August 7, 2017

Sometimes a simple question can lead you down a rabbit hole. That’s the enjoyment of reference, your ability to learn something new while helping a patron in their own research. In this case, someone looking for a speech led to a little-known organization, the New Orle...

March 27, 2017

The social activism of sisters Oretha Castle Haley and Doris Jean Castle began when they were still young women. They came from a working class family. Born in Tennessee, the young sisters moved to New Orleans with their parents and brother around 1947. The girls’ fath...

September 26, 2016

Evelyn Cunningham embodied many labels in her lifetime: journalist, columnist, editor, feminist, and civil rights activist. These roles are heavily reflected in her papers that she donated to the Amistad Research Center in 2003. The Center received an addendum to Cunni...

August 29, 2016

The Connie Harse papers at the Amistad Research Center provides a pictorial history of the Civil Rights Movement in New Orleans during the 1960s. The collection, donated by Harse in 1999, contains some of the Center’s most widely circulated photographs that depict lunc...

In this entry for our 50 Years/50 Collections blog series, former staff member and project archivist, Amber Moore recalls her time spent organizing one of Amistad’s most significant civil rights-related collections, the papers of Ronnie Moore, which were donated to the...

July 18, 2016

The Amistad Research Center has added a new digital collection to Tulane University’s Digital Library thanks to funding from the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation. This collection consists of photographs from the Ronnie Moore papers located at the Amistad Research Center. M...

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