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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: 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: America at War

The America at War digital collection includes a significant number of 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: 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; jritter@louisiana.edu; (337) 482-1320

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Title: Arts Administration Master's Reports

ATTENTION: This collection is in a new location and will soon be removed from this site. You may now access these and more current materials at http://scholarworks.uno.edu/aa_masters_rpts/.

Contact: libref@uno.edu, (504) 280-6549

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Title: Bourbon Street, 1944-1952

The collection depicts Bourbon Street during World War II and the boom years that followed. Architect Walter Cook Keenan took over 200 photographs of the vibrant artery, documenting its night clubs, burlesque shows, boarding houses, restaurants and neon signs.

Contact: Keli Rylance, krylance@tulane.edu, 504-247-1806

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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: Caroline Wogan Durieux Works of Art

This series contains approximately 85 digital representations of Durieux's lithographs, cliche verres, electron prints and paintings.

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

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Title: Charles L. Franck and Franck-Bertacci

Charles L. Franck was a commercial photographer in New Orleans whose individual career and successors covered all but the first decade of the 20th century. In 1955, his studio was purchased by Albert Bertacci, who continued to operate within the same scope of assignments as Franck had done. Tens of thousands of photographs and negatives from the Franck and Franck – Bertacci studios, held at The Collection, chronicle the face and growth of Louisiana, and New Orleans in particular, during the 20th century. The change of the city through its photographed character focuses on major industries (the port, construction, transportation) during a period of racial integration, labor disputes and urban growth. Social and cultural events – Mardi Gras, weddings, private parties all feature in the collection as well. As the Franck Collection approaches the present day, the photographs of major building projects (the Louisiana Superdome, bridges across the Mississippi River, nuclear power plants and petrochemical complexes) touch on issues of suburban and exurban expansion, and environmental issues.

Contact: louisquery@hnoc.org

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Title: Clarence John Laughlin Photograph Collection

The Historic New Orleans Collection is the major repository for the photographs and writings of pioneer surrealist and experimental photographer Clarence John Laughlin (1905–1985), a native of Louisiana. Included in this digital collection are master prints, work prints, unique collages, and color experiments, as well as selected images by other photographers. The Laughlin Collection chronicles an active career that stretched from the early 1930s through the late 1960s. Laughlin’s subjects include architecture and cemeteries of New Orleans, historic plantation architecture of southern Louisiana and the lower Mississippi valley, American Victorian architecture, contemporary architecture, interpretive photographic renditions of sculpture, and several series of symbolic photographs that use the camera to probe the subconscious mind.

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

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Title: Donn Young Photographs

Photographs by New Orleans photographer, Donn Young, salvaged from his Lakeview home after Hurricane Katrina.

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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: Essai D'Anatomie

The "Essai D'Anatomie" was produced by Gautier D'Agoty in 1745. It is a remarkably detailed anatomical atlas of the head, neck, and shoulder areas of the human body with explanatory text in French. The anatomical images were produced using the mezzotint method of engraving and printing.

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

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Title: Frances B. Johnston Photograph Collection

A collection of signed vintage prints by the famed female photographer. This was the first photographic collection for the study of American architecture assembled at the Library of Congress.

Contact: lsm@crt.state.la.us

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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.

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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.

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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: 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.

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Title: Germany's Wild Medicinal Plants (Deutschlands wildwachsende Arzney-Pflanzen)

Published in 1828, Johann Gotttleib Mann's Deutschlands wildwachsende Arzney-Pflanzen (Germany’s Wild Medicinal Plants) contains hand-colored lithographs of medical plants, flowers, and fruits.

Contact: Loyola University New Orleans Special Collections & Archives, archives@loyno.edu

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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

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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: 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: Hogan Jazz Archive Photography Collection

The general graphics collection of the Hogan Jazz Archive contains approximately 6,000 images documenting people, places and events important to the study of New Orleans jazz. Included among the photographers whose work resides in the general graphics collection are Ernest Bellocq, Arthur P. Bedou, Villard Paddio, John Kuhlman, Don Perry, Florence Mars, William Russell, Alden Ashforth, Lee Friedlander, Bill Gottlieb, Ray Avery, Jack Hurley, Grauman Marks, Harriet Blum, Michael P. Smith, and many others.

Contact: Bruce Raeburn, raeburn@tulane.edu

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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: libref@uno.edu, (504) 280-6549; Katherine Smith Patin KPatin@newmanschool.org (504) 896-6332

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Title: John Goulds Birds of Great Britain

John Gould, a British zoologist active throughout the mid-19th century, is known chiefly for the over 3000 hand colored lithographs he produced throughout his career. The first volume of one of his most successful publications, The Birds of Great Britain, can be found in the Special Collections & Archives at Loyola's Monroe Library.

Contact: Loyola University New Orleans Special Collections & Archives, archives@loyno.edu

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Title: John James Audubon in Louisiana

A collection of hand-colored lithographs and engravings published in Audubon's Birds of America. Audubon painted these birds during a 4-month stay at the Oakley Plantation near St. Francisville, Louisiana, in 1821.

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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.

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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.

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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 Historical Photographs of the State Library

This Collection features predominantly black and white photographs from 1930's to 1970's.

Contact: For information or permission to use/publish, contact: LAColl@state.lib.la.us

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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.

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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 Carnival Collection

The Louisiana State Museum's Costume and Textile Department includes an encyclopedic collection of Louisiana Carnival materials, including costume and float designs and parade bulletins.

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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.

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Title: Louisiana State Museum Photography Collection

The Louisiana State Museum's Photography Collection contains 43,000 items encompassing nineteenth and twentieth century and contemporary photography.

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Title: Louisiana State Museum W.P.A. French Quarter Architectural Record

The French Quarter Architectural Record Photographs document the French Quarter in the 1930's and were made in conjunction with the Historic American Building Survey.

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Title: Louisiana Works Progress Administration (WPA)

The WPA collection at the Louisiana State Library covers the state and includes traditional songs, beliefs, customs, sayings, stories, recipes, legends, jokes, and accounts of local history.

Contact: For information or permission to use/publish, contact: LAColl@state.lib.la.us

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Title: Loyola University Maroon

The Maroon, the student newspaper of Loyola University New Orleans, has been published since 1923. The Maroon covers student life, campus activities, cultural and athletic events, Loyola University New Orleans administration, faculty and staff, and other features.

Contact: Loyola University New Orleans Special Collections & Archives, archives@loyno.edu

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Title: Loyola University New Orleans Special Collections and Archives Online

This is a small representation of the many photographs, manuscripts, and other materials found in the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library's Special Collections & Archives.

Contact: Loyola University New Orleans Special Collections & Archives, archives@loyno.edu

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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, archives@loyno.edu

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Title: LSU Architectural Drawings by Theodore Link

Theodore C. Link designed most of the buildings for LSU when the campus was relocated in the 1920's. This group of approximately 200 drawings provide architectural, wiring, heating and plumbing specification for buildings across the campus. Many of the architectural plans provide detailed views of unique stuctural elements. The drawings are arranged in series by the names of buildings.

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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.

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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 Special Collections Online

A showcase of books, manuscripts, photographs, and other materials from the LSU Special Collections Library. Based on the 2006 exhibition, "Special Delivery: A Showcase of LSU Libraries' Special Collections."

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Title: Medieval Manuscript Facsimiles Inventory

This collection contains representative images of Medieval Manuscript Facsimiles found in the LSU Libraries Special Collections Library. Information about the original manuscripts is included in the data for each one. The facsimiles may be viewed in Hill Memorial Library.

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Title: Mesoamerican Painted Manuscripts at the Latin American Library

"Mesoamerican Painted Manuscripts at the Latin American Library” brings together images of the library's holdings of original and facsimile versions of Mexican manuscripts painted in the native pictorial tradition. Their contents date to the centuries spanning the 16th to early 17th centuries. The examples collected here represent a variety of themes: Aztec history and migrations, land claims and grants, property holdings, census data, fiscal and tribute requests, and Mixtec royal genealogy.

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

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Title: Millspaugh Photographs

An avid stamp and photograph collector, Millspaugh's collection numbered in the hundreds. Many of the photographs he received were given to him by tourists, residents, friends and acquaintances, and were displayed in his drug store for over 25 years.

Contact: Mary Linn Wernet; wernet@nsula.edu; (318) 357-4585

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Title: Mistick Krewe of Comus 1910 Float Designs

This collection is the complete set of float design drawings by Jennie Wilde for the 1910 Comus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Louisiana. The original artwork is a part of the Carnival Collection, Manuscripts Collection 900, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118. Jennie Wilde (1865-1913) was an artist who designed floats for many New Orleans Mardi Gras parades, including the Mistick Krewe of Comus and the Knights of Momus.

Contact: Louisiana Research Collection, larc@tulane.ed

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Title: Native Flora of Louisiana - Watercolor drawings by Margaret Stones

Watercolor drawings of Louisiana's native plants by botanical artist Margaret Stones from the E.A. McIlhenny Collection at Louisiana State University Libraries Special Collections.

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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: 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.

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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.

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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: Olide Schexnayder Collection

The collection includes portraits and documentary photographs of everyday life on the German Coast of the Mississippi River.

Contact: lsm@crt.state.la.us

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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: Paintings from the Louisiana State Museum

Portrait, landscape, maritime and genre paintings from the Louisiana State Museum.

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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: Ralston Crawford Jazz Photography Collection

A collection of over 700 photographs by artist and photographer Ralston Crawford documenting New Orleans jazz culture between 1947 and 1960.

Contact: raeburn@tulane.edu

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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: Robert Tebbs Photographs

Robert Tebbs, the prominent New York based architectural photographer, traveled to Louisiana in 1926. In a series of two hundred prints, Tebbs documented the existing and often decaying conditions of the plantations homes in southern Louisiana.

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

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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: 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.

Contact: libarchives@lsus.edu

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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.

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Title: The Crescent City Pictorial

Published in 1926, The Crescent City Pictorial serves as a visual testament to African American life in New Orleans during the early 20th century. Published by former school teacher and newspaper publisher O.C.W. Taylor, the booklet contains photographs, taken by Villard Paddio, of African American homes, businesses, schools, churches, and social organizations. Taylor dedicated his publication "to the Progress of the Colored Citizens of New Orleans, Louisiana, "America's Most Interesting City."

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.

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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.

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Title: Tulane Library Speaker Series

The Tulane Library Speaker Series encompasses speaker events hosted by Howard-Tilton Memorial Library and its divisions such as the Latin American Library, the Music and Media Center, and Special Collections among others.

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

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Title: Tulane University Band Historical Collection

The Tulane University Band Historical Collection [1956-1981, nd] contains digitized recordings of the Tulane University Band as well as images of the original recording jackets.

Contact: Lisa Hooper, lhooper1@tulane.edu

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Title: University of New Orleans Electronic Theses and Dissertations

ATTENTION: This collection is in a new location and will soon be removed from this site. You may now access these and more current materials at http://scholarworks.uno.edu/td/.

Contact: libref@uno.edu, (504) 280-6549

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Title: Verla Birrell Textiles and Designs

Verla Birrell was born in Tacoma, Washington. She was an artist, writer, poet, lecturer and teacher. She taught art, design, textiles, and related subjects at Brigham Young University from 1937 until 1948 and the University of Utah from 1948 until 1972.

Contact: Angela Proctor; archives1@lib.subr.edu; 225 771-2854

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Title: William Branks Stewart Collection

Medical illustrations by William Branks Stewart, medical artist at the LSU School of Medicine, 1933- 1950.

Contact: LSU Health New Orleans, digitalarchives@lsuhsc.edu

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Title: William J. Thornton Music Collection

This collection consists of nearly 60 digital recordings of music composed by LSU alumnus William James Thornton Jr. between 1940-1984. Approximately 30 recordings also have printable digitized scores available in PDF form.

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

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Title: WTUL - a collection from Tulane University's independent radio station

WTUL is Tulane University's independent college radio station. This collection features photographs, interviews, playlists, and a range of other materials from the station's beginnings in 1959 through the post-Katrina present.

Contact: Jeff Rubin, ph: 504.247.1832 jrubin6@tulane.edu

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