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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: email@example.com, (504) 280-6544
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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.
Title: Andrew Augustus Gunby Collection
The collection contains photographic images of the Andrew Augustus Gunby family and friends including Gunby’s grandfather, Colonel Thomas Cunningham Standifer and Gunby’s son, Colonel Thomas Standifer Gunby. Many of the images were made by well-known photographers of the time.
Contact: ULM Library Special Collections; firstname.lastname@example.org 318-342-1054
Title: Armand Duplantier Family Letters Collection, 1777-1841
The Armand Duplantier Family Letters date from 1777 to 1841 and contain items from four generations of the Duplantier family, including Armand Duplantier, his uncle Claude Trenonay, Armand's son Armand Allard Duplantier, and granddaughter Amelie Augustine Duplantier Peniston. The collection's historical significance lies not only in what it can tell us about the history of Baton Rouge and nearby Pointe Coupee Parish, but also in what it reveals about the state's colonial period, Francophone Louisiana in the territorial and antebellum era, and the enduring legacy of the state's French antecedents.
Contact: LSU Libraries Digital Services; email@example.com
Title: Baby Boom America Collection
The Baby Boom America Collection provides a unique look at the lifestyles, challenges and triumphs of the turbulent post-World War II period. Artifacts chronicle the Civil Rights struggle in Louisiana, the economic and social challenges faced by the state, and the role played by Louisiana soldiers during the Vietnam War.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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; email@example.com; (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: 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: 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: 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 Louisiana French Correspondence
The Early Louisiana French Correspondence collection is a digital
corpus of 100 handwritten French letters, personal and letters of business, written
in Louisiana in the 18th and 19th centuries. These letters, showing the living
conditions and social and political climate of the time, were transcribed and
digitized to provide greatest access to the information contained within due to a
collaboration between Louisiana State University’s Center for French and Francophone
Studies and Hill Memorial Library.
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, email@example.com, 504-568-5685
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 337-475-5731
Title: Huey P. Long Collection
The Huey Long Digital Collection contains original documents concerning depression-era Louisiana and detailing Huey P. Long's "Share Our Wealth" program.
Title: Huey P. Long Photograph Album, 1928-1935
Black and white photographs depict Louisiana governor Huey P. Long; Russell Long; former Louisiana Governor Oramel Hinckley Simpson; James P. O'Connor, Public Service Commissioner; Louisiana Governor O. K. Allen; John Overton; U.S. Senator Hattie Carraway; and others.
Title: Images from the Civil War and Reconstruction
Images from the Louisiana Research Collection pertaining to the Civil War and Reconstruction. Includes political leaders, soldier and regimental portraits, studio portraits of general officers, photographs of memorial committees and veterans' organizations, and forts and battlefields.
Contact: Lee Miller, email@example.com, 504-865-5685
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 Hurricane Resources
This collection consists of resources dealing with hurricanes and tropical storms in South Louisiana. Resources include government documents, historical reports, and photographs from 1957 to the present.
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 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 Purchase and Louisiana Colonial History
The Louisiana Purchase and Louisiana Colonial History primary source collection includes a significant number of artifacts contributed by members of the Teaching American History in Louisiana (TAHIL) partnership. Louisiana's colorful French and Spanish colonial history is documented by original maps, paintings, personal correspondence and government documents.
Title: Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Collection
The materials in this collection consist of primary sources that document the heritage, peoples and cultures of the area that was to become the state of Louisiana during a critical and tumultuous period in its history, 1800-1815.
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 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.
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 Historical Map Collection
The Louisiana State Museum’s cartographic holdings, comprised of original works as well as photographic and facsimile reproductions, are dated 1525 to the present.
Title: Louisiana State Museum Hurricane Katrina Oral History Project
The Louisiana State Museum is actively collecting oral histories from people about their experiences related Hurricane Katrina.
Title: Louisiana State University Agricultural Experiment Station Reports
The LSU Agricultural Experiment Station was established in 1885 as a sugar research station funded by the Louisiana Sugar Planters Association. The station’s purpose was "to develop and improve the agricultural interests and resources of Louisiana, especially the cultivation of sugarcane and rice by scientific and agricultural and chemical experiments and to disseminated information connected therewith." With the passage of the federal Hatch Act of 1887, agriculture research at land grant universities established throughout the US. Today, the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station serves as the research arm of the LSU AgCenter. It is composed of academic departments and research stations across Louisiana. Scientists at research stations develop new knowledge and technologies to help agricultural producers provide citizens of the state and the nation with a vast array of food, fiber, and fuel. More information about the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station can be found here: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/administration/about_us/research/
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, email@example.com
Title: LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport Audiovisual Collection
This collection contains important events in the history of the LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport that were captured on film, as well as recorded interviews of key figures in the development of the School of Medicine. These audiovisual clips represent full length film reels, Umatic tapes, VHS tapes, and cassette tapes located in the LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, Medical Library Archives that were digitized and transferred to DVD and CD.
Contact: Dee Jones; firstname.lastname@example.org; 318-675-5458
Title: LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport Newspaper Clippings
This collection of newspaper clippings documents significant events in the history of the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport with the primary focus being the establishment of the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport. Nearly 2,000 clippings from the Shreveport Times and the Shreveport Journal date from the 1960s through the 1980s.
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.
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 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: 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, email@example.com, 318-342-1054
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. firstname.lastname@example.org, 504-247-1832
Title: Natchitoches Cane River Civil Rights Oral Histories - Louisiana State Museum
The Natchitoches / Cane River Civil Rights Oral History Project features interviews with leading civil rights activists from the Natchitoches and Cane River areas.
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: 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.
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; email@example.com
Title: Print Culture of the Civil Rights Movement, 1950-1980
This digital collection highlights the newspapers, posters, broadsides, pamphlets, and other printed ephemera produced by student groups, leading civil rights organizations, and individuals, which document the efforts of civil rights efforts in the United States.
Contact: Jeff Rubin; firstname.lastname@example.org; 504-289-7168
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: 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.
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: 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: United States House and Senate Committee Hearings and Publications
This collection is comprised of U.S. Senate and House hearings and publications that have been digitized by the Earl K. Long Library. These items are published by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and are available to the public.
Contact: email@example.com, (504) 280-6549
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 Waller Survey Collection
This collection of plats, legal documents, notes, and correspondence related to surveys of the City of Baton Rouge; East and West Baton Rouge Parishes; and Greensburg, St. Helena, and Southeast Land Districts was created by William G. Waller and Henry Waller with and other surveyors, including Renier Swart, William McColloch, and Andre Lesage.