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B. Raynal Ariatti Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Collection 42

Scope and Contents

The B. Raynal Ariatti Papers consist primarily of several hundred negatives that may complement or duplicate photographic material included in the Louis J. Twomey, S.J., Papers (Collection #2) relating to Father Twomey, the Institute of Industrial Relations/Institute of Human Relations, and the Inter-American Center.  The collection also contains a small amount of correspondence, pamphlets and papers involving Father Twomey’s Memorial Mass and the dedication of Twomey Hall, photographs that include the Papal visit to New Orleans in 1987, a single audio reel, and three 3.5” floppy disks.


  • Created: 1960-1990
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1960-1990
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/12/1990


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the J. Edgar and Louis S. Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans.  Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. Copyright Laws.

Biographical or Historical Information

B. Raynal Ariatti, also known as “Ray” or “Shorty” by friends and co-workers, was born on October 27, 1914 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Mr. Ariatti’s photographic career began while he was serving in the army during World War II, and for decades he was the official photographer for the Louisiana AFL-CIO and a staff photographer with the Loyola University Institute of Human Relations.  At Loyola he worked closely with Louis J. Twomey, S.J as an advocate for racial equality and the underprivileged.  A frequent attendee of civil rights rallies and marches, he participated in the 1963 and 1983 marches on Washington and the 1965 march in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery.  He died on July 27, 1990 at Southern Baptist Hospital in New Orleans.

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Arrangement Note

This collection has been arranged into four series, two of which have been further arranged into subseries.  The folders of each series or subseries are arranged alphabetically.  The arrangement scheme for the collection was imposed during processing in the absence of a usable original order.

Source of Acquisition

Ariatti, Isidore P.

Method of Acquisition

Gift, 1990.03

Existence and Location of Originals

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Related Materials

Related materials concerning Father Twomey may be found in the Louis J. Twomey, S.J., Papers (Collection #2) located in the Special Collections and Archives of the Monroe Library of Loyola University New Orleans.

Processing Information

Sources Used Pope, J. (1986, April 24). Marcher always had his camera. The Times-Picayune, pp. A-21, A-31. (1986). Spotlight. Blueprint for Social Justice, December, 7. Deaths. (1990, July 29). The Times-Picayune, pp. B-6.

B. Raynal Ariatti Papers
Clifford, James C.
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Repository Details

Part of the J. Edgar and Louis S. Monroe Library, Special Collections & Archives Repository

6363 St Charles Ave
New Orleans 70118 US