The Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC) preserves an internationally-renowned collection of Civil War documents. One of LaRC's special missions is preserving letters and diaries of Union soldiers serving in Louisiana.
While LaRC preserves extensive letters and diaries of Louisiana Confederate soldiers, those materials pertain to conditions where they were stationed, which was often outside of Louisiana. By focusing on Union soldiers serving in Louisiana, this collection reveals military and social conditions within Louisiana itself during the Civil War. Additionally, New Orleans fell to Union troops early in the war. Letters from occupying forces therefore extend over a greater period of time than for elsewhere in the South.
Union letters and diaries record a wide range of information about Louisiana, including the surrender and occupation of New Orleans, the fall of Fort Saint Philip, the siege of Port Hudson, vignettes of camp life, African American support of Union troops, relations with locals, and food and food preparation. Union military figures of note mentioned include General Benjamin Butler, Colonel Edward Jones, Colonel George Foster Shepley, General Thomas Williams, Admiral David Farragut, and General John Wolcott Phelps.
These documents were drawn from eight collections containing roughly five hundred pages and two diaries.
Twenty-eight silk screened posters created in 1940 and 1941 by the Louisiana Federal Arts Project of the WPA. They were produced under the direction of Angela Gregory, Louisiana State Supervisor for the Federal Arts Project, at the group's workshop at 718 Toulouse Street, New Orleans. Artists involved in this project included John McCrady, Roland G. Duvernet, T.A. Byrne, and others. Subjects include rationing, conservation, recruitment, public health, domestic security, national secrets, and the sale of war bonds and stamps.
WTUL is a progressive/alternative FM radio outlet in New Orleans, Louisiana, operating at 91.5 MHz. The station, operated primarily by students of Tulane University since 1962, offers a mix of cutting-edge progressive, electronica, classical, New Age, straight ahead jazz, folk, blues Latin, world reggae, show tunes, kid's show and an eclectic mix of a variety of genres. On air since 1959, this collection contains a wide range of the station's and Tulane University's history as seen through the perspective of students and music. Much of this material, including Vox publications, event flyers, selected playlists, DJ schedules, audio recorded interviews and other WTUL produced audio content, FCC documentation, station promos and more from the station's birth in 1959 to the present.