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Abolition: A World without Prisons & Police


Keep scrolling for information on archival and special collections related to abolition and the prison industrial complex at Tulane and beyond.

Tulane University Special Collections (TUSC)

In 2019, Tulane University Special Collections (TUSC) featured an exhibition titled, Captive Voices: Hearing, Seeing and Imagining Angola Prison

In response to the Tulane University Reading Project and One Book New Orleans’ 2019 selection, Vengeance, by Tulane Professor of English Zachary Lazar, this exhibition used materials from Tulane University Special Collections and Lazar’s personal archives to reveal often hidden aspects of the Louisiana State Penitentiary.

Among the TUSC materials featured were:

Newcomb Archives & Vorhoff Collection

The Newcomb Archives include zines and other materials relating to the intersections of women, feminism, and the prison industrial complex. 

Library Collectives & Projects

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