Visiting Scholars Program
This program offers an academic home for scholars from around the world who come to work in the city. Its French and Spanish, rather than English, colonial experience and archives, complex ethnic and racial composition, and multiple colonial, American, Confederate governments often creates difficulties for those unfamiliar with its divergent career. The Midlo Center offers research direction and practical support (computer usage, library cards, parking) as well as introduction to local collections and scholars who may be of more specific help, thus saving valuable research time, leading to more rigorous research on the city.
The Associates program allows and encourages local scholars to associate themselves with the Midlo Center, giving them access to material at the University and introducing them to a community of researchers that may help them in their work. The advantage of the Associates is that their work comes to the attention of the University and can be used for our own research and teaching and at the same time, helps their work by giving them access to institutional information.