Tara Laver


With recent Congressional primaries in the news and the mid-term elections heating up, this issue's "Treasures" column focuses on a document of a political nature discovered as we digitized and cataloged materials as part of the digital project "Free People of Color in Louisiana: Revealing an Unknown Past." In April 2013, the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a grant to the LSU Libraries Special Collections to create a collaborative digital collection that would bring together archival collections related to free people of color in Louisiana and the lower Mississippi Valley held by LSU, the Historical Center at the Louisiana State Museum, The Historic New Orleans Collection, the Louisiana Research Collection at Tulane University, and the Louisiana Division of the New Orleans Public Library...