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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.

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

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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: Black Natchez

Black Natchez, a documentary film by fimmaker Ed Pincus, documents race relations and civil rights efforts in Natchez, Mississippi, following the murder of Wharlest Jackson in February 1965. Pincus' cinema verite style captures attempts to organize and register Black voters and the formation of a self defense group in the Black community in Natchez.

Contact: Christopher Harter; charter@tulane.edu

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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: 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: 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: 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, lmiller@tulane.edu, 504-865-5685

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Title: Louisiana Ecology and Conservation, The Percy Viosca Jr. Collection

While employed by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Percy Viosca, a pre-eminent herpetologist, documented the coastal Louisiana landscape between 1921 and 1932.

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

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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 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: 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.

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

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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: Mississippi River Flood of 1927 Photograph Album

a visual record of one of the worst natural disasters to occur in the U. S. The flood took the lives of thousands, made refugees of hundreds of thousands, and caused vast destruction. The photo album was prepared for O. K. Allen (1882-1936), Chairman, Louisiana Highway Commission and later Governor, and presumably used for securing Federal disaster aid.

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

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Title: Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Over the past three decades, New Orleans entrepreneur and art collector Roger Houston Ogden has assembled one of the finest collections of southern visual art.

Contact: Libra LaGrone; llagrone@ogdenmuseum.org; 504.539.9612

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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: 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: 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: 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, jrubin6@tulane.edu, 504-289-7168

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Title: Thomas H. and Joan W. Gandy Photograph Collection

Collection contains glass plate and celluloid negatives of Natchez photographers Henry Norman, Henry Gurney, and Earl Norman, collected by Dr. Thomas and Joan Gandy. Images include scenes of Natchez, historic buildings, civic events, sports, family groups, and portraits.

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

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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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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.

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

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