WGNO: The New Orleans Cemetery Database

This is actually from June but I missed it then, and it seems a good thing for Halloween. WGNO: The New Orleans Cemetery Database. “With all of its intercultural charm, New Orleans is a feast for the eyes. Millions flock to the city and our impressed with the design of the cemeteries. Recently, The Historic New Orleans Collection launched The New Orleans Cemetery Database.”

KATC: LPB, La. Digital Media Archives compiles a list of digital assets of Edwin Edwards

KATC: LPB, La. Digital Media Archives compiles a list of digital assets of Edwin Edwards. “With the passing of former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards, Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) and Louisiana Digital Media Archive (LDMA) have compiled a body of archived work highlighting Edwards’ political career. The digital archives include profiles, interviews, and debates and they are all available for the public to freely stream…”

Tennessean: Ancestor Project honors lives of enslaved people at Evergreen Plantation in Louisiana

New-to-me: Tennessean: Ancestor Project honors lives of enslaved people at Evergreen Plantation in Louisiana. “Frederick Baconnais was born during the peak of the sugar cane harvest season at the Evergreen Plantation in Edgard, Louisiana. At 5 a.m. on Dec. 12, 1852, he drew his first breath, according to historic records. His mother, Victorine, a house slave at Evergreen, was 18 years old. He was only two when she died. But Baconnais would name one of his daughters Victoria in remembrance of his mother. Their stories are among several recounted through photos and narratives in Evergreen’s Ancestor Project.”

Plaquemine Post South: Louisiana’s African-American History now available online

Plaquemine Post South: Louisiana’s African-American History now available online. “From segregation to civil rights and celebrities to sermons, Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s long-running series Folks (1981-1990) covered it all. Now 210 episodes of the minority affairs series are available for streaming. There is no cost to watch the programs, which featured an in-depth look at a wide variety of social issues that impacted minority communities in Louisiana in the 1980s.”

KADN: LSU Libraries Digitize Jeanerette Museum’s History

KADN: LSU Libraries Digitize Jeanerette Museum’s History. “Louisiana State University (LSU) Libraries has launched the Mobile Digitization Lab, a new initiative that shares digitization equipment and expertise with small, community-oriented libraries, archives, and museums across Louisiana. For the pilot project, completed this month, faculty and staff from LSU Libraries visited the Jeanerette Museum with scanners and cameras and spent one week digitizing the museum’s unique historical material.”

Kickstarter Project: Preserve & digitize 30,000 historic New Orleans newspapers

Sounds like an awesome Kickstarter project: Preserve & digitize 30,000 historic New Orleans newspapers . “Currently, the entire collection is housed safely at our New Orleans headquarters where it will stay in the original Mylar sleeves until we have the full capability to process and re-enter it into record with our proposed unprecedented image quality and data utility. Our next major undertaking is to scan and digitize the entire New Orleans DNA holdings–over 500,000 sides of newsprint & special supplements, mostly from The Daily Picayune and Times-Picayune from 1888-1929, a collection unrivaled in both continuity and condition.”