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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: 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: 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.
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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.
Contact: LSU Libraries Digital Services; email@example.com
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 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.
Contact: For information or permission to use/publish, contact: LAColl@state.lib.la.us
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Title: LSU Libraries Mardi Gras Collection
Mardi Gras Mambo: Selections from LSU Libraries Special Collections is an assortment of Mardi Gras-related materials from 1875 to 1980. Mardi Gras celebrations in both New Orleans and Baton Rouge are represented in the photographs, programs, invitations, and other selected items.
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: 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.
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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.
Contact: ULM Library Special Collections, firstname.lastname@example.org, 318-342-1054
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: 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: 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