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The Historic New Orleans Collection

Archive; Library; Museum
410 Chartres St
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
United States
Dr. Alfred Lemmon, Director of the Williams Research Center
504 598 7124
1 504-598-7171
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The Historic New Orleans Collection's holdings are available to the general public in the Williams Research Center (WRC). The major research fields are colonial Louisiana, the Louisiana Purchase, the Battle of New Orleans, the Civil War, Mississippi River life, cartography, transportation, plantations, urban development, Louisiana artists and writers, architecture, the French Quarter, jazz and other forms of early New Orleans music, historic preservation, and Mardi Gras. The collections reflect aspects of the history and culture of the Gulf South, Louisiana, and New Orleans. Most materials are available to researchers in our Reading Room.


Through the assistance of the Center's experienced reading room staff, patrons have access to more than 30,000 library items, more than two miles of documents and manuscripts, a microfilm collection, and more than 500,000 photographs, prints, drawings, and paintings, as well as beautiful and unusual three-dimensional objects. Rare documents and manuscripts are available in microform and in the original.

Subject Strengths:
Dr. Alton Ochsner, Dr. Rowena Spencer, Yellow Fever, Ursulines Nuns, Charity Hospital, Asylums, Voodoo rituals; History of Alternative Medicine; History of Hospitals; History of Surgery; History of Tropical Medicine; History of Women in Medicine; Local History
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