4th floor classroom

New Library Classroom and Event Space Can Be Used for Studying Too

A project over the summer built a large glassed-in library classroom under the older wooden portion of the ceiling on Howard-Tilton Memorial Library’s 4th floor in an open area adjacent to the general stacks.

The classroom is intended to be used for library-related classes and events, but when no events are scheduled, its doors are open and can be used by students as a study area with… (read more)

Vernon Winslow, JAX advertising representative, at the JAX Millionth Barrel Seafood Buffet (photo detail), circa 1954, Jackson Brewing Company Records, LaRC-265.

Event: "Jivin' with Dr. Daddy-O: Race, Radio and Representing Black in Jim Crow New Orleans"

On Monday, October 2, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Central Time, Melissa A. Weber, curator of Tulane University Special Collections’ Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz, will give an online presentation, “Jivin' with Dr. Daddy-O: Race, Radio and Representing Black in Jim Crow New Orleans.” The talk, presented as part of American Archives Month… (read more)

New study space

A Great New Place to Study

New tables and about 25 seats have been added to the atrium area on the 5th floor of Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, which may have created the new best place for students to study in the building.

Each of the new tables has power outlets and sits adjacent to the atrium’s double-height windows, providing some of the best views of the surrounding area and the city on campus. The soft,… (read more)


William C. Brumfield Photographs of Russian Architecture

Comprising of over 10,000 images taken by Tulane Professor of Slavic Studies and decorated historian William C. Brumfield, this collection is a detailed and extensive archive of photographs depicting Russian architecture and street scenes from 1970 through the 2010s. From the first trips to Russia and Central Asia in the early 1970s to recent trips across Siberia, Professor William C.… (read more)

New digital acquisitions

New Digital Acquisitions for Fall 2023

Students and faculty returning for fall 2023 will find that Tulane Universities Libraries have acquired more than two dozen new major digital acquisitions from scholarly publishers. These resources have each been linked with records in the catalog and in the Libraries’ A-Z Databases List. For a list of these new acquisitions, see this one… (read more)

Cassettes (detail) from the Scott Jordan interview collection, HJA-099, Tulane University Special Collections.

Hogan Archive acquires Scott Jordan interview collection

The Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz, a unit of Tulane University Special Collections (TUSC), has recently acquired an archival collection of audio cassette and micro-cassette recordings of interviews, circa 1993-2008, with New Orleans and Louisiana musicians and other public figures and celebrities. The interviews were conducted by writer Scott Jordan, whose work in… (read more)

New graduate study spaces on HTML 3rd floor

New Study Areas for Graduate Students on Howard-Tilton's 3rd Floor

Graduate students at Tulane this fall have two brand new study areas available to them at Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. Over the summer, the library built one new graduate study area located toward the south side end of the east side of its 3rd floor (closest to Freret Street) and another, smaller area toward the north side (closest to Dixon Hall).

The new Freret side graduate study… (read more)

Look It Up workstations at Howard-Tilton

Look It Up Workstations Help Users Find Materials in the Library

Over the summer, special workstations were set up and distributed to 13 locations near book stacks areas throughout Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. They’re built specifically to help library users quickly find library resources, especially books in the library’s circulating collections. Each workstation is identified by a sign labeled Look It Up.

The… (read more)


Community Support Services & Resources for Tulanians

In the spring of 2023, many new laws and court decisions directly impacted valued members of the Tulane community.

We recognize that people will experience these actions, their discussions… (read more)

Thumbnail image for “Music IS the Scene”: Jazz Fest’s First Decade, 1970-1979

New video revisits 2022 exhibition about the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Revisit the exhibition, “Music IS the Scene”: Jazz Fest’s First Decade, 1970-1979, with a new teaser video available on the Tulane University Libraries YouTube channel.

Previously on display in the Tulane University Special Collections (TUSC) Gallery during spring 2022, the exhibition can now be viewed online via… (read more)