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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.
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Title: Andrew Augustus Gunby Collection
The collection contains photographic images of the Andrew Augustus Gunby family and friends including Gunby’s grandfather, Colonel Thomas Cunningham Standifer and Gunby’s son, Colonel Thomas Standifer Gunby. Many of the images were made by well-known photographers of the time.
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Title: Lafcadio Hearn Correspondence
Lafcadio Hearn was a writer during the closing decades of the nineteenth century
and the opening years of the twentieth. His writings--fiction and nonfiction
alike--typically drew on his firsthand observations of life in what were then
considered exotic places: New Orleans, the West Indies, and Japan. The Lafcadio Hearn
Collection at Loyola University New Orleans consists primarily of letters written by
Hearn to Page Baker. Baker was the editor of the Times-Democrat when Hearn worked for
that newspaper; he was also a steadfast champion of Hearn's literary ambitions. Hearn
wrote Baker from various places--New Orleans, the West Indies, and Japan. In these
letters, which ranged from one paragraph to many pages, Hearn touched on many
subjects, including his work at the Times-Democrat, his literary efforts, and his