Historic New Orleans Collection http://wwno.org en Reporting From The Front Line: Angus Lind's Distinguished Journalism Career http://wwno.org/post/reporting-front-line-angus-linds-distinguished-journalism-career <p></p><p><a href="http://blog.nola.com/anguslind/2009/05/thirtynine_years_and_6000_colu.html" target="_blank">Angus Lind’s column in <em>The Times-Picayune&nbsp;</em></a>documented things that he described as, “a little offbeat”:&nbsp; people, places and events that gave New Orleans its local color. But that didn’t come until later in his career. When he got started in the early 1970s as a young man, Angus was a general-assignment reporter who cut his teeth on a series of tragic events within a single calendar year.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Thomas Walsh & Mark Cave 63152 at http://wwno.org The Bright Side Of An Economic Disaster: Jeanne Nathan Reflects On The 1984 World's Fair http://wwno.org/post/bright-side-economic-disaster-jeanne-nathan-reflects-1984-worlds-fair <p></p><p>As the Director of Public Relations for the 1984 World's Fair, Jeanne Nathan had her work cut out for her.</p><p>The fair not only had to compete with the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, but it was challenged by an oil crash, political conflict, and bad publicity. It remains <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9Dlo05_nRc" target="_blank">the only World’s Fair to declare bankruptcy</a> during its run. Despite that, Jeanne feels New Orleans learned invaluable lessons in tourism and marketing that are still used today, but will be the first to admit that handling the Fair’s image was a constant uphill battle.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Thomas Walsh & Mark Cave 60925 at http://wwno.org 50 Years Later: The Startling Death Of Former Mayor Chep Morrison http://wwno.org/post/50-years-later-startling-death-former-mayor-chep-morrison <p></p><p><a href="http://www.neworleanspubliclibrary.org/~nopl/exhibits/gateway/dsm.htm" target="_blank">deLesseps “Chep” Morrison</a> was the mayor of New Orleans from 1946 to 1961. History will remember his administration as a polarizing one: he lured corporations to town, but also upheld segregationist values. He ran for Louisiana governor three times, and lost his final election in the winter of 1964. Months later, he spoke with future Lieutenant Governor Jimmy Fitzmorris, who still remembers their final conversation. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Thomas Walsh & Mark Cave 60926 at http://wwno.org Get Ready To Ride: Chris Owens' French Quarter Easter Parade http://wwno.org/post/get-ready-ride-chris-owens-french-quarter-easter-parade <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As part of a new collaboration with&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.hnoc.org/programs/oral_history.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">The Historic New Orleans Collection</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, WWNO brings you&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">NOLA Life Stories</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: an oral history project documenting the people, places and things that shape New Orleans. This week historian Mark Cave interviews Chris Owens, a Bourbon Street entertainer and nightclub owner.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Thomas Walsh & Mark Cave 58651 at http://wwno.org Communing Through Eternal Sound: Bach Around The Clock Celebrates 17 Years http://wwno.org/post/communing-through-eternal-sound-bach-around-clock-celebrates-17-years <p></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Thomas Walsh 57451 at http://wwno.org Join Us For The LPO's Live Broadcast: 'Postcards From Paris' http://wwno.org/post/join-us-lpos-live-broadcast-postcards-paris <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Join us for a special live broadcast of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Postcards From Paris</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, presented by The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.</span></p><p><strong>The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 19 on 89.9 WWNO and 90.5 KTLN</strong>, and will also stream live on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.lpomusic.com/" target="_blank"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">LPOmusic.com</span></a></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:41:41 +0000 WWNO Staff 54297 at http://wwno.org Historic New Orleans Collection Exhibit Examines Occupation Of City During Civil War http://wwno.org/post/historic-new-orleans-collection-exhibit-examines-occupation-city-during-civil-war <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans, the largest and most prosperous city in the antebellum Deep South, spent the Civil War in fetters, occupied by Union troops in late April 1862.</span></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:45:14 +0000 Paul Maassen 46971 at http://wwno.org Mark Cave Remembers Dave Dixon: The First Who Dat http://wwno.org/post/mark-cave-remembers-dave-dixon-first-who-dat <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Immediately after Hurricane Katrina, the </span><a href="http://www.hnoc.org/programs/oral_history.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Historic New Orleans Collection</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> started seriously collecting oral histories. By 2009, the Collection moved on to </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The New Orleans Life Story Project</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Sharon Litwin recently spoke with Mark Cave, the HNOC's oral historian responsible for the project, and heard about his interview with Dave Dixon: the original Mr. Who Dat. Fri, 06 Sep 2013 18:02:35 +0000 Sharon Litwin 43402 at http://wwno.org The Reading Life With An Old Collection And Young Writers http://wwno.org/post/reading-life-old-collection-and-young-writers <p></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 18:45:00 +0000 Susan Larson 43115 at http://wwno.org The Reading Life With Nancy Harris, Don Quixote And The Historic New Orleans Collection Book Fair http://wwno.org/post/reading-life-nancy-harris-don-quixote-and-historic-new-orleans-collection-book-fair <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on <em>The Reading Life</em>, we’ll talk with longtime New Orleans poet Nancy Harris whose new collection is <em>Beauty Eating Beauty</em>.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’ll also hear from Amanda </span>McFillen<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the assistant curator of museum programs at <a href="http://www.hnoc.org/" target="_blank">The Historic New Orleans Collection</a>, about a new summer book festival coming up </span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1728725707" style="line-height: 1.5;" t Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:42:00 +0000 Susan Larson 37692 at http://wwno.org