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.
"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.
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.
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.