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Title: Actors and Musicians Photographs, 1880-1920
Photographs of actors from the late 19th century to 1932.
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Title: Andrew D. Lytle’s Baton Rouge Photograph Collection
This collection contains images produced by photographer Andrew D. Lytle that are found in several separate manuscript collections in LSU Libraries Special Collections. During Lytle’s 50 year career (1857 – 1907) he documented life in Baton Rouge and the surrounding area and created a body of work that represents the most complete visual record of mid-19th and early 20th century Baton Rouge.
Title: Armand Duplantier Family Letters Collection, 1777-1841
The Armand Duplantier Family Letters date from 1777 to 1841 and contain items from four generations of the Duplantier family, including Armand Duplantier, his uncle Claude Trenonay, Armand's son Armand Allard Duplantier, and granddaughter Amelie Augustine Duplantier Peniston. The collection's historical significance lies not only in what it can tell us about the history of Baton Rouge and nearby Pointe Coupee Parish, but also in what it reveals about the state's colonial period, Francophone Louisiana in the territorial and antebellum era, and the enduring legacy of the state's French antecedents.
Title: Beachrock Research Slides of Richard J. Russell Collection
Dr. Russell became internationally known for his research not only in Louisiana, but also throughout the world. This collection contains numerous slides of photographs that Dr. Russell took while doing his beachrock research around the world.
Title: Caroline Wogan Durieux Works of Art
This series contains approximately 85 digital representations of Durieux's
lithographs, cliche verres, electron prints and paintings.
Title: Charles L. Thompson Photographs
Photographs of the New Orleans area in the early part of the 1900's.
Title: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Photographs
Gelatin Silver prints of Chickamauga (Ga.), Battle of, 1863 at Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park (Ga. and TN.) Information provided on the back of the prints.
Title: Civil War Photograph Album, 1862-1900
Photographs of officers in Civil War uniforms.
Title: Col. Joseph S. Tate Photograph Album
The original Joseph S. Tate photograph album (unbound) contained 103 black and white photographic prints mounted on paper. The images show scenes from several locations in Louisiana during the 1920s including lumbering and shrimping operations, city scenes, and a number of scenic bayou images. It is not known whether Joseph S. Tate was the photographer. It is known that the album was his property.
Title: Colville River Delta, Alaska Collection
Aerial photographs Colville River Delta (Alaska) taken in 1948 - 1949. Digitized from materials in the possession of Dr. H. Jesse Walker, Boyd Professor Emeritus, Louisiana State University.
Title: Donn Young Photographs
Photographs by New Orleans photographer, Donn Young, salvaged from his Lakeview home after Hurricane Katrina.
Title: Doussan family papers, 1827-1872
The Doussans were an émigré French family who settled in East and West Baton Rouge Parish, La., in the wake of Napoleon’s downfall. Comprised of correspondence, financial papers, and personal papers of family members, the collection, which dates 1827-1872, reflects the Doussans’s planting operations in West Baton Rouge Parish, financial and legal transactions in Louisiana and France, family activities, interests, and concerns, and the experience of French émigrés in Louisiana as they encountered Anglo-American culture and society. Correspondence includes letters to and from friends and family in France.
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Title: Early Louisiana French Correspondence
The Early Louisiana French Correspondence collection is a digital
corpus of 100 handwritten French letters, personal and letters of business, written
in Louisiana in the 18th and 19th centuries. These letters, showing the living
conditions and social and political climate of the time, were transcribed and
digitized to provide greatest access to the information contained within due to a
collaboration between Louisiana State University’s Center for French and Francophone
Studies and Hill Memorial Library.
Title: Edith Dabney Doll Collection
The Edith Dabney Doll Collection contains approximately 80 dolls manufactured across the world, from the early 18th century to the late 20th century. A former Associate Professor of Speech at Louisiana State University, Edith Dabney's personal collection of dolls comprised over 300 dolls, 80 of which the University's Special Collections inherited after her death. From the glittering shores of Martinique to the urban streets of London, Dabney collected dolls that imitated fashion wear from across the globe. The digital collection reflects this cultural diversity while also demonstrating the evolution of doll-construction and materials.
Title: Fonville Winans' Aerial Views of Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge photographer Fonville Winans shot at least thirteen rolls of 35mm black & white film in 1947 between the months of February and June, inclusive, from his small private airplane. The shots are predominantly of the most developed streets in Baton Rouge such as Plank Road, Scenic Highway, Choctaw Street, Florida Street, and Florida Boulevard. He occasionally flew over and photographed areas that were being developed in 1947. One roll is entirely devoted to images of the current Louisiana State University campus and vicinity.
Title: Free People of Color in Louisiana: Revealing an Unknown Past
Free people of color--people of African descent who lived in colonial and antebellum America and were born free or escaped the bonds of slavery before it was abolished in 1865--made significant contributions to the economies and cultures of the communities in which they lived. This collection brings together materials from LSU Libraries Special Collections, The Historic New Orleans Collection, the Louisiana Research Collection in Tulane University Special Collections, the Historical Center at the Louisiana State Museum, and the Louisiana Division of the New Orleans Public Library.
Title: G. H. Suydam Photograph Album
Commercial photographs of twelve Baton Rouge buildings (e.g., the Louisiana State Capitol and the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Asylum) and street scenes and eight photographs of Admiral David G. Farragut's fleet on the Mississippi River. Memoranda handwritten on the reverse side of the photographs identify the Federal camp, headquarters of the generals, the provost marshall's office, and the general hospital; scenes at the grounds of the Baton Rouge Arsenal; and gunboats (e.g., the "Essex") and other vessels of Farragut's fleet.
Title: George C. Strong Photograph Album
The album contains two photographs of sites around the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, and forty-two photographic portraits of cadets in the classes of 1857 and 1858.
Title: George Francois Mugnier New Orleans Scenes
Depicts New Orleans buildings and monuments. Included are scenes of the French Market, a levee, Chalmette Monument, City Hall, a Confederate Navy submarine, the U.S. Mint, Jackson Square, the Louisiana Sugar and Rice Exchange, a plantation home, mansions, Negro quarters, and streets of New Orleans.
Title: Gras-Lauzin Family Papers
This collection is comprised of approximately 70 Civil War era letters and documents from the Gras-Lauzin Papers manuscript collection at LSU Libraries, Special Collections. The majority of items are letters between Henrietta Lauzin and her friends and family between 1861-1867. Henrietta Lauzin was the great-grand-daughter of Antonio Gras, an early settler in Baton Rouge in the 18th Century. Some letters include full-text searchable transcriptions.
Title: Hermann Moyse Sr. World War I Collection
The Hermann Moyse Sr. World War I digital collection is comprised of over 150 letters from February 1917 to November 1919. The majority of the correspondence is between Hermann Moyse and Rosalie Gottlieb, and details his military training in Arkansas and Texas, eventual deployment to France, and subsequent wounding. Moyse and Gottlieb married in 1920. This digital collection has 20 folders, which each contain multiple letters from a specific time period.
Title: Historic Images of Baton Rouge from LSU Libraries
This collection is comprised of assorted images of Baton Rouge found in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley manuscript collections at LSU Libraries, Special Collections. The images are predominantly from the 19th Century and focus on the downtown Baton Rouge area
Title: Huey P. Long Photograph Album, 1928-1935
Black and white photographs depict Louisiana governor Huey P. Long; Russell Long; former Louisiana Governor Oramel Hinckley Simpson; James P. O'Connor, Public Service Commissioner; Louisiana Governor O. K. Allen; John Overton; U.S. Senator Hattie Carraway; and others.
Title: Integration and the Black Experience at LSU
Integration and the Black Experience at LSU is a unique collection that includes audio files and transcripts from oral history interviews conducted from 1985 to 1998
of black students, faculty, and administrators at LSU during integration (1950-1970). Additional interviewees include lawyers and their clients who were involved in key lawsuits, as well as politicians and others who were vocal opponents or supporters of integration.
Title: John James Audubon in Louisiana
A collection of hand-colored lithographs and engravings published in Audubon's Birds
of America. Audubon painted these birds during a 4-month stay at the Oakley
Plantation near St. Francisville, Louisiana, in 1821.
Title: John Langdon Ward Lantern Slides
The collection consists of 107 lantern slides documenting the aftermath of the Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana from May 23 - July 9, 1863. John Langdon Ward may have created these slides dating from circa 1880.
Title: Lettres de Louisiane
The Lettres de Louisiane collection, compiled by the LSU Center for French and Francophone Studies and funded by the French government , includes letters written in French by Louisianans about the French Revolution. This corpus highlights Louisiana's strong cultural, linguistic, and social ties with France. The ongoing collaborative project will enhance access to rare and understudied French documents held in the LSU Libraries Special Collections and Tulane University.
Title: Louis Hasselmans' Musicians Photographs
Photographs include autographed studio portraits of Metropolitan Opera singers, Lionel Barrymore, and several unidentified individuals.
Title: Louisiana Coastal Ecology, Richard J. Russell Collection
Maps, aerial photographs, audio files, geographic surveys, and interpretative materials on Louisiana's coastal zone. Materials were used by geologist and geographer Richard J. Russell. Russell, who established a reputation as a world expert on the Mississippi and other delta regions, as well as on coastal erosion and coastal ecology.
Title: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - LSU Libraries
This collection contains digitized versions of the Louisiana Conservationist and associated titles from 1930 to 2010. The historical LDWF documents were digitized through a partnership between the LSU Libraries and LDWF in 2010.
Title: Louisiana Early English Corpus
The Louisiana Early English Corpus digital collection, compiled by the LSU Center for French and Francophone Studies and funded by the Louisiana Board of Regents, includes documents spanning the time of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 through the end of the 19th century from LSU Libraries Special Collections and Tulane University Special Collections. The documents were written by Louisiana farmers, planters, transporters, sawmill operators, and lawyers; the subject matter ranges from personal and family gossip to long business letters and news from across the Atlantic.
Title: Louisiana Ecology and Conservation, The Percy Viosca Jr. Collection
While employed by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Percy Viosca, a pre-eminent herpetologist, documented the coastal Louisiana landscape between 1921 and 1932.
Title: Louisiana images from the Standard Oil (NJ) Collection, Univ. of Louisville
This collection contains Louisiana images from the University of Louisville Libraries Special Collections and Archives Standard Oil New Jersey Collection. Through a collaborative effort, LSU Libraries is able to provide access to these unique images of people and places around Standard Oil sites in Louisiana between 1943-1950.
Title: Louisiana Newspaper Access Program - LaNeAP
A collection of select regional Louisiana newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Title: Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Collection
The materials in this collection consist of primary sources that document the heritage, peoples and cultures of the area that was to become the state of Louisiana during a critical and tumultuous period in its history, 1800-1815.
Title: Louisiana Sea Grant Digital Images Collection
The Louisiana Sea Grant Digital Images Collection, contains scanned images from a variety of government publications and other sources. This project was a collaboration between Louisiana Sea Grant and the LSU Libraries.
Title: Louisiana Sea Grant Digital Maps Collection
The Louisiana Sea Grant Digital Maps Collection, contains USGS maps and other maps of Louisiana. This project was a collaboration between Louisiana Sea Grant and the LSU Libraries.
Title: Louisiana State Aerial Photographs
Aerial photographs of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana provided by the Louisiana State University Cartographic Center.
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Title: Louisiana Sugar Resources Digital Collection
This collection is comprised of LSU Libraries materials related to the agriculture and manufacture of sugar. Materials were chosen by the LSU Sugar Research Station and funded in part by the American Sugar Cane League. A near complete run of The Sugar Bulletin is available in the collection.
Title: LSU Architectural Drawings by Theodore Link
Theodore C. Link designed most of the buildings for LSU when the campus was relocated in the 1920's. This group of approximately 200 drawings provide architectural, wiring, heating and plumbing specification for buildings across the campus. Many of the architectural plans provide detailed views of unique stuctural elements. The drawings are arranged in series by the names of buildings.
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.
Title: LSU Libraries Louisiana Waterways Management Collection
The "Controlling the Waters: The United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Lower Mississippi River Valley" collection is comprised of a variety of technical documents that demonstrate the vital role that the US Army Corps has played in the history and economy of Louisiana and its waterways. This project made possible by funding from the Louisiana Board of Regents.
Title: LSU Libraries Mardi Gras Collection
"Mardi Gras Mambo: Selections from LSU Libraries Special Collections" is an assortment of Mardi Gras-related materials from 1875 to 1980. Mardi Gras celebrations in both New Orleans and Baton Rouge are represented in the photographs, programs, invitations, and other selected items.
Title: LSU Libraries Postcard Collections
This collection contains two different postcard collections found in the LSU Libraries Special Collections Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley manuscript collections. The Mississippi and Louisiana Postcard Collection contains 93 items and spans from 1906-1939 and the Louisiana Postcard Collection contains 517 items from 1904-1951. Many landmarks in Louisiana and Mississippi are featured in the postcards.
Title: LSU Music Resources Sheet Music Collection
This collection includes over 3,000 pieces of sheet music, the bulk of which was copyrighted between 1880 and 1980. This collection was donated to the Music Resources Department at LSU Libraries. It contains classical, folk, holiday, musical, popular, and sacred music published primarily in America and England.
Title: LSU Special Collections Online
A showcase of books, manuscripts, photographs, and other materials from the LSU Special Collections Library. Based on the 2006 exhibition, "Special Delivery: A Showcase of LSU Libraries' Special Collections."
Title: LSU University Archives Photographs Collection
The photographs in this collection provide a rich look into LSU's past. Focusing on the years 1886-1925, the collection shows the buildings and grounds, students and student life, athletic teams, faculty and administrators, classrooms, and laboratories at the "Ole War Skule."
Title: LSU University Archives Print Materials Collection
This collection provides a glimpse into LSU's past through printed materials of the university. Included are early catalogs and commemoration programs of anniversaries, dedications, and other significant events.
Title: Maps of Louisiana Collection
Historic maps from the French Colonization of Louisiana and Louisiana Purchase Map Collection.
Title: Marshall Dunham Photograph Album
Photograph album compiled by Sgt. Marshall Dunham of the New York 159th regiment consists of photographs taken in Louisiana during the Civil War.
Title: Medieval Manuscript Facsimiles Inventory
This collection contains representative images of Medieval Manuscript
Facsimiles found in the LSU Libraries Special Collections Library. Information about
the original manuscripts is included in the data for each one. The facsimiles may be
viewed in Hill Memorial Library.
Title: Mingo Family African American Photographs, 1887-1955
The collection consists of 32 photographic images of unidentified African Americans, believed to be members of the Mingo family of Port Allen, La. Includes cabinet card portraits of men, women, and children, real photo postcards made in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and photographic prints created in Cairo, Illinois; New Orleans, La.; and St. Cloud, Minnesota. It is possible that some of the individuals in the images are members of an African American theatrical troupe specializing in minstrel shows.
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Title: Mississippi River Flood of 1927 Photograph Album
a visual record of one of the worst natural disasters to occur in the U. S. The flood took the lives of thousands, made refugees of hundreds of thousands, and caused vast destruction. The photo album was prepared for O. K. Allen (1882-1936), Chairman, Louisiana Highway Commission and later Governor, and presumably used for securing Federal disaster aid.
Title: Native Flora of Louisiana - Watercolor drawings by Margaret Stones
Watercolor drawings of Louisiana's native plants by botanical artist Margaret Stones from the E.A. McIlhenny Collection at Louisiana State University Libraries Special Collections.
Title: New Orleans Centennial Exposition Stereoscopic Views
Stereoscopic views of the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition in New Orleans, 1884-5.
Title: New Orleans Image Collections at the LSU Libraries
The majority of the images are from the New Orleans French Quarter Scenes, circa 1900, collection and the Vieux Carre photographs. Other manuscript collections represented include: New Orleans Dock Views, Horticultural Hall at World's Cotton Centennial and Industrial Exposition Photographs, New Orlean's Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral, and an assortment of Mardi Gras images. The original images are located at the LSU Libraries Special Collections Library.
Title: New Orleans Negative Exposures and Prints, circa 1900-1930
The majority of the images document New Orleans architecture and famous buildings
such as the Cabildo, the Presbytere, the Pontalba Building, the Old Absinthe House,
the Hotel Monteleone, and others, urban public spaces, and boats on the river near
Girod Street pier just upriver from the French Quarter. A minority of the images
documents private residences and United Fruit Company pier-side operations. The
original images are located at the LSU Libraries Special Collections Library.
Title: Perine-Giles-Sartain engravings, circa 19th century
This collection contains engravings by George Edward Perine, John
Lawrence Giles, and John Sartain. The three were 19th century engravers who depicted
historical events, political figures, artists, and other notable individuals. The
original engravings are located at the LSU Libraries Special Collections Library.
Title: Sidonie de la Houssaye Collection
This collection contains the collected works of nineteenth century Louisiana French writer Sidonie de la Houssaye and accompanying materials such as correspondence, a scrapbook, and newspaper clippings about her life and writings. The Sidonie de la Houssaye Papers, which are housed at the Louisiana State University Special Collections Library, consist of twenty-two volumes of handwritten stories and poems in French.
Title: Sobre las Olas - Mexican Music from Nineteenth-Century New Orleans
In 1884, Payen's Eighth Cavalry Mexican Band performed to great acclaim at the New Orleans World Cotton Centennial Exposition, setting off a popular craze for Mexican and Cuban music in the city. This collection contains forty-eight pieces of sheet music performed at the Exposition or written by Mexican composers who worked in Louisiana in the late 19th century.
Title: T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History Digital Collections
This is a portal collection that will allow you to search all of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History digital collections. You will find oral history interviews about civil rights issues, military history, Louisiana folklife and more.
Title: Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge Ivory Billed Woodpecker Records
The 95 photographic negatives and 100 photographic prints document 6
field seasons during the years of 1935-1941 during which James T. Tanner and
associates studied the ivory-billed woodpecker and its environment on the Sanger
Tract, Madison Parish, Louisiana, in what is now the Tensas River National Wildlife
Refuge. Also included is Tanner's hand-drawn, two-sided map documenting nesting sites
and other signs of the ivory-billed woodpecker's presence in the Singer and Ayer
Tracts, Madison Parish.
Title: Thomas H. and Joan W. Gandy Photograph Collection
Collection contains glass plate and celluloid negatives of Natchez photographers Henry Norman, Henry Gurney, and Earl Norman, collected by Dr. Thomas and Joan Gandy. Images include scenes of Natchez, historic buildings, civic events, sports, family groups, and portraits.
Title: William Barth Photographs of Mississippi and Atchafalaya River Operations
This collection contains nearly 250 images depicting various stages and types of work on the levees of the Mississippi River and Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin between 1928-1945. They are part of a collection from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee William Barth.
Title: William J. Thornton Music Collection
This collection consists of nearly 60 digital recordings of music composed by LSU alumnus William James Thornton Jr. between 1940-1984. Approximately 30 recordings also have printable digitized scores available in PDF form.
Title: William Waller Survey Collection
This collection of plats, legal documents, notes, and correspondence related to surveys of the City of Baton Rouge; East and West Baton Rouge Parishes; and Greensburg, St. Helena, and Southeast Land Districts was created by William G. Waller and Henry Waller with and other surveyors, including Renier Swart, William McColloch, and Andre Lesage.