Natalie Scott (1890-1957):
A decorated war hero, a celebrated newspaperwoman, an award winning playwright, a wilderness explorer, a Red Cross nurse, translator, teacher and social worker, Natalie Scott lived and worked among the poor and the war wounded on four continents.
As a writer and columnist in New Orleans during the 1920s, she became a vital member of the literary/artistic/intellectual community of the French Quarter. Her close companions were some of the twentieth century’s most creative minds. She then moved to Taxco, Mexico in 1930. There she went on to create a school for the local children, develop a colony for creative minds, and help the local people preserve their heritage.
An online exhibit to complement the physical exhibit currently on display through 2018 on the 4th floor of Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University.
As the city of New Orleans celebrates the 300th anniversary of its founding, it also commemorates a three centuries long relationship with its neighbors in the Circum-Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. The Latin American Library celebrates this history with Charting the Gulf: Tricentennial Connections. In this online exhibit, we display images of maps, photographs, print ephemera, and manuscripts that document three historic moments in the evolving relationship between New Orleans and its Southern neighbors:
Early European Cartography of the Gulf, 16th-18th centuries;
Trade and Travel Across the Gulf, 19th - 20th centuries;
Tulane University's John Geddings Gray Memorial Archaeological Expedition to Middle America in 1928.
On October 31st, 1517, theologian and priest Martin Luther supposedly nailed his 95 Theses to the door of a Wittenberg church and began the Lutheran Reformation, which altered the religious and cultural landscape of Western Europe. Curated by Elio Brancaforte and students of his seminar "The Experience of War" (Audrey Brown, Alison Cunningham, Paulina Kiernan, Bradley Reber, Sara Scott, Annie Strnisha, and Jake Ward), this exhibit was part of a group of displays and talks centered on the five hundredth anniversary of the Reformation's beginning and presents materials from the Rare Books Collection that touch on the history of the Bible as a book, the Lutheran faith in Europe and America, and the Thirty Years' War.