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Title: Charles L. Franck and Franck-Bertacci

Charles L. Franck was a commercial photographer in New Orleans whose individual career and successors covered all but the first decade of the 20th century. In 1955, his studio was purchased by Alfred L. Bertacci Sr., who continued to operate within the same scope of assignments as Franck had done. Tens of thousands of photographs and negatives from the Franck and Franck-Bertacci studios, held at The Collection, chronicle the face and growth of Louisiana, and New Orleans in particular, during the 20th century. The change of the city through its photographed character focuses on major industries (the port, construction, transportation) during a period of racial integration, labor disputes, and urban growth. Social and cultural events–Mardi Gras, weddings, private parties–all feature in the collection as well. As the Franck Collection approaches the present day, the photographs of major building projects (the Louisiana Superdome, bridges across the Mississippi River, nuclear power plants, and petrochemical complexes) touch on issues of suburban and exurban expansion, and environmental issues.

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

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Title: Historic Photographs of Southwest Louisiana

The Historic Photographs of Southwest Louisiana Collection documents McNeese State University, Lake Charles, and the Imperial Calcasieu region from the early 1890s to the present.

Contact: Pati Threatt; archivesdept@mcneese.edu; 337-475-5731

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Title: Louisiana Railroad Depot Photograph Collection

This collection is comprised of images of 129 stations in the state from Houma to Bastrop and points in between, and dates from 1905 to 1984, reflecting the heyday of rail travel to its decline. Railroads represented in the collection include the Illinois Central, Kansas City Southern, Louisiana and Arkansas, Missouri Pacific, Santa Fe, Southern Pacific, Texas and New Orleans, and Texas and Pacific, among others.

Contact: LSU Libraries Digital Services; lsudiglib@lsu.edu

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Title: Louisiana State Documents Digital Archive

Louisiana law requires that state agencies submit copies of their publications to the Recorder of Documents for distribution to the member libraries of the Louisiana State Document Depository Program. This program preserves and assures the availability of state publications for use by the public throughout the state. State agencies are allowed to fulfill their statutory obligation to participate in the Depository Program by providing documents in electronic format. The primary goal of the Digital Archive is to provide the public with permanent access to these digital publications that state agencies submit. Louisiana state documents, print and digital, are cataloged in the State Library's online catalog and are available for use by all libraries regardless of depository status.

Contact: Charlene Bonnette; cbonnette@slol.lib.la.us; 225-342-2791 or LAColl@state.lib.la.us

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Title: McNeese State University Electronic Theses

The McNeese State University Electronic Theses Collection represents the research endeavors of students enrolled in the William J. Doré, Sr., School of Graduate Studies and Extended Education at McNeese State University. The collection contains Masters' Theses since Spring, 2012. For older theses, please contact the McNeese Archives.

Contact: Pati Threatt, McNeese Archives, archivesdept@mcneese.edu, 337-475-5731

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Title: Southwestern Louisiana Institute Photographs

These photographs depict many aspects of the Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette) from 1923 to 1940.

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