[select all collections]
[de-select all collections]
Please select the collections below you wish to search within.
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.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, (504) 280-6544
More information about this Collection
Browse items in this Collection
Title: Actors and Musicians Photographs, 1880-1920
Photographs of actors from the late 19th century to 1932.
Contact: LSU Libraries Digital Services; email@example.com
Title: America at War
The America at War digital collection includes a significant number of artifacts contributed by members of the Teaching American History in Louisiana (TAHIL) partnership. TAHIL providers include the Louisiana State Archives, Louisiana State Museum, The Historic New Orleans Collection and Tulane University Library Special Collections.
Title: America Between the Wars 1920 - 1940
The America between the Wars, 1920-1940 primary source collection includes a significant number of artifacts contributed by members of the Teaching American History in Louisiana (TAHIL) partnership. TAHIL providers include the Louisiana State Archives, Louisiana State Museum, The Historic New Orleans Collection and Tulane University Library Special Collections.
Title: American Missionary Association Photographs, 1839-1954
The American Missionary Association and the Promise of a Multicultural America: 1839 - 1954 is a digital photo archives of more than 5000 photographs of the activities of and related to the American Missionary Association.
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: Camp Ruston Collection
During World War II, Camp Ruston was one of the largest prisoner of war camps in the United States. The first 300 men, from Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's elite Afrika Korps, arrived in August 1943. In 1944, the captured officers and crew of a German U-Boat were sent to the camp.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; (337) 482-1320
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 Albert Bertacci, 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.
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: 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: Early Images of Latin America
Early Images of Latin America provides an array of images of various cities in the region from the mid-19th century to c. 1910, along with some scenes of rural areas. Included are images of people, places, landscapes and urban scenes from Buenos Aires, Guatemala, Havana, Lima, Mexico City, Montevideo, Panama, Rio de Janeiro, San José de Costa Rica, and Tegucigalpa.
Contact: Christine Hernandez, email@example.com
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: Frances B. Johnston Photograph Collection
A collection of signed vintage prints by the famed female photographer. This was the first photographic collection for the study of American architecture assembled at the Library of Congress.
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 Collection
George Francois Mugnier created a series of a photographs of the people and sites of New Orleans and southern Louisiana during the 1880s
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: 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 newspaperâ€™s coverage and undermined the potentially unifying character of a nationwide audience.
Contact: Angela Proctor; firstname.lastname@example.org; 225 771-2854
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: 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; email@example.com; 337-475-5731
Title: Hogan Jazz Archive Photography Collection
The general graphics collection of the Hogan Jazz Archive contains approximately 6,000 images documenting people, places and events important to the study of New Orleans jazz. Included among the photographers whose work resides in the general graphics collection are Ernest Bellocq, Arthur P. Bedou, Villard Paddio, John Kuhlman, Don Perry, Florence Mars, William Russell, Alden Ashforth, Lee Friedlander, Bill Gottlieb, Ray Avery, Jack Hurley, Grauman Marks, Harriet Blum, Michael P. Smith, and many others.
Contact: Bruce Raeburn, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 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: email@example.com, (504) 280-6549; Katherine Smith Patin KPatin@newmanschool.org (504) 896-6332
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: John Norris Teunisson Photographs
John Norris Teunisson (1869-1959), a commercial photographer, documented the New Orleans area during the first two decades of the twentieth century. The collection contains 467 vintage prints.
Title: Joseph Bauer Family Album
This collection consists of photographic prints of Dr. Joseph Bauer's residence, the French Quarter and Market, Audubon Park, Metairie Cemetery, the Fair Grounds, Newcomb College, Milneburg, the Spanish Fort, West End Park, Mandeville, the bayous and shores of Lake Pontchartrain, and formal portraits of Bauer and his wife, Hortense Villavaso Bauer.
Title: Leon Trice Louisiana political photographs
Leon Trice was a New Orleans area photographer, active from 1920 to 1972. He worked for the New Orleans States newspaper and later for the Associated Press. He also ran his own studio.
This collection of Trice's political photographs spans the 1920s - 1940s with most of the photographs being from the late 1920s through 1930s. It depicts some of Louisiana's most famous elected officials in a variety of situations - campaigning, at home with family, in staged photo opportunities, at work, and even lying in repose. Among the political leaders featured are Huey P. Long, Earl Long, Richard Leche, O.K. Allen, and others.
Preserving Louisiana's political culture is a special mission of the Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC). LaRC preserves the papers of many prominent Louisiana politicians, including Hale Boggs, Lindy Boggs, David Treen, Thomas C. Catchings, Sam Jones, Randall Lee Gibson, F. Edward Hebert, and many others. For more information, visit our website, http://larc.tulane.edu/
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 Historical Photographs of the State Library
This Collection features predominantly black and white photographs from 1930's to 1970's.
Contact: For information or permission to use/publish, contact: LAColl@state.lib.la.us
Title: Louisiana Hurricane Resources
This collection consists of resources dealing with hurricanes and tropical storms in South Louisiana. Resources include government documents, historical reports, and photographs from 1957 to the present.
Title: Louisiana State Museum Jazz Collection
The Louisiana State Museum Jazz collection is composed of photographs, audio recordings and musical instruments primarily dealing with traditional New Orleans jazz.
Title: Louisiana State Museum Photography Collection
The Louisiana State Museum's Photography Collection contains 43,000 items encompassing nineteenth and twentieth century and contemporary photography.
Title: Louisiana State Museum W.P.A. French Quarter Architectural Record
The French Quarter Architectural Record Photographs document the French Quarter in the 1930's and were made in conjunction with the Historic American Building Survey.
Title: Louisiana Works Progress Administration (WPA)
The WPA collection at the Louisiana State Library covers the state and includes traditional songs, beliefs, customs, sayings, stories, recipes, legends, jokes, and accounts of local history.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Title: Loyola University New Orleans University Photographs Collection
This collection is comprised of photographs dating back to the early 20th century from Loyola's University Archives. Early photographs include some taken by famed New Orleans photographer E.J. Bellocq. Since 1949, the university has employed an official photographer. While a large part of the photographs in the collection come from these university employees, many photographs in the collection are unidentified. When the photographer is known, photos will be credited to that person. Unidentified photos will be credited to the university.
Title: LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport Photograph Collection
This collection of nearly 3,000 photographs documents the people, facilities, and events that were significant to the growth and development of the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. With several name changes over the years (Shreveport Charity Hospital, Confederate Memorial Medical Center, and LSU Medical Center), this multi-campus health care and educational institution has a 140-year history. Photographs in this collection are primarily the work of Gordon W. Maxcy, a registered biomedical photographer whose 34-year career began in 1948 at the Shreveport Charity Hospital. During his career he was responsible for photographing employees and hospital events and documenting the daily life at the hospital, nursing school, and medical school. Also included in this collection are historic photographs of the Shreveport Charity Hospital and staff from the late 1800s and the early 1900s taken by Burch Enos Grabill and William "Bill" Grabill, father and son owners of Grabill Studio in Shreveport.
Contact: Dee Jones; email@example.com; 318-675-5458
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 School of Dentistry Historic Photographs
This collection includes selected photographs that document the major events,
significant figures, and facilities of the L.S.U. School of Dentistry. The fifth
dental school in the history of Louisiana, LSUSD was established in 1968 on a World
War II naval base on Bayou St. John in the city of New Orleans. The only dental
school in Louisiana, LSUSD offers programs in dentistry, dental hygiene, dental
laboratory technology, and advanced education in major dental specialties. The
School of Dentistry library houses an archive of historic documents and photographs
pertaining to the school, as well as the history of dentistry and dental education in
the state of Louisiana.
Contact: LSU Health New Orleans, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 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: Millspaugh Photographs
An avid stamp and photograph collector, Millspaugh's collection numbered in the hundreds. Many of the photographs he received were given to him by tourists, residents, friends and acquaintances, and were displayed in his drug store for over 25 years.
Contact: Mary Linn Wernet; email@example.com; (318) 357-4585
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: New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Photographs
Commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce in 1917, the photographer Covert created a pictorial record of the existing industrial, commercial, and civic conditions in the warehouse district and throughout New Orleans. These 981 workplace photographs document the diverse business and labor conditions in New Orleans.
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: Northeast Louisiana Historic Images Collection
This collection contains images that document the history and culture of northeast Louisiana. The University of Louisiana at Monroe Library Special Collections received a Louisiana Board of Regent's Enhancement Grant to digitize images belonging to public libraries and patrons from the Trailblazer Library System.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 318-342-1054
Title: Ralston Crawford Jazz Photography Collection
A collection of over 700 photographs by artist and photographer Ralston Crawford documenting New Orleans jazz culture between 1947 and 1960.
Title: Robert S. Maestri Photograph Collection
Robert Maestri (1889-1974), served as Mayor of New Orleans from 1936 until 1946. There are 833 photographs in this collection.
Title: Robert Tebbs Photographs
Robert Tebbs, the prominent New York based architectural photographer, traveled to Louisiana in 1926. In a series of two hundred prints, Tebbs documented the existing and often decaying conditions of the plantations homes in southern Louisiana.
Title: Rowles Stereograph Collection
Grant Rowles, an amateur photographer and collector, amassed this impressive collection of 389 stereograph photographs. This collection of vintage albumen prints of New Orleans and Louisiana date from mid 1860s to the early 20th century
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.
The University of New Orleans acts as a Community Archive for StoryCorps interviews recorded in Louisiana in 2006 and 2010. These recordings were generously provided by StoryCorps. Audio may only be accessed on the UNO campus, but the database of interview information may be searched anywhere.
Contact: Louisiana and Special Collections, University of New Orleans, Earl K. Long Library, 504-280-6544, email@example.com
Title: Strand Theater Collection
Historical photographs from 1924 to 1985 document original construction, interior and exterior design, performances, disintegration, reconstruction, celebration of the Strand Theatre's grand re- opening in 1984, and celebration of Shreveport's Sesquicentennial.
Title: Telling-Grandon Scrapbook
The Telling-Grandon Scrapbook is a 28-page scrapbook/diary containing photographs and ephemera collected by an Evanston, Illinois group during a visit by train to the New Orleans Carnival of 1903. The New Orleans section includes brief references to Begue's Restaurant, Fabacher's Restaurant, Christ Church, Metairie Cemetery, St. Roch Cemetery, Tulane University, the French Opera, the U.S. Mint, the Young Men's Gymnastic Club, U.S. and French battleships in port, Royal Street, the French Market, and the Rex and Proteus parades. While the scrapbook has no single author, several of the entries are signed by individuals within the group. Two of the more prominent among these were an Irving Telling and Willie Grandon; thus the title of the collection, Telling-Grandon.
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: U.S. Army 64th General Hospital, organized by LSU Medical School
Documents related to the 64th General Hospital, a World War II medical unit organized by LSU Medical School which served predominantly in Africa and Italy. Materials include: declassified US Army reports, transcripts of interviews with medical officers (from 1971), two newsletters published by hospital staff, one from basic training in Fort Jackson, SC (64th General Observer), and one from the war time Hospital (The Roar). Scrapbooks and loose photos from Italy, Tunisia and training, as well as official photographs of LSU military officers are also included.
Contact: LSU Health New Orleans, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Title: Veterans of Southeast Louisiana
The Archives and Special Collections Department at Nicholls State University has created a collection of videotaped interviews of U.S. veterans living in southeast Louisiana. The collection consists of interviews primarily from Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes, but also includes interviews from the following parishes: Assumption, Iberia, Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, and St. Mary. Participants in the interviews range from service in World War II to the present conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, including service during peacetime. The interviews feature their life growing up in Louisiana, military experience, and life after active duty.
The collection includes a short biography, photographs, and relevant military documents of each veteran. It also relates their accounts of growing up in southeast Louisiana, reflecting the history and culture of their respective areas.
Contact: Clifton Theriot; email@example.com 985-448-4621
Title: WTUL - a collection from Tulane University's independent radio station
WTUL is Tulane University's independent college radio station. This collection features photographs, interviews, playlists, and a range of other materials from the station's beginnings in 1959 through the post-Katrina present.
Contact: Jeff Rubin, ph: 504.247.1832 firstname.lastname@example.org