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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: Andrew D. Lytle’s Baton Rouge Photograph Collection

This collection contains images produced by photographer Andrew D. Lytle that are found in several separate manuscript collections in LSU Libraries Special Collections. During Lytle’s 50 year career (1857 – 1907) he documented life in Baton Rouge and the surrounding area and created a body of work that represents the most complete visual record of mid-19th and early 20th century Baton Rouge.

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

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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, digitalarchives@lsuhsc.edu

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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: medref@tulane.edu; (504) 988-5155

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Title: Civil War Photograph Album, 1862-1900

Photographs of officers in Civil War uniforms.

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

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Title: Early Louisiana French Correspondence

The Early Louisiana French Correspondence collection is a digital corpus of 100 handwritten French letters, personal and letters of business, written in Louisiana in the 18th and 19th centuries. These letters, showing the living conditions and social and political climate of the time, were transcribed and digitized to provide greatest access to the information contained within due to a collaboration between Louisiana State University’s Center for French and Francophone Studies and Hill Memorial Library.

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

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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.

Contact: LSU Libraries Digital Services; lsudiglib@lsu.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: French Colonial, Spanish Colonial, and Nineteenth-Century Louisiana Documents

Louisiana documents from 1655 – 1924 with a strong emphasis on the French colonial, Spanish colonial, and early national periods. Includes correspondence, land sales, slave sales, plantation journals, business licenses, property sales, professional and family papers, legal documents, land grants, tax receipts, theater programs, broadsides, engravings, and more. Particularly noteworthy are records from the Company of the Indies, papers of Francisco Bouligny, New Orleans municipal records, and McDonogh, Pontalba, and Pierson family papers.

Contact: Lee Miller, lmiller@tulane.edu, 504-568-5685

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Title: G. H. Suydam Photograph Album

Commercial photographs of twelve Baton Rouge buildings (e.g., the Louisiana State Capitol and the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Asylum) and street scenes and eight photographs of Admiral David G. Farragut's fleet on the Mississippi River. Memoranda handwritten on the reverse side of the photographs identify the Federal camp, headquarters of the generals, the provost marshall's office, and the general hospital; scenes at the grounds of the Baton Rouge Arsenal; and gunboats (e.g., the "Essex") and other vessels of Farragut's fleet.

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.

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Title: Historic Images of Baton Rouge from LSU Libraries

This collection is comprised of assorted images of Baton Rouge found in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley manuscript collections at LSU Libraries, Special Collections. The images are predominantly from the 19th Century and focus on the downtown Baton Rouge area

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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: John Langdon Ward Lantern Slides

The collection consists of 107 lantern slides documenting the aftermath of the Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana from May 23 - July 9, 1863. John Langdon Ward may have created these slides dating from circa 1880.

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Title: Louisiana Early English Corpus

The Louisiana Early English Corpus digital collection, compiled by the LSU Center for French and Francophone Studies and funded by the Louisiana Board of Regents, includes documents spanning the time of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 through the end of the 19th century from LSU Libraries Special Collections and Tulane University Special Collections. The documents were written by Louisiana farmers, planters, transporters, sawmill operators, and lawyers; the subject matter ranges from personal and family gossip to long business letters and news from across the Atlantic.

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 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: 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.

Contact: larc@tulane.edu

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Title: Louisiana State Museum Costumes and Textiles Collection

The Louisiana State Museum is home to one of the most extensive collections of historic clothing and textiles in the Southeast. Flags, souvenir ribbons, samplers and fashion illustrations.

Contact: lsm@crt.state.la.us

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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: 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: 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.

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Title: Northeast Louisiana Historic Images Collection

This collection contains images that document the history and culture of northeast Louisiana. The University of Louisiana at Monroe Library Special Collections received a Louisiana Board of Regent's Enhancement Grant to digitize images belonging to public libraries and patrons from the Trailblazer Library System.

Contact: specialcollections@ulm.edu; 318-342-1054

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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: Orleans Parish School Board 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.

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

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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: Perine-Giles-Sartain engravings, circa 19th century

This collection contains engravings by George Edward Perine, John Lawrence Giles, and John Sartain. The three were 19th century engravers who depicted historical events, political figures, artists, and other notable individuals. The original engravings are located at the LSU Libraries Special Collections Library.

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

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Title: Reconstruction Through Progressivism Collection

The Reconstruction through Progressivism, 1865-1920 primary source collection includes 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.

Contact: lsm@crt.state.la.us

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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.

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Title: UNO Historical Archives of the Supreme Court of Louisiana

The Louisiana Supreme Court archives consist mainly of manuscript case files appealed from lower state courts to the Supreme Court of Louisiana. Rules required that the Court be provided with a complete transcript of lower court files and evidence; thus the case files include maps, surveys, printed briefs, and a host of other documentation.

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

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