Archive for September, 2017

Blog Post: Jean Stafford & Robert Giroux Correspondence

“These letters from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jean Stafford (July 1, 1915 – March 26, 1979) to Farrar, Straus & Giroux (FSG) publishing house editor and her personal friend Robert Giroux (April 8, 1914 – September 5, 2008), are from our partially processed The Papers of Robert Giroux collection and our special collection of Robert Giroux’s books.”

Check out images of these letters and the full blog post over on our Special Collections & Archives Tumblr page:

http://loynosca.tumblr.com/post/165477874462/these-letters-from-pulitzer-prize-winning-author

Computer Science Education Week’s Hour of Code, Hosted by Loyola’s Monroe Library

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Public domain image used courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Animation. Decryption. Data Mapping. A growing number of technologies are constantly being developed and working together in both the virtual world and the actual world. From the images in your favorite Pixar movie to hurricane track prediction, we’ve benefitted from the advancements of software programming in ways our parents and grandparents could only have dreamed of. And for many, the coding that makes it all possible has often seemed shrouded in mystery as part of an arcane realm, accessible only to computer science professionals and tech prodigies. For more and more people, though, coding is coming out from within the closed circles of whiz kids at all-night hackathons. You don’t have to be an ace at HTML5 or JavaScript to take part in this event. In fact, you don’t even need to know what either of those things are to find a place at our table. Computer Science Education Week’s Hour of Code™, sponsored by the Monroe Library, invites you to spend your first hour (or thousandth hour!) of learning about coding with us. It’s sixty minutes of hands-on introduction to some basic coding skills using a variety of concepts and approaches. You’ll be able to choose the activity most interesting to you, and you’ll even get to see what the other groups in the Hour of Code™ come up with, as well.

So come code with us on Thursday, September 21 from 12:30-1:30 pm in the library’s second floor computer lab (room 229). All you need to bring is your curiosity!

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.

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SC&A Digest: Dialogue

From 1981-1997 K. Brad Ott self-published Dialogue, a news journal for the progressive New Orleans community. A complete run of Dialogue is found in the K. Brad Ott Papers and details local concerns, such as the practices of New Orleans public utilities, workplaces and prisoner rights, as well as larger issues such as nuclear power and Apartheid.

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The K. Brad Ott Papers also contain letters Mr. Ott received from prisoners who were being held in the Louisiana State Penitentiary, more commonly known as Angola Prison. Take a look at the K. Brad Ott Papers and Dialogue in Special Collections & Archives.

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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 !