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Title: Actors and Musicians Photographs, 1880-1920

Photographs of actors from the late 19th century to 1932.

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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: American Missionary Association Photographs, 1839-1954

The American Missionary Association and the Promise of a Multicultural America: 1839 - 1954 is a digital photo archives of more than 5000 photographs of the activities of and related to the American Missionary Association.

Contact: www.amistadresearchcenter.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.

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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: 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.

Contact: larc@tulane.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: Charles L. Thompson Photographs

Photographs of the New Orleans area in the early part of the 1900's.

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Title: Civil War Photograph Album, 1862-1900

Photographs of officers in Civil War uniforms.

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Title: Early Images of Latin America

Early Images of Latin America provides an array of images of various cities in the region from the mid-19th century to c. 1910, along with some scenes of rural areas. Included are images of people, places, landscapes and urban scenes from Buenos Aires, Guatemala, Havana, Lima, Mexico City, Montevideo, Panama, Rio de Janeiro, San José de Costa Rica, and Tegucigalpa.

Contact: Christine Hernandez, chernand@tulane.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: George Francois Mugnier Collection

George Francois Mugnier created a series of a photographs of the people and sites of New Orleans and southern Louisiana during the 1880s to 1920s.

Contact: lsm@crt.state.la.us

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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: Historic Photographs of Southwest Louisiana

The Historic Photographs of Southwest Louisiana Collection documents McNeese State University, Lake Charles, and the Imperial Calcasieu region from the early 1890s to the present.

Contact: Pati Threatt; archivesdept@mcneese.edu; 337-475-5731

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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: 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.

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

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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 travels.

Contact: archives@loyno.edu

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Title: Louis Hasselmans' Musicians Photographs

Photographs include autographed studio portraits of Metropolitan Opera singers, Lionel Barrymore, and several unidentified individuals.

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Title: Louisiana Coastal Ecology, Richard J. Russell Collection

Maps, aerial photographs, audio files, geographic surveys, and interpretative materials on Louisiana's coastal zone. Materials were used by geologist and geographer Richard J. Russell. Russell, who established a reputation as a world expert on the Mississippi and other delta regions, as well as on coastal erosion and coastal ecology.

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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.

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Title: Louisiana Newspaper Access Program - LaNeAP

A collection of select regional Louisiana newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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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 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, raeburn@tulane.edu, 504-865-5688

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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 Health Sciences Center Shreveport Photograph Collection

This collection of nearly 3,000 photographs documents the people, facilities, and events that were significant to the growth and development of the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. With several name changes over the years (Shreveport Charity Hospital, Confederate Memorial Medical Center, and LSU Medical Center), this multi-campus health care and educational institution has a 140-year history. Photographs in this collection are primarily the work of Gordon W. Maxcy, a registered biomedical photographer whose 34-year career began in 1948 at the Shreveport Charity Hospital. During his career he was responsible for photographing employees and hospital events and documenting the daily life at the hospital, nursing school, and medical school. Also included in this collection are historic photographs of the Shreveport Charity Hospital and staff from the late 1800s and the early 1900s taken by Burch Enos Grabill and William "Bill" Grabill, father and son owners of Grabill Studio in Shreveport.

Contact: Dee Jones; djone4@lsuhsc.edu; 318-675-5458

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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.

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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.

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Title: LSU University Archives Photographs Collection

The photographs in this collection provide a rich look into LSU's past. Focusing on the years 1886-1925, the collection shows the buildings and grounds, students and student life, athletic teams, faculty and administrators, classrooms, and laboratories at the "Ole War Skule."

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Title: M. O. Gershenzon Archive

Rare photos of Mikhail Osipovich Gershenzon's family and letters from Gershenzon. Gershenzon (1869-1925) was an important scholar and philosopher of Russia's Silver Age; a mystic, he believed in the power of the "cosmos" to bring unity to the world and happiness to the individual. These rare photos and letters describe the life of a Russian intellectual in the decade before and after the October Revolution.

Contact: Jeff Rubin digitallibrary@tulane.edu 504-247-1832

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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: 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; lsudiglib@lsu.edu

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Title: New Orleans Centennial Exposition Stereoscopic Views

Stereoscopic views of the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition in New Orleans, 1884-5.

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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 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.

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.

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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: Rowles Stereograph Collection

Grant Rowles, an amateur photographer and collector, amassed this impressive collection of 389 stereograph photographs. This collection of vintage albumen prints of New Orleans and Louisiana date from mid 1860s to the early 20th century

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: 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.

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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.

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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.

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