Nita Sims Breazeale family papers, 1811-1981 (bulk 1905-1943).


Nita Sims Breazeale family papers, 1811-1981 (bulk 1905-1943).

Collection is comprised of the papers of Nita Sims Breazeale, Hopkins Payne Breazeale, and Robert Nicholls Sims, Jr. It consists of correspondence, legal documents, personal papers, printed material, photographs, and artifacts. The majority of the papers are those of Nita Sims Breazeale. They reflect her involvement in service organizations, and her interest in the arts, particularly the paintings of Clementine Hunter. Papers related to Bundles for Britain, Inc. offer insight into its organization and operations. They also relate to her interest in genealogy, and state and local history. Papers of Hopkins Payne Breazeale pertain primarily to his military service in Europe during World War I. Later material concerns his public life and his involvement in the Baton Rouge community. The Robert Nicholls Sims, Jr. papers relate to himself, his father, grandfather and his wife, Nita Dalferes Sims.

9.5 linear ft.3 v.

Related Entities

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Sims, Robert Nicholls, 1870-1944 (person)

Robert Nicholls Sims was the father of Nita Sims Breazeale, and father-in-law to H. Payne Breazeale, prominent Baton Rouge residents. From the description of Robert Nicholls Sims diary, 1885-1886. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 244632378 A native of Donaldsonville, La., Robert Nicholls Sims was an educator, lawyer, banker, businessman, and planter who was active in Louisiana politics during the early twentieth century. He managed the 1907 Louisiana guberna...

Breazeale, H. Payne (Hopkins Payne), 1886- (person)

Breazeale, H. Payne (Hopkins Payne), 1886- (person)

United States. Army (corporateBody)

The United States Army is the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces and performs land-based military operations. It is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States and is designated as the Army of the United States in the United States Constitution, Article 2, Section 2, Clause 1 and United States Code, Title 10, Subtitle B, Chapter 301, Section 3001. As the largest and senior branch of the U.S. military, the modern U.S. Army has its roots in the Continental Army, which wa...

Sims, Nita Dalferes, 1872-1954. (person)

Bundles for Britain, Inc. (corporateBody)

World War II charitable organization founded by women to knit articles for British sailors serving in the North Sea; later expanded to include other items to be used by residents of Great Britain during times of hardship. From the description of Records, 1940-1943. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70970506 ...

Breazeale, Nita Sims, 1896-1981. (person)

Nita Sims Breazeale and Hopkins Payne Breazeale were prominent members of Baton Rouge society for most of the 20th century. She was the daughter of Robert Nicholls Sims, Jr., of Ascension Parish, La. Her family included distinguished businessmen, judges, lawyers, and politicians. Nita participated in local service organizations throughout her life, and in 1940 established the Baton Rouge chapter of Bundles for Britain, Inc. This organization was part of a national relief effort to provide aid to...

Hunter, Clementine (person)

Artist. From the description of Reminiscences of Clementine Hunter : oral history, 1979. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122597977 African American folk artist; Natichitoches, La.; b. 1885; d. 1988. From the description of Documentary on Clementine Hunter, 1985. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 779476826 From the description of Video on Clementine Hunter, 1985 [videorecording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83475525 ...