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Archives Social Hour

Uptown Campus
TUSC Reading Room

You're invited to an informal mixer and open house hosted by Tulane University Special Collections (TUSC) during Wave Weekend '23 and American Archives Month.

View and learn about rare and unique archival materials from TUSC holdings, meet TUSC staff who can answer your questions about archives and special collections, and "visit the archives" just for fun.


  • Crowd-sourcing activity celebrating the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Tulane University. Visitors can view and ID photos of students circa 1960s-1970s, Tulane’s first decade of Black student life on campus.
  • Documents from Herbert E. Longenecker’s Office of the President records (UA-RG2) and from the Katherine Settle Wright Papers (LaRC-1071) related to the student-involved legal case around desegregating Tulane in the 1960s. The president’s papers represent Tulane University as the defendant while Wright’s papers present an insight to the case from the plaintiffs’ side.
  • Various archival materials related to Tulane University
  • On view in the gallery: “I Shall Not Be Moved”: Black Student Life at Tulane, 1963-2023

Free treats and giveaways available, while they last.

Sponsored by Tulane University Special Collections (TUSC), which consists of the Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz, Louisiana Research Collection, Rare Books Collection, Southeastern Architectural Archive, and University Archives. Co-sponsored by Newcomb-Tulane College.

RSVP is recommended, but not required. Email mweber3@tulane.edu with questions or to to request accessibility accommodations in advance.

Location: Jones Hall (6801 Freret St.) 2nd floor, room 202

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For more information on this event, please visit https://tulane.campuslabs.com/engage/event/9203484