Photograph Albums and Scrapbooks


This sub-collection, when fully populated, will contain items created for and by various types of university affiliates – administration, staff, students, alumni, and club members associated with the university. Institutional photograph albums date back to circa 1898, when the popular New Orleans photographer John Norris Teunisson was commissioned to create a documentary album of campus buildings, showing interiors and exteriors alike, of the downtown campus of the College of Medicine, the Garden District campus of Newcomb College, and the Uptown campus of the Colleges of Law, Arts and Sciences, and Technology. As names of buildings and programs were changed, the penciled identifications were changed in the margins of the album, and some later (circa 1904) photographs were added to the album. Other photo albums were created by administrative departments to document specific events, such as Athletics Football Photo Albums for the Undefeated 1925 season, and others were personal photograph albums, e.g. those of Josephine Louise Newcomb and Harriott Sophie Newcomb.

University Archives holds scrapbooks which were created by individuals and by organizations, and their contents cover the spectrum of the collegiate experience – from private notes received by a Newcomb freshman slipped beneath her door to official handbooks issued by the Office of Student Affairs; from freshman beanies, bridge tallies, and report cards to photographs of service projects in local middle schools, we invite you to spend some time flipping through the past with these visual memory books.
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