Research Repositories in New Orleans
AMISTAD RESEARCH CENTER,
Tilton Hall, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave,
New Orleans LA 70118, 504-865-5535, fx: 504-865-5580,
http://www.arc.tulane.edu; 8:30-5:00 M-F, 1-5 Sat.; Brenda Square,
Reference Archvist. The center is a manuscripts library for the
study of race relations and ethnic history and culture. Houses over ten
million documents, 20k volumes and significant art holdings.
ARCHDIOCESAN ARCHIVES, Archdiocese of New Orleans, 1100 Chartres
St, NewOrleans LA 70116-2596; 504-529-2651, fx: 504-529-2001;
Charles Nolan, Archivist; by appointment. The archives has four
main sections: sacramental and cemetery records (1718 - ca.1900);
archdiocesan historical records (Spanish colonial period -
present); several manuscript collections (e.g. Baudier Collection); and a
small research library. The archives serves as the archdiocesan records
ARCHIVES OF THE DOMINICAN CONGREGATION OF ST. MARY, 580
Broadway, New Oreans LA 70118; 504-861-8155, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Sr. Dorothy Dawes, O.P., Archivist; by appointment;
Dominican Sisters records from 1860.
ARCHIVES OF THE SISTERS OF MERCY, 301 N.
Jefferson Davis Pky, P.O. Box 19024, New Orleans
LA 70179, 504483-5000; Sr. Mary Hermenia Muldry, archivist;
by appointment. Records of the order and Southern branch convents.
CARMEL ARCHIVES, 420 Robert E. Lee Blvd, New
Orleans LA 70124-2596; ph & fx:504-283-5600; Sr. Hyacinth Breaux,
Archivist. Records of the congregation, 1833 to present.
New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Ave, New Orleans
LA70112-2044; 504-596-2610; fx: 504-596-2609; www.nutrias.org
Wayne Everard, Archivist; 11:00-6:00 M-Th, 11:00-5:00 Sat.
Official municipal archives for the City of New Orleans (1769 to
date); repository for Orleans Civil (1804-1926) and Criminal (I 83
0-193 1) Courts; map and photograph collection; card indexes to obituaries
and news items in local newspapers (1804-1972); non-archival manuscripts,
rare books, genealogy, and carnival collections.
HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION, WILLIAMS RESEARCH CENTER, 410
Chartres St, New Orleans LA 70130, 504-5987171, fx: 504-598-7168, http://hnoc.org; 10:00-4:30 Tu-Sat. Collections
reflect aspects of the history and culture of the Gulf South, Louisiana,
and New Orleans. Research fields include colonial Louisiana, Louisiana
Purchase, Civil War, cartography, plantations, urban development, Louisiana
artists, architecture, jazz, French Quarter, and Mardi Gras.
JACKSON BARRACKS MILITARY LIBRARY, Office of the Adjutant
General, Building 53, Jackson Barracks, New Orleans LA 70146-0330,
504-278-8241, fx: 504-278-6554;Sherrie Pugh; appointment preferred;
7:303:30 M-F. State of Louisiana military history.
JAZZ & HERITAGE
FOUNDATION ARCHIVE, 1205 No. Rampart St, New Orleans
LA 70116; 504-522-4786, email@example.com, http://www.nojazzfest.com.
MonifaJohnson, Program Director; by appointment. Documentation on
the foundation's programs and enterprises including the Jazz & Heritage
Festival, Congo Square Lecture Series, Heritage School of Music and WWOZ
JEAN LAFITTE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK AND PRESERVE, 365 Canal
St, Suite 3080, New Orleans LA 70130-1142, 504-5893882 x 114 fx:
504-589-3851; Kathy Lang, Curator; by appointment. Chalmette
National Cemetery records, archeological research and documentation,
historical studies, cultural diversity studies of the lower Mississippi
delta, natural history studies of the park's land holdings.
LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM HISTORICAL CENTER, P.O. BOX 2448,751
Chartres St, New Orleans LA; 70176-2448, 504-5688214, fx: 504-568-2678;
Kathryn Page, Curator of Maps and Manuscripts; appointment required. French
Superior Council (1704-1769) and Spanish judicial records (1769-1803). Also
social, political, economic, medical conditions of Louisiana, 18th-century
to the present.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER, 433 Bolivar St, New
Orleans LA 70112, 504-568-6105; by appointment. Institutional
records and faculty personal papers.
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES, University
Library, 6363 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans LA 70118, 504-865-3186, fx:
504-865-3347; firstname.lastname@example.org; Art Carpenter, Archivist; 8:30-4:45
M-F. Documents the university, New Orleans Province of the Society
of Jesus, social justice, and environmental activism.
NEW ORLEANS FIRE DEPARTMENT MUSEUM, 1135 Washington Ave, New
Orleans LA 70130, ph & fx: 504-896-4756, Robert B. Whitman, Curator.
9:00-2:00 M-F. Log books documenting fire department personnel and
New Orleans fires 1891 - present.
NEW ORLEANS NOTARIAL ARCHIVES RESEARCH CENTER, Suite 360, 1340
Poydras Street, New Orleans LA 70112, 504-680/9604, fax: 504-680/9607, 9:00-4:00 MF. The Notarial
Archives, a state agency, holds over 35 million pages of notarial contracts
(1731 to date). Also preserves many colorful maps, blueprints,
topographical elevations, and design drawings. Records increase by about
50,000 acts yearly.
NUNEZ COMMUNITY COLLEGE ARCHIVES, Library, 3700 LaFontaine St,
Chalmette, LA 70043, 504-278-7440 x 244, fx: 504-278-7484; Patrick Davis,
Librarian; by appointment. Records of Nunez Community College, St. Bernard
Parish Community College, Nunez Vo-Tech Institute, Frank Fernandez papers,
St. Bernard Parish history.
SISTERS OF THE HOLY FAMILY COLLECTION, 6901 Chef Menteur Hwy,
New Orleans LA 70126; Sr. M. Boniface Adams, archivist; by appointment.
Sisters of the Holy Family and their work.
SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY, CENTER FOR AFRICAN & AFRICAN-AMERICAN
STUDIES, 6400 Press Dr, New Orleans LA 70126, 504-286-5296, fx:
504286-5131; Florence Borders, Archivist; 91 M-F. Archives
focusing on Africa and the African-American experience and an extensive
African art collection.
TOURO INFIRMARY ARCHIVES, Gumbel Bldg., Chestnut corner Aline
St.; mailing address: 1401 Foucher St, New Orleans LA 70115, 504-897-8090,
fx: 504897-8322; BBramson@aol.com, Catherine C. Kahn, Archivist; 94
Tu-Thur. Founded by Judah Touro in 1852, Touro Infirmary is New
Orleans' oldest private hospital. Its collection (1852 to present) includes
the hospital's historical records, annual reports, minute books,
19th-century admission records and photographs. Artifacts include early
medical instruments and nursing uniforms.
TULANE UNIVERSITY, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, New Orleans
LA 70118-5682, 504-865-5685, fx: 504-8656773,
http://www.tulane.edu/-Imiller/SpecCollHomePage.htmi; 8:30-5:00 M-F,
9:00-1:00 Sat. Tulane pioneered the modem collection archives
movement in New Orleans beginning in 1889. Since then, Tulane's early
collecting efforts have evolved into a suite of speci@d archival resources.
Unless otherwise notes the above contact information
applies to all of the following Tulane
HOGAN JAZZ ARCHIVE, 504-8655688, email@example.com,
http://www.tulane.edu/~lmiller/JazzHome.html; Bruce Boyd Raeburn, Curator. Primary
and secondary material pertaining to jazz music. Includes records and
papers, oral histories, recorded music, photographs, sheet music, and
LATIN AMERICAN LIBRARY, 504-8655681, fx: 504-862-8970, firstname.lastname@example.org,
http://wwwtulane.edu/~latinlib/lalhome.html; Guillermo Nanez-Falcon, Head.
Manuscript collections about Latin America, especially Mexico and Central
TULANE MANUSCRIPTS DEPARTMENT, email@example.com,
http://www.tulane.edu/~lmiller/MannscriptsHome.html; Leon C. Miller,
Manuscripts Librarian. New Orleans' most comprehensive collection
archives, with ahnost four linear miles of documents from the founding of
the city to the present. Focus includes CarnivaL Colonial Louisiana, Civil
War, Jewish studies, Louisiana politics, medical history, social welfare,
Southern literature, waterways, and women's studies.
NEWCOMB COLLEGE CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON WOMEN, Caroline
Richardson Hall, 504-865-5238, fx: 504-8628948, firstname.lastname@example.org,
http://wwwtulane.edu/-wc/textlwwwhtml; Susan N. Tucker, Curator. Official
archives of Newcomb College. Also preserves documents on women's education
SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE, 504-862-8000 xl8O6 or
http://wwwtulane.edu/~lmiller/SEAAHome.html; Gary Van Zante, Curator. As
a repository for architectural records of the Gulf South region, SEAA
preserves plans and drawings, photographs, and office records of
architecmml fmns dating from the 1830s through the 1980s, representing more
than 200 architects.
TULANE UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES, email@example.com,
hftp://www.tulane.edu/-Imiller/Archives.html; Robert Sherer, University
Archivist.Preserves official records of Tulane University and
information about Tulane. Includes theses, dissertations, catalogs,
publications, presidential papers, and other university records.
UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS, ARCHIVES AND MANUSCRIPTS/SPECIAL
COLLECTIONS UNIT, Earl K. Leng Library, New Orleans LA 70148, 504-280-6543;
fx: 504280-7277; 8:004:30 M-F, 10:00-2:00 Sat., appointment suggested;
Beatrice Rodriquez Owsley, Acting Head. The official archives of
the university, the Louisiana State Supreme Co@ the Orleans Parish School
Board, and The Chamber/ New Orleans and the River Region. The main focus of
the unit is on 20th-century etimic and business records of New Orleans.
URSULINE CONVENT ARCHIVES AND MUSEUM, 2635 State St, New Orleans
LA 70118, 504-866-1472; Sr. Joan Marie Aycock, archivist; by appointment. The
Ursuline Community and the Ursuline Academy of New Orleans.
XAVIER UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, 7325
Palmetto St, New Orleans LA 70125, 504-483-7655, fx: 504486-2385,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Lester Sullivan, University Archivist and
Assistant Librarian for Special Collections; 9:30-5:00 M-F. The
University Archives preserves official records of the university. Special
Collections contains archival holdings on African-American history, the
American South and the Gulf-Caribbean region, and U.S. Catholicism.