Yellow Fever, Mardi Gras, & Storyville in the Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project

January 28th, 2013 by Laura Charney

Fresh off the Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project (DLNP) press, in the first in a new series, is a topic guide on Yellow Fever.1873 Death Roll from The Progress (October 23, 1897)

Created by DLNP Graduate Assistant Amy Jones, this new topic guide provides a brief introductory survey to information that can be found in the historical Louisiana newspapers currently available on the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America site. Topic guides provide important dates, suggested search terms, and links to important articles intended to assist researchers as they begin to explore their subject. In the case of the Yellow Fever Topic Guide, users will find articles related to outbreaks spanning from 1853 to 1905, recommended preventative care, satirical poetry on the outbreak,  and even some lists of the dead.

Additional topic guides on Mardi Gras & Storyville are currently being developed for publication in the next two weeks. You will be able to find these topic guides and others on the DLNP Topic Guides web page.

January 30, 2013 Update:
The Topic Guide on Mardi Gras is now available online.

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