Concert program, New Orleans Summer “Pop” Concert, July 25, 1946. Signed by Sidney Foster (pianist).
Directory of the Louisiana Federation of Music Clubs, 1976-1977
Concert program, New Orleans Choral-Symphony Society, February 14, 1906.
“Why We Should Restore the New Orleans French Opera House”, issued in 1938 by the Tourist Division, Department of Commerce and Industry, State of Louisiana.
Our library preserves an outstanding collection of Louisiana theatre and dance ephemera extending from around 1810 to the present.
Ephemera are small printed items such as pamphlets, brochures, flyers, posters, invitations, and tickets. Such small publications are called "ephemera" because they are often meant to be read and then discarded, and thus have a short, or "ephemeral," lifespan. An ephemera collection is commonly called "vertical files" because the items are often stored in upright filing cabinets.
Our library’s theatre ephemera collection preserves not only information about performances but also:
and much more.
What can you use theatre and dance ephemera for?
These kinds of important, often overlooked, and sometimes quite rare documents can preserve an almost infinite range of scholarly information, such as:
Tulane University also has a number of repositories housing archival music materials. In our various archives you will find first edition scores and books about music, original photographs, rare recordings, and primary documents written by and about musical people and places.