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Encore! Encore! Bravi! Presenting the New Orleans Opera Association Archives

Special Collections & Archives is very pleased to present its newest exhibit, “Encore! Encore! Bravi! Presenting the New Orleans Opera Association Archives.”

Encore! Encore! Bravi! Poster

This exhibit serves as an introduction to our newly processed New Orleans Opera Association Archives. This collection documents the business and creative operations of New Orleans Opera Association (NOOA) from its inception in 1943 to their most recent performance programs.

In conjunction with the exhibit, we also present a digital timeline of NOOA’s history created by music major and Special Collections & Archives intern Gloria Cosenza:


The archive and the exhibit provide a behind-the-scenes look into the art and business of NOOA and are comprised of costume lists, rehearsal schedules, promotional programs and posters, fundraising records, personnel files, and production archives. In addition to these accessible materials, the collection also contains audio-visual recordings that we are pursuing funding for both digitization and public access.








The exhibit is on view in the Booth-Bricker Reading Room in Special Collections & Archives, 3rd floor of the Monroe Library, from now until May 2017.

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Loyola Jesuits caricature from 1979 Loyola of the South Magazine

From 1979 Loyola of the South, Volume 43 Number 3. Click image to view in Flickr and enlarge.

Collections Spotlight: Stephen Dankner Collection of Musical Works and Papers

Stephen Dankner Collection of Musical Works and Papers

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The Stephen Dankner Collection of Musical Works and Papers documents the life and
work of award-winning contemporary composer Stephen Dankner. The documents in this
collection range from Dankner’s early college years to his last years in New Orleans. The
majority of the items in this collection are original holograph scores and parts by Dankner as
well as sketches (rough-draft pencil outlines for pieces, usually incomplete), printed scores, and
research notes. Correspondence includes letters to and from copyright agencies, friends,
performers, publishing companies, record labels, recording studios, and teachers. The collection
also contains concert programs, newspaper and electronic reviews, press releases, and photos. A
large portion of the collection is dedicated to the creation and premiere by the Louisiana
Philharmonic Orchestra of Symphony No. 5: Odyssey of Faith (2001).


Below you will find images of Dankner’s score for SERPENT SONGS (1983)






This collection is available for research Monday through Friday from 9:00 – 4:30 in the Special Collections and Archives located on the 3rd floor of Monroe Library.

National Parks @100: Moments

America’s National Parks have kicked off their centennial year! To celebrate 100 years of our nation’s unique park system and natural wonders, Found in the Archives will offer an occasional #natioanlparkmoment. Today’s installment, from the Anthony Stanonis Travel Scrapbook and Diary Collection, is from a 1936 scrapbook by an unknown author detailing their trip to South Dakota’s Badlands National Park.

Come see this scrapbook for yourself in Special Collections & Archives!

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

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Light in August Around the World

Set in Mississippi and Alabama, William Faulkner’s Light In August traces the journey of pregnant Lena Grove to find Joe Brown, the father of her child, as well as the exploits of Joe Brown’s bootlegging partner Joe Christmas. When asked about the book’s title, Faulkner said, “…in August in Mississippi there’s a few days somewhere about the middle of the month when suddenly there’s a foretaste of fall, it’s cool, there’s a lambence, a luminous quality to the light, as though it came not from just today but from back in the old classic times. It might have fauns and satyrs and the gods and—from Greece, from Olympus in it somewhere. It lasts just for a day or two, then it’s gone. . .the title reminded me of that time, of a luminosity older than our Christian civilization” (from Reading Faulkner: Light in August: Glossary and Commentary by Hugh Ruppersburg).

Light in August was published in 1932, and the first translation was published in French in 1935. Special Collections & Archives has copies of the novel translated into over 10 languages in the Patrick Samway Collection.

English First Printing, 1932

Danish 1981

Spanish 1970

Croatian 1977

Romanian 1973

Portuguese 1973

Japanese 1967

Italian 1974

Hungarian 1964

German 1949

French 1935

Bonus: the University of Michigan has a 1975 Russian version.

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

Wolfpack Olympians

The 2016 Summer Olympics are in full force, so now seems like a good time to remember some of Loyola’s Olympians of years past.

1933 Wolf Yearbook picture of Emmett Toppino and Tad Gormley

Emmett Toppino and Tad Gormley in the 1933 Wolf Yearbook

Emmett Toppino, “the Loyola flash,” won gold in the 4×100 m relay team at the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Toppino, with teammates Bob Kiesel, Hec Dyer, and Frank Wykoff, set a new world record under associate coach Tad Gormley, Loyola’s boxing, basketball and track coach and football trainer.

Picture of Tad Gormley with football team

Tad Gormley with the Loyola football team, 1938

Gormley also coached Olympic gold medalist and Loyola alum Eddie Flynn, welterweight boxing champion at the 1932 Summer Games.

1933 Wolf Yearbook pictures of Eddie Flynn and Rolland Romero

Eddie Flynn and Rolland Romero in the 1933 Wolf Yearbook

Also pictured above is Rolland Romero, a Loyola triple jumper who competed in both the 1932 and 1936 Olympics.

Eugene Henry “Gene” Walet, III competed in the 1956 and 1960 Summer Olympics in sailing. Walet was a product of the Southern Yacht Club (previously blogged about here).

1955 Wolf Yearbook feature on Gene Walet

1955 Wolf Yearbook feature on Gene Walet

2002 saw another Wolfpack connection. Ashley Muir, a junior psychology major, was chosen as one of the torchbearers through New Orleans preceding the Winter Games in Salt Lake City.

2002-01-18 Maroon article about Ashley Muir

2002-01-18 Maroon article about Ashley Muir

Do you know of any other Wolfpack/Olympic connections? Let us know in the comments!

Collection Spotlight: Deiler Papers


from J. Hanno Deiler Papers Box 1 Folder 5, "Church and Parish Records: Carrollton, 1848-1900"

Today marks 167 years since the birth of J. Hanno Deiler, creator of Special Collections & Archives’ J. Hanno Deiler Papers. Deiler was born at Altoetting, Upper Bavaria on August 8, 1849. In 1871 he accepted a position as principal of a German school in New Orleans.  He arrived in New Orleans early in 1872, and in 1879 he became professor of German at the University of Louisiana, which later became Tulane University.

It was Deiler’s ambition to cultivate a taste for German literature, culture, and song in New Orleans and to improve the condition of Germans in the United States.  He served for many years as director of the Deutsche Gesellschaft, an immigrant aid society.  He started the German Archives for the History of the Germans in the South.  In 1882 he founded and served as president of the New Orleans Quartette Club,  which was dedicated to the preservation of German culture and song.  He was president of the New Orleans German Gazette Publishing Company and wrote extensively about Germans in the United States, especially in Louisiana,  contributing to numerous German and American periodicals and authoring one book, The Settlement of the German Coast of Louisiana and the Creoles of German Descent (available in digitized form here and here at the Internet Archive).  In 1898 the German Emperor recognized Deiler’s literary achievements and his services to the German people in the U.S. by conferring upon him knighthood in the Order of the Crown. Deiler died at his summer home in Covington, Louisiana on July 20, 1909.


from J. Hanno Deiler Papers Box 1 Folder 2, "Census of German Villages, 1724 "

These papers consist principally of notes Deiler took while researching the history of Germans and German-Americans in Louisiana.  They also contain writings by Deiler, a small amount of correspondence, and miscellaneous items.  Much of the material is undated; most items probably originated between 1890 and 1909.

Additional materials relating to Deiler are available at the Historic New Orleans Collection, including the Deutsches Haus Collection.


from J. Hanno Deiler Papers Box 1 2 Folder 14, "Count de Leon, Duke of Jerusalem and the Colony 'Germantown,' Webster Parish, Louisiana"

This collection is available for research in the in the Booth-Bricker Reading Room in Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM till 4:30 PM.

Before there was Street-View

Being a fan of travelling to new destinations but not being able to do so as often as I would like, I love being able to look at pictures of the places I wish to go.  Seeing places in a photograph allows you to imagine yourself seeing it in person for the first time, but with modern technology you can be right in front of that famous monument with just a click of a button thanks to developments such as Google’s Street-View option in their maps.

Although, in 1893 before the time of the internet, and back when travelling across the world was not as easily accessible, people relied on picture books such as Thomas Knox’s “Scenes from Every Land” to see the famous places they wished to travel. And those people who could not see these sites with their own eyes were exactly who this book was directed towards, as General Lee Wallace addresses in the introduction, “ To the few who have traveled; to the many who would like to go abroad, , but are restrained by timidity; to the lacking in funds; to the sick and convalescent who promise themselves sight of the world when health will permit; more especially, to the multitude of unfortunates, who, on account of incurable ailments of whatever kinds, can never hope to escape the narrow confines in which their lots are cast, I venture to address this introduction.”
Scenes From Every Land

This particular book holds over 500 pictures from around the world, from Syria to New Zealand and famous buildings to museum galleries, this book shows it all. But one thing that is interesting to wonder when flipping through the pages of this book is how many of these famous sites have changed since the late 1800s, and thanks to Google Street-View we are able to see just how different, if at all, things are. Just click the links below each picture to see how they are today.

Westminster Abbey, London

Westminster Abbey, London

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower, Paris

The Vatican, Rome

The Vatican, Rome

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The Colosseum, Rome

Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Campanile, or Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

Court of Lions in the Alhambra, Granada, Spain

Court of Lions in the Alhambra , Granada, Spain

St. Basil

St. Basil, the Beatified, Moscow

Great Pyramid and Sphinx, Egypt

Great Pyramid and Sphinx, Egypt

Cleopatra's Needle, Alexandria, Egypt

Cleopatra’s Needle, New York

(The obelisk was originally in Alexandria, Egypt when this photo was taken but was later moved to Central Park in New York City in 1881)

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Washington Monument, Washington D.C.

Faulkner’s “Mosquitoes”

Special Collections and Archives holds many editions of the of the works of William Faulkner. Here is a look at some editions of Mosquitoes, an early novel of Faulkner’s set in New Orleans and aboard a boat in Lake Pontchartrain.

You can view these books in person Monday through Friday 9:00 – 4:30 in the Special Collections & Archives located on the 3rdfloor of Monroe Library.