Archive for the ‘Found in Archives’ Category

Artistic Printing in the 19th Century Exhibit

Stop by and see Special Collections & Archives’ newest exhibit in the Booth-Bricker Reading Room: Artistic Printing in the Nineteenth Century curated by Loyola printmaking professor Bill Kitchens. This gorgeous exhibit displays Kitchens’ vast collection 19th century trade show cards and discusses the history of letterpress and lithographic printmaking in early American graphic design. We are thrilled to host this collection of colorful cards, books, and printmaking apparatuses in our Booth-Bricker Reading Room on the 3rd floor of the Monroe Library through the Fall 2018 semester. Come see it for yourself during our open hours: T-Th, 9-12 and 1-4pm.

#AskAnArchivist: That’s a wrap!

Thanks to everyone who participated in #AskAnArchivist day! You can see an archive of our participation here or browse it below.

If you missed #AskAnArchivist Day, never fear! At Loyola University New Orleans Special Collections & Archives, every day is #AskAnArchivist Day. If you have questions or concerns, we welcome you to contact our staff or visit out webpages for more information.

October 3: #AskAnArchivist day!

Students on computers in Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Lab

October 3 is #AskAnArchivist Day! Monroe Library Special Collections & Archives staff are eager to respond to any and all questions you have about archives and archival work. Tag us on Twitter at @MonroeLibLoyno and use #AskAnArchivist.

What questions can be asked?
No question is too silly . . .

  • What’s the craziest thing you’ve come across in your collections?
  • If your archives had a soundtrack, what songs would be on it?
  • What do archivists talk about around the water cooler?
  • Or, what the heck is going on in this photo?

. . . and no question is too practical!

  • What should I do to be sure that my emails won’t get lost?
  • I’ve got loads of digital images on my phone. How should I store them so I can access them later on?
  • How do you decide which items to keep and which to weed out from a collection?
  • As a teacher, how can I get my students more interested in using archives for projects?

For more information, see the news release from the Society of American Archivists.

MLK, Mardi Gras, and a falcon

This week on the Special Collections & Archives Tumblr we posted about Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter From Birmingham City Jail

A Loyola-themed Mardi Gras parade in 1983…

And an intense-looking Iceland Falcon:

Head on over to Tumblr for more, and don’t forget to check us out on Instagram!

Northern Exposure, Café brûlot, and vintage finals on Tumblr

This week on Tumblr we blogged about a 1992 visit to Loyola from Northern Exposure actresses Armenia Miles and Elaine Miles…

Armenia and Elaine Miles from Northern Exposure at Loyola

An 1896 recipe for Café brûlot…

Cafe Brulot recipe

and vintage photos of Loyola students studying…

1950s study lab photo

Find out more on our http://loynosca.tumblr.com/#mce_temp_url#!

October 4: #AskAnArchivist day!

Students and faculty in front of Main Library, circa 1960

October 4 is #AskAnArchivist Day! Monroe Library Special Collections & Archives staff are eager to respond to any and all questions you have about archives and archival work. Tag us on Twitter at @MonroeLibLoyno and use #AskAnArchivist.

What questions can be asked?
No question is too silly . . .

  • What’s the craziest thing you’ve come across in your collections?
  • If your archives had a soundtrack, what songs would be on it?
  • What do archivists talk about around the water cooler?

. . . and no question is too practical!

  • What should I do to be sure that my emails won’t get lost?
  • I’ve got loads of digital images on my phone. How should I store them so I can access them later on?
  • How do you decide which items to keep and which to weed out from a collection?
  • As a teacher, how can I get my students more interested in using archives for projects?

For more information, see the news release from the Society of American Archivists and look at our Storify from last year’s #AskAnArchivist.

Students in Main Library, circa 1950s/60s

SC&A Digest: Opera, chocolate, & rush

On the Special Collections & Archives Tumblr blog this week, read about our new opera collections, celebrate International Chocolate Day archives style, and see photos of Greek Life on Loyola’s campus.

Want more? Follow us on Instagram @loynosca

SC&A Digest: William Faulkner Livre D’artiste and more!

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Images from Tandis que J’agonise, (As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner) a 1946 Parisian “livre d’artiste,” which includes 24 printed engravings by Georges Leblanc as well as beautiful typography and ornamentation composed by Pierre Jeanrot. See more of this book and more posts from our week in Special Collections on Tumblr, and follow us on Instagram @loynosca !

Jean Cocteau illustrations

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We’re really enjoying Jean Cocteau’s color lithograph illustrations from a pair of books that recently migrated to Special Collections & Archives from our public stacks: Jean Cocteau: Théâtre illustré par l’auteur, books I and II,1957.

You can view these books in their entirety in the Booth-Bricker Reading Room on the third floor of Monroe Library at Loyola University!

Extract from the Reconstructed Constitution of the State of Louisiana

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“Extract from the Reconstructed Constitution of the State of Louisiana,” 1868, a slightly tattered treasure from our Collection of New Orleans Miscellany .

The seated man in the center of this document is Oscar Dunn, the first black lieutenant governor of the U.S. Senate elected in 1868. In the late 1800s, a monument in Dunn’s honor was slated to be erected in New Orleans, yet after his untimely and mysterious death, the monument was never created. You can listen to this man’s inspiring, yet tragic, story on this episode of “TriPod: New Orleans at 300.