Showing posts from May, 2011

Parking advisory

Parking will be tight this summer on Tulane University campus and the surrounding neighborhoods, because of a drainage improvement project. The section of Newcomb Place from Freret Street to the LBC sidewalk has been closed to parking, until at least July 31, 2011. (This is the parking lot between the main Howard-Tilton Memorial Library building and Jones Hall). A campus map is available here . This work directly affects only permit holders, but it is important to note that four metered spaces will also be temporarily unavailable for the duration of this project. Several other short-term parking meters may be used elsewhere on campus, such as along Newcomb Circle. Visitors to campus have several options. Please see Public Safety’s visitor information page, which details the possibility of purchasing a one-day pass at their office on the first floor of the Diboll complex, or using the free shuttle services. Using public transportation would also be a good choice—the Fr

Mississippi River flood collection, 1912-1928.

The springtime 1927 flood of the lower Mississippi River is considered the most destructive river flood in the history of the United States. It resulted in lengthy displacement of populations living in Louisiana, including many families of enrolled Tulane University students. Local, state, and national agencies reacted with relief efforts, and there was consideration of future disaster preparedness and also the engineering management of the river. An advertisement proclaiming, "New Orleans is safe!" was published by the L. & N. Railroad to encourage continued tourism to New Orleans after the waters receded from low-lying areas of Louisiana. According to this poster, "The levees of New Orleans protect nearly 500,000 people ... The crest has passed--the city is safe--always has been and always will be." Manuscripts Collection 517 contains official correspondence, charts, maps, a telegram, a public relations poster, a conference invitation, newspaper clippings