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St. Rose de Lima in New Orleans

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Roger Baudier (1893-1960) was a Louisiana author, editor, historian, educator, Catholic lay leader, and journalist; he was called the "official chronicler of the Archdiocese of New Orleans" by Archbishop Joseph F. Rummel. (The Louisiana Research Collection holds his papers as Manuscripts Collection 805, Roger Baudier papers, 1935-1961.)

In 1957, when Roger Baudier was preparing a book in commemoration of the centennial of St. Rose of Lima Parish, he wanted to “bring in some background information on the area.” He wrote a letter to New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (NOPSI) asking specific questions about the history of horsecars, electrified street-car lines, car barns, and any public transportation serving the church located on Bayou Road near North Broad, over the previous one hundred years.

This typed letter is located in LaRC’s Manuscripts Collection 229, the Thomas Ewing Dabney papers, 1833-1969. Thomas Dabney (1885-1969), known primarily as a journalist, was working …

Carnival Exhibit in New Wave

Another mention of the Louisiana Research Collection's Carnival holdings appeared late last week: "Exhibits celebrate the art of Carnival krewes" in Tulane University's online newsletter, New Wave. We hope you will enjoy the collection now and year-round.

Find us on foursquare!

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Are you on foursquare? We are! If you check in at our location, you can pick up one of our awesome collectible Carnival bookmarks.

Carnival Collection in Offbeat

The February 2012 print issue of Offbeat, as well as its current online version, feature a description of LaRC's digitized collection of float and costume design artwork. The article is "Mardi Gras History on Parade" by Kellyn Lappinga.
Additional information about the physical and digitized Carnival Collection is available in our blog:
LaRC's Carnival Collection in the news!
Mistick Krewe of Comus 1910 float designs
Krewe of Proteus Exhibit
See the online, freely accessible LOUISiana Digital Library for collections of images created and contributed by Tulane University and other Louisiana institutions. Please visit our reading room to see the physical collections, and to visit the current gallery exhibit in Jones Hall.
Posted by Susanna Powers