Topic: New Orleans

New Orleans


Live broadcasts, interviews and radio segments, which originally aired between 1949 and 1958, by Vernon “Dr. Daddy-O” Winslow for “Jivin’ with Jax” on WWEZ-AM New Orleans are now available online via the Tulane University Digital Library. These recordings represent the emergence of Black radio in New Orleans, while featuring Winslow’s work as the first African American radio disc jockey on New Orleans airwaves. They are included in the Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz, a division of Tulane University Special Collections.

A collage with a leather cowbot hat, urn and quill pen and ink.
New Orleans

Grecian Urn Blues

The author finds that story poets, especially country songwriters, best Romantic poets any day.

Judy Cooper holds her camera and stands in front of mural depicting second line dancers
New Orleans

Impression: Judy Cooper

Many colors flash through the mind when thinking of New Orleans culture.

photo of students using wifi in Contemporary Arts Museum after hurricane Ida
New Orleans

Living and Learning

When Hurricane Ida arrived 16 years to the day after Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, a narrative quickly emerged that it would be the Katrina of the 2020s. Fortunately, the improvements made to New Orleans’ flood protection system more than a decade and a half ago changed this storyline.

section of a circa 1930 postcard showing Antoine's restaurant
New Orleans

Wish You Were Here

Postcards depicting travel scenes and inscribed with cryptic messages are a dwindling form of communication.

Medical students consult with restaurant staff outside Bourree's restaurant in New Orleans
New Orleans

Great Cities Need Great Universities

Urban universities are defined by the cities they call home and cities with great universities are set apart by their vitality, innovation, originality and diversity.

collage of Tulane football players from 1932 Rose Bowl
New Orleans

Gridiron Handles

Fullback Felts, tackle Upton, halfback Zimmerman, guard Scafide and tight end Haynes played in the 1932 Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, California.

New Orleans


Academic Tutoring—Roots of Music, a Tulane student club, organized 100 self-care goody bags for New Orleans kids who are part of Roots of Music. Roots of Music is a nonprofit program that provides music history and theory, instrumental instruction, and ensemble performance preparation for students ages 9–14 from low-income households.