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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: 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: 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: Beachrock Research Slides of Richard J. Russell Collection
Dr. Russell became internationally known for his research not only in Louisiana, but also throughout the world. This collection contains numerous slides of photographs that Dr. Russell took while doing his beachrock research around the world.
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: 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: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Photographs
Gelatin Silver prints of Chickamauga (Ga.), Battle of, 1863 at Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park (Ga. and TN.) Information provided on the back of the prints.
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: 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: Colville River Delta, Alaska Collection
Aerial photographs Colville River Delta (Alaska) taken in 1948 - 1949. Digitized from materials in the possession of Dr. H. Jesse Walker, Boyd Professor Emeritus, Louisiana State University.
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: 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: 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.
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.
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: Griffin 1932 Flood Collection
This collection contains over 300 images that document the rising Ouachita River flood waters in the Monroe and West Monroe, Louisiana area during the spring of 1932.
Contact: ULM Library Special Collections, email@example.com, 318-342-1054
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: John B. Heroman, Sr. photograph collection, circa 1885-1940
The digital collection consists of four photograph albums and unassociated loose album pages, loose photographs, and similar materials taken from the larger physical colleciton. All materials relate to the Heroman family, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, La., and the countryside around Baton Rouge.
Title: John Langdon Ward Lantern Slides
The collection consists of 107 lantern slides documenting the aftermath of the Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana from May 23 - July 9, 1863. John Langdon Ward may have created these slides dating from circa 1880.
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 Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - LSU Libraries
This collection contains digitized versions of the Louisiana Conservationist and associated titles from 1930 to 2010. The historical LDWF documents were digitized through a partnership between the LSU Libraries and LDWF in 2010.
Title: Louisiana Ecology and Conservation, The Percy Viosca Jr. Collection
While employed by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Percy Viosca, a pre-eminent herpetologist, documented the coastal Louisiana landscape between 1921 and 1932.
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 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 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 Sea Grant Digital Maps Collection
The Louisiana Sea Grant Digital Maps Collection, contains USGS maps and other maps of Louisiana. This project was a collaboration between Louisiana Sea Grant and the LSU Libraries.
Title: Louisiana State Aerial Photographs
Aerial photographs of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana provided by the Louisiana State University Cartographic Center.
Contact: LSU Cartographic Information Center http://www.cic.lsu.edu/
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 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.
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: Louisiana Sugar Resources Digital Collection
This collection is comprised of LSU Libraries materials related to the agriculture and manufacture of sugar. Materials were chosen by the LSU Sugar Research Station and funded in part by the American Sugar Cane League. A near complete run of The Sugar Bulletin is available in the collection.
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.
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, email@example.com
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.
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.
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 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: 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.
Title: Maps of Louisiana Collection
Historic maps from the French Colonization of Louisiana and Louisiana Purchase Map Collection.
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: 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; email@example.com; (318) 357-4585
Title: Mississippi River Flood of 1927 Photograph Album
a visual record of one of the worst natural disasters to occur in the U. S. The flood took the lives of thousands, made refugees of hundreds of thousands, and caused vast destruction. The photo album was prepared for O. K. Allen (1882-1936), Chairman, Louisiana Highway Commission and later Governor, and presumably used for securing Federal disaster aid.
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.
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: 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: 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: Sounds of Louisiana
Collected by local sound artists, students, and faculty, this collection of sounds of Louisiana provides an audible history of New Orleans and the surrounding region of interest to composers, cultural historians, geographers, architects, and artists.
Contact: Jeff Rubin; firstname.lastname@example.org; 504-247-1832
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: Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge Ivory Billed Woodpecker Records
The 95 photographic negatives and 100 photographic prints document 6
field seasons during the years of 1935-1941 during which James T. Tanner and
associates studied the ivory-billed woodpecker and its environment on the Sanger
Tract, Madison Parish, Louisiana, in what is now the Tensas River National Wildlife
Refuge. Also included is Tanner's hand-drawn, two-sided map documenting nesting sites
and other signs of the ivory-billed woodpecker's presence in the Singer and Ayer
Tracts, Madison Parish.
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: 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.
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.