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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.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, (504) 280-6544
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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.
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 Alfred L. Bertacci Sr., 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.
Contact: The Historic New Orleans Collection; email@example.com
Title: Charles L. Thompson Photographs
Photographs of the New Orleans area in the early part of the 1900's.
Contact: LSU Libraries Digital Services; firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Cole Coleman Louisiana Photographs
Commercial photographer Howard C. "Cole" Coleman (1883-1969) captured Louisiana subjects for popular magazines such as "Antiques" and "LIFE." His collection of more than 500 images documents significant cultural events, celebrity visits, historic places and industrial developments.
Contact: Jeff Rubin, email@example.com, 504-247-1832
Title: Donn Young Photographs
Photographs by New Orleans photographer, Donn Young, salvaged from his Lakeview home after Hurricane Katrina.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 318-342-1054
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: 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: 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: 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;
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 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 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 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.
Title: Louisiana Newspaper Access Program - LaNeAP
A collection of select regional Louisiana newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Contact: LSU Libraries Digital Services - firstname.lastname@example.org
Title: Louisiana Photographs Collection
The Louisiana Photographs Collection holds historic photos compiled and housed in the Louisiana and Special Collections department of UNO's Earl K. Long Library. Materials generally have some relation to New Orleans or Louisiana. An inventory for the physical collection associated with this digital collection can be found at http://library.uno.edu/specialcollections/inventories/000.htm. Descriptions are searchable for all photos in the collection, but the photos whose copyright status is uncertain may only be viewed on-site at the UNO Earl K. Long Library. Please contact us for more information.
Contact: email@example.com, (504) 280-6544
Title: Louisiana Railroad Depot Photograph Collection
This collection is comprised of images of 129 stations in the state from Houma to Bastrop and points in between, and dates from 1905 to 1984, reflecting the heyday of rail travel to its decline. Railroads represented in the collection include the Illinois Central, Kansas City Southern, Louisiana and Arkansas, Missouri Pacific, Santa Fe, Southern Pacific, Texas and New Orleans, and Texas and Pacific, among others.
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 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;
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 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: 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 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: NOLA Hiphop and Bounce Archive
The NOLA Hiphop and Bounce Archive documents the lively and unique sound of New Orleans hiphop and bounce music. This digital collection contains audio and video interviews with leading hiphop and bounce artists in New Orleans, including rappers, DJs, producers, and record store owners. Interviewees include: including: Mannie Fresh, Mystikal, KLC, Nesby Phips, Dee-1, Partners-n-Crime, Leroy "Precise" Edwards, Ricky B, Black Menace, DJ Raj Smoove, Raw Dizzy, 6-shot, DJ Jubilee, Sinista, Sess 4-5, Truth Universal, DJ Quickie Mart, Impulss, Big Dyce, Skip UTP, DJ EF Cuttin, Nicky da B, DJ Rusty Lazer, Dave Soul, DJ Black n Mild, K Gates, Melaphyre, Allie Baby, Keedy Black, The Show, 10th Ward Buck, Lucky Johnson, DJ Spin, Queen Blackkold Madina and others.
Contact: Jeff Rubin; firstname.lastname@example.org; 504-247-1832
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.
Title: Records of the French Superior Council (1714-1769)
These civil and criminal records are an invaluable source for researching Louisiana's colonial history. They record the social, political and economic lives of rich and poor, female and male, slave and free, African, Native, European and American colonials.
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: 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: 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.