Pan-American Life in New Orleans: Timeline

Pan-American Life in New Orleans



Pan-American Life in New Orleans:  Timeline

The wall display along the extended gallery wall of The Latin American Library outlines a chronology of the places, people, and stories that figure prominently in the rise and decline of New Orleans’ efforts to position itself as a nexus of hemispheric trade from the 1880s to the present.  This history serves as a backdrop to PALIG’s corporate trajectory, beginning with its founding and continuing through key moments of its historical involvement as an important agent in the city’s ongoing commercial and business relationship with Latin America.  These intertwined stories are told through the donated company records and other documents, as well as historical photographs, journals, newspapers, rare books and ephemera from the archives of the Latin American Library, Tulane University Special Collections and University of Alabama Special Collections.