MAJOR COLLECTIONS OF PRIMARY SOURCES
CHICAGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Claude Barnett Collection
WINSTON CHURCHILL MEMORIAL AND LIBRARY, WESTMINSTER
COLLEGE, FULTON, MISSOURI
DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, CLEVELAND, MISSISSIPPI
Walter Sillers Jr. Papers
DUPRE LIBRARY, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS,
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA, LAFAYETTE
Edwin Broussard Papers
John Parker Papers
JOHN HAY LIBRARY, BROWN UNIVERSITY, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND
Elmer Corthell Papers
HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION
Henry P. Leovy Papers
Mississippi Flood Insurance Collection
Williams, Monroe, and Blanc Family Papers
HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PHILADELPHIA
Andrew Atkinson Humphreys Papers
HERBERT HOOVER PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY, WEST BRANCH, IOWA
George Akerson Papers
HOWARD-TILTON LIBRARY, TULANE UNIVERSITY
Isaac Cline, “Official Stage Forecasts 1927”
P. G. T. Beauregard Papers
Rudolph Hecht Papers
John Klorer Papers
Lyle Saxon Papers
Stern Family Papers
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Cyrus B. Comstock Papers
Warren G. Harding Papers
John Sharp Williams Papers
EARL LONG LIBRARY, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, UNIVERSITY OF NEW
Association of Commerce Papers
Henry Dart Papers
Task Force on the Economy, “The Economy,” Framework for the Future,
LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM, HISTORICAL DIVISION, NEW ORLEANS
Harry B. Caplan Collection
James Kemper Collection
MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY, JACKSON
Fred Chaney, “A Refugee’s Story,” Unpublished Manuscript
“The Flood of 1927,” Mississippi Public Television, Transcripts of Interviews
National Guard Report on Activities During Flood of 1927
Oral History Collection
Henry Waring Ball Diaries
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, STARKVILLE
Delta & Pine Land Company Papers
MISSOURI HISTORICAL SOCIETY, ST. LOUIS
James B. Eads Papers
NATIONAL ARCHIVES, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Agriculture Department Papers, Record Group 16, Entries 16 and 17
Commerce Department Miscellaneous Records, Record Group 40, Box
Red Cross Papers, Record Group 200, Boxes 733-745
State Department Archives, Record Group 59, Microfilm Roll 539, Microcopy M862
U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers, Record Group 77
U.S. Army, Office of the Adjutant General, Record Group 94, Box 2417
U.S. Public Health Service, Record Group 90, Box 3
NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY, LOUISIANA ROOM
Martin Behrman Papers
Walter Carey Papers
Friends of the Cabildo Oral History Collection
John Klorer Papers
New Orleans City Archives
Arthur O’Keefe Papers
Safe River Committee of 100 Papers
ORLEANS PARISH LEVEE BOARD, NEW ORLEANS
Levee Board Minutes
Orleans Organization Caernarvon Reparations Records, at Law Offices
of Monroe & Lemann
WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY LIBRARY, GREENVILLE, MISSISSIPPI
Oral History Collection
TUSKEGEE INSTITUTE LIBRARY, TUSKEGEE, ALABAMA
Albion Holsey Collection
Robert Russa Moton Collection
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA LIBRARY, CHAPEL HILL
John Parker Papers
Louisiana Weekly (New Orleans)
Missouri Republican (St. Louis)
New Orleans Daily Times
New Orleans Item
New Orleans Picayune
New Orleans States
New Orleans Times-Picayune
New Orleans Tribune
New York Daily Tribune
New York Herald
New York Times
St. Louis Globe-Democrat
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