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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.

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

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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 newspaper’s coverage and undermined the potentially unifying character of a nationwide audience.

Contact: Angela Proctor; archives1@lib.subr.edu; 225 771-2854

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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.

Contact: archives@loyno.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 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

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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.

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

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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 - lsudiglib@lsu.edu

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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 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: 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.

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

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Title: Painting in Louisiana From The Historic New Orleans Collection

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

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

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Title: 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.

Contact: LSM@crt.state.la.us

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