Charles L. Dufour (1903-1996) was a journalist, historian and author and New Orleans native. He was a columnist for the New Orleans States-Item newspaper contributing nearly 10,000 items to "Pie Dufour's a la Mode" for the latter paper and the Times-Picayune over nearly three decades. He was also the author of 20 books and approximately 50 scholarly articles.
This lot consists of research materials that Dufour used in writing these books and articles, approx. 50 items. These include:
Eleven volumes of Louisiana History. Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association (in cooperation with Louisiana State University). Winter 1960 (Vol. I, No. 1); *Spring 1961 (Vol. II, No.2) (2 cop.); Winter 1962 (Vol. III, No. 1); Spring 1962 (Vol. III, No. 2); Spring 1963 (Vol. IV, No. 2); Winter 1964 (Vol. V, No. 1); Spring 1964 (Vol. V, No. 2); Winter 1965 (Vol. VI, No. 1); *Fall 1965 (Vol. VI, No. 4); and Summer 1971 (Vol. XII, No. 3). All but two with "Dufour" on front cover; those marked with (*) have articles by Dufour in them.
Wilshin, Francis F. Manassas (Bull Run). National Battlefield Park, Virginia. Washington (DC): National Park Service Historical Handbook Series No. 15, 1955. 6 x 9 in., printed wraps, 48pp (last pg map). Inscribed by the author to Charles Dufour.
Lykes, Richard Wayne. Petersburg National Military Park, Virginia. Washington (DC): National Park Service Historical Handbook Series No. 13, 1951. 6 x 9 in., printed wraps, 56pp.
Cullen, Joseph P. Richmond National Battlefield Park, Virginia. Washington (DC): National Park Service Historical Handbook Series No. 33, 1961. 6 x 9 in., printed wraps, 46pp.
The New Approved Guidebook and Maps of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Fredericksburg: Holly Hill Press, 1957. 6 x 8 in., printed wraps, 88pp plus map affixed to rear board. "Historical Points of Interest Colonial, Revolutionary and Civil War Facts about Fredericksburg. Designed by Carolus Becker."
Battlefields Around Fredericksburg (Self Guiding Tour). Eastern National Park and Monument Association, in cooperation with National Park Service, n.d. (ca 1950s). 5 x 7 in., printed wraps, illus. with photos, 42pp.
Group of maps and fliers, most approx. 4 x 9 in. Most undated but ca. mid-1950s except the last.
• Visit the Beautiful Shenandoah Valley of the Virginias.
• Tour Alexandria, Virginia
• Explore America's Most Historic City, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
• Petersburg National Military Park, Virginia.
• Petersburg National Battlefield, Virginia.
• ;Automobile Tour of Principal Battlefields Near Richmond. 24pp plus map.
• Richmond National Battlefield Park, Virginia (Cold Harbor, Malvern Hill, Gaines' Mill, Beaver Dam Creek, Fort Harrison, Drewry's Bluff).
• Virginia Civil War Centennial 1961-1965.
Group of pamphlets, approx. 6 x 9 in.
• Petersburg National Military Park, Virginia.
• Lee and Grant in Virginia. Wilderness to Appomattox
• Richmond National Battlefield Park Self-guide Tour of Fort Harrison. US Dept. of Interior, 1959.
• Richmond National Battlefield Park, Virginia. US Dept. of Interior, 1958.
• A Tribute from Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee.
• Directory of Officials 1861-1865. Richmond, Virginia & Confederate.
• Richard E. Byrd Flying Field (City of Richmond Municipal Airport) The Nation's Most Historic Airport (Site of Three Civil War Battles)
• Richmond National Battlefield Park, Virginia.
Richmond Virginia, 1861-1865. Based on a talk by C. Hobson Goddin.
• Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia.
• Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, Virginia.
• The American Civil War. A Selected Reading List. Richmond Public Library. Richmond Civil War Centennial Commission.
• The American Civil War: A Selected Reading List for Young People. Richmond Public Library. Richmond Civil War Centennial Commission.
Announcement from Mobile Public Library for talk by Charles L. Dufour, Feb. 4, 1865.
Betts, Edward Chambers. Early History of Huntsville, Alabama. 1804 - 1870. Montgomery (AL): Brown Printing Co., Revised ed. 1916. 8vo, printed paper wraps, 122pp.
Cover Title: Portraits and Scenes of the Confederacy. No tp, no dj. A collection of prints of photographs of many people (Jefferson Davis, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, Uncle Remus, O. Henry) and places (most of the larger Universities are pictured, southern plantation homes) of the South. Most of the images have tissue guards with captions for the images, the primary exception being the Universities which usually have labels within the image itself. There are over 80 unnumbered images covering over a century of southern history.
Eastern National Park and Monument Association. Harpers Ferry: a Place in History. With the National Park Service, 1959. 5 x 7 in., photographic (color) paper wraps, 20pp.
Dillahunty, Albert. Shiloh, National Military Park, Tennessee. Washington (DC): National Park Service Historical Handbook Series No. 10, 1961 reprint. Printed paper wraps, approx. 6 x 9 in.,45pp.
Shiloh National Military Park. National Park Service, 1957 reprint. Trifold flier, 6 x 8.5 in. folded.
Fort Donelson National Military Park. Washington (DC): Government Printing Office, 1951 reprint. Trifold flier, 6 x 8.5 in. folded.
Bearss, Edwin C. Unconditional Surrender: The Fall of Fort Donelson. Reprinted from Tennessee Historical Quarterly (Vol. XXI, Nos. 1 & 2), March, June 1962. Signed on tp by Charles L. Dufour.
Bearss, Edwin C. The Fall of Fort Henry. Eastern National Park and Monument Association, Reprinted from The West Tennessee Historical Society, Vol. XVII, 1963. Signed on tp by Charles L. Dufour.
Everhart, William C. Vicksburg: National Military Park, Mississippi. National Park Service Historical Handbook Series No. 21, 1961 reprint. 6 x 9 in., two-color printed wraps, 60pp. Signed on tp by Charles L. Dufour.
Barnes, Frank. Fort Sumter National Monument, South Carolina. Washington (DC): National Park Service Historical Handbook Series No. 12, 1956 reprint. 6 x 9 in., two-color printed wraps, 48pp.
Sullivan, James R. Chickamauga and Chattanooga Battlefields. Washington (DC): National Park Service Historical Handbook Series No. 25, 1956. 6 x 9 in., two-color printed wraps, 60pp. Signed on tp by Charles L. Dufour.
Map: the Civil War in the Valley of History. Campaigns of the Civil War, with small maps of Antietam, Kernstown, Front Royal, Monocacy, Opequon, Cedar Creek. Verso with map of 18 Civil War Shrines in the Shenandoah Valley. Issued by Potomac Edison Company, Hagerstown, MD.
Civil War Show Case. Battle-Action Attraction. Trifold flier for "Living History" at Harpers Ferry. This for June 1961.
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