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Treasures of Tulane Images

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Treasures of Tulane Images


Images gathered for an exhibit of some of the Louisiana Research Collection's most notable holdings.


2014 August 08


Samantha Bruner


Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.



Items in the Treasures of Tulane Images Collection

Andrew Jackson to Maunsel White
During the War of 1812, Maunsel White fought alongside Andrew Jackson in the Battle of New Orleans and commanded a battalion of uniformed volunteer soldiers, the Louisiana Blues. White and Jackson became acquainted during their service together and…

Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson to Mary Anna Jackson
T.J. "Stonewall" Jackson sent this telegram to his wife, Mary in the midst of his famously successful Valley Campaign. In the spring of 1862, Jackson fought and won a number of battles against the Union army in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.…

George Washington to John Jay
In this letter, George Washington notifies John Jay that he has been appointed as the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, stating, "I have full confidence that the love which you bear our Country, and a desire to promote…

William Penn to King Charles II
In 1681, King Charles II granted a large portion of his North American land to William Penn to establish a colony in what is now the state of Pennsylvania. In this letter which Penn sent to the king shortly after his arrival in the New World, he…

Petition to Abraham Lincoln
Shortly before the conclusion of the Civil War, members of the Louisiana state government who had remained loyal to the Union during the conflict, gathered and wrote a petition for the release of a Confederate prisoner of war, John Gauche. Gauche was…

Commission issued by President Thomas Jefferson to William C.C. Claiborne
William C. C. Claiborne was the first non-colonial governor of Louisiana. Claiborne was integral in Louisiana's transition from a French colony, to a territory of the United States with the Louisiana Purchase, as well as its eventual admission as the…

Comus Float Design
This float design from the 1909 Comus parade was designed by Jenny Wilde, who was among the first women designers in Carnival history. Wilde designed floats and costumes for Comus and Momus between 1901 and 1912. The theme for the 1909 parade was…

Samuel Clemens to George Washington Cable
George Washington Cable was one of New Orleans's foremost writers of the 19th century, and is famous for his depictions of Creole life in the city. Cable and Samuel Clemens - better known as Mark Twain - were long-time friends and corresponded…

John Kennedy Toole Pulitzer  Prize
John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer Prize for A Confederacy of Dunces, awarded posthumously.

Mayday is one of William Faulkner's lesser known works, and has been largely ignored by critics and scholars. The Authurian novelette was written in 1926, shortly after Faulkner met and fell in love with Helen Baird. Mayday, along with several poems…