New Orleans, Past, Present and Future


Program Description:

This topic could range from the early history and culture of New Orleans up to current efforts to rebuild the city in the wake of hurricane Katrina. It could include photographs, movies, sound recordings or a combination thereof. The speaker will be pleased to work with you to formulate a program that is appropriate for your audience.


William Ross

William Ross, Ph.D., American U., is a librarian and at the University of New Hampshire where he is department head for the Milne Special Collections and Archives. He is responsible for the overall management and program development for the library's special collections, which consists of rare books, manuscripts, and the New Hampshire collection; as well as the University Archives, which actively collects university records in a variety of formats; and the University Museum, which maintains and interprets three dimensional objects related to the University’s history. His research and teaching interests include: New Hampshire during the U.S. Civil War; the history, culture, and rebuilding of New Orleans; the history and literature of angling; and the preservation of historical documents and rare books. He has published three books and a number of articles on these topics.

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