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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.
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Title: Aleman Estate (Hathaway Gibbens) Collection
This collection contains postcards depicting scenes of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Covington, La.; the Mississippi Gulf Coast; and various cities in the United States and Canada. Holiday greetings and postcards on other subjects are also included.
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
Contact: Historic New Orleans Collection; 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: Andrew Augustus Gunby Collection
The collection contains photographic images of the Andrew Augustus Gunby family and friends including Gunby’s grandfather, Colonel Thomas Cunningham Standifer and Gunby’s son, Colonel Thomas Standifer Gunby. Many of the images were made by well-known photographers of the time.
Contact: ULM Library Special Collections; firstname.lastname@example.org 318-342-1054
Title: Anthony J. Stanonis Pamphlet Collection
The Anthony J. Stanonis Collection is comprised of materials relating to the New
Orleans tourist industry. Dating from 1902 to 1960, the guides, maps, brochures,
books, and other literature document public and private tourism businesses. Anthony
J. Stanonis gathered the materials during his research on the cultural and economic
implications of urban tourism.
Title: Aristides Agramonte Yellow Fever Collection
Access over 130 books and journal articles dating back to the 1790s discussing the epidemiology and pathology of yellow fever in New York, Philadelphia, Barbados and New Orleans, among other areas. Books are included from prominent researchers of yellow fever authors such as Benjamin Rush, Carlos Finlay and Aristides Agramonte.
Contact: LSU Health New Orleans, email@example.com
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.
Contact: LSU Libraries Digital Services; firstname.lastname@example.org
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/.
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Title: Bourbon Street, 1944-1952
The collection depicts Bourbon Street during World War II and the boom years that followed. Architect Walter Cook Keenan took over 200 photographs of the vibrant artery, documenting its night clubs, burlesque shows, boarding houses, restaurants and neon signs.
Contact: Keli Rylance, firstname.lastname@example.org, 504-247-1806
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.
Title: Charity Hospital Reports
Published from 1842 to 1974, the Charity Hospital Reports are vital to Louisiana's social and medical history and include information not widely available from the nineteenth century. The Charity Hospital Reports include public health information on morbidity and mortality (including information on the yellow fever epidemics in New Orleans), venereal disease issues, disease incidence, vital statistics, and hospital administration.
Contact: email@example.com; (504) 988-5155
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: Charles V. Booth Collection: New Orleans Carnival Truck Parade Photos
Photographs of New Orleans Carnival truck parades, primarily the Elks Krewe of Orleanians and the Elks Krewe of Jeffersonians. Materials were donated to the Earl K. Long Library by Charles V. Booth (b. 1923), a collector of Mardi Gras, truck, and doubloon history. Due to potential copyright restrictions, photos may only be viewed on the UNO campus
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Title: Clarence John Laughlin Photograph Collection
The Historic New Orleans Collection is the major repository for the photographs and writings of pioneer surrealist and experimental photographer Clarence John Laughlin (1905–1985), a native of Louisiana. Included in this digital collection are master prints, work prints, unique collages, and color experiments, as well as selected images by other photographers. The Laughlin Collection chronicles an active career that stretched from the early 1930s through the late 1960s. Laughlin’s subjects include architecture and cemeteries of New Orleans, historic plantation architecture of southern Louisiana and the lower Mississippi valley, American Victorian architecture, contemporary architecture, interpretive photographic renditions of sculpture, and several series of symbolic photographs that use the camera to probe the subconscious mind.
Contact: The Historic New Orleans Collection
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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, email@example.com
Title: Images from the Civil War and Reconstruction
Images from the Louisiana Research Collection pertaining to the Civil War and Reconstruction. Includes political leaders, soldier and regimental portraits, studio portraits of general officers, photographs of memorial committees and veterans' organizations, and forts and battlefields.
Contact: Lee Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org, 504-865-5685
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: Jambalaya and T-Wave Yearbooks
The Jambalaya yearbook began publication in 1896 with gaps. It ceased publication in 2009. Completely produced by students, these visual time-capsules document the daily life of students at Tulane University and the former Newcomb College. In 1982, the students of the School of Medicine launched their own yearbook, the T-Wave, which is also available digitally through the Tulane University Digital Library.
Title: Jesuit scrapbooks from the New Orleans Province
The following scrapbook, inscribed Archives of the New Orleans Mission dates to the late 19th century and is a record of the men who served in the Society of Jesus, and the churches, schools and institutions they established in the South. Jesuits returned to the Southern United States 1836, but it was not until 1907 that they were designated the New Orleans Province of the American Assistancy. Previously they were administered as a Mission of the Lyon, France Province and as the Independent New Orleans Province. The Province includes thestates of Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and New Mexico. The photographs in this scrapbook include numerous portrait photographs of the Jesuits working in the South, group photographs of Jesuit Communities, major houses such as the College of the Immaculate Conception in New Orleans and St. Charles College in Grand Coteau, La.
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: John T. Mendes Photograph Collection
Between 1916 and the mid-1930s, John Tibule Mendes (1888-1965) was a consistent and curious observer of life in the Crescent City. His collection offers a vivid impression of New Orleans during the roaring '20s.
Contact: The Historic New Orleans Collection; firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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: Lindy Boggs Collection
Ephemera from Ms. Boggs 1991 Graduate Commencement Address to LSU Medical Center, December 12, 1991.
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 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.
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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.
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Title: Louisiana Political Ephemera, 1860-1920
This selection of political ephemera from the Louisiana Research Collection's extensive ephemera collection spans 1860 to 1920. It covers both local New Orleans elections, statewide Louisiana elections, and a few items relate to presidential elections as they pertained to Louisiana. The items were generally issued around the time of elections, urging voters to support specific candidates and tickets. Subjects covered include Reconstruction-era politicians, polling and balloting practices, the Good Government League and other topics.
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 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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 504-865-5688
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: Loyola University Maroon
The Maroon, the student newspaper of Loyola University New Orleans, has been published since 1923. The Maroon covers student life, campus activities, cultural and athletic events, Loyola University New Orleans administration, faculty and staff, and other features.
Contact: Loyola University New Orleans Special Collections & Archives, email@example.com
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.
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.
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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Title: LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans Newspaper Clippings
Since 1933, the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans (LSUHSC-NO) Library has collected newspaper clippings related to the history and accomplishments of Louisiana's first public health sciences institution.
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 Medical Center, New Orleans - Graduation Programs
Printed graduation programs from commencement ceremonies at LSU Medical Center and LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, 1933 to the present.
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.
Title: Maps from The Historic New Orleans Collection
The Historic New Orleans Collection has extensive holdings of significant manuscript and printed maps. Acquisition was begun by The Collection's founder, General L. Kemper Williams, in the 1920s and '30s. Since then considerable additions have been made including a wide range of maps dating from early colonial times to the present.
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.
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: 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.
Contact: LSU Libraires Digital Services; email@example.com
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).
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 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.
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; email@example.com; 504-247-1832
Title: Orleans Parish School Board Meeting Minutes
Meeting minutes from the Orleans Parish School Board and its predecessors document the history of public education in and around New Orleans as far back as the 1840s. In an ongoing project, these minutes are being digitized and uploaded here. Additionally, a pilot project funded by a Board of Regents Grant allowed scholars from UNO's Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies to index more than 900 pages of meeting minutes. That index has been incorporated into this database, and it is hoped that further indexing or transcription can be undertaken in the future.
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: 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 504-289-7168
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: 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: 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.
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: 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: Social Framework: Photographs by Marion Palfi, 1945-1960
The "Social Framework: Photographs by Marion Palfi, 1945-1960," digital collection highlights images captured by socially conscious photographer Marion Palfi. Palfi's photographs depict various scenes of people and daily life from the 1940s-1960s. The photographs include scenes from the Harlem neighborhood in New York City, the City College of New York, Columbia University, New York Hospital, Memorial Hospital, Sydenham Hospital, World War II servicemen and war plants, Pittsburgh steel mills, Dillard University in New Orleans (Louisiana) American Missionary Association (AMA) schools, as well as the daily life of African Americans living in the segregated South.
Contact: Jeff Rubin, email@example.com, 504-289-7168
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 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."
Title: Tiger Rag - Student newspapers of LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans
The Tiger and The Tiger Rag were newspapers published by the students of Louisiana State University Medical Center. The Tiger, first published on September 19th, 1932, produced 8 volumes of issues from 1932-1940. From 1940 to 1946 it became Journal of the LSU School of Medicine and took a more scholarly approach. Following a brief hiatus, The Tiger Rag was published 1950 to 1994 by the LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans. Individual PDF files of the original newspapers are key-word searchable, or search the collection by subject and select headlines.
Contact: LSU Health New Orleans, email@example.com
Title: Tulane Library Speaker Series
The Tulane Library Speaker Series encompasses speaker events hosted by Howard-Tilton Memorial Library and its divisions such as the Latin American Library, the Music and Media Center, and Special Collections among others.
Contact: Jeff Rubin. firstname.lastname@example.org, 504-247-1832
Title: Tulane University Band Historical Collection
The Tulane University Band Historical Collection [1956-1981, nd] contains digitized recordings of the Tulane University Band as well as images of the original recording jackets.
Contact: Lisa Hooper, email@example.com
Title: Tulane University Football Programs
This collection of Tulane University football programs offers a review of Tulane football history, traditions, coaches and players in a picturesque and informative manner. The programs not only give descriptions of the players and coaches, they also present reviews of past games and seasons, and many of them contain news and photographic sections featuring different aspects of campus and collegiate life.
Contact: Ann Case, University Archivist;
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: University of New Orleans Senior Honors Theses
This collection covers Honors Theses submitted through Summer 2011. Theses submitted from Fall 2011-present are available at http://scholarworks.uno.edu/honors_theses/.
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 Branks Stewart Collection
Medical illustrations by William Branks Stewart, medical artist at the LSU School of
Medicine, 1933- 1950.
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