J. D. SCHMIDT COLLECTION

 

 

(Mss 134)

 

 

Inventory

 

 

Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

 

November 1980

 

 

Contents

 

 

Summary

 

Biographical Note

 

Container List

 

Index Terms

 

Procedures for Requesting Special Collections Materials

 

 

 

Summary

 

 

Size:                          4 linear feet

 

Geographic

locations:                 Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi

 

Inclusive dates:      ca. 1900-1965

 

Summary:                Family papers consisting mainly of correspondence, diplomas, photographs, and miscellany.  The bulk of the collection is composed of 540 original photographs (glass and film negatives and paper prints) which have been arranged by subject categories.  Copy prints and negatives made by the UNO Library are identified as such.

 

Source:                     Purchase, November 1980

 

Access:                     No restrictions

 

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

 

Citation:                    J. D. Schmidt Collection, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans

 

 

 

Biographical Note

 

 

John Dieter Schmidt

 

            Born 1855, Bavaria, Germany; died July 26, 1934, New Orleans, La..  John Dieter Schmidt immigrated to the United States in 1870 and became a naturalized citizen in 1886.  He married Anna Schneider of New York State and had three children, John Dieter Jr., Reginald McClure, and Lilah.  An employee of the United States Corps of Engineers, he was also an amateur photographer and probably produced many of the photographs in the collection.

 

Reginald McClure Schmidt

 

            Born 1889, New Orleans, La.; died June 7, 1972, New Orleans, La.  Reginald McClure Schmidt graduated from Tulane University's School of Engineering in 1905.  He was an inspector for the Mississippi River Commission in 1912; an inspector on boat construction for the U.S. War Department in 1915 and 1916; an employee of the U.S. Corps of Engineers from 1918 to 1950.  An amateur photographer like his father, he probably made the photographs in the "Industrial Sites" category, while working as an engineer in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.

 

Sources:  Biographical information gained from evidence in collection and New Orleans newspaper obituaries.

 

 

 

Container List

 

 

134-1              Correspondence pertaining to Reginald McClure Schmidt's career, 1906 - 1930.

 

134-12            Diplomas and certificates of Reginald McClure Schmidt.

 

134-2              Miscellany.

 

                        Photographs.

 

134-3                          Negatives, film, 482 items.

 

134-4-6                                  Negatives, glass, 158 items.

 

                                    Prints.

 

134-7,8,13                             Animal life (mainly in zoos), 32 items.

 

134-9,10                                Industrial sites, ca. 1912 - 1950, 80 items.

 

134-14,15                              Miscellaneous (stamps, currency, still life), 13 items.

 

134-11                                    New Orleans Carnival scenes, ca. 1915, 30 items.

 

134-16,17,23                         New Orleans parks, 105 items.

 

134-18,19,24                         Plant life, 31 items.

 

134-20                                    Resort areas (beaches, camps, hotel), 17 items.

 

134-25-28                              Schmidt family and friends, 176 items.

 

134-21,22                              Sporting events (including some stunt flying scenes), 44 items.

 

134-29,30                              Unidentified landscapes, 20 items.

 

 

 

Index Terms

 

 

Carnival—LouisianaNew Orleans

Photographs—LouisianaNew Orleans

Schmidt Family

Schmidt, John Dieter

Schmidt, Reginald McClure