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Tulane Collections

  • 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.
  • 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 Research Collection The Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC) is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive research center for New Orleans and the second largest for Louisiana. As an integrated research library and archives, LaRC offers a full range of library and archival research resources, from books and manuscripts to maps and images. The Manuscripts Department of LaRC 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.
  • 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 Center The Music & Media Center boasts the largest academic library circulating collection of sound recordings, film, and other multi-media formats in the state of Louisiana. In support of the diverse learning, teaching, and research needs of Tulane students and faculty, an international selection of popular television series, experimental art film, movies, and documentaries may be found in the video collection while an equally international selection of classical, popular, and international recordings can be found in our audio collection.
  • 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.
  • Southeast Architectural Archive The Southeastern Architectural Archive is the largest repository of architectural records in the southern United States. The SEAA has progressively sought to enhance the preservation and conservation of architectural records associated with the built environment of the southeastern Gulf Region.