Fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin proclaimed a few days ago that “the time for vigils is past.” But as we rebuild and more fully recover, individuals and communities in Louisiana and throughout the Gulf Coast will continue to observe August 29th as a memorial day for our personal and collective losses. One way to mark the time of year would be to open up one of those books you bought, or maybe read a new one, available in Tulane’s libraries. This is a very brief selection of the Katrina-related books in the Louisiana Research Collection.

Spoiled : refrigerators of New Orleans go outside in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. And they have things to say / by Tom Varisco.
Location: JONES HALL Louisiana Collection
Call Number: F379.N545 V37 2005
Notes: Signed by the author

Overcoming Katrina : African American voices from the Crescent City and beyond / [edited by] D'Ann R. Penner and Keith C. Ferdinand ; foreword by Jimmy Carter.
Location: JONES HALL Louisiana Collection
Call Number: F 379.N59 N4 2009

Finn McCool's Football Club : the birth, death, and resurrection of a pub soccer team in the City of the Dead / Stephen Rea.
Location: JONES HALL Louisiana Collection
Call Number: GV943.6.F47 R43 2009

Hurricane Katrina : America's unnatural disaster / edited and with an introduction by Jeremy I. Levitt and Matthew C. Whitaker.
Location: JONES HALL Louisiana Collection
Call Number: HV 636 2005 .N4 H87 2009

The children Hurricane Katrina left behind : schooling context, professional preparation, and community politics / Sharon P. Robinson and M. Christopher Brown II, editors ...
Location: JONES HALL Louisiana Collection
Call Number: LC2771 .C45 2007

Perilous place, powerful storms : hurricane protection in coastal Louisiana / Craig E. Colten.
Location: JONES HALL Louisiana Collection
Call Number: TC 425 .M63 L73 2009

Impact of Hurricane Katrina on roadways in the New Orleans area / by Kevin Gaspard ... [et al.].
Location: JONES HALL Louisiana Collection
Call Number: TE25.N4 I46 2007

For a wealth of further information, see the Library’s catalog and the Research Guide on Louisiana Information Resources.

Photograph caption and citation:

United States Coast Guard Released Photographs of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, from Hurricane Digital Memory Bank.

NEW ORLEANS (Sept. 6, 2005) - Members of the Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley Disaster Response Team and the Miami-Dade Urban Search and Rescue Team mark a house here today to show that it has been searched for survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Teams are conducting massive search efforts for anyone who may still be trapped by the floodwaters. USCG photo by PO Robert Reed. 050906-C-6985R-001

USCG, "Marking a Home." Hurricane Digital Memory Bank, Object #2405 (August 17 2006, 1:10 pm)

Posted by Susanna Powers.


  1. Thanks for posting the USCG photo, Susanna. I think the USCG Collection is one of the most important visual collections within the database. (And, the public domain nature of these photographs makes them appealing to documentary producers.) You might want to check out the photograph of the barge evacuation:

    Tulane University's Lance Hill provides fuller context for this photograph in his Convention Center Relief Blockade collection:


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