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Jane T. Lemann papers

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Jane T. Lemann papers, 1944-1966 | Amistad Research Center

By Andrew Salinas

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Collection Overview

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Primary Creator: Lemann Jane T. (1919-1993)

Extent: 0.8 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 01/01/1983

Subjects: New Orleans Public Schools, Race relations - Clergy, Race relations - Southern States, School integration - Louisiana - New Orleans

Forms of Material: Correspondence, Ephemera, News Clippings, Publications, Reports

Languages: English, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Jane T. Lemann papers reflect Lemann's wide civic involvement in New Orleans, particularly in areas pertaining to educational reform and student welfare.  Materials reflecting Lemann's involvement in efforts to desegregate the New Orleans Public Schools comprise the bulk of the collection.  The collection consists mostly of planning and meeting notes, reports, correspondence, collected ephemera and publications, and newsclippings.  Some materials pertain to Lemann's work with multiple committees and community organizations on school desegregation in New Orleans years in advance of 1960.  Activities documented include the provision of shoes for school children, the effort to reduce attrition among students through employing visiting teachers and implementing compulsory attendance laws, and devising strategies to improve race relations during a particularly strained period in New Orleans. 

This collection was processed under a grant from the Keller Family Foundation.

Biographical Note

Born in New York in 1919, Jane T. Lemann attended Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and earned a degree in psychology.  During World War II, Lemann opted to serve in the alternative service, due largely to her pacifist stance.  In 1945, she married Bernard Lemann, a native of New Orleans.  Jane Lemann had an active civic and professional life, and she worked for a time in the Orleans Parish prison.  A member of the Religious Society of Friends, Lemann ardently believed in racial equality.  Her work with various groups to desegregate the New Orleans Public Schools reflects this belief.  Lemann died in 1993.

Subject/Index Terms

New Orleans Public Schools
Race relations - Clergy
Race relations - Southern States
School integration - Louisiana - New Orleans

Administrative Information

Repository: Amistad Research Center

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Copyright to these papers has not been assigned to the Amistad Research Center. It is the responsibility of an author to secure permission for publication from the holder of the copyright to any material contained in this collection.

Acquisition Source: Jane T. Lemann

Acquisition Method: Gift.

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Preferred Citation: Jane T. Lemann papers, Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Processing Information: Processed by Andrew Salinas, 2010.


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Folder 1: Personal correspondence, 1961-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Outgoing correspondence:  Handscript and typescript drafts, 1955-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Meeting minutes, handscript and typescript drafts of proposal to Orleans Parish School Board on amending compulsory school attendance law, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Unidentified handscript planning and meeting notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: American Civil Liberties Union(?):  Manuscript notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Back to School Trust:  Correspondence, notes, and reports, 1960-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Carrollton Civic Association:  Newsletters, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Catholic Committee of the South:  Collected ephemera, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Citizens' Council of Greater New Orleans:  Collected ephemera, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Citizens' Forum on Integration:  Collected Ephemera, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Congress of Racial Equality:  Collected ephemera, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Louisiana Church Women Fellowship of the Concerned:  Meeting notes and reports, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Louisiana Council on Human Relations:  Collected ephemera, notes, and report, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Louisiana Education Association Visiting Teachers Department:  Collected ephemera and correspondence, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Metropolitan Area Conference on Youth Problems:  Collected Ephemera, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 16: NAACP New Orleans Branch report:  "A Study of Some Tangible Inequalities in the New Orleans Public Schools" / by Dr. Georg G. Iggers, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 17: National Home Visit Day:  Promotional materials, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 18: New Orleans Committee on Race Relations:  Collected ephemera, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 19: New Orleans Public Schools:  Correspondence and collected memoranda, proclamation, and survey, 1955-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 20: New Orleans Public Schools - Lawless School:  Dedication pamphlet and collected ephemera, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 21: New Orleans Public Schools - Macarty School:  "A Handbook for Parents and Friends", 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 22: New Orleans Public Schools:  1962-1963 Annual Report, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 23: New Orleans Society of Friends(?):  Planning notebook, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: PTA Council Special Committee:  Notes and collected ephemera on school desegregation, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Social Welfare Planning Council School Dropout Project:  Correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, notes, collected ephemera, 1961-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Social Welfare Planning Council School Dropout Project:  Correspondence, reports, notes, 1964-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Society of Friends Groups:  Correspondence, notes, reports, publications, and collected ephemera, 1944-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Southern Regional Council:  Collected ephemera, 1946-1959Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Southern Regional Council:  Fellowship of the Concerned workbook, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Tulane University - Project Opportunity:  Event reports, memoranda, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 3: United Church Women Shoe Fund:  Correspondence, notes, and collected materials, 1958-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Urban League of Greater New Orleans:  Collected publications and memoranda, 1950-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 5: News clippings:  New Orleans Times-Picayune and New Orleans Item, 1954 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: News clippings:  New Orleans Times-Picayune and New Orleans States-Item, 1956-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 7: News clippings:  New Orleans Times-Picayune and New Orleans Item (preservation photocopies), 1954 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: News clippings:  New Orleans Times-Picayune and New Orleans States-Item (preservation photocopies), 1956-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Collected publication:  Church-State News (Vol. 1, no. 1), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Collected publication:  New York Times special feature on school desegregation, 1956 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Collected publications:  Article reprints, 1950-1960Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Southern Press and the Negro / by Henry Lesesne, 1950Add to your cart.
Item 2: Three Major Faiths Endorse Integration in Public Schools / from the New Orleans Times-Picayune, 1954Add to your cart.
Item 3: Racial Superiority is a Myth / from The New South, 1955Add to your cart.
Item 4: Tracing the Color Line / from Newsweek, 1955Add to your cart.
Reprinted in mailer from Southern School News.
Item 5: "We Don't Take Negroes Here" / from The Catholic World, 1956Add to your cart.
Item 6: Segregation Sinful, Says Archbishop / from the News Orleans Item, 1956Add to your cart.
Item 7: The Bishop's Teaching Authority / from The American Ecclesiastical Review, 1956Add to your cart.
Item 8: Catholic Approach to The Race Problem / from the National Catholic Weekly Review, 1956Add to your cart.
Item 9: The Gentle People of Prejudice / by H. A. Overstreet, 1956Add to your cart.
Item 10: Social Education Through Happy Memories / by Bruno Lasker, 1958Add to your cart.
Reprinted from Adult Leadership
Item 11: Will Norfolk's Schools Stay Open? / by Forrest P. White, 1959Add to your cart.
Reprint from The Atlantic Monthly
Item 12: A Southern Point of View / by Eliza Paschall, 1960Add to your cart.
Reprinted from The Atlantic Monthly
Folder 12: Miscellaneous collected publications, 1953-1956Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Rights of a Child / by the Louisiana Department of Public Welfare, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 2: The Negro in America Today / by Alan PatonAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Men Came to America Free, But... / by the Freedom Agenda Committee of the Carrie Chapman Catt Memorial Fund, Inc., 1955Add to your cart.
Item 4: Integration of Washington Schools / by the American Friends Service Committee (Quakers) Community Relations Program, 1954Add to your cart.
Item 5: The Right of Every Child:  The Story of the Washington, D. C. Program of School Integration / by the American Friends Service Committee (Quakers) Community Relations Program, 1955Add to your cart.
Item 6: Interracial News Service:  A Digest of Trends and Developments in Human Relations, 1955Add to your cart.
Vol. 26, no. 5 (September-October 1955)
Item 7: Our Struggle:  The Story of Montgomery / by Martin Luther King, Jr., 1956Add to your cart.
Published by the Congress of Racial Equality
Folder 13: Miscellaneous collected publications, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Item 1: If the Schools are Closed:  A Critical Analysis of the Private School Plan / by Donald Ross Green and Warren E. Gauerke, 1959Add to your cart.
Item 2: The Economic Effect of School Closing / by Jim Montgomery, 1959Add to your cart.
Item 3: Can We Afford to Close Our Public Schools? / by Wallace M. Alston et al, 1959Add to your cart.
Item 4: Our of Conviction:  A Second Statement on the South's Racial Crisis Signed by 312 Ministers of Greater Atlanta / by the Georgia Council of Churches, c.1959Add to your cart.
Item 5: Fellowship:  Peace Information Edition, 1960Add to your cart.

Vol. 26, no. 24 (December 15, 1960)

Contains article "'Nigger Lovers' Walk with Christ in New Orleans"

Item 6: Selected Regulations and Opinions Concerning School Attendance and Census for the Use of School Administrators / by Louis D. Robert and Wallace L. Jones, Jr., 1960Add to your cart.
Issued by the State Department of Education of Louisiana and Shelby M. Jackson, State Superintendent of Public Education
Item 7: Toward a Moral Imagination / by the American Friends Service Committee, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Miscellaneous collected publications, 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Item 1: You Can't Go Home Again / by Marion A. Wright, 1961Add to your cart.
Item 2: We Can and We Will:  A Manual for the Quadrennial Program on Race / by Dwight Wendell Culver, 1961Add to your cart.
Item 3: Helping Children with Problems / by the Visiting Teacher Service of the Waco Independent School District, 1961Add to your cart.
Item 4: Design for Community Action:  How to Mobilize Community Resources to Help Youth Enter the World of Work / by the U. S. Department of Labor, 1962Add to your cart.
Item 5: Delinquency Can Be Checked / by Kenyon Scudder, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Miscellaneous collected publications, 1963Add to your cart.
Item 1: School Failures and Dropouts / by Edith G. Neisser, 1963Add to your cart.
Item 2: The Challenge of Jobless Youth / by the President's Committee on Youth Employment, 1963Add to your cart.
Item 3: The Negro as an American / by Lyndon B. Johnson, Robert C. Weaver, Joseph P. Lyford, and John Cogley, 1963Add to your cart.
Item 4: Income, Education, and Unemployment in Neighborhoods:  New Orleans, Louisiana / by the U. S. Department of Labor, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Miscellaneous collected publications, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Prejudice, How Do We Recognize It?  What Can We Do About It? / by Willard Johnson, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Christian Conscience and the Supreme Court Decision on Segregated Schools / by Mrs. M. E. Tilly, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Equal Rights in New York:  Jobs/Housing/Public Places / by the New York State Commission Against Discrimination, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: What Can They See Ahead? / by the National Committee on Employment of Youth of the National Child Labor Committee, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Not by Might But by Right / by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Miscellaneous printed ephemera and reports, 1950-1964Add to your cart.
Item 1: Changes and/or Additions to List of Negro Policemen in Southern Cities, as Published in New South, September 1949, 1950Add to your cart.
Item 2: Coming to Loyola University - Eight Annual Catholic Interracial Sunday, 1956Add to your cart.
Promotional flier and program for visit of Hulan Jack
Item 3: WDSU editorial:  Save Our Schools, 1960Add to your cart.
Item 4: People's Methodist Community Center:  Annual Report, 1960Add to your cart.
Item 5: May Fellowship Day:  Worship service bulletin, 1961Add to your cart.
Item 6: In Search of Human Dignity / by Rembert Patrick, 1961Add to your cart.
Item 7: A Supplement to A Look At Tuition Grants / by the League of Women Voters of Louisiana, 1962Add to your cart.
Item 8: A Summer Pre-School Preparation Program for Negro Children of New Orleans / by Mary E. Sand, 1962Add to your cart.
Item 9: Fact Sheet on Current Civil Rights Proposals and Issues Involved / by Richard W. Taylor, Friends Committee on National Legislation, 1963Add to your cart.
Item 10: Sermon on Lillian Smith and the Book of Acts / by J. Philip Woodland, St. Luke's Methodist Church, 1964Add to your cart.
Item 11: Church fliers on racial incident at Durant (Mississippi) Presbyterian Church, 1955Add to your cart.
Item 12: Christian Social Relations Workshop:  Program materials, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Miscellaneous printed ephemera and reports, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Southern Conference Educational Fund, Inc.:  Promotional mailer for conference, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: National Conference of Christians and Jews, Inc.: Pamphlet, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: A Tribute to Mrs. James Gabrielle / by James C. Whitaker, St. Luke's Methodist Church, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Civil Rights Statement:  Friends Committee on National Legislation, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Why Not Private Schools?:  Unidentified statement on New Orleans, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Complete Text of "Touches of Color":  Pamphlet, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Louisiana Branch of the National States Rights Party:  Flier, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Should We Have a Constitutional Convention?:  Unidentified document, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 9: List of "resistance movements" to integration by state, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 10: Washington Newsletter / from Senator Russell B. Long, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 11: Community Relations Council of the Greater New Orleans Area:  Informational pamphlet, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Marsalis' Mansion:  Collected ephemera, undatedAdd to your cart.

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