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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: American Missionary Association Photographs, 1839-1954

The American Missionary Association and the Promise of a Multicultural America: 1839 - 1954 is a digital photo archives of more than 5000 photographs of the activities of and related to the American Missionary Association.

Contact: www.amistadresearchcenter.org

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Title: Antebellum Period

Louisiana's antebellum history is revealed through a variety of artifacts that document a variety of critical topics in American History.

Contact: lsm@crt.state.la.us

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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.

Contact: lsm@crt.state.la.us

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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: 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: 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: 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.

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

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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, lmiller@tulane.edu, 504-568-5685

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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: Integration and the Black Experience at LSU

Integration and the Black Experience at LSU is a unique collection that includes audio files and transcripts from oral history interviews conducted from 1985 to 1998 of black students, faculty, and administrators at LSU during integration (1950-1970). Additional interviewees include lawyers and their clients who were involved in key lawsuits, as well as politicians and others who were vocal opponents or supporters of integration.

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

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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.

Contact: libspec@uno.edu, (504) 280-6544

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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.

Contact: libspec@uno.edu, (504) 280-6544

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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 Hurricane Katrina Oral History Project

The Louisiana State Museum is actively collecting oral histories from people about their experiences related Hurricane Katrina.

Contact: lsm@crt.state.la.us

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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 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.

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

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Title: M. O. Gershenzon Archive

Rare photos of Mikhail Osipovich Gershenzon's family and letters from Gershenzon. Gershenzon (1869-1925) was an important scholar and philosopher of Russia's Silver Age; a mystic, he believed in the power of the "cosmos" to bring unity to the world and happiness to the individual. These rare photos and letters describe the life of a Russian intellectual in the decade before and after the October Revolution.

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

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Title: Marcus Christian Collection

Marcus Bruce Christian (1900-1976) was a businessman, a writer and poet, teacher, and head of the "Colored Project" of the Louisiana Federal Writers' Project (FWP) at Dillard University. Although he had a limited formal education, Christian served as a librarian at Dillard University upon the conclusion of the FWP, and later as a writer-in-residence and special lecturer at Louisiana State University in New Orleans (now the University of New Orleans). Christian's extensive collection includes several versions of the history manuscript "The Negro in Louisiana" and the writers' project notes, nearly twelve hundred poems, personal correspondence, family photographs, lectures, and secondary materials pertaining to the black experience in Louisiana and beyond.

Contact: libspec@uno.edu; (504) 280-6544

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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: Cyndy Robertson, crobertson@ulm.edu, 318.342.1054

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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: Mexican Incunabula (1559-1600) at the Latin American Library

Provides digitized images of early Mexican books produced during the first century of printing (1539-1600). In addition to making available some of the earliest imprints produced in the New World, this collection provides important sources for the study of the first phases of the Spanish enterprise in the New World, as well as initial forms of encounter between Native Americans and Europeans. These works also provide valuable insights into native languages and customs during the first decades of contact.

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

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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.

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: 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; jrubin6@tulane.edu; 504-289-7168

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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: Social Framework: Photographs by Marion Palfi, 1945-1960

The "Social Framework: Photographs by Marion Palfi, 1945-1960," digital collection highlights images captured by socially conscious photographer Marion Palfi. Palfi's photographs depict various scenes of people and daily life from the 1940s-1960s. The photographs include scenes from the Harlem neighborhood in New York City, the City College of New York, Columbia University, New York Hospital, Memorial Hospital, Sydenham Hospital, World War II servicemen and war plants, Pittsburgh steel mills, Dillard University in New Orleans (Louisiana) American Missionary Association (AMA) schools, as well as the daily life of African Americans living in the segregated South.

Contact: Jeff Rubin, jrubin6@tulane.edu, 504-289-7168

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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.

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

Contact: libspec@uno.edu, (504) 280-6544

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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: 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: 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: Veterans of Southeast Louisiana

The Archives and Special Collections Department at Nicholls State University has created a collection of videotaped interviews of U.S. veterans living in southeast Louisiana. The collection consists of interviews primarily from Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes, but also includes interviews from the following parishes: Assumption, Iberia, Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, and St. Mary. Participants in the interviews range from service in World War II to the present conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, including service during peacetime. The interviews feature their life growing up in Louisiana, military experience, and life after active duty. The collection includes a short biography, photographs, and relevant military documents of each veteran. It also relates their accounts of growing up in southeast Louisiana, reflecting the history and culture of their respective areas.

Contact: Clifton Theriot; clifton.theriot@nicholls.edu 985-448-4621

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