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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: U.S. Army 64th General Hospital, organized by LSU Medical School

Documents related to the 64th General Hospital, a World War II medical unit organized by LSU Medical School which served predominantly in Africa and Italy. Materials include: declassified US Army reports, transcripts of interviews with medical officers (from 1971), two newsletters published by hospital staff, one from basic training in Fort Jackson, SC (64th General Observer), and one from the war time Hospital (The Roar). Scrapbooks and loose photos from Italy, Tunisia and training, as well as official photographs of LSU military officers are also included.

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

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