office, Paluka, Florida - 1913
        Folder 45 - Last Tour of Louisiana - 1915
        Folder 46 - Washington with His Son, Booker T. Washington Jr. and Grandson Booker. T. Washington III, 1915
        Folder 47 - Burial of Washington - 1915
        Folder 48 - Washington in New Orleans with Walter L. Cohen and Others
        Folder 49 - Washington at Samuel Huston College, Austin, Texas
        Folder 50 - Washington at Grant's Tomb, New York City, New York
        Folder 51 - Washington Fishing with Unidentified Man, Alabama
        Folder 52 - Unidentified
 
Series III: Other Individuals
        Folder 53 - R.R. Moten
        Folder 54 - Theodore Roosevelt - 1915
        Folder 55 - Rusio C. Simmons - 1920
        Folder 56 - Unidentified
 
 
Box II 
Series IV - Oversize
        Folder 1 - Xavier University, F.E.R.A. Teacher Training School - Summer 1935
        Folder 2 - Xavier Preparatory School, Graduates - 1932-1933, 1935
        Folder 3 - Sisters of the Holy Family
        Folder 4 - Corpus Christi, First Solemn Communion - June 7, 1917
        Folder 5 - St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church
        Folder 6 - Theodore Roosevelt and Tuskegee Institute Trustees - 1915
        Folder 7 - Booker T. Washington with Others at Tuskegee Institute
        Folder 8 - Unidentified at Tuskegee Institute
 
Series V - Non-Photographic Items
        Folder 9 - Correspondence - 1988
        Folder 10 - New Orleans Tribune, "The Way We Were: Our Family Album" Issue, Vol. 4, No. 6 - July 1988
 
Please Note, All Images are Undated Unless Specified. 
 
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