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Armand Duplantier Family Letters Armand Duplantier Family Letters

The Armand Duplantier Family Letters date from 1777 to 1841 and contain items from four generations of the Duplantier family, including Armand Duplantier, his uncle Claude Trenonay, Armand's son Armand Allard Duplantier, and granddaughter Amelie Augustine Duplantier Peniston. The collection's historical significance lies not only in what it can tell us about the history of Baton Rouge and nearby Pointe Coupee Parish, but also in what it reveals about the state's colonial period, Francophone Louisiana in the territorial and antebellum era, and the enduring legacy of the state's French antecedents. [more]

Col. Joseph S. Tate Photograph Album Col. Joseph S. Tate Photograph Album

The original Joseph S. Tate photograph album (unbound) contained 103 black and white photographic prints mounted on paper. The images show scenes from several locations in Louisiana during the 1920s including lumbering and shrimping operations, city scenes, and a number of scenic bayou images. It is not known whether Joseph S. Tate was the photographer, but it is known that the album was his property. [more]

Colville River Delta, Alaska Collection Colville River Delta, Alaska Collection

Aerial photographs Colville River Delta (Alaska) taken in 1948 - 1949. Digitized from materials in the possession of Dr. H. Jesse Walker, Boyd Professor Emeritus, Louisiana State University. [more]

Digitizing Louisiana Newspaper Project (DLNP) Digitizing Louisiana Newspaper Project (DLNP)

The Digitizing Louisiana Newspaper Project (DLNP) includes 78 newspaper titles published between 1836-1922, a total of 220,000 pages. By the end of 2015, 49 additional titles will be available. LSU has participated in the NEH National Digital Newspaper Program since 2009. Digitized collections are available through the Library of Congress' Chronicling America site. [more]

John James Audubon in Louisiana John James Audubon in Louisiana

A collection of hand-colored lithographs and engravings published in Audubon's Birds of America. Audubon painted these birds during a 4-month stay at the Oakley Plantation near St. Francisville, Louisiana, in 1821. Many were later published in various incarnations of Birds of America. The Audubon prints chosen for digitization are both large, loose folios (30" x 40") and octavo book plates (7" x 11") and from the "John James Audubon Collection," part of the LSU Libraries' Special Collections E.A. McIlhenny Natural History Collection. [more]

Louisiana Coastal Ecology, Richard J. Russell Collection Louisiana Coastal Ecology, Richard J. Russell Collection

Maps, aerial photographs, audio files, geographic surveys, and interpretative materials on Louisiana's coastal zone. Materials were used by geologist and geographer Richard J. Russell. Russell, who established a reputation as a world expert on the Mississippi and other delta regions, as well as on coastal erosion and coastal ecology. [more]

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - LSU Libraries Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - LSU Libraries

This collection contains digitized versions of the Louisiana Conservationist and associated titles from 1930 to 2010. The historical LDWF documents were digitized through a partnership between the LSU Libraries and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in 2010. [more]

Louisiana Ecology and Conservation, The Percy Viosca Jr. Collection Louisiana Ecology and Conservation, The Percy Viosca Jr. Collection

While employed by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Percy Viosca, a pre-eminent herpetologist, documented the coastal Louisiana landscape between 1921 and 1932. He traveled the state for his work that included mosquito control, riparian and marshland studies, flood control, taxonomic work with native Louisiana irises, newts, and snakes, culture of crawfish and environmental impact of oil refinery practices. The images in this collection document locations on or near the Louisiana coast and a few sites inland. [more]

Louisiana images from the Standard Oil Collection, Univ. of Louisville Louisiana images from the Standard Oil Collection, Univ. of Louisville

This collection contains Louisiana images from the University of Louisville Libraries Special Collections and Archives Standard Oil New Jersey Collection. The University of Louisville provided LSU Libraries permission and some digital surrogates of Louisiana related images in this important collection. Researchers Dr. Don Davis and Dr. Carl Brasseaux digitized the remainder of the Louisiana images on-site in Louisville. [more]

Louisiana Sea Grant Digital Images Collection Louisiana Sea Grant Digital Images Collection

The collection contains scanned images from a variety of government publications, privat collections, and other sources gathered by researchers Dr. Don Davis and Dr. Carl Brasseaux. This project was a collaboration between Louisiana Sea Grant and the LSU Libraries. [more]

Louisiana Sea Grant Digital Maps Collection Louisiana Sea Grant Digital Maps Collection

The Louisiana Sea Grant Digital Maps Collection, contains USGS maps and other maps of Louisiana. This project was a collaboration between Louisiana Sea Grant and the LSU Libraries. [more]

Louisiana State Aerial Photographs Louisiana State Aerial Photographs

Aerial photographs of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana provided by the Louisiana State University Cartographic Center. Images are restricted, but metadata is searchable. Please contact the Cartographic Information Center to obtain reproductions of the images. [more]

Louisiana Sugar Resources Digital Collection Louisiana Sugar Resources Digital Collection

This collection is comprised of LSU Libraries materials related to the agriculture and manufacture of sugar. The LSU Sugar Research Station facilitated the selection of the items found in LSU Libraries. The American Sugar Cane League and the American Society of Sugarcane Technologists provided funding. A near complete run of the historic Sugar Bulletin is available in the collection. [more]

LSU Libraries Civil War Collection - Civil War: Context and Conflict LSU Libraries Civil War Collection - Civil War: Context and Conflict

To mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, LSU's Special Collections digitized selected items from the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections (LLMVC). This collection represents the cultural and political aspects of the conflict, and life in antebellum Louisiana. Sources include books, periodicals, maps, manuscripts, state documents, and microfilm that support scholarly research in many areas, including religion, plantation management, slavery, French Creole identity and relations, and Southern nationalism. [more]

LSU Libraries Louisiana Waterways Management Collection LSU Libraries Louisiana Waterways Management Collection

The "Controlling the Waters: The United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Lower Mississippi River Valley" collection is comprised of a variety of technical documents that demonstrate the vital role that the US Army Corps has played in the history and economy of Louisiana and its waterways. This project made possible by funding from the Louisiana Board of Regents. [more]

Mississippi River Flood of 1927 Photograph Album Mississippi River Flood of 1927 Photograph Album

A visual record of one of the worst natural disasters to occur in the U. S. The flood took the lives of thousands, made refugees of hundreds of thousands, and caused vast destruction. The photo album was prepared for O. K. Allen (1882-1936), Chairman, Louisiana Highway Commission and later Governor, and presumably used for securing Federal disaster aid. [more]

Native Flora of Louisiana - Watercolor drawings by Margaret Stones Native Flora of Louisiana - Watercolor drawings by Margaret Stones

Watercolor drawings of Louisiana's native plants by botanical artist Margaret Stones from the E.A. McIlhenny Collection at Louisiana State University Libraries Special Collections. [more]

Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge Ivory Billed Woodpecker Records Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge Ivory Billed Woodpecker Records

The 95 photographic negatives and 100 photographic prints document 6 field seasons during the years of 1935-1941 during which James T. Tanner and associates studied the ivory-billed woodpecker and its environment on the Sanger Tract, Madison Parish, Louisiana, in what is now the Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge. Also included is Tanner's hand-drawn, two-sided map documenting nesting sites and other signs of the ivory-billed woodpecker's presence in the Singer and Ayer Tracts, Madison Parish. [more]

William Barth Photographs of Mississippi and Atchafalaya River operations William Barth Photographs of Mississippi and Atchafalaya River Operations

The photographs in the William Barth Papers, 1917-1959 Series I "Engineering and Levee Revetment documents, ca. 1925-1959 contain the subseries "Photographs of levee work, ca. 1928-1945." The nearly 250 images depict various stages and types of work on the levees of the lower Mississippi River and Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin. [more]