Student Ledgers, Graduates, and Alumni Lists


Genealogists and researchers will be fascinated to scroll through the handwritten pages of these student registers for the Medical, Law, Collegiate, and University/Graduate Departments, Tulane High School, and Tulane College. Each volume reveals the list of student matriculates for each year as they registered; various types of information are recorded on each page. In most cases, the registering student signed the page in his own handwriting (the exception are the ledgers of alphabetically-arranged names; these were compiled at a later date by a registrar or clerical staff). These ledgers include the names of all male students who registered for coursework at the university (and at Tulane High School) from 1840-1900 or later, whether they graduated or not.

For researchers who do not wish to traipse through time, or for those who have trouble deciphering nineteenth-century epigraphy, we have also digitized published lists of early graduates of many of the schools/colleges of the university. These lists were published as part of the university’s catalog/bulletin publication series, and they generally contain the names of all graduates for each school or college from the date of first degree awarded up to the date of publication (circa the early 1920s). These published lists exist for graduates of the schools of medicine, engineering, law, arts and sciences, and recipients of advanced degrees (Masters and Ph.D.s). Finally, The Ledger of Medical Graduates and Professors of the Medical College of Louisiana/University of Louisiana/Tulane University of Louisiana, 1834-1901 also includes a list of the early professors of the medical college/school, their titles and tenures, and the courses that they taught.