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    • Southern Bell Switch Board Room

    • Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company, Historic buildings
    • Interior view of the Southern Bell Telephone Company switch board room, 1930's. Photograph was submitted with the following poem: Farewell, Old Building-Fare ye well. Of joys and sorrows, you well might tell. Many have entered and left your...
    • Bob Livingston

    • Legislators--United States
    • Bob Livingston (b. April 30, 1943), served as the first Republican since Reconstruction to represent New Orleans in Congress from 1977 until his resignation in 1999 after he revealed he had had an extra-marital affair. From 1995 through 1998,...
    • Dr. Leo S. Butler

    • African Americans--History
    • Dr. Leo Stanley Butler was born August 12, 1899 in Burtville, a small community just south of Baton Rouge. He graduated from Baton Rouge Colored School in 1918. He was the first male to receive a diploma from what became McKinley. He completed both...
    • Dr. Leo S. Butler

    • African Americans--History
    • Dr. Leo Stanley Butler was born August 12, 1899 in Burtville, a small community just south of Baton Rouge. He graduated from Baton Rouge Colored School in 1918. He was the first male to receive a diploma from what became McKinley. He completed both...
    • Dr. Hezekiah Jackson

    • African Americans, Southern University and A & M College
    • Dr. Hezekiah Jackson (1917-1979) worked at Southern University as an agriculture instructor; and from 1959 to 1979, served as dean of College of Agriculture.
    • Lincoln Theater Box Office

    • African Americans--History,Theaters
    • The Historic Lincoln Theatre, 1305 Myrtle Walk, Baton Rouge, La. was opened in 1951. The theater served Baton Rouge's African American community during Segregation. Performers such as Otis Redding, the Four Tops and Louis Armstrong performed here....
    • Arsenal Museum

    • Arsenals, Historic sites
    • North face of arsenal building in Arsenal Park. Built in 1838, it was important to development of the southwest, as well as the Mexican War and the Civil War. Later it became part of Louisiana State University, served as library storage and a...
    • Woody Dumas and Members of the National Association of Counties

    • Baton Rouge (La.), Mayors, Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978
    • Mayor Woody Dumas with members of the National Association of Counties (NACo), of which he served as president and was still an active member at the time of this photo. Shown here with other NACo members and President Hubert Humphrey (third from...
    • Arsenal Museum

    • Arsenals, Historic sites
    • West face of arsenal building at Arsenal Park. Built in 1838, it was important to development of the southwest, as well as the Mexican War and the Civil War. Later it became part of Louisiana State University, served as library storage and a...
    • Pasquale Amato

    • Amato, Pasquale, Portraits
    • Pasquale Amato (1878-1942). World renowned operatic baritone in the Twentieth Century, served as Director of Opera at Louisiana State University from 1935 to his death in 1942.
    • Jessie Stone

    • Baton Rouge (La.), African Americans--1950-1970
    • Jessie Stone (1924-2001). Mr. Stone was one of the first graduates of Southern University Law School in 1950. He worked as an NAACP attorney during the Civil Rights movement, served as Southern University President from 1974-1985. He was the first...

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