Archive for 2017

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#!

Fall 2017 Extended Study

Monroe Library will once again be open 24 hours during final exams. Our hours are:

24 hours from 7:30am Monday, December 4 to 2am Saturday, December 9
(closed Saturday, December 9 2am-9am)

9am Saturday, December 9 to 2am Sunday, December 10
(closed Sunday, December 10 2am-9am)

24 hours from 9am Sunday, December 10 to 9pm Friday, December 15

Closed Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17

We offer free coffee and tea 12am-7am during our 24 hour periods. Please be sure
to pick up an Extended Study Pamphlet at Monroe Library’s Learning Commons Desk. Also, visit the Relaxation Station at the front of the library; pencils, coloring books, games!

Good luck on all your final exams and projects!

Voting Information

We just wanted to remind you that Louisiana elections are Saturday, November 18. Go to the Louisiana Secretary of State Elections and Voting website for more info about times, locations, and your ballot, or download the Geaux Vote app.

A Spooky Week in Special Collections

Insects

Get into the Halloween spirit with this week’s list of links from the Special Collections & Archives Tumblr:

Marbled Monday Page Fright: Endpapers from All Souls’ Night by John Kelly.

CREEPY CRAWLERS!: A delightful infestation of specimen from Le Règne animal… published between 1836-49 and authored by George Cuvier, often referred to as “the father of paleontology.”

#Bookguts: Enjoy a few frightening GIFs from Encyclopédie moderne, Eustache-Marie Courtin, 1824.

Tumblr Blog Post Roundup and *NEW* Instagram for SCA

This weeks list of links for the Special Collections & Archives Tumblr.

The Ghosts of Rowan Oak, by William Faulkner

Janet Mary Riley: A Voice for Social Justice in Louisiana

William Carlos Williams’ Patterson

Also, check out our new Instagram account.

New Exhibit! Janet Mary Riley: A Voice for Social Justice in Louisiana

Come see our NEW exhibit on Loyola law professor, feminist, and social reformer Janet Mary Riley’s life and career.

The exhibit will be up through Spring of 2018 as part of the citywide NOLA4Women a citywide “series of more than 45 exhibits, performances, lectures, blogs and a new app [that] will shine a spotlight on the prominent role women played in creating the cultural, physical and social infrastructure of New Orleans.”

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The exhibit is located in the Special Collections & Archives on the third floor of Monroe Library in the Booth-Bricker Reading Room.

Check out digital Janet Mary Riley exhibit created by Brittney Giardina.

Stay tuned for more updates and events throughout the year!

SCA Digest: Archives+Paper+Black Cats!

On the Special Collections & Archives Tumblr blog this week, read about our Catholic Bookstore Archives and check out a recap of #AskAnArchivistDay. Over on Instagram, see some beautiful marbled paper and watch for black cats crossing your path!

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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

FLASH BACK FRIDAY!

Check it at the Loyno Special Collections Tumblr Blog: http://loynosca.tumblr.com/post/165627319457/flashback-friday-with-this-photo-from-our-loyola

FLASHBACK FRIDAY with this photo from our LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS UNIVERSITY PHOTOGRAPHS COLLECTION

Maroon newspaper Fall desk editor and Spring society editor Tootsie Williams, Spring feature editor Joan Steib, Falls news editor, and Spring managing editor Jane Suhor, Fall society editor Tessie Lopez. 1955.

September is National Classical Music Month!

See the whole post on our Tumblr: http://loynosca.tumblr.com/post/165591008757/september-is-national-classical-music-month

I would like to highlight our Stephen Dankner Collection of Musical Works and Papers, a prolific composer of more than 60 works including string quartets, concerti, song cycles, sonatas, film scores, and seven symphonies. His works have been recorded on more than half a dozen CDs and many of his chamber works have been performed in Europe, Asia, and throughout the United States. Dankner also taught for several years at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts/Riverfront and Loyola University New Orleans College of Music.