The Matas Library Historical Collection includes a collection of photographic portraits of Louisiana physicians. Many of the photographs were from the personal collections of Dr. Rudolph Matas, B. Bernard Weinstein, Elizabeth Bass and others that have donated photographs to Tulane University’s collections. There is a card file of names in the Matas Library. Most of these photographs range from the late nineteenth century to the early twentieth century. Some lantern slides are included in the collection.
The Matas Library also has Tulane yearbooks ranging from 1900 to date. Medical class composites of classes are available, mostly from the later part of the twentieth century.
The Medical Arts photographic collection includes building photographs of Charity hospital and the Tulane historic health sciences campus and buildings. The focus of this collection is Louisiana’s health facilities and infrastructure.
Access to all of these collections require prior consult and appointments. Please contact the Matas Librarians.