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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: Carnival Collection

Tulane University's Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC) preserves possibly the largest collection of New Orleans Carnival paper and ephemera, such as invitations, dance cards, call out cards, printed float plates and bulletins, and original float and costume designs. Perhaps most notable among our Carnival collection are the more than five thousand original designs for Carnival floats and costumes we preserve. Many of these are from the "Golden Age" of Carnival and feature the work of noted designers such as Jennie Wilde, B. A. Wikstrom, and Charles Briton. LaRC also preserves the works of more contemporary designers, including Patricia Hardin, Olga Peters, and designer and noted Carnival historian Henri Schindler. We are in the process of putting our entire Carnival design collection online and hope to complete the project by the end of 2012. We expect to have the complete sets of float and costume designs from Carnival's "Golden Age" online by the end of 2011.

Contact: larc@tulane.edu

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Title: Center for Louisiana Studies Archives

The collection, established in 1976, documents the state's sixty-four parishes, as well as Louisiana images from various public domain sources, such as Harper's Weekly.

Contact: Carl Brasseaux; brasseaux@louisiana.edu; (337) 482-1320

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Title: Germany's Wild Medicinal Plants (Deutschlands wildwachsende Arzney-Pflanzen)

Published in 1828, Johann Gotttleib Mann's Deutschlands wildwachsende Arzney-Pflanzen (Germany’s Wild Medicinal Plants) contains hand-colored lithographs of medical plants, flowers, and fruits.

Contact: Loyola University New Orleans Special Collections & Archives, archives@loyno.edu

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Title: Higgins Industries

For nearly thirty years, the boat building company founded by Andrew Jackson Higgins was an important fixture in New Orleans. Higgins specialized in shallow-draft boats suitable to the bayous of Louisiana. With World War II that reputation enabled Higgins Industries to become one of the largest manufacturers of U. S. naval combat boats during World War II.

Contact: libspec@uno.edu, (504) 280-6544

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Title: Isidore Newman School Archives

This collection, presented in collaboration with the University of New Orleans, showcases digitized items from the historical archives of Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, LA. Items include student publications and photographs of buildings, grounds, student sports, and activities.

Contact: libref@uno.edu, (504) 280-6549; Katherine Smith Patin KPatin@newmanschool.org (504) 896-6332

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Title: John Goulds Birds of Great Britain

John Gould, a British zoologist active throughout the mid-19th century, is known chiefly for the over 3000 hand colored lithographs he produced throughout his career. The first volume of one of his most successful publications, The Birds of Great Britain, can be found in the Special Collections & Archives at Loyola's Monroe Library.

Contact: Loyola University New Orleans Special Collections & Archives, archives@loyno.edu

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Title: Louisiana Decoys and Wildfowl Artifacts

The Historic New Orleans Collection's Anne and Dick Stephens Collection of Louisiana Decoys and Wildfowl Artifacts includes more than 300 hand-carved decoys and other works of art by southeastern Louisiana craftsmen. The collection celebrates the talent and dedication of the artists who devoted themselves to this region's distinct carving traditions.

Contact: The Historic New Orleans Collection; louisquery@hnoc.org; 504-523-4662

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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.

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

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Title: Louisiana State Museum Carnival Collection

The Louisiana State Museum's Costume and Textile Department includes an encyclopedic collection of Louisiana Carnival materials, including costume and float designs and parade bulletins.

Contact: lsm@crt.state.la.us

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Title: Loyola University New Orleans Special Collections and Archives Online

This is a small representation of the many photographs, manuscripts, and other materials found in the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library's Special Collections & Archives.

Contact: Loyola University New Orleans Special Collections & Archives, archives@loyno.edu

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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."

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

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Title: Mesoamerican Painted Manuscripts at the Latin American Library

"Mesoamerican Painted Manuscripts at the Latin American Library” brings together images of the library's holdings of original and facsimile versions of Mexican manuscripts painted in the native pictorial tradition. Their contents date to the centuries spanning the 16th to early 17th centuries. The examples collected here represent a variety of themes: Aztec history and migrations, land claims and grants, property holdings, census data, fiscal and tribute requests, and Mixtec royal genealogy.

Contact: Jeff Rubin. digitallibrary@tulane.edu, 504-247-1832

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Title: Mistick Krewe of Comus 1873 Missing Links Parade Costume Designs

This collection is the complete set of costume design drawings for the 1873 Mistick Krewe of Comus "Missing Links" parade. It was an important event in New Orleans' Mardi Gras history, becoming one of the first major parades to use satire and political commentary. Many of the images depict figures related to the Civil War and Reconstruction, such as Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Butler, and Louisiana Governor Henry Warmoth. Also depicted are notable figures such as Charles Darwin, and Algernon Badger (head of the Metropolitan Police).

Contact: larc@tulane.edu 504-865-5685

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Title: Mistick Krewe of Comus 1910 Float Designs

This collection is the complete set of float design drawings by Jennie Wilde for the 1910 Comus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Louisiana. The original artwork is a part of the Carnival Collection, Manuscripts Collection 900, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118. Jennie Wilde (1865-1913) was an artist who designed floats for many New Orleans Mardi Gras parades, including the Mistick Krewe of Comus and the Knights of Momus.

Contact: Louisiana Research Collection, larc@tulane.ed

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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.

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

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Title: Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Over the past three decades, New Orleans entrepreneur and art collector Roger Houston Ogden has assembled one of the finest collections of southern visual art.

Contact: Libra LaGrone; llagrone@ogdenmuseum.org; 504.539.9612

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Title: Painting in Louisiana From The Historic New Orleans Collection

The Painting in Louisiana from The Historic New Orleans Collection consists of several hundred paintings (including oils and watercolors) by Louisiana and Southern artists, owned by The Historic New Orleans Collection. The paintings held by The Collection have a pronounced historical interest, documenting persons, places and events in Louisiana and by implication, the Gulf South. As a whole, the painting collection at The Historic New Orleans Collection forms a visual narrative of the origins and development of art and society in Louisiana.

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

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Title: The Architect's Eye

Incorporating drawings from the Southeastern Architectural Archive, this collection documents Louisiana architectural practice in the nineteenth century. Highlights include renderings by the Galliers, Henry Howard, Minard Lafever, James Dakin, James Freret and Thomas Sully.

Contact: Jeff Rubin; jrubin6@tulane.edu; 504-247-1832

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Title: UNO Historical Archives of the Supreme Court of Louisiana

The Louisiana Supreme Court archives consist mainly of manuscript case files appealed from lower state courts to the Supreme Court of Louisiana. Rules required that the Court be provided with a complete transcript of lower court files and evidence; thus the case files include maps, surveys, printed briefs, and a host of other documentation.

Contact: libspec@uno.edu, (504) 280-6544

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Title: William Branks Stewart Collection

Medical illustrations by William Branks Stewart, medical artist at the LSU School of Medicine, 1933- 1950.

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

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