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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; firstname.lastname@example.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.
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: 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: Black Natchez
Black Natchez, a documentary film by fimmaker Ed Pincus, documents race relations and civil rights efforts in Natchez, Mississippi, following the murder of Wharlest Jackson in February 1965. Pincus' cinema verite style captures attempts to organize and register Black voters and the formation of a self defense group in the Black community in Natchez.
Contact: Christopher Harter; email@example.com
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: 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.
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: 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; firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com, 504-568-5685
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 newspaperâ€™s coverage and undermined the potentially unifying character of a nationwide audience.
Contact: Angela Proctor; firstname.lastname@example.org; 225 771-2854
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: 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.
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: email@example.com, (504) 280-6544
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 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 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, email@example.com, 504-865-5688
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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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: 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
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: email@example.com; (504) 280-6544
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. email@example.com, 504-247-1832
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.
Title: Mingo Family African American Photographs, 1887-1955
The collection consists of 32 photographic images of unidentified African Americans, believed to be members of the Mingo family of Port Allen, La. Includes cabinet card portraits of men, women, and children, real photo postcards made in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and photographic prints created in Cairo, Illinois; New Orleans, La.; and St. Cloud, Minnesota. It is possible that some of the individuals in the images are members of an African American theatrical troupe specializing in minstrel shows.
Contact: LSU Libraires Digital Services; firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 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: 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: 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: 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, email@example.com, 504-289-7168
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: 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.
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."
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, (504) 280-6549
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; email@example.com 985-448-4621