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 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.
"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 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.