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Louisiana Political Ephemera

Identifier: LaRC-Ephemera-Political

Scope and Contents

The Louisiana Political Ephemera collection includes a wide range of political campaign material, from political correspondence, flyers, and pamphlets to bumper stickers and campaign pins. All of the material relates to elections, political organizations, and political figures of Louisiana, the majority of whom were active in and around New Orleans. The collection spans over a hundred years of political action between 1860 and 2010, from original newsprint advertisements and political cartoons to the glossy color cardstock of contemporary times. Political ephemera captures the often contentious, negative, and racially charged aspects of Louisiana political campaigns, as well as the celebrity status awarded to early figures like Hale Boggs, Sam Jones, and Chep Morrison.


  • 1860-2010

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.


123.00 Folders

Language of Materials



How to Use This Collection Louisiana Political Ephemera is interfiled with LaRC’s general ephemera collection, accessible in the large filing cabinets in the Schiro Reading Room. This collection is “self-serve,” meaning that patrons may retrieve folders from the cabinets themselves. The ephemera collection is arranged alphabetically according to subject headings. For this collection, each series title functions as the primary subject heading for the folders. To find a particular file in the Louisiana Political Ephemera collection, first find the drawer with the appropriate subject heading (for example, “Elections” will be filed alphabetically under “E”, “Politicians” under “P” and so on). Then search for either the name of the political figure, organization or election year you’re searching for. For example, to find Series 3 Folder 70, “Mary Landrieu,” locate the drawer in the Schiro Reading Room containing the heading “Politicians,” and then her folder can be found alphabetically, under “L.” For a full listing of all of our Louisiana ephemera, please search our Ephemera database, available on our website at

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged alphabetically by folder title in the filing cabinets in the Schiro Reading Room. Within Series 1: Elections, the folders are arranged chronologically by year. The content within the Series 2: Political Organizations and Series 3: Politicians is arranged alphabetically by organization and candidate last name.

Physical Access Requirements

Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Method of Acquisition


Manon Burns
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US