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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 river system.

Contact: 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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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; clifton.theriot@nicholls.edu 985-448-4621

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