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Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana.



Listed below are special collections to include many of those referenced in The Great Southern Babylon and Spectacular Wickedness. While some of the items in these collections are available digitally, many are not. Please contact the institutions directly for more information and access.

Storyville: a resource guide to sources about commercialized vice in historic New Orleans.

February 2018

Table of Contents

Selected Book Titles
Special Collections
LC Subject Headings

Image (left): Storyville area of New Orleans (63)
Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from New Orleans,
Orleans Parish, Louisiana.
Library of Congress Geography and Map Division

Archives of the City of New Orleans. New Orleans Public Library. External Link

This includes ordinances related to prostitution.

Louisiana State Archives. Baton Rouge. External Link

See Research Historical Records External Link section.

Louisiana and Special Collections. Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans. External Link

Includes the following collections: New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Records, MSS 66 External Link and Josie Arlington Collection, MSS 270.External Link

Louisiana Research Collection. Howard-Tilton Library, Tulane University. External Link

Search in the following collections:
Al Rose Collection, RG 606 External Link : Although listed as a jazz archive, Storyville was the place to hear jazz musicians. Search: Prostitution.
Master Rolls, Battalion Washington Artillery: 1861-1865. External Link
New Orleans Travelers' Aid Society Papers, RG 365.External Link

New Orleans Records. New Orleans City Archives, Louisiana Division New Orleans Public Library. External Link

This collection includes arrest records, arrest index, 'Jewell's Digest of the City Ordinances', etc.
Note: this collection is also available on microfilm at the Library of Congress.

New Orleans. Ordinances, etc. Jewell's Digest of the city ordinances, Rev. ed. New Orleans, 1887.
LC Call Number: Microfilm 21895 JS
LC Catalog record: 47035734

Williams Research Center. Historic New Orleans Collection. External Link

Blue Books in the Williams Research Center's collection, probably the largest extant, is available for research. View one of the digitized Blue Books here.External Link Please contact the center for more information.

Last updated: 02/09/2018

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