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New Orleans (General)

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  • Arthur Hardy's Mardi Gras Guide
    All you need to know about Mardi Gras from one of New Orleans' most respected sources.
  • Audubon Institute
    Explore the Audubon Zoo, the Aquarium of the Americas, the Louisiana Nature Center, and other Audubon Institute facilities and learn about the programs and activities sponsored by the Institute.
  • Bob Walker's Original New Orleans Radio Shrine
    Pictures and memorabilia about by-gone New Orleans (not just radio memories).
  • The Bright Field Riverwalk New Orleans Accident Web Site:
    Facts, names, photos, and even a movie of the city's big disaster story of 1996!
  • Canal Street: A Street Railway Spectacular
    A truly spectacular site, with images of Canal Street and its streetcars from the earliest days to the present.
  • Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection
    This online collection from Indiana University (funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services) includes 174 photos of New Orleans from 1941-1959. Search on their page for "New Orleans" to find them.
  • City Park, New Orleans
    Discover all there is to do at Louisiana's family playground.
  • Dr. Nut
    The history of New Orleans' long gone soda pop (and links to all kinds of information about other soda pop brands).
  • The Faubourgs forming the upper section of the city of New Orleans
    An electronic version of the 1937 Meloncy Soniat article from the Louisiana Historical Quarterly (transcribed by Rita Pittman-Curry).
  • Gambit Weekly
    The full text of the Crescent City's weekly newspaper, plus guides to dining, entertainment, events and festivals, tourism information, and "The Best of New Orleans Marketplace."
  • GNOinfo.com
    Up-to-date information on what's going on in New Orleans (and other places around the state)
  • The Gumbo Pages
    New Orleans through the mind of a Southern California Yat!
  • Historical Maps and Panoramas of New Orleans
    Links to maps from 1815 to 1908, panoramas from 1851 to 1885, and links to other map sites.
  • History of New Orleans by John Smith Kendall
    The first 47 chapters of Kendall's classic 1922 history of the city. Unfortunately, the biographical section (at the end of volume 2, and all of volume 3), is omitted from the digitized version.
  • Index to Eliza Ripley's Social Life in Old New Orleans
    An index to the 1912 work. Thanks to Rita Curry-Pittman for sharing this with us. Read the full text of the Ripley work HERE.
  • The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation
    The home page of this environmental watchdog group offers information on its efforts to preserve and protect Lake Pontchartrain.
  • Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
    The LPO's home page provides the orchestras's performance schedule, ticket information, features on individual musicians, the orchestra's newsletter and more.
  • Louisiana SPCA
    All kinds of information for pet lovers and advocates.
  • Louisiana World Exposition, 1984
    A good collection of information on the Crescent City's most recent Worlds' Fair from Earth Station 9.
  • MardiGras krewes online
    A list of home pages for Carnival organizations, courtesy of Yahoo
  • Neighborhood Link™ New Orleans
    Neighborhood Link™ is a community network providing New Orleans metro neighborhoods with their own free, interactive web sites featuring information, communication, and commerce.
  • The New Orleans Architecture Database
    "The extensive image archive of New Orleans and Regional Architecture held by the Tulane School of Architecture and the Southeastern Architectural Archive has now been digitized .... The searchable database contains more than 2500 images and continues to expand in both size and breadth."
  • New Orleans Charities
    Link here to Guidestar: The Donor's Guide to the Nonprofit Universe, a database of more than 600,000 nonprofit organizations. A search for "New Orleans" will produce a list of more that 1400 nonprofits in the Crescent City.
  • New Orleans CityBusiness
    New Orleans' weekly business newspaper.
  • New Orleans Community Resource Guide
    Compiled by the Common Ground Health Clinic. The intention of the guide is to increase public access in the New Orleans area to services that are free or low-cost. Most of our listings are for locations in Orleans & Jefferson Parishes.
  • New Orleans History--Lake Pontchartrain
    Photographs and historical information on the New Orleans lakefront and its neighborhoods. From St. Philip Neri School in Metairie.
  • New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
    The Festival schedule, ticket information, photographs from the Fairgrounds, and more.
  • New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
    This National Park Service site includes all kinds of useful information about jazz in New Orleans.
  • New Orleans Magazine
    The online version of this monthly magazine, with archives back to February 1997
  • New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.
    Formerly known as the Greater New Orleans Tourist and Convention Commission. Includes information on upcoming conventions, a visitor's guide, and "N'Awlins Celebrities Online."
  • NewOrleansOnline.com
    A huge site, from the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, including links to articles in a number of regional newspapers and magazine, tourist and leisure information, classifieds, shopping, dining, history, architecture, and more.
  • New Orleans Opera
    Find out about the Opera's current season, the history of opera in New Orleans, ticket and seating information
  • The Preservation Resource Center
    A private non-profit membership organization dedicated to promoting the preservation of New Orleans' historic architecture.
  • Regional Transit Authority
    History, transit maps, schedules
  • St. Louis 1 Cemetery Dead Space
    An online presentation by the University of Pennsylvania on their study of the above-ground cemeteries of New Orleans.
  • Save Our Cemeteries
    Information about this preservation group's activities, about historic city cemeteries, and a virtual tour of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
  • Story of Algiers Index
    An online index to the 1971 Pelican edition of William H. Seymour, Story of Algiers, 1718-1896, now fifth district of New Orleans, the past and present (originally published in 1896), compiled by Rita Curry-Pittman.
  • The Times-Picayune/Nola.com
    "NOLA.com launched in January, 1998, in affiliation with The Times-Picayune, the largest circulation daily newspaper in Louisiana. Through a content sharing agreement, NOLA.com receives daily, automated feeds from the paper for local news, sports, weather and classifieds." And more!
  • Unity of Greater New Orleans
    UNITY of Greater New Orleans is a nonprofit organization leading a collaborative of over 60 agencies providing housing and services to the homeless. Our mission is to coordinate community partnerships to prevent, reduce, and end homelessness. See especially their Homeless Resource Directory.
  • Via Link
    The online version of the VIA community services guide.
  • Vieux Carre Survey
    The Collins C. Diboll Vieux Carre Digital Survey, an electronic version of the Vieux Carré Survey, allows users to access property data, photographs, plans, chain of title records, and citations, with the option to search by keyword, owners’ names, architectural rating, and even whether the owner was a free person of color. Begun in 1960 to bolster local historic preservation efforts, the Vieux Carré Survey is an extensive study of the properties within the French Quarter, referencing essential historical, architectural, legal and sociological data on individual lots and structures from the French colonial period to the present. The survey has information on every block of the French Quarter—maps, major site plans, old drawings, engravings, sketches, paintings, newspaper clippings, property records, photographs and more.
  • Virtual St. Joseph's Altar
    Add your own offerings to the online altar!
  • World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, 1884
    A good collection of information on the Crescent City's first Worlds' Fair. From Earth Station 9.


The images above are all from the Louisiana Division's Alexander Allison Collection.


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Updated 7/18/2012