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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: 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: Jesuit scrapbooks from the New Orleans Province

The following scrapbook, inscribed Archives of the New Orleans Mission dates to the late 19th century and is a record of the men who served in the Society of Jesus, and the churches, schools and institutions they established in the South. Jesuits returned to the Southern United States 1836, but it was not until 1907 that they were designated the New Orleans Province of the American Assistancy. Previously they were administered as a Mission of the Lyon, France Province and as the Independent New Orleans Province. The Province includes thestates of Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and New Mexico. The photographs in this scrapbook include numerous portrait photographs of the Jesuits working in the South, group photographs of Jesuit Communities, major houses such as the College of the Immaculate Conception in New Orleans and St. Charles College in Grand Coteau, La.

Contact: archives@loyno.edu

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Title: LSU Libraries Civil War Collection

To mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, LSU's Special Collections staff has digitized selected items from the LSU Libraries Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections (LLMVC). This collection represents the cultural and political aspects of the conflict, and life in antebellum Louisiana. Sources include books, periodicals, maps, manuscripts, state documents, and microfilm that support scholarly research in many areas, including religion, plantation management, slavery, French Creole identity and relations, and Southern nationalism.

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

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Title: Records of the French Superior Council (1714-1769)

These civil and criminal records are an invaluable source for researching Louisiana's colonial history. They record the social, political and economic lives of rich and poor, female and male, slave and free, African, Native, European and American colonials.

Contact: LSM@crt.state.la.us

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