Monday, December 16, 2013

Ancestry Library Edition

The Tulane community now has access to the billions of records in the Ancestry Library Edition database, from campus and remotely.    Other visitors to Special Collections have access through the public computers available in the Schiro Reading Room.  

"ProQuest has partnered with Ancestry.com to create Ancestry® Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today.  It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world!"  --ProQuest web site.

Please note also that selected New Orleans city directories, between 1861 and 1960, are accessible on Ancestry at the present time.  We hope you have an opportunity to explore this important new resource.


Posted by Susanna Powers


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Harmony


Best wishes for a harmonious holiday season, and a prosperous 2014!  


If you are planning to visit the Schiro Reading Room, our current hours are Monday-Friday 10:00-5:00, and Saturday 9:00-1:00.    On Friday, December 6, the reading room will close at 4:00 to allow the staff to attend a library event.


Special Collections will be closed December 21, 2013, through January 1, 2014, for the holidays and winter recess.    The reading room will resume its current schedule on January 2, 2014.


It is a good idea to check the hours information and exceptions on the LaRC website, before planning a visit.  Also, because of multiple construction projects on campus, parking is very problematic these days.  You may take public transportation, try to find a legal spot in the neighborhood and walk in, or see Tulane University's general parking information online.


Caption: Bob Borsodi Papers, 1959-2003, 979-1-2, image crop and full sheet.    This is an original Christmas card sent from Bob Borsodi to his parents, postmarked Santa Barbara, Calif., Dec. 14, 1966, quoting ee cummings, "love is the every only god ..."   American literary author and coffee-house proprietor Bob Borsodi (1939-2003), who moved to New Orleans in the mid-1970s, was interested in writing and promoting poetry in performance and theatrical works.  Images of items in the Louisiana Research Collection may not be re-published without permission.

Posted by Susanna Powers