Name:

Louisiana State Museum Historical Center

Type:
Archive; Library; Museum
Address:
Old U.S. Mint Louisiana Historical Center 400 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
United States
Contact:
Sarah-Elizabeth Gundlach, Curator of the Louisiana Historical Center
Telephone:
504-568-3660
Telephone:
1 504-568-3660
Fax: ---
Abstract:

The collections of the Louisiana State Museum Archives contain various records and objects pertaining to the medical field in New Orleans; including records and notes from Charity Hospital. The collection includes medical artifacts, books, manuscripts, artifacts, and other miscellaneous information.

Holdings:

The collection consists of more than 800 artifacts from the late 19th and early 20th century. It includes: medicine bottles, surgical tools and equipment, and collected works by Joseph Jones. We also hold informaation on various other 19th century New Orleans physicians; including topics such as maladies and medicine in Louisiana, a large collection of works concerning the Yellow Fever epidemic in New Orleans in the 19th century, records on Charity the Hospital which includes: benefactors administrative and financial reports, and Board Meeting minutes from the 1880’s until 1940’s.

Subject Strengths:
History of Hospitals; History of Medicine; Louisiana history related manuscripts, maps, and publications
Last Updated:
14 Dec 2018