Thank you for your reply I will contact Tulane and perhaps they can assist. However R. Desdunes was born in New Orleans, father was born in Haiti and mother in Cuba.Any information or contact from the direct decendents ofR.L. Desdunes would be invaluable. My grandmother always stated that Desdunes had requested her and her sister Edna Desdunes Chapius to go with him and his family to Ohio. He died in Omaha, Nebraska. His son had settled there and taught music (Boys Town of America) and helped raise money working with a traveling band.This band helped raise money for the beginning of Boys Town.His name escapes me because I am not at home.Thank you so very much and I look forward to any additional contacts.