The New Orleans Public Library’s City Archives & Special Collections houses hundreds of manuscripts that you can explore this summer.
Descendants of 19 Louisiana Black Homesteaders shared their family histories with author Bernice Bennett for her new book.
From 1952 until the mid 1980s, New Orleans Public Library cardholders could check out framed art prints to bring home for weeks at a time.
To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the City Archives at the New Orleans Public Library, staff created an exhibit to feature the contributions of nine City Agencies to the collections held at the City Archives. Each exhibit will show the historically significant, impactful, and interesting materials the agencies have transferred to the Archives.
On January 18, 1897, the New Orleans Public Library opened its doors for the first time. Fast forward to 2022. The New Orleans Public Library now operates a 15-location system with a collection of more than 466,000 items and enriches the community with access to free services and resources that its founders could likely have never imagined.
The New Orleans Public Library teamed up with UNO students to tell the often overlooked story of some of New Orleans’ most influential women.
Sonnet Ireland grew up hearing stories about the time her librarian uncle wrestled a bear, but never knew the details. After reaching out to the Library’s Archives & Special Collections, Sonnet got her answer, reconnecting with her beloved Uncle Joe along the way, who died in 2012.
Two New Orleans Public Library researchers have been working tirelessly to produce an in-depth, facts-based report on the origins and historical context of 25 street and park names throughout the city, which have been flagged for celebrating the Confederacy and are being considered for renaming.