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Title: Abe L. Shushan Collection
The Abe L. Shushan Collection contains nearly 750 items including
scrapbooks, photographs, and personal memorabilia of the former president of the
Orleans Levee Board, under whose direction the Lake Pontchartrain sea wall and New
Orleans Lakefront Airport were constructed. A close friend and associate of Huey P.
Long, Abe L. Shushan was an influential and controversial public figure in the
Louisiana political landscape during the 1920s and 1930s.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, (504) 280-6544
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Title: Actors and Musicians Photographs, 1880-1920
Photographs of actors from the late 19th century to 1932.
Contact: LSU Libraries Digital Services; email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
Title: Anthony J. Stanonis Pamphlet Collection
The Anthony J. Stanonis Collection is comprised of materials relating to the New
Orleans tourist industry. Dating from 1902 to 1960, the guides, maps, brochures,
books, and other literature document public and private tourism businesses. Anthony
J. Stanonis gathered the materials during his research on the cultural and economic
implications of urban tourism.
Title: Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore
Begun in 1974, the collection is the most comprehensive repository of recorded and transcribed materials on French in Louisiana, as well as the Upper Mississippi River Valley, French Canada, the West Indies, and Africa.
Contact: Jennifer Ritter; firstname.lastname@example.org; (337) 482-1320
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, email@example.com
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; (504) 988-5155
Title: Charles L. Thompson Photographs
Photographs of the New Orleans area in the early part of the 1900's.
Title: Col. Joseph S. Tate Photograph Album
The original Joseph S. Tate photograph album (unbound) contained 103 black and white photographic prints mounted on paper. The images show scenes from several locations in Louisiana during the 1920s including lumbering and shrimping operations, city scenes, and a number of scenic bayou images. It is not known whether Joseph S. Tate was the photographer. It is known that the album was his property.
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, email@example.com
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.
Title: Frank B. Moore Photograph
The Frank Moore Collection contains nearly 550 negatives, most of them glass plates, taken from 1915 to 1950. Well over half of the collection consists of individual and group portraits, many featuring performers in costume, musicians, and local schools.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 504-568-5685
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
Title: George Francois Mugnier New Orleans Scenes
Depicts New Orleans buildings and monuments. Included are scenes of the French Market, a levee, Chalmette Monument, City Hall, a Confederate Navy submarine, the U.S. Mint, Jackson Square, the Louisiana Sugar and Rice Exchange, a plantation home, mansions, Negro quarters, and streets of New Orleans.
Title: Guiseppe Ferrata Score Collection
This collection of works by Guiseppe Ferrata includes more than 30 pieces published between 1901 and 1921. His versatility as a composer is highlighted by the variety of genres, from light songs, to solo piano works, masses, and string quartets.
Contact: Lisa Hooper Lhooper1@tulane.edu 504-314-7822
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
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; email@example.com; 337-475-5731
Title: Isidore Newman School Archives
This collection, presented in collaboration with the University of New Orleans, showcases digitized items from the historical archives of Isidore Newman
School in New Orleans, LA. Items include student publications and photographs of buildings, grounds, student sports, and activities.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, (504) 280-6549; Katherine Smith Patin KPatin@newmanschool.org (504) 896-6332
Title: Jambalaya and T-Wave Yearbooks
The Jambalaya yearbook began publication in 1896 with gaps. It ceased publication in 2009. Completely produced by students, these visual time-capsules document the daily life of students at Tulane University and the former Newcomb College. In 1982, the students of the School of Medicine launched their own yearbook, the T-Wave, which is also available digitally through the Tulane University Digital Library.
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.
Title: John Norris Teunisson Photographs
John Norris Teunisson (1869-1959), a commercial photographer, documented the New Orleans area during the first two decades of the twentieth century. The collection contains 467 vintage prints.
Title: Joseph Bauer Family Album
This collection consists of photographic prints of Dr. Joseph Bauer's residence, the French Quarter and Market, Audubon Park, Metairie Cemetery, the Fair Grounds, Newcomb College, Milneburg, the Spanish Fort, West End Park, Mandeville, the bayous and shores of Lake Pontchartrain, and formal portraits of Bauer and his wife, Hortense Villavaso Bauer.
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.
Title: Louis Hasselmans' Musicians Photographs
Photographs include autographed studio portraits of Metropolitan Opera singers, Lionel Barrymore, and several unidentified individuals.
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.
Title: Louisiana Ephemera at the University of New Orleans
An eclectic collection of Louisiana-related materials not tied to a larger project that may include ephemera, pamphlets, books, and more. New items will be added periodically.
Contact: Contact: email@example.com, (504) 280-6544
Title: Louisiana Menu and Restaurant Collection
The Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC) preserves extensive holdings documenting Louisiana's food and cooking culture, including several thousand menus, restaurant brochures, bar flyers, and other items essential for understanding the cuisine and food industry of our state.
This online collection comprises three parts. Currently available are restaurant menus from the 1930s to the present. LaRC also preserves menus and brochures for hotel restaurants, as well as drink lists and promotional flyers for bars. Those extend to the 1910s and will go online during the summer and fall of 2012. Third, LaRC preserves banquet menus for organizations holding meetings and conventions. Extending back to the 1870s, we hope to put those online in the fall of 2012 and spring of 2013.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com, (504) 280-6544
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 504-865-5688
Title: Louisiana State Museum Jazz Collection
The Louisiana State Museum Jazz collection is composed of photographs, audio recordings and musical instruments primarily dealing with traditional New Orleans jazz.
Title: Loyola University New Orleans University Photographs Collection
This collection is comprised of photographs dating back to the early 20th century from Loyola's University Archives. Early photographs include some taken by famed New Orleans photographer E.J. Bellocq. Since 1949, the university has employed an official photographer. While a large part of the photographs in the collection come from these university employees, many photographs in the collection are unidentified. When the photographer is known, photos will be credited to that person. Unidentified photos will be credited to the university.
Contact: Loyola University New Orleans Special Collections & Archives, email@example.com
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 318-675-5458
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.
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.
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.
Title: LSU Music Resources Sheet Music Collection
This collection includes over 3,000 pieces of sheet music, the bulk of which was copyrighted between 1880 and 1980. This collection was donated to the Music Resources Department at LSU Libraries. It contains classical, folk, holiday, musical, popular, and sacred music published primarily in America and England.
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."
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
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; email@example.com
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
Title: New Orleans Image Collections at the LSU Libraries
The majority of the images are from the New Orleans French Quarter Scenes, circa 1900, collection and the Vieux Carre photographs. Other manuscript collections represented include: New Orleans Dock Views, Horticultural Hall at World's Cotton Centennial and Industrial Exposition Photographs, New Orlean's Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral, and an assortment of Mardi Gras images. The original images are located at the LSU Libraries Special Collections Library.
Title: New Orleans Negative Exposures and Prints, circa 1900-1930
The majority of the images document New Orleans architecture and famous buildings
such as the Cabildo, the Presbytere, the Pontalba Building, the Old Absinthe House,
the Hotel Monteleone, and others, urban public spaces, and boats on the river near
Girod Street pier just upriver from the French Quarter. A minority of the images
documents private residences and United Fruit Company pier-side operations. The
original images are located at the LSU Libraries Special Collections Library.
Title: Newcomb College Scrapbooks
We have digitized each page of some forty scrapbooks, originally created over the first seventy years of the twentieth century. Selected pages of these will be part of an online exhibit on the history of scrapbooks, but we would like interested researchers to be able to access all pages via the Digital Library should they wish.
Contact: Jeff Rubin, email@example.com, 504-247-1832
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 504.539.9612
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.
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.
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.
Title: Robert S. Maestri Photograph Collection
Robert Maestri (1889-1974), served as Mayor of New Orleans from 1936 until 1946. There are 833 photographs in this collection.
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
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.
Title: Southwestern Louisiana Institute Photographs
These photographs depict many aspects of the Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette) from 1923 to 1940.
Title: Strand Theater Collection
Historical photographs from 1924 to 1985 document original construction, interior and exterior design, performances, disintegration, reconstruction, celebration of the Strand Theatre's grand re- opening in 1984, and celebration of Shreveport's Sesquicentennial.
Title: Telling-Grandon Scrapbook
The Telling-Grandon Scrapbook is a 28-page scrapbook/diary containing photographs and ephemera collected by an Evanston, Illinois group during a visit by train to the New Orleans Carnival of 1903. The New Orleans section includes brief references to Begue's Restaurant, Fabacher's Restaurant, Christ Church, Metairie Cemetery, St. Roch Cemetery, Tulane University, the French Opera, the U.S. Mint, the Young Men's Gymnastic Club, U.S. and French battleships in port, Royal Street, the French Market, and the Rex and Proteus parades. While the scrapbook has no single author, several of the entries are signed by individuals within the group. Two of the more prominent among these were an Irving Telling and Willie Grandon; thus the title of the collection, Telling-Grandon.
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.
Title: Tom Bell Papers, 1895-1999
The collection contains photographs and other materials related to oilman Tom Bell and his work in the oil industry; to his daughter and local actress, Nettie Lou Bell; and to the town of Vivian, Louisiana.
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.