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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.

Contact: lsm@crt.state.la.us

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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.

Contact: lsm@crt.state.la.us

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Title: Antebellum Period

Louisiana's antebellum history is revealed through a variety of artifacts that document a variety of critical topics in American History.

Contact: lsm@crt.state.la.us

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Title: Arts Administration Master's Reports

ATTENTION: This collection is in a new location and will soon be removed from this site. You may now access these and more current materials at http://scholarworks.uno.edu/aa_masters_rpts/.

Contact: libref@uno.edu, (504) 280-6549

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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.

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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.

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

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Title: Edna Tiny Tarbutton Collection

The collection contains items that document the career of national records setting and Hall of Fame coach, Willie Edna Tiny Tarbutton. She coached all of her 33 years at Baskin where she posted 654 wins, 263 losses and 2 ties. Her honors include four Halls of Fame: Louisiana High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame, Louisiana Sports Writer's Hall of Fame, national High School Hall of Fame and the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

Contact: ULM Library Special Collections; specialcollections@ulm.edu; 318.342.1054

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Title: French Colonial, Spanish Colonial, and Nineteenth-Century Louisiana Documents

Louisiana documents from 1655 – 1924 with a strong emphasis on the French colonial, Spanish colonial, and early national periods. Includes correspondence, land sales, slave sales, plantation journals, business licenses, property sales, professional and family papers, legal documents, land grants, tax receipts, theater programs, broadsides, engravings, and more. Particularly noteworthy are records from the Company of the Indies, papers of Francisco Bouligny, New Orleans municipal records, and McDonogh, Pontalba, and Pierson family papers.

Contact: Lee Miller, lmiller@tulane.edu, 504-568-5685

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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.

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

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Title: Guiseppe Ferrata Score Collection

This collection of works by Guiseppe Ferrata includes more than 30 pieces published between 1901 and 1921. His versatility as a composer is highlighted by the variety of genres, from light songs, to solo piano works, masses, and string quartets.

Contact: Lisa Hooper Lhooper1@tulane.edu 504-314-7822

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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.

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

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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; archivesdept@mcneese.edu; 337-475-5731

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Title: Huey P. Long Collection

The Huey Long Digital Collection contains original documents concerning depression-era Louisiana and detailing Huey P. Long's "Share Our Wealth" program.

Contact: archivesdept@mcneese.edu

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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.

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

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Title: Judge John Minor Wisdom Collection

John Minor Wisdom (1905-1999) was hailed as "a giant among federal judges during the tumultuous years that saw official segregation end in the South and civil rights at last extended to black Americans." This collection includes Carnival ball invitations, admit cards, dance cards, and programs; souvenir booklets; memorabilia of the Young Men's Gymnastic Club and other non-carnival miscellany.

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

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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 travels.

Contact: archives@loyno.edu

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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.

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 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.

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

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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.

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

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Title: Louisiana Ephemera at the University of New Orleans

An eclectic collection of Louisiana-related materials not tied to a larger project that may include ephemera, pamphlets, books, and more. New items will be added periodically.

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

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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.

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

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Title: Louisiana Menu and Restaurant Collection

The Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC) preserves extensive holdings documenting Louisiana's food and cooking culture, including several thousand menus, restaurant brochures, bar flyers, and other items essential for understanding the cuisine and food industry of our state. This online collection comprises three parts. Currently available are restaurant menus from the 1930s to the present. LaRC also preserves menus and brochures for hotel restaurants, as well as drink lists and promotional flyers for bars. Those extend to the 1910s and will go online during the summer and fall of 2012. Third, LaRC preserves banquet menus for organizations holding meetings and conventions. Extending back to the 1870s, we hope to put those online in the fall of 2012 and spring of 2013.

Contact: larc@tulane.edu

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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 Sheet Music Collection

A collection of over 600 pieces of Louisiana sheet music from the mid 19th century to the early 20th century.

Contact: Bruce Raeburn, raeburn@tulane.edu, 504-865-5688

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Title: Louisiana State Documents Digital Archive

Louisiana law requires that state agencies submit copies of their publications to the Recorder of Documents for distribution to the member libraries of the Louisiana State Document Depository Program. This program preserves and assures the availability of state publications for use by the public throughout the state. State agencies are allowed to fulfill their statutory obligation to participate in the Depository Program by providing documents in electronic format. The primary goal of the Digital Archive is to provide the public with permanent access to these digital publications that state agencies submit. Louisiana state documents, print and digital, are cataloged in the State Library's online catalog and are available for use by all libraries regardless of depository status.

Contact: Charlene Bonnette; cbonnette@slol.lib.la.us; 225-342-2791 or LAColl@state.lib.la.us

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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.

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

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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.

Contact: For information or permission to use/publish, contact: LAColl@state.lib.la.us

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Title: Loyola University New Orleans Electronic Theses

The electronic thesis collection consists of theses from Loyola graduate and undergraduate students dating back to 1958. Some items are restricted for use to on-campus Loyola users.

Contact: archives@loyno.edu

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Title: LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans - Catalog and Bulletin

Curricula, educational plans, offerings, descriptions and requirements for various health sciences professions taught at LSU Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Schools include: Medicine, Graduate Studies, Nursing, Dentistry, and Allied Health Professions.

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

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: M. O. Gershenzon Archive

Rare photos of Mikhail Osipovich Gershenzon's family and letters from Gershenzon. Gershenzon (1869-1925) was an important scholar and philosopher of Russia's Silver Age; a mystic, he believed in the power of the "cosmos" to bring unity to the world and happiness to the individual. These rare photos and letters describe the life of a Russian intellectual in the decade before and after the October Revolution.

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

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Title: Marcus Christian Collection

Marcus Bruce Christian (1900-1976) was a businessman, a writer and poet, teacher, and head of the "Colored Project" of the Louisiana Federal Writers' Project (FWP) at Dillard University. Although he had a limited formal education, Christian served as a librarian at Dillard University upon the conclusion of the FWP, and later as a writer-in-residence and special lecturer at Louisiana State University in New Orleans (now the University of New Orleans). Christian's extensive collection includes several versions of the history manuscript "The Negro in Louisiana" and the writers' project notes, nearly twelve hundred poems, personal correspondence, family photographs, lectures, and secondary materials pertaining to the black experience in Louisiana and beyond.

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

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Title: Mary McMurran and Conner Family

The bulk of the collection consists of transcriptions of correspondence between Mrs. Mary Louisa Turner McMurran, widow of John T. McMurran and plantation managers between 1866 and 1876. This correspondence pertains to plantation farming, weather, legal matters and life in general in Natchez, Mississippi and the surrounding areas including Moro in Tensas Parish, Louisiana during Reconstruction. The collection also contains images of photographs and postcards from the Audley Britton Conner family, descendents of Judge Edward Turner.

Contact: Cyndy Robertson, crobertson@ulm.edu, 318.342.1054

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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: Newcomb College Scrapbooks

We have digitized each page of some forty scrapbooks, originally created over the first seventy years of the twentieth century. Selected pages of these will be part of an online exhibit on the history of scrapbooks, but we would like interested researchers to be able to access all pages via the Digital Library should they wish.

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

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Title: Print Culture of the Civil Rights Movement, 1950-1980

This digital collection highlights the newspapers, posters, broadsides, pamphlets, and other printed ephemera produced by student groups, leading civil rights organizations, and individuals, which document the efforts of civil rights efforts in the United States.

Contact: Jeff Rubin; jrubin6@tulane.edu; 504-289-7168

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Title: Registre du Comite Medical de la Nouvelle Orleans, 1816-1854

The Registre du Comite' Medical de la Nouvelle Orleans is a handwritten manuscript detailing the minutes of the medical licensing board of Eastern Louisiana from 1816 to 1854. An index is included.

Contact: medref@tulane.edu (504) 988-5155

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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.

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

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Title: StoryCorps

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, libspec@uno.edu

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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.

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

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Title: The Crescent City Pictorial

Published in 1926, The Crescent City Pictorial serves as a visual testament to African American life in New Orleans during the early 20th century. Published by former school teacher and newspaper publisher O.C.W. Taylor, the booklet contains photographs, taken by Villard Paddio, of African American homes, businesses, schools, churches, and social organizations. Taylor dedicated his publication "to the Progress of the Colored Citizens of New Orleans, Louisiana, "America's Most Interesting City."

Contact: Jeff Rubin, jrubin6@tulane.edu, 504-289-7168

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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, digitalarchives@lsuhsc.edu

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