SEAA preserves trade catalogs associated with building products, including catalogs for residential, institutional, and commercial materials. Most titles are from the 20th century, but there are a few catalogs of late 19th century products.
Most catalogs were given to SEAA by architects/firms along with other architectural records, and some were transferred from other Tulane Library departments. Additions are received through donations on an irregular basis. Catalogs are not purchased by SEAA. For catalogs of Louisiana and New Orleans products and manufacturers, the Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC) is the primary resource at Tulane. Several SEAA and LaRC catalogs were digitized and are available online in the Building Heritage Technology Library. Use search box above to find titles available online, or peruse the finding aid for the collection using the link to the right.