Tulane Collections

Carroll Gallery
The Carroll Gallery is dedicated to exhibitions that will enhance the educational mission of the Studio and Art History programs. Exhibitions of faculty and student artwork as well as exhibitions that relate to the Newcomb Art Department's fine arts curriculum become a center and a catalyst for student and faculty activities and interaction. Art Department faculty and students are encouraged to utilize the gallery by submitting proposals to curate exhibitions that also relate to and enhance the curriculum.

Amistad Research Center
The Amistad Research Center is the nation's oldest, largest and most comprehensive independent archive specializing in the history of African Americans and other Ethnic Minorities.

Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
As Tulane University's main library, the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library supports the university's undergraduate and graduate programs in the humanities, social sciences, and science and engineering. It also is a major cultural resource for researchers and scholars from throughout the Louisiana-Gulf Coast region. Its unique collections in areas such as Latin American studies, jazz and New Orleans history often draw researchers from around the globe.

William Ransom Hogan Archive of New Orleans Jazz
The jazz archive is a renowned resource for New Orleans jazz research. The collection includes oral histories, recorded music, photographs and film, and sheet music and orchestrations. It also houses files of manuscripts, clippings and bibliographic references.

The Latin American Library
The Latin American Library is among the world's foremost collections in Latin American archaeology, anthropology, history, linguistics, art, architecture, film, women's studies, economics and many other subject areas. The collection comprises of more than 420,000 volumes and is one of the most comprehensive of its kind, including materials from the contact period to the present day.

Louisiana Collection
The Louisiana Collection is a research library preserving publications (books, pamphlets and magazines) pertaining to all aspects of Louisiana from colonial times to the present, from anthropology to zoology. It includes one of the best collections of pre-World War II Louisiana publications in the state.

Manuscripts Department
The Manuscripts Department began in 1889 with the donation of a letter from Thomas Jefferson to M. duPlantier of New Orleans. Today the department is one of Louisiana's premier research archives. Its constantly expanding holdings currently comprise more than three linear miles of documents organized into more than 4,000 collections. These holdings are open to all.

Middle American Research Institute
The Middle American Research Institute is in place to conduct, support and publish research in the anthropology and especially the archaeology of Mexico and Central America. Its publications have ranged across the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities. The Institute provides instruction and research opportunities for graduate students in the Department of Anthropology and related disciplines at Tulane University. Its collections, which predate 1940, come mostly from Mesoamerica and Central America. The collections at M.A.R.I. consist of primarily physical artifacts and photographs of archaeological and anthropological interest. At this time, only a fraction of our collection is available for online perusal, a situation we are continually working to rectify.

Music & Media Collection
While much of the Music and Media Collection is being restored following flooding related to Hurricane Katrina, a temporary space for the collection is being configured on the 4th floor of the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. Listening stations and some initial replacement music and media collections will be available. In time, the collection will be stronger than ever before.

Rare Books
Rare Books  preserves approximately 50,000 titles dating from a leaf of the Gutenberg Bible (ca. 1456) to recent first editions. These holdings include a wide range of formats, from miniatures no larger than one inch high, to volumes 40 inches tall; from 500-year-old books in as fine a condition as the day they were printed to 20th-century first editions that are crumbling from the acidity of their paper.

Tulane University Archives
University Archives preserves the official records of Tulane University and information about Tulane. The archive holds over 3,600 linear feet of materials -- primarily documents, but also in excess of 11,000 slides, 55,000 photographic negatives and more.

Tulane School of Architecture Slide Library
The Slide Library circulates 140,000 35 mm slides to faculty and students for classroom presentation and as precedent source material for design studios. The slides are organized in a systemic manner, so that the slides are recallable by architect/creator, work date and site. A guide sheet and database are available for assistance in researching the slide collection.

Southeast Architectural Archive
The archive comprises the largest collection of architectural drawings and building records in the South. The collection focuses on the built environment of New Orleans and Louisiana.

Nadine Vorhoff Library and Newcomb Archives at the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women
The Vorhoff Library and Newcomb Archives maintain the archives of Newcomb College; collects and preserves the records of organizations and individuals, photographs, scrapbooks, ephemera, oral histories and audiovisual materials; house a unique culinary history collection centered on Southern cooking traditions; and operate a circulating library of 10,000 volumes and more than 100 women's studies periodicals.


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