The America at War Collection chronicles the military history of the United States from the 1760s through the Vietnam War. This collection provides an insight into how Louisiana impacted and was impacted by national and international engagements. America at War artifacts also record the home front and the economic and social effects of war.
Holdings include a variety of items, such as photographs and posters, from the Louisiana State Museum, the Louisiana State Archives and Tulane University Library Special Collections that document social, political and economic life during the 1920s and 1930s.
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. Photographers working with the American Missionary Association traveled through urban and rural communities within the continental United States of America, as well as across oceans to other lands, and visually recorded the foreign environments and people who lived within them.
Louisiana's antebellum history is reveled through a variety of artifacts that document a variety of critical topics in American History. Maps from the Louisiana State Museum, The Historic New Orleans Collection and Tulane University Library Special Collections follow the territorial growth of the United States from the Louisiana Purchase through the 1850s.
The Baby Boom America Collection provides a unique look at the lifestyles, challenges and triumphs of the turbulent post-World War II period. Artifacts include photographs, newspaper articles, oral history interviews, audio files and correspondence that 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.
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.
The online Carnival Collection currently features more than 5,500 original float and costume designs. Most are from Carnival’s “Golden Age” (the 1870s through the 1940s) with about three hundred designs from 1950 to 1970. The great majority of designs are from the Carnival krewes of Comus and Proteus, with Rex and Momus also represented. Included are artworks from many of Carnival’s most noted designers, including Jennie Wilde, Bror Anders Wikstrom, and Charles Briton.
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.
"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.
The Essai D'Anatomie was produced by Gautier D'Agoty in 1745 in Paris, France. It is a remarkably detailed atlas of the head, neck, and shoulder areas of the human body with explanatory text in French. The anatomical images were based on human cadavers dissected by Joseph Duverney (1) and produced using the mezzotint method of engraving and printing.
This collection of works by Guiseppe Ferrata includes more than 30 pieces published between 1901 and 1921. His versatility as a composer is highlighted by the variety of genres, from light songs, to solo piano works, masses, and string quartets.
The Jambalaya yearbook began publication in 1896 with gaps. It ceased publication in 2009. Completely produced by students, these visual time-capsules document the daily life of students at Tulane University and the former Newcomb College. In 1982, the students of the School of Medicine launched their own yearbook, the T-Wave, which is also available digitally through the Tulane University Digital Library.
This collection of Louisiana political photographs spans the 1920s through the 1940s; most of the photographs are from the late 1920s through the 1930s. It depicts many of Louisiana's most famous elected officials in a variety of situations: campaigning, at home with family, in staged photo opportunities, at work, and even lying in repose. Among the political leaders featured are Huey P. Long, Earl Long, Richard Leche, O.K. Allen, and others.
Postal covers are envelopes with printed designs commemorating an event, person, or cause. These postal covers were created during the Civil War in support of the Union, with one postal cover declaring support for the Confederacy. They include symbols and allegories for Union causes, Union slogans, images of Union heroes, and caricatures of Confederate leaders. They are an unusual resource for studying the popular culture and social history of the Civil War.
The Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC) preserves extensive holdings documenting Louisiana's food and cooking culture, including several thousand menus, restaurant brochures, bar flyers, and other items essential for understanding the cuisine and food industry of our state.
This online collection comprises three parts. Currently available are restaurant menus from the 1930s to the present. LaRC also preserves menus and brochures for hotel restaurants, as well as drink lists and promotional flyers for bars. Those extend to the 1910s and will go online during the summer and fall of 2012. Third, LaRC preserves banquet menus for organizations holding meetings and conventions. Extending back to the 1870s, we hope to put those online in the fall of 2012 and spring of 2013.
Ephemera are small printed items such as pamphlets and leaflets. These political flyers, brochures, and campaign cards concern both New Orleans local elections and Louisiana statewide elections. They preserve a wealth of information including names, parties, factions, offices, and dates of elections. They also often include information about a candidate’s family, religion, race, political beliefs, social activities, and businesses.
Louisiana's colorful French and Spanish colonial history is documented by original maps, paintings, personal correspondence and government documents. Tulane University's Favrot Family Papers provide first-hand accounts of Louisiana's Spanish and French colonial administrations. Detailing events from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, these papers provide information concerning the Saint Domingue revolt, slavery in colonial Louisiana and the interaction between colonial administrators and Native Americans.
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.
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.
WTUL is Tulane University's independent college radio station. This collection features photographs, interviews, playlists, and a range of other materials from the station's beginnings in 1959 through the post-Katrina present.