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Title: Abe L. Shushan Collection

The Abe L. Shushan Collection contains nearly 750 items including scrapbooks, photographs, and personal memorabilia of the former president of the Orleans Levee Board, under whose direction the Lake Pontchartrain sea wall and New Orleans Lakefront Airport were constructed. A close friend and associate of Huey P. Long, Abe L. Shushan was an influential and controversial public figure in the Louisiana political landscape during the 1920s and 1930s.

Contact: libspec@uno.edu, (504) 280-6544

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Title: Alfred and William Waud Collection

The London-born Wauds' specialty was producing drawings--from quick sketches to finished works--of places, people, and events assigned to them by editors. These drawings were the basis for wood engraved illustrations in the periodicals published by their employers. Alfred Waud was hired by the New York Illustrated News in 1860 and he remained with the News for nearly two years covering the opening months of the Civil War before joining the staff of Harper's Weekly in early 1862. William Waud worked as a special artist during the Civil War for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. The Waud Collection presents a visually fascinating history of America in the mid-19th century, covering visually subjects as diverse as the reconstructed South, and the townships that dotted both banks of the nation's largest river system.

Contact: Historic New Orleans Collection; louisquery@hnoc.org

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Title: Aristides Agramonte Yellow Fever Collection

Access over 130 books and journal articles dating back to the 1790s discussing the epidemiology and pathology of yellow fever in New York, Philadelphia, Barbados and New Orleans, among other areas. Books are included from prominent researchers of yellow fever authors such as Benjamin Rush, Carlos Finlay and Aristides Agramonte.

Contact: LSU Health New Orleans, digitalarchives@lsuhsc.edu

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Title: Harper's Weekly Journal and Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper

Harper's Weekly, a new era in American journalism dawned in the 1850s with the advent of magazines and newspapers that combined general-interest content, and lavish illustrations. Its context of escalating sectional animosity over slavery inhibited the newspaper’s coverage and undermined the potentially unifying character of a nationwide audience.

Contact: Angela Proctor; archives1@lib.subr.edu; 225 771-2854

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Title: Print Culture of the Civil Rights Movement, 1950-1980

This digital collection highlights the newspapers, posters, broadsides, pamphlets, and other printed ephemera produced by student groups, leading civil rights organizations, and individuals, which document the efforts of civil rights efforts in the United States.

Contact: Jeff Rubin; jrubin6@tulane.edu; 504-289-7168

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Title: United States House and Senate Committee Hearings and Publications

This collection is comprised of U.S. Senate and House hearings and publications that have been digitized by the Earl K. Long Library. These items are published by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and are available to the public.

Contact: libref@uno.edu, (504) 280-6549

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