New Orleans Historical features stories & scholarship about New Orleans.
New Orleans Historical is a project of the Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies at the University of New Orleans. First published in 2012, in partnership with Tulane University, it is now available as a free app for iPhone or Android mobile devices via the App Store and Google Play. You can also enjoy the stories on the web at neworleanshistorical.org.
New Orleans Historical promotes the idea that historical scholarship should be freely and publicly available. Our content comes from scholars, writers, artists, community members, and students. The project’s place-based storytelling, mapping sites throughout the city, captures familiar, lesser-known, and forgotten narratives from New Orleans’s past. NOH tours are grouped by theme, period, or location, while links to individual sites allow users to explore the stories around them. Historical photographs, ephemera, and oral histories and videos bring these stories to life for locals and visitors alike.
Special thanks to our founding sponsors: UNO's Department of History, Tulane's Department of Communication, and New Orleans Center for the Gulf South.
Funding for technical support provided by anonymous donors in memory of the Samuelson, Wolfson, and Fertel families.
Want to become involved? We are always seeking new partners, stories, and sponsors.
In memory of Michael Mizell-Nelson.
Project Director: Mary Niall Mitchell, University of New Orleans
Managing Editor: Jessica Dauterive, George Mason University
Assistant Editor: Lauren Smith, University of New Orleans
All inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicki Mayer, Tulane University
Michael Mizell Nelson, University of New Orleans
Rights and Reproduction
Photographs in the New Orleans Historical website and mobile apps are used with the expressed permission of their creators, owners, or other caretakers (for example, a library or archive). Sources are cited in the captions for each image. For further information about photographs, including requests for reproductions, please contact the listed source directly. Please note that we cannot give the contact information of private individuals, nor are we empowered to grant permission for further use of any photographs.
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