EDWin essex elam, sr. COLLECTION

 

 

(Mss 206)

 

 

Inventory

 

 

Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

 

November 1988

 

 

Contents

 

 

Summary

 

Biographical Note

 

Container List

 

Index Terms

 

Procedures for Requesting Special Collections Materials

 

 

 

Summary

 

 

Size:                          2 albums

 

Geographic

locations:                 New Orleans, La.

 

Inclusive dates:      1923-1933

 

Summary:                Original photographs of development (and engineering activities for same) of Lake Pontchartrain shoreline of Orleans Parish.

 

Source:                     Gift, December 1988

 

Access:                     No restrictions

 

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

 

Citation:                    Edwin Essex Elam, Sr. Collection, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans

 

 

 

Biographical Note

 

 

Edwin Essex Elam, Sr. (b. November 5, 1903 - d. October 11, 1979) was a native of New Orleans and a 1925 graduate of the Tulane School of Engineering.  As a civil engineer in the employ of the Orleans Parish Levee Board he was responsible for much of the lakefront development which that agency carried out during the late 1920s and early 1930s, including, reportedly, the locks at the new Basin Canal and Bayou St. John.

 

 

 

Container List

 

 

206-1              One album of professionally prepared 8" x 10" photographic prints, 1923 - 1933.

 

206-2              One album of snapshot prints, 1930-31, probably prepared by Elam, Sr.

 

 

 

Index Terms

 

 

Elam, Edwin Essex, Sr.

Lake Pontchartrain

New Orleans, La.—Views

Pontchartrain, Lake (La.)