The Arthur P. Bedou Photographs Collection consists of photographs by the leading black photographer of New Orleans in the first half of the twentieth century, including the last pictures taken of Marcus Garvey in the U. S. and extensive documentation of Booker T. Washington's last speaking tours.
The Xavier University Library Collections Digitization Initiative focuses on building digital collections of enduring value drawn from materials in the Archives and Special Collections. Collections in process of digitization are chosen based on historical and cultural value, as well as conditional necessity.
Materials to be digitized receive conservation review prior to digitization. All manuscripts are stabilized for digitization, rehoused by Xavier University Archival Standards, and all items are ssured long-term preservation within Xavier University Archives and Special Collections.
Access and Location
Digital collections are available online through Xavier University Library Resource Center Digital Collections. Physical items are located in the Xavier Library Archives and Special Collections, Library Resource Center - Room 319
Using this Collection Guide:
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The Arthur P. Bedou Photographs Collections contains images taken by the leading black photographer of New Orleans in the first half of the twentieth century, including the last pictures taken of Marcus Garvey in the United States and extensive documentation of Booker T. Washington's last speaking tours.
You will find photographs of famous figureheads, such as Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William McKinley, and William Howard Taft, as well as African American Republican Politician Walter L. Cohen, Bishop Isaiah B. Scott, and Emmett J. Scott, the highest ranking African American in President Woodrow Wilson's administration. This Collection provides an amazing visual history of the African American Photographer and is one of the most Historic Collections housed at Xavier University of Louisiana.
Please note that there are other Arthur P. Bedou Photographs located within the accompanying Xavier Photography Collections so make sure to explore our other holdings.
If you can help identify any of the unknown/unidentified images, please contact us at Archives@xula.edu.
Image Identifiers (ie. 001.01.A.1.001) are Organized by: Box, Series, Sub-Series, Folder, Item.
Click on any of the Folders below to see items in the Collection.
Total Discoverable Items on ContentDM = 151 Images
Total Scanned Pages = 151