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Monday, February 6 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
Tour: Tulane Special Collections: The Louisiana Research Collection, Hogan Jazz Archive & Southeastern Architectural Archive

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With Kevin Williams, SEAA archivist, Leon Miller, Head, LaRC, and Bruce Raeburn, Head of Tulane Special Collections and Curator of the Hogan Jazz Archive

This tour will give attendees a chance to get to know three of Tulane University’s most exciting special collections. Site visits to each collection with time to view the exhibition space at the Southeastern Architectural Archive at the end.

The Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC) is one of the older, larger, and more comprehensive research centers for New Orleans and possibly the second largest for Louisiana as a whole after Hill Memorial Library at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. As an integrated research library and archives, LaRC offers a full range of library and archival research resources, from books and manuscripts to maps and images. The LaRC supports almost every aspect of Louisiana research, but among our special strengths are art, business, Carnival, the Civil War, environmental studies, Jewish studies, LGBTQ studies, Louisiana politics, medicine, social welfare, literature, urban studies, and women's studies.

The Hogan Jazz Archive is the leading research center for the study of New Orleans jazz and related musical genres, including New Orleans ragtime, gospel, blues, rhythm and blues, and Creole songs. Among its holdings are 2,000 reels of oral history interviews with musicians, family members, and observers that document the stories surrounding the emergence of jazz in New Orleans from the late 19th century forward. Other holdings include sound recordings, film, photography, sheet music, personal papers, records of the American Federation of Musicians local 174-496, ephemera, and realia.

The Southeastern Architectural Archive, a unit of Tulane University Libraries' Special Collections Division, is the largest repository of architectural records in the southern United States. Established in 1980, the SEAA has progressively sought to enhance the preservation and conservation of architectural records associated with the built environment of the southeastern Gulf Region (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana & Mississippi). The SEAA is now regularly consulted by over 1700 researchers per year. Specialized research collections include historic fire insurance atlases, city directories, building trade catalogs and the records of architects and firms from 1819 to the 1980s. The SEAA also houses the Garden Library of the New Orleans Town Gardeners.

Tour participants should meet on the first level across from the bank of elevators, in front of the Spirits bar. Please be early, as tours will leave on time. Look for the tour leader’s purple Mardi Gras hat.

Max participants 25

Fee: $40 (includes transportation)


Monday February 6, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Meet in hotel lobby (First Level, next to Spirits Bar)

Attendees (25)