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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.
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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
Contact: Historic New Orleans Collection; email@example.com
Title: America Between the Wars 1920 - 1940
The America between the Wars, 1920-1940 primary source 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.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
Title: Antebellum Period
Louisiana's antebellum history is revealed through a variety of artifacts that document a variety of critical topics in American History.
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, email@example.com, 504-247-1806
Title: Center for Louisiana Studies Archives
The collection, established in 1976, documents the state's sixty-four parishes, as well as Louisiana images from various public domain sources, such as Harper's Weekly.
Contact: Carl Brasseaux; firstname.lastname@example.org; (337) 482-1320
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: email@example.com; (504) 988-5155
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 Alfred L. Bertacci Sr., 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: The Historic New Orleans Collection; firstname.lastname@example.org
Title: Cole Coleman Louisiana Photographs
Commercial photographer Howard C. "Cole" Coleman (1883-1969) captured Louisiana subjects for popular magazines such as "Antiques" and "LIFE." His collection of more than 500 images documents significant cultural events, celebrity visits, historic places and industrial developments.
Contact: Jeff Rubin, email@example.com, 504-247-1832
Title: Donn Young Photographs
Photographs by New Orleans photographer, Donn Young, salvaged from his Lakeview home after Hurricane Katrina.
Title: Doussan family papers, 1827-1872
The Doussans were an émigré French family who settled in East and West Baton Rouge Parish, La., in the wake of Napoleon’s downfall. Comprised of correspondence, financial papers, and personal papers of family members, the collection, which dates 1827-1872, reflects the Doussans’s planting operations in West Baton Rouge Parish, financial and legal transactions in Louisiana and France, family activities, interests, and concerns, and the experience of French émigrés in Louisiana as they encountered Anglo-American culture and society. Correspondence includes letters to and from friends and family in France.
Contact: LSU Libraries Digital Services; firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Fonville Winans' Aerial Views of Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge photographer Fonville Winans shot at least thirteen rolls of 35mm black & white film in 1947 between the months of February and June, inclusive, from his small private airplane. The shots are predominantly of the most developed streets in Baton Rouge such as Plank Road, Scenic Highway, Choctaw Street, Florida Street, and Florida Boulevard. He occasionally flew over and photographed areas that were being developed in 1947. One roll is entirely devoted to images of the current Louisiana State University campus and vicinity.
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: Higgins Industries
For nearly thirty years, the boat building company founded by Andrew Jackson Higgins was an important fixture in New Orleans. Higgins specialized in shallow-draft boats suitable to the bayous of Louisiana. With World War II that reputation enabled Higgins Industries to become one of the largest manufacturers of U. S. naval combat boats during World War II.
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: 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 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
Title: Louisiana images from the Standard Oil (NJ) Collection, Univ. of Louisville
This collection contains Louisiana images from the University of Louisville Libraries Special Collections and Archives Standard Oil New Jersey Collection. Through a collaborative effort, LSU Libraries is able to provide access to these unique images of people and places around Standard Oil sites in Louisiana between 1943-1950.
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 - email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, (504) 280-6544
Title: Louisiana Railroad Depot Photograph Collection
This collection is comprised of images of 129 stations in the state from Houma to Bastrop and points in between, and dates from 1905 to 1984, reflecting the heyday of rail travel to its decline. Railroads represented in the collection include the Illinois Central, Kansas City Southern, Louisiana and Arkansas, Missouri Pacific, Santa Fe, Southern Pacific, Texas and New Orleans, and Texas and Pacific, among others.
Title: Louisiana Sea Grant Digital Images Collection
The Louisiana Sea Grant Digital Images Collection, contains scanned images from a variety of government publications and other sources. This project was a collaboration between Louisiana Sea Grant and the LSU Libraries.
Title: Louisiana State Documents Digital Archive
Louisiana law requires that state agencies submit copies of their publications to the Recorder of Documents for distribution to the member libraries of the Louisiana State Document Depository Program. This program preserves and assures the availability of state publications for use by the public throughout the state.
State agencies are allowed to fulfill their statutory obligation to participate in the Depository Program by providing documents in electronic format. The primary goal of the Digital Archive is to provide the public with permanent access to these digital publications that state agencies submit.
Louisiana state documents, print and digital, are cataloged in the State Library's online catalog and are available for use by all libraries regardless of depository status.
Contact: Charlene Bonnette;
Title: Louisiana State Museum Currency Collection
The Louisiana State Museum paper currency collection is comprised of some 300 specimens, including French Colonial, Republic of Texas, Confederate States of America, City of New Orleans, Louisiana State Bank, New Orleans Canal and Banking Company notes and bonds.
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.
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.
Title: LSU School of Dentistry Historic Photographs
This collection includes selected photographs that document the major events,
significant figures, and facilities of the L.S.U. School of Dentistry. The fifth
dental school in the history of Louisiana, LSUSD was established in 1968 on a World
War II naval base on Bayou St. John in the city of New Orleans. The only dental
school in Louisiana, LSUSD offers programs in dentistry, dental hygiene, dental
laboratory technology, and advanced education in major dental specialties. The
School of Dentistry library houses an archive of historic documents and photographs
pertaining to the school, as well as the history of dentistry and dental education in
the state of Louisiana.
Contact: LSU Health New Orleans, email@example.com
Title: Mary McMurran and Conner Family
The bulk of the collection consists of transcriptions of correspondence between Mrs. Mary Louisa Turner McMurran, widow of John T. McMurran and plantation managers between 1866 and 1876. This correspondence pertains to plantation farming, weather, legal matters and life in general in Natchez, Mississippi and the surrounding areas including Moro in Tensas Parish, Louisiana during Reconstruction. The collection also contains images of photographs and postcards from the Audley Britton Conner family, descendents of Judge Edward Turner.
Contact: ULM Library Special Collections, firstname.lastname@example.org, 318-342-1054
Title: New Orleans Centennial Exposition Stereoscopic Views
Stereoscopic views of the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition in New Orleans, 1884-5.
Title: New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Photographs
Commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce in 1917, the photographer Covert created a pictorial record of the existing industrial, commercial, and civic conditions in the warehouse district and throughout New Orleans. These 981 workplace photographs document the diverse business and labor conditions in New Orleans.
Title: NOLA Hiphop and Bounce Archive
The NOLA Hiphop and Bounce Archive documents the lively and unique sound of New Orleans hiphop and bounce music. This digital collection contains audio and video interviews with leading hiphop and bounce artists in New Orleans, including rappers, DJs, producers, and record store owners. Interviewees include: including: Mannie Fresh, Mystikal, KLC, Nesby Phips, Dee-1, Partners-n-Crime, Leroy "Precise" Edwards, Ricky B, Black Menace, DJ Raj Smoove, Raw Dizzy, 6-shot, DJ Jubilee, Sinista, Sess 4-5, Truth Universal, DJ Quickie Mart, Impulss, Big Dyce, Skip UTP, DJ EF Cuttin, Nicky da B, DJ Rusty Lazer, Dave Soul, DJ Black n Mild, K Gates, Melaphyre, Allie Baby, Keedy Black, The Show, 10th Ward Buck, Lucky Johnson, DJ Spin, Queen Blackkold Madina and others.
Contact: Jeff Rubin; email@example.com; 504-247-1832
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.
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: 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.
Title: T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History Digital Collections
This is a portal collection that will allow you to search all of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History digital collections. You will find oral history interviews about civil rights issues, military history, Louisiana folklife and more.
Title: The Architect's Eye
Incorporating drawings from the Southeastern Architectural Archive, this collection documents Louisiana architectural practice in the nineteenth century. Highlights include renderings by the Galliers, Henry Howard, Minard Lafever, James Dakin, James Freret and Thomas Sully.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 504-289-7168
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: Tulane University Football Programs
This collection of Tulane University football programs offers a review of Tulane football history, traditions, coaches and players in a picturesque and informative manner. The programs not only give descriptions of the players and coaches, they also present reviews of past games and seasons, and many of them contain news and photographic sections featuring different aspects of campus and collegiate life.
Contact: Ann Case, University Archivist;
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.
Title: William Barth Photographs of Mississippi and Atchafalaya River Operations
This collection contains nearly 250 images depicting various stages and types of work on the levees of the Mississippi River and Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin between 1928-1945. They are part of a collection from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee William Barth.