Ann Case, university archivist, speaks with students in the TUSC Reading Room

TUSC Hosts Archives Social Hour during October, American Archives Month

TUSC Hosts Archives Social Hour during October, American Archives Month

Tulane University Special Collections (TUSC) invites the Tulane University community to its first Archives Social Hour. It takes place Wednesday, October 26, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the TUSC Reading Room in Jones Hall (6801 Freret St., room 202).

At this… (read more)


Celebrating People - Tulane University Special Collections

Jillian Cuellar, Director, Tulane University Special Collections, participated in the panel “Forgiving (Y)our Archival Debt” August 26 at the annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists in Boston. The panel examined methods for transcending the profession’s unresolved legacies of harm and proposed forgiving our 'archival debt' so that archivist’s may actively choose… (read more)

Detail of a Wild Magnolias album promotional photo, 1974. Allison Miner Collection, Tulane University Special Collections

Hogan Archive Renamed to Reflect Expanded Collecting Scope

Tulane University Special Collections (TUSC) recently announced an expanded collection development strategy and renaming of the Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz.  

Previously known as the Hogan Jazz Archive, the… (read more)

journalist Bill Monroe

Special Collections acquires papers of journalist Bill Monroe

Tulane University Special Collections (TUSC) has acquired the correspondence, speeches, writings, photographs, and other personal and professional papers of William Blanc (Bill) Monroe Jr. (July 17, 1920 - February 17, 2011). 
Born in New Orleans, Monroe graduated from Tulane University in 1942, served in… (read more)


TUSC Director Named ARL Leadership Fellow

Jillian Cuellar, Director of Tulane University Special Collections, has been selected as a 2021-22 Leadership Fellow for the Association of Research Libraries. This is the first time Tulane… (read more)

Matthew Folse conducting a collection survey in the TUSC stacks.

TUSC Inaugurates New Graduate Archival Internship Program

This summer TUSC welcomed three interns to inaugurate our graduate archival internship program. The program continues into the fall with two more interns. While hailing from graduate programs in different parts of the country, they shared a love of archives and a curiosity about how we preserve and provide access to… (read more)


View Audubon’s Birds of America

Sotheby’s has called John James Audubon’s Birds of America “incomparably the most important and most beautiful color-plate book ever published.” Tulane University is fortunate to preserve three of the original five volumes and after a two-year Covid hiatus, TUSC has resumed “Flipping the Bird” — weekly turning a… (read more)

Laurraine Goreau

Hear Digitized Oral History Collections about Gospel, Rhythm and Blues, and New Orleans Music Legends

Enjoy recently digitized oral history recordings and historic radio broadcasts from collections in the Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz. They are available for online listening via the Tulane University Digital Library at  

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Anne Rice Drawing by Liesbeth Blundell

Opening Reception for Special Collections New Exhibition - Absolutely Unpredictable: Anne Rice in the City of Transgression

From Carnival decadence to the macabre made ordinary, New Orleans is absolutely unpredictable and assuredly uncertain. As both a landscape and a collection of cultures, the Crescent City has long inspired transgression in the… (read more)


The Annual Open House at the Latin American Library

The Annual Open House at the Latin American Library is back after a three-year hiatus! 

We hope to see everyone on


Friday, September 16

Noon to 3pm


This is our yearly event to welcome new and returning faculty, students, staff and friends of the LAL.

As always, we will have an exhibit of recent acquisitions… (read more)