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)

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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)

Exterior of the Dew Drop Inn, 2836 LaSalle Street in New Orleans, 1953; photographer: Ralston Crawford, Ralston Crawford collection of jazz photography, Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz, Tulane University Special Collections.

'The Legend of the Dew Drop Inn' documentary interviews newly digitized for online access

Tulane University Special Collections (TUSC) is pleased to announce that The Legend of the Dew Drop Inn documentary interviews by Julia Dorn, a collection at the Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz, is open to researchers. Additionally, the video collection has been digitized and is available… (read more)


Tulane University Special Collections Upcoming Events

TUSC collaborates with faculty, students, and organizations to create a range of public programming. Learn more about our public outreach efforts here. 

Flipping the Bird: Turning of the pages of J.J. Audubon's Birds of America with… (read more)


People & Places - Tulane University Special Collections

TUSC was delighted to welcome five student workers for the Spring semester: Liesbeth Blundell, Kaylee Bowers, Lauren Duncan, Alexander Silverboard, and Claire Stephens. They worked on a variety of projects, including staffing the reading room, learning scanning techniques, conducting… (read more)


Explore TUSC Through Video 

Tulane University Special Collections has an active social media presence including Instagram (@tuspeccoll), Facebook (Tulane University Special Collections), and YouTube. TUSC has more than thirty YouTube videos online that explore our exhibitions, collections, events, and highlights from our digital collections. Recent… (read more)

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TUSC Welcomes Your Visit

Tulane University Special Collections transitioned to our new, online appointment system in late 2021, and just over a year later our feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. We are currently open to the public Monday through Friday from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm. We know that all of the rules can be a little confusing… (read more)

Professor Michael Kuczynski discussing TUSC material with workshop participants.

Rac(e)ing the Shakespearean Archive: Antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction New Orleans

TUSC recently partnered with Tulane School of Liberal Arts Professor of English Michael Kuczynski and Professor of Theater John “Ray” Proctor to explore the intersection of race and Shakespeare in the antebellum South. With a grant from the Folger Shakespeare Library, Kuczynski and Proctor hosted ten visiting scholars on… (read more)


“I Shall Not Be Moved”: Black Student Life at Tulane, 1963-2023

Tulane University Special Collections announces a new exhibition:

“I Shall Not Be Moved”: Black Student Life at Tulane, 1963-2023

April 20, 2023 – September 22, 2023

In July 2020, Tulane’s Black Student Union released a list of demands and expectations calling for an… (read more)

L. to r.: Louis Prima, Gia Maione Prima, Frank Sinatra, Las Vegas, circa 1960s, venue and photographer unidentified, Louis Prima collection, HJA-041, Tulane University Special Collections.

The Louis Prima collection is open for research at Tulane University Special Collections

The Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz, a unit of Tulane University Special Collections (TUSC), is pleased to announce that the Louis Prima collection is fully processed and open to researchers.

The Prima collection is 38.92 linear feet, and includes personal papers, business papers, correspondence, sheet music, photographs, publicity materials, ephemera, and… (read more)