WALTER N. DAY COLLECTION OF NEW ORLEANS SLIDES

 

 

(Mss 354)

 

 

Inventory

 

 

Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

 

August 2009

 

 

Contents

 

 

Contents

 

Summary

 

Biographical Note

 

Container List

 

Index Terms

 

Procedures for Requesting Special Collections Materials

 

 

 

Summary

 

 

Size:                           1.0 l.f.

 

Geographic

locations:                 Greater New Orleans area

 

Inclusive

dates:                        1960 – 1992

 

Bulk dates:               1960 – 1978

 

Summary:                 A collection of 554 color slides taken in New Orleans by Walter N. Day from 1960 through 1992.

 

Related

collections:              Photographs Collection; Frank B. Moore Collection (Mss 145); Vieux Carré Photographs Collection (Mss 207); William Hession Collection (Mss 229); New Orleans Views Collection (Mss 235); Coralie G. Davis Collection (Mss 366)

 

Source:                     Gift, December 2005

 

Access:                     No restrictions on use in our reading room

 

Copyright:                Physical rights are retained by the Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans

 

Citation:                    Walter N. Day Collection of New Orleans Slides, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans

 

 

 

Biographical Note

 

 

            Walter N. Day (1906-2002) of Norco, Louisiana, visited New Orleans frequently from 1960 until 1990.  An avid and accomplished photographer, he documented his visits by taking slides of the various sites and events he witnessed.  His son, Ray Day, recalls that his father “loved composing just the right picture.”  The order in which Mr. Day arranged his slides—chronological, with slight variations—has been maintained.  Most slides contain additional description and specific date.

 

 

 

Container List

 

 

 

354-001 – 354-014        New Orleans civic buildings (1960)

 

354-015 – 354-023        New Orleans International Airport (1960, 1963)

 

354-024 – 354-073        French Quarter buildings and vicinity (1960)

 

354-074                           SAT—CEEB exams (1960)

 

354-075 – 354-077        Union Passenger Terminal (1960)

 

354-078 – 354-096        French Quarter buildings (1960)

 

354-097 – 354-102        The River Queen (1961)

 

354-103                           Experimental Opera Theatre of America production of Gianna Schichi (1960)

 

354-104 – 354-105        French Market coffee stands (1960)

 

354-106 – 354-119        The River Queen and riverfront area (1961)

 

354-120 – 354-124        New Orleans Fairgrounds ([ca. 1960])

 

354-125 – 354-129        Experimental Opera Theatre of America productions of Gianna Schichi, Il Tabarro, Rigoletto (1960)

 

354-130 – 354-131        New Orleans Opera Association production of La Sonnambula (1964)

 

354-132                           title page (1964)

 

354-133 – 354-139        New Orleans Fairgrounds (1961)

 

354-140 – 354-146        Jackson Square area and riverfront (1961)

 

354-147 – 354-152        New Orleans Fairgrounds (1961, 1964)

 

354-153 – 354-156        New Orleans Opera Association productions of Don Giovanni (1961), Carmen (1962)

 

354-157 – 354-165        New Orleans Fairgrounds (1962)

 

354-166 – 354-170        M.S. Stells Polaris (1961)

 

354-171                           Preservation Hall (1963)

 

354-172 – 354-178        Mardi Gras (1963)

 

354-179 – 354-184        New Orleans International Airport (1963)

 

354-185 – 354-186        New Orleans downtown area (1962)

 

354-187 – 354-201        Mardi Gras (1964)

 

354-202                           French Quarter (1963)

 

354-203                           Holiday on Ice (1964)

 

354-204                           “‘Rag Peddlers’ Wagon” (1964)

 

354-205 – 354-208        New Orleans Jazz Museum (1964)

 

354-209                           French Quarter (1964)

 

354-210 – 354-217        Holiday on Ice (1964)

 

354-218 – 354-220        New Orleans Opera Association production of Aida (1964)

 

354-221 – 354-244        Mardi Gras (1965, 1966)

 

354-245                           New Orleans International Airport sign, damaged by Hurricane Betsy (1966)

 

354-246 – 354-248        New Orleans Customhouse (1967)

 

354-249 – 354-252        New Orleans Opera Association production of Don Pasquale (1965)

 

354-253 – 354-254        SEC-SLGC Shoot (1965)

 

354-255 – 354-259        New Orleans Opera Association production of La Traviata (1965)

 

354-260 – 354-261        Ballet Coppeia (1966)

 

354-262 – 354-278        Mardi Gras (1966)

 

354-279 – 354-280        “Night on Canal St.”  (1967)

 

354-281                           “Night on Bourbon St.” (1967)

 

354-282 – 354-288        International Trade Mart (1967)

 

354-289 – 354-290        New Orleans Fairgrounds (1967)

 

354-291 – 354-294        Mardi Gras (1967)

 

354-295 – 354-296        Pavageau funeral (1969)

 

354-297                           Café Lafitte (1969)

 

354-298 – 354-300        Pavageau funeral (1969)

 

354-301                           “Bozo Openers (Pete Fountain’s Dad)” (1969)

 

354-302                           “French Market Sparrows” (1969)

 

354-303                           “Travel Show in Rivergate—NASA Exhibit” (1969)

 

354-304                           St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 ([1968?])

 

354-305 – 354-315        Mardi Gras (1968)

 

354-316 – 354-325        New Orleans Fairgrounds (1969)

 

354-326                           “Shell Central Facility Works” (1971)

 

354-327                           “View from Goose-Ships in River” (1971)

 

354-328                           Dow-Jones Industrial Average display board (1971)

 

354-329                           Gallier Hall (1971)

 

354-330                           New Orleans Arms (1971)

 

354-331 – 354-338        New Orleans banks, chiefly International City Bank (1969)

 

354-339                           Pavageau funeral (1969)

 

354-340 – 354-358        Mardi Gras (1970)

 

354-359                           French Quarter hitching post (1970)

 

354-360 – 354-361        Pokorny Shoe Store, New Orleans (1970)

 

354-362 – 354-365        New Orleans marathon (1970)

 

354-366 – 354-378        New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (1970)

 

354-379 – 354-380        French Quarter (1970)

 

354-381 – 354-389        Mardi Gras (1971)

 

354-390 – 354-391        New Orleans Jazz Museum (1970)

 

354-392 – 354-400        French Quarter, chiefly artists and galleries (1970)

 

354-401 – 354-405        City Park (1971)

 

354-406 – 354-418        Mardi Gras (1971)

 

354-419 – 354-422        Views from atop the International Trade Mart (1974)

 

354-423                           “Backlighted swamp scene” (1973)

 

354-424 – 354-438        New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (1973)

 

354-439 – 354-440        City Park (1973)

 

354-441 – 354-442        Theatre of the Performing Arts (1974)

 

354-443 – 354-449        New Orleans Fairgrounds (1974)

 

354-450                           French Quarter minibus (1974)

 

354-452 – 354-458        Mardi Gras (1974)

 

354-459 – 354-465        Uptown buildings (1976)

 

354-466                           Streetcar (1976)

 

354-467 – 354-475        Downtown buildings (1975)

 

354-476 – 354-479        Maritime Museum, International Trade Mart (1974)

 

354-480 – 354-487        New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (1978)

 

354-488 – 354-489        Cabildo (1976)

 

354-490 – 354-499        French Quarter (1976)

 

354-500 – 354-501        Monk parakeets (1987)

 

354-502 – 354-510        Audubon Zoo (1985)

 

354-511 – 354-516        New Orleans Fairgrounds (1984)

 

354-517 – 354-520        New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (1978)

 

354-521                           City Park (1992)

 

354-522 – 354-540        Aquarium of the Americas (1990)

 

354-541 – 354-543        Riverwalk (1990)

 

354-544                           Riverfront streetcars (1990)

 

354-545 – 354-554        City Park (chiefly 1991; 1992)

 

 

 

Index Terms

 

 

Carnival—Louisiana—New Orleans—Views

City Park (New Orleans, La.)—Views

Fair Grounds Race Course (New Orleans, La.—Views

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival—Views

New Orleans, La.—Views

Opera—Louisiana—New Orleans—Views

Photography, Artistic

Vieux Carré (New Orleans, La.)—Views